Last 15 posts from The Shell Case

The End

Posted on December 31st, 2015 under . Posted by

It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing the end of The Shell Case. I have done my best to keep the site going through some very difficult times but I’ve reached the point where I can no longer continue. It feels right to end as a very tough year draws to a close. […]

The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth – A Review

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

Okay okay, I know I said I didn’t have any interest in getting this game but I’m weak and…well who gives a shit whatever other reason I have? The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth (for those living under a rock or too idle to go to the Games Workshop website) is a boxed game depicting […]

Deadzone – A Review

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

Well this review has taken me bloody ages to write. It’s a little from the ‘life kept getting in the way’ column but mainly it’s the ‘I’ve been putting this off’ column. And why? Well because I didn’t like Deadzone very much. I wish I could give you a better explanation than that but I […]

War World Basing Materials – A Review

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

The hobby, in the sense of gluing stuff to other stuff or applying paint to things, and I are aren’t really on speaking terms at the moment. However, I have managed to find time to take a look at a few bits from War World Gaming’s basing materials range. For those of you who haven’t […]

X-Wing Miniatures Game: The Force Awakens – A Review

Posted on November 25th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Three years and one month ago I reviewed the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games. I was quite taken with it but what made me love the game was the gradual – albeit slow – release of very groovy expansion packs. It didn’t take me long to acquire a full squadron of fighters, the […]

Batman Miniatures Game Model Review

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back at the start of October I reviewed the Batman Miniatures Game and after a considerable amount of preamble I got down to the business of reviewing the game. As it turned out it was pretty good, much to my relief. It had its issues and bug bears of course. The main one being that […]

Infinity: Operation Icestorm – A Review

Posted on October 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If I had to give an excuse, if ever one were needed, as to why I hadn’t looked at one of the major game systems until now I would have to say…because I just didn’t care. Now before I get flamed back to the Stone Age bear with me and hear me out: Infinity is […]

Batman : Miniatures Game – A Review

Posted on October 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This review has been a long time in the making. Years really. Let me explain why: I’ve always liked Batman. As a child I liked the Adam West TV series. But that’s the thing: I liked it. I didn’t love it. It was too woolly and everything felt like they didn’t really understand where they were going […]

Ruination Battle Cards – A Review

Posted on September 24th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now I think it’s fairly common knowledge that I’m not a massive fan of collectible card games. There’s 3 reasons for this: The absence of dice The absence of models The utterly twattish way I’ve seen some people build their decks. However, whilst at the Bournemouth comic expo I spotted a familiar face. It belonged […]

Star Wars Armada Giveaway Winner

Posted on September 21st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As some of you may have seen earlier I closed the giveaway far earlier than planned. Someone shared it on a money saving forum and it all went a bit mad. I received more than 600 entries, 200 of which came through in a truly alarming flurry around 4:30 today. To clarify, I have nothing […]

Star Wars Armada – Giveaway

Posted on September 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been way too long since I did one of these but thanks to those lovely people at Firestorm Games I’m giving away a copy of Star Wars Armada starter box to one lucky person. All you need to do is tell me what 3 word line from Return of the Jedi that made Admiral […]

Codex Craftworlds – A Review

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

Another year another Eldar Codex. At least it seems that way. Eldar have been a headache for the design team ever since the first Codex that came out for second edition 40k. They’re a fascinating army in terms of background, army composition and game play. Not even the Tau can match the Eldar for how well […]

Battle fleet Gothic Armada Trailer

Posted on September 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I’d still prefer Battlefleet Gothic to be a current, supported game on the tabletop, I’m genuinely looking forward to the video game port. it looks fantastic and the developers seem to understand what made Gothic so special in the first place.  

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 […]