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

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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?

300th Post – The #warmongers

300th Post – The #warmongers over on The Shell Case.

So this is quite a landmark. 300 posts. When I started this blog at the end of July last year I had intended it to be little more than articles about my hobby to actually make me do the hobby, the odd painting tutorial and a few rants about whatever was going on in the hobby at the time. I never dreamt that The Shell Case would have the readers it does or I’d find myself amongst such a thriving community as the #warmongers.

Ultimately the reason why I’ve been able to write about all that I have, and review all that I have over the last 299 posts is entirely because of the #warmongers supporting The Shell Case and me. So this post if for the greatest community for the greatest hobby in the world.

So it is with great pride I give you the #warmongers (in no particular order and sorry if I’ve missed you out, I tried my best):

Charging Carnifex ‏ @CharginCarnifex

Matt Gilbert ‏ @Hittin_On_3s

Wargame Website ‏ @WargameWebsite

Dan Cox ‏ @gjinari

Workbench Warriors ‏ @wrkbnchwarriors