Last 15 posts from The Shell Case

10 Years of Dawn of War

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

I was surprised to learn today that it’s been 10 years since the release of the original Dawn of War game. This auspicious occasion couldn’t be marked without a few words about a game that I not only invested hours of my life in but helped redefine the RTS genre. When I first heard about […]

Grey Knights Codex – A Review

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

  One in a million. That’s how many recruits survive Grey Knight boot camp.  And if you consider that those recruits are the top percentage of those already chosen from their home worlds as being the top specimens on their respective planets, the numbers start to get a little crazy. The entire population of Earth […]

Ork Stormboyz – A Review

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

It’s no secret that I’ve riding the green tide. It’s equally common knowledge that I’ve managed to cobble together 1,000 points already. None of it’s painted yet but that’s fine as the deal between myself, Mat & Lee is that we can’t progress past 1,000 points until it’s all painted. There’s an advantage to that […]

A Ghostly Apparition

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

  Guess who’s started a new army for 40k? It’s not my fault.  Honestly, blame Mat and Phil, they’re the ones who got me feeling all jealous and left out and stuff.  Once Phil followed Mat down the Xenos path it was only a matter of time before I caved and followed suit, which I […]

Ork Bommer – A Review

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

The Codex was largely responsible for me finally starting an Ork army but as I’ve always said time and again, you have to love the models you’re collecting or the project will simply never get finished. This is true or all armies in every game ever written. And it was true all those years ago […]

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, […]