Last 15 posts from The Shell Case

X-Wing Expansion: E-Wing – A Review

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve always loved the E-Wing. Ever since I read the Dark Empire comic book. At the time my brother and I were elbow deep in the Expanded Universe and the X-Wing game series on the PC. I waited and waited for a patch or expansion for the E-Wing but it never came to be. So […]

Warhammer 40k 7th Edition – A Review

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So 7th Edition has been unleashed upon the world. I’d like to say that I was eagerly anticipating its release but if I’m honest I felt fairly indifferent about the whole thing. Mainly because I do my best to avoid rumours and I really hate the way Games Workshop give people a week’s notice to find £50.   […]

Sanctus Reach: Stormclaw Video

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

Now I’m the first person to admit that I’m a little out of touch with the 7th edition release. One minute there was no new box set and a rulebook with Dark Angels on the sleeve and now a new boxset with Space Wolves and Orks, putting lie to the persistent rumour that the box […]

Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Pre-Alpha Gameplay

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Graphics aside, because it is pre-alpha, this so far looks like the Space Marine multiplayer. Which I personally thought sucked. One must assume there’s going to be some plot and many places to explore.
But right now here’s some poorly rend…

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Terminal Trailer

Posted on July 9th, 2014 under . Posted by

There’s literally nothing I want more than this game…and Halo 5…and Batman: Arkham Knights.
Okay shut up.

Valhalla Review

Posted on July 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Salute I saw a lot of wonderful things, but each game system seemed to follow a similar path of a needing a large rulebook costing about £20,  so it’s nice to see a different approach in Valhalla, published by East Street Games. A Viking era skirmish game, harking back to the idea of cheap rule […]

X-Wing Expansion: B-Wing – A Review

Posted on June 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve always had mixed feelings about the B-Wing. When it dove into view in Return of the Jedi I was fascinated by the design. Of all the Rebel fighters it looked the least like a conventional/modern/atmospheric craft. But this had a lot to do with it being designed by Admiral Ackbar, a Mon Calamari who […]

Space Hulk: Deathwing Teaser Trailer

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

Holy fucking shit! I couldn’t care less what this game is about – this trailer looks immense. And finally gives tell to why Dark Angels were the first army I properly collected as a young hobbyist. However, I’ve been a good boy and looked into it and oh my poor pants. Space Hulk: Deathwing will […]

Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade Teaser

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

So this is pretty. I don’t know if it’s pretty enough for me to investigate playing the game but heck, anything with a CGI Space Marine in it still gets my vote.

Deep Cut Studios Space Battle Mat – A Review

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

You may remember a little while ago I took a look at the Ice Planet battle mat from Gale Force 9 for use with the X-Wing Miniatures Game. I came across Deep-Cut Studio and their wide range of game mats not just for X-Wing but a wide range of tabletop and RPG systems as well. […]

The Lord Inquisitor Grey Knights Teaser

Posted on June 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Lord Inquisitor has been in development for a loooooooooong time. Mainly because Games Workshop agreed to let the fan based project live but only with Aaron Demski-Bowden writing the script. So having thrown out the old script so it went back to a blank piece of paper. So here’s the new trailer with no […]

X-Wing Expansion: HWK-290 – A Review

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So back in May I clocked another year and was rewarded with many things. One of which was the HWK-290 expansion pack fro X-Wing. For those not up on their expanded universe, the HWK-290 made its debut in the FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces in 1995. It was widely praised for its vast level design, […]

Last Saga – Final Hours

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

So I owe the guys at Rocket Games an apology. I’d promised I’d write about the Beta rules of their game right back when their Kickstarter first…er…started. And whilst I read the rules I didn’t right about it. Or anything else. For almost a month. Can’t go into the whys and wherefores but it did […]

Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy – A Review

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

As part of our ongoing efforts to review and write about more games I drew up a list of games and models I wanted to look at. Fairly close to the top of that list was Bolt Action. Being the extremely lucky buggers that we are, Lee and I managed to get our hands on […]

Halo 2: Anniversary WIP Gameplay

Posted on June 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

And no sooner have I seen, drooled over, and shared with you the announcement trailer of The Master Chief Collection does a video hit the interwebs of work in progress gameplay footage of Halo 2: Anniversary. I reported on this as a possibility for the 360 quite some time ago and it’s great to see […]