Last 15 posts from The Shell Case

WAAC Hits the Presses

Posted on August 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Wargamers All Against Cancer hit the Sheffield Live website today interviewing our very own Dave Wilkinson – aka @Docbungle. Aside from wargamers actually getting some good PR for a change (despite the journalist getting the name of the event consistently wrong) it’s so good to see everyone involved getting some well deserved recognition for their […]

Mark of War Live on Kickstarter

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may have noticed the other a day a little post go up on this site by a chap going by the moniker of Gav Thorpe, talking about a project he’s involved with called Mark of War. Well it’s live on Kickstarter and in need of your support. For the uninitiated it’s – in a nutshell […]

Ork Trukk Boyz – A Review

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been immersed in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe for a long time. First Space Crusade, then Epic, then Warhammer 40,000 itself. And although I’ve always been a staunch and loyal defender of the Imperium my eye has always wandered towards the Orks, the way teenager’s strays towards the part of the news stand that has all the […]

Mark of War – Creating a Fantasy World

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Hopefully, if you’ve been following me on any form of social media you will have noticed that I’ve been blathering about a new project called Mark of War. At the basic level, it’s a tabletop miniatures game that you play on your PC or Mac or (if the funding goes well) your iThingy. Look at […]

Deep Cut Studios Epic Play Space Mat – A Review

Posted on August 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may remember back in June I reviewed a 3×3 space mat from Deep Cut Studio and I really rather liked it. Being someone who appreciates beautiful things – and with a massive X-Wing fleet – I got back in touch with Deep Cut to see if I could look at their 6×4 foot mats […]

Badrukk’s Flash Gitz – A Review

Posted on August 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve concluded I’m a bad man. I’m a bad man because I promised that I wouldn’t collect any more Games Workshop armies because one uber Ultramarines army was enough. Then I decided I wanted a Warriors of Chaos army for Warhammer Fantasy. So I made a new promise that I’d only collect one army for […]

Empire vs Khorne Tactica Part 2

Posted on August 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In Part 1 of this Tactica, we covered which units to take against the pure combat focus of a Khorne army and with an idea of what your list includes, let’s now look at deploying and using them effectively. I’m a firm believer in having a strong core at the heart of your army with […]

X-Wing Expansion: Lambda Class Shuttle – A Review

Posted on August 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A slightly different tack for me for this X-Wing ship review. I’m going Imperial. But just this once. I’m Imperial-curious I guess you could say. And for my dabble in the Dark Side I’ll be looking at the iconic and epically cool Lambda Class Shuttle. First: the model. Which is, even by the gaming standard […]

Empire vs Khorne Tactica Part 1

Posted on August 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  As we near the end of our ‘Tale of Two Armies’ series, I thought it would be helpful for those interested to put the lessons I have learnt into a Tactica article of sorts – but one that focuses on tackling a specific opponent. This is the first part of that article which will […]

Return of the Mac

Posted on August 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know, I know I wrote a piece about being gone but not forgotten last week that sort of announced my return to the fold but if you read it, it’s more about what I’d been up to in my absence and as it is now August my return is official. And in true TSC form Phil, […]

Riding the Green Tide

Posted on August 6th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently I read and reviewed Codex Orks and something rather strange happened. I liked it. I’ve read Codices and Army Books before and liked them but I’ve liked them in the sense that it’s a good book that contributes something to the canon and offers the player an enjoyable army to use. I liked Codex […]

Mark of War Coming to Kickstarter

Posted on August 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Friend of The Shell Case, Gav Thorpe has been a busy boy. Not content with penning novels of various types he’s also been working with Warpforged Games to produce Mark of War – a tabletop wargame for the PC & Mac. No I haven’t hit my head. The idea is that you can collect armies […]

X-Wing Expansion: Tantive IV

Posted on August 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was very young when I was first exposed to Star Wars. Return of the Jedi was released when I was just a year old and so I was watching the Original trilogy on VHS (kids you’ll have to Google that) from around 2/3 years old. I didn’t have that seminal, life changing, moment that […]

Deadpool Movie Test Footage

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I’m not terribly knowledgeable about Deadpool as a comic book character, I know he’s a complete mentalist. So this test footage for the film seems to fairly accurately hit the mark. Warning it’s very sweary. Not that should bother you if you’re a regular visitor of this site but as trailers usually aren’t I […]

Codex Orks – A Review

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The first Codex of 7th Edition and one so sorely deserved, the Orks having been passed over during the 5th & 6th edition iterations. I have no idea why it took so long for the Games Workshop to give the Orks an updating although I must confess the likes of the Dark Eldar did need […]