Guild Ball on Kickstarter

Recently I came across a Kickstarter campaign, a project headed by Mat Hart and Rich Loxam and artwork and sculpts provided by Doug Telford and Russ Charles. What attracted me to this project was the simplicity of the gameplay and a fantastic attention to quality as you can see in the image below of the Fishermen Guild’s captain, Shark.

The kickstarter has already reached the funding required but with 3 weeks left there is potential to still snap up earl bird deals, professionally painted team bundles and some lucky people can even design their own character with the team.
You can access early releases of rules, constant updates of new sculpts and artwork by clicking here. Most of the information is already on the kickstarter site so I’ll let you take a look yourself, but here’s a teaser video too.

They already have my support.

Getting Back On The Horse

Canis Wolfborn from

Canis Wolfborn from

Today I made an army list for the first time in over a year.

I’ve been away from the hobby for a long time, mainly due to being on a relatively intense Master’s degree course. I have managed to keep an eye on new releases and was pleased to see two of my armies; High Elves and Tau receive an update, while being distressed at the price of the army books. The £30 army books make me reminisce about when I got started in the hobby and you could pick one up for £12! Safe to say I haven’t bought either of the new army books yet. But this post isn’t meant to be about Games Workshop’s prices, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunities in the future for that.

This helped in my decision to use my Space Wolves, but only 700 points of them. A friend and I are combining forces of Ultramarines and Space Wolves against a mix of Imperial Guard and Space Marines. Such a small force was difficult to make with the cost of space marines but it should make coming to terms with the rules again quite easy. Thankfully, we’ll be sticking to 5th Edition for the time being which means I should be able to remember some of what’s supposed to be going on. We’ll be heading to Warhammer World for the battle, which is always a treat thanks to the great gaming tables, miniatures hall and Bugman’s. Taking everything into account it seems quite an easy reintroduction back into the hobby, all I need to do now is find the motivation to pick up the paint brush once again.

I’ll keep my army selection to myself for now, in case my opponent reads this! But perhaps I’ll try to write my first battle report and post it later?

#warmonger of the Year

The Shell Case

Last night I had a bit of an idea. And that idea was to do a #warmonger of the year competition. However, whereas normally I make you jump through hoops to win toys or signed copies of books, this time I’m asking you all to nominate your favourite #warmonger.

The person in the Twitter community that has helped you out the most or gone that extra mile. Follow the link below to nominate your favourite #warmonger (and no it can’t be yourself) and they could be in with the chance of winning a complete and signed set of The Crown trilogy written by Shell Case favourite Gav Thorpe.

And if the winner has a blog I’ll design them a little button as well so they can show off to all their visitors how awesome they are.

Nominations must be in by the 15th December and a winner will be…

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A Closer Look at Horus Heresy Book 1: Betrayal Miniatures

So here’s a few shots from the Forge World website of some of the miniatures that will be released alongside the new set of rules for the Horus Heresy range; including the Fellblade Super Heavy Tank, the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank and the Scimitar Pattern Jetbike.

First up, the Fellblade Super Heavy Tank:







Next up, the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank:














And finally, the Scimitar Pattern Space Marine Legion Jetbike:











Along with a bunch of shoulder pads on the Forge World site. There’ll be more to come and I’ll try and keep you posted…

Chaos Space Marine Leaked White Dwarf Pages

That Helldrake looks amazing!!! That is all…

The Shell Case

Faeit 212 has managed to get their hands on some snaps of October’s White Dwarf not only the new look, which is no surprise at all considering the type face has been on the website for a while, but some snaps of the new (and utterly mental) Chaos Space Marine units. Being a sneaky sod I’ve robbed them and put them up here too. And by the looks of things GW are embracing the techno-organic look across the entire range. Could this be (finally) be the end to Space Marine tanks with spikes glued to them?

Apparently this big bastard is called a Helldrake. Which is nice.

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The Horus Heresy Book One – Betrayal

There’s a new video up telling more about the Horus Heresy series from Forge World, specifically Book One – Betrayal. In the video are a few sneak peeks at special characters, campaigns and a few glimpses of new models including a Space Marine jetbike, tank and varying armour.

The video will show more so take a look…