Posts Tagged ‘Tactics’

X-Wing: Collecting a Rebel Fleet

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

The addition of a second Y-Wing means my Rebel fleet for Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing Miniatures Game is starting to take shape. With a few games (and wins) under my belt I’ve started to get to grips with the tactics of fighting with a Rebel fleet. To be perfectly, brutally, honest you can pick up the […]

Epic : Armageddon – DKOK reinforcements

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

Here just some small reinforcements. Having played with proxies throughout the last games I want to avoid further confusion with Thudd guns and heavy mortars. The conversions themselves are quite simple. Based on the original plastic chassis of the Squ…

How Good Are the New Tyranid Flyers?

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

There was a time when, every time a new Codex was released, I first looking up the new Flyers that almost inevitably came with each new Warhammer 40K release. For the most part (Dark Angels, Tau Empire, etc….), they were rather lackluster entrie…

Blood Angels + Inquisition "Skull Bash" DoA (and 2k List)

Posted on December 8th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

So the new Inquisition “Codex” has unleashed a whole realm of possibilities for Imperial Armies. Pieces of wargear such as the psyocculum and servo skulls open up some real potential, and at low costs. Looking through this I found a clever trick. Yes i…

A Matter of Tactics – Soldier’s Companion

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Oh’ktava’an reached into the bowel of roasted pier worms an plucked out a particularly plump one. He slid a thumbnail under the carapace an flipped off the shell revealing the smokey golden contents. He chewed contemplatively, savoured the chewy morsel…

Upgunning Strykers?

Posted on September 25th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

Our Army infantry brigades need heavier firepower — that means the return of the light AVF and upgunned Stryker infantry carriers, say Maneuver Center of Excellence senior leaders recently.Stryker Brigade Combat …

DreadBall Tactics: Season 1 – The Forge Fathers

Posted on September 4th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Forge Fathers! The Dwarfs of DreadBall. Like the Goblin & Orx Marauders, Forge Fathers are often considered one of the weaker teams from DreadBall Season 1. I’ve seen a fair few tournaments around the UK Midlands that give Marauders and Forge…

Understanding Battleforce Recon… the finer points of 500 points

Posted on August 11th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

Battleforce Recon differs from the core six missions of 40k in a number of subtle ways, creating a unique tactical challenge that’s not just a points restriction. After playing tons of games this way, it’s become evident that a good general will need…

Field Guide: Trying Not To Get Killed

Posted on August 5th, 2013 under , , , , , , . Posted by


As part of my challenge to practice with just three warcasters, I have started to use Lord Arcanist Ossyan, the Retribution of Scyrah warcaster introduced in the Wrath expansion. In fairness, I did try to use him a couple of … Continue reading &#…

Zombicide, strategising – C8 Belly of the Beast

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After playing for a few months now, and now that I got a lot more survivors to choose from, I think it is important to have a strategy even before the start of the game.  With more survivors to choose from I can pick exactly who would be best to e…

Zombicide game play session – C02 Under Siege

Posted on July 30th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

The scenario require us to clean off all zombies, survive through all the spawn cards and kill off all the zombies that pops up.  By going through the deck it means no need to shuffle when the last card is drawn.  I cut the deck into smaller …

Zombicide game play session – S02 YZone

Posted on July 26th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

Zombicide is actually a tactic heavy game, with a lot of turn and items management required to keep everyone alive.  This time I am playing two scenario one after another, so it calls for a lot of planning and tactical thinking to make sure that t…

Field Guide: The Bird Elf of Ios

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by


Over the last few months I have been getting Rahn killed continuously, so it seemed only natural to try something else. With the Hyperion already done, I decided to add Dawnlord Vyros as my fifth Iosan warcaster. Although much maligned … Continue reading

Three Warcasters

Posted on July 17th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by


Warmachine is a game where matchups between different casters/lists are really important. To account for this, most Warmachine tournament allow/require multiple army lists. This is quite a big difference coming from Warhammer 40000 tournaments where the trick is to produce … Continue reading

Warmachine: Tactics video game….

Posted on July 10th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Warmachine: Tactics Kickstarter is now live. Check out the different pledge level for some goodies! WARMACHINE: TACTICS Kickstarter WARMACHINE: TACTICS Official Website STATS for the Kickstarter Warcasters Filed under: Blog, Hordes, News, Video Games, Warmachine Tagged: game, Hordes, IABN, … Continue reading

Was ist der Boogeyman?

Posted on July 8th, 2013 under , . Posted by


My last article gave rise to some questions about the concept of the boogeyman, and yes – for you readers in England we did add an extra O to the word! So, what is a boogeyman? In its most basic form a boogeyman is simply a shiny object used to attr…

This game is about fighting, right?

Posted on July 8th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

Hi all, another random musing I’m afraid brought about by a personal tabletop epiphany I had last week.I was at my usual gaming club evening, refining a list I’ve been working on for tournament play, and had arranged a game against another member also …

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Posted on June 24th, 2013 under , . Posted by


In the last month I have managed to get in 5 games against 5 of my friends who all play very different lists with very different armies. Ork Speed Freaks, Necron flyer spam, Tyranid monstrous creature spam, Eldar Jet Bike spam and even an Eldar / Da…

Eldar Revew 1: Warlord Traits and Exarch Powers

Posted on June 6th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

Hello Wargamer Hub community. I am Son
of Adam from Mastercraft Gaming, and by the request of your fearless
leader I will be doing a guest series on the new Eldar Codex (6th
ed). My hope is that it will generate some good discussion which
will in tu…

A Short Tau Tactica: Fire Warriors

Posted on May 29th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Continuing a look at units of the Tau Empire codex, I’m going to focus on a unit that actually represents the entire army very well, Tau Fire Warriors. They look deceptively simple and underpowered yet have so many synergies with the rest of the army list that it can put out a surprising level of […]

Wargame Strategy vs Wargaming Tactics – The Differences

Posted on May 28th, 2013 under , . Posted by

It is a question I hear a lot: “What is the difference between strategy and tactics in wargaming?” Many people think that wargame strategy and wargaming tactics are actually the same thing. They use the terms interchangeably. However, there is … Continue reading

A Short Tau Tactica: Stealth Suits

Posted on May 25th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello there. My names Reece and Phil has kindly let me be a contributor to The Shell Case (the poor, poor fool). I’ll mostly talk about topics in the wargaming industry that interest me, along with the odd review, interview or tactica. To get things off to a flying start, I’m going to post tacticas […]

Robotech® RPG Tactics on Kickstarter

Posted on April 18th, 2013 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Helldrake

Posted on April 9th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by


You can’t hunt what you can’t kill. Pretty simple concept really, if your opponent can’t do any damage to your unit – you are free to do what you want. What are we talking about? Why the Helldrake of course! Everyone’s favorite barbeque and v…

Helldrake Stage 5: Acceptance

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 under , , , . Posted by


Let start out by saying this is not a rant about how Helldrake is broken, how it ruins the game, or how I crapped my pants and learned to like it when I see that God Forsaken critter on the other side of the table. If you are still anywhere in stages …