Last 15 posts from The Shell Case

Reflections on an Old World

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A week or so ago I reviewed the all new, all shiny, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. I reflected on the idea that this game wasn’t Warhammer Fantasy Battles ninth Edition but the first edition of an entirely new game. It’s fair comment as whilst the models haven’t changed just about everything else has from the […]

Star Wars Armada – A Review

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now I seem to remember saying some time ago, around about the time I had a game of X-Wing involving a full squadron of fighters, that X-Wing – as much as I love it – doesn’t have the slick rules or the flexibility for really big games. A dozen fighters a side took ages and […]

Codex Adeptus Astartes – A Review

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I must admit, when I saw a new Codex Space Marines had been released I had to check the date of my last review to make sure I wasn’t going mad. The previous edition was just 2 years old. Now I’ve never been one to stand in the way of progress (stop laughing) but that does […]

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – A Review

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I leave the hobby alone for five minutes! A lot has changed during my hiatus. There’s bat shit crazy amounts of new stuff for X-Wing. There’s whole new armies for 40k and yet more re-released rulebooks. Spartan Games has landed a Halo fleet game (soooo getting that!) and it seems the entire Warhammer World has been destroyed. […]

Batman vs Superman Comi-Con Trailer

Posted on July 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been quietly optimistic about this movie. Man of Steel, whilst getting lukewarm reviews, was actually a pretty good Superman movie. It received a lot of negative feedback for the level of carnage wrought on Metropolis but I thought it was pretty representative of what would happen should two super humans decide to knock seven […]

Halo 5: Guardians Campaign Footage

Posted on June 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know I’ve been quiet again lately which wasn’t the plan but it was unavoidable but for far less dramatic reasons than the last time. That’s not to say I have much to talk about. So instead I’m just going to share the Halo 5: Guardians campaign footage that’s found its way on to YouTube. […]

The Daughter of Lahmia

Posted on May 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As I mentioned in my return post, I’m working on an Undead warband for Mordheim. I’ve always toyed with Undead armies. I’ve found the background fascinating and the models – for the most part – pretty awesome. The two things that always stayed my hand were the fairly (and by fairly I mean very) dull core […]

Special Ammunition

Posted on April 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

6 months ago I took a leave of absence. My life was getting very complicated and things were reaching a critical mass that would have seen, amongst other things, myself explode like a poodle in a microwave. Things are much better. Still complicated but I am happier. It’s taken a lot of reflection and a […]

#warmonger of the year 2014

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

Apologies for putting this up later than planned. Things in my world aren’t settled yet. Improving but not there yet. And beyond these very rare updates I’m still not sure when, if ever, this site will be back up to speed. However, regardless of how daft things get with me I still get to do […]

Low Ammo

Posted on November 30th, 2014 under . Posted by

It’s with a great deal of sadness that I must announce that The Shell Case will be going on indefinite hiatus. The site has been plagued by misfortune since May with the long-term plans for the site falling through, the team of contributors I’d worked hard to build gradually dropping out and disbanding and the […]

Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer

Posted on November 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warning: May cause sticky pants.

This game looks epic. I mean really epic. And the combat seems to have been refined to the point of perfection. I cannot wait for this game. Or for someone to give me an XBox One to play it on. Hint hint.

Ork Gorkanaut – A Review

Posted on November 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This review is later than planned because my daughter selfishly got sick and meant all my evenings were spent caring for her instead of building the Gorkanaut. I’ve still not finished it but I’m far enough along that I can confidently review it. It’s awesome. Review over. As if! My opinions can never be confined to […]

Mordheim The Video Game Teaser Trailer

Posted on November 7th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So this looks awesome.

Fast Movers in 40k

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday I got a game of 40k in using my new Ork army. As it was their second outing I thought I’d mix it up a bit and give the Dakkajet a try because, well it’s freaking cool. For reasons passing my understanding, I told Lee I’d be taking a flyer which prompted him […]

Leaked Age of Ultron Footage

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It didn’t take long but a teaser has been leaked on to the interwebs from the up coming Avengers: Age of Ultron that sets things up for Civil War.

Now to build a time machine so I don’t have the agonising wait!