The Shell Case has a single driving ambition; to share the fantastic hobby of wargaming with as many people as possible and strengthen the wargaming community every step of the way. Although never short of an opinion or two our first consideration will always be to our fellow community members. Emotions can run a little high when it comes to our passions but we’ll always try to keep it fair. And when we can’t there’s probably a good reason.
So let’s meet the team:
Founder and editor of The Shell Case, Phil has been wargaming since the tender age of 7. Starting with Hero Quest and Space Crusade before graduating on to Epic, 40k and beyond. 24 years on and he’s still just as in love with toy soldiers as ever thanks in no small part to the #warmongers on Twitter, fellow Alliance members and this website. Originally creating The Shell Case as a means of encouraging him to paint his 2 companies of Ultramarines and Spartan Games fleets it quickly took on a life of its own and now is a source of games reviews, hobby news, interviews and more.
When Phil isn’t tapping away on The Shell Case he’s tapping away coming up with Mordheim scenarios, working on a variety of secret projects and, occasionally, getting a game in.
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Lee had a similar journey into wargaming to Phil including working for the Games Workshop at roughly the same time but for the London stores. After leaving the company his hobby started to fall by the wayside mainly because he had no one to play with. That was until a couple of years ago when he started working in the same office as Phil. It didn’t take long for the fires to be rekindled and as well as a return to Games Workshop systems Lee has steadily been introduced to more and more game systems.
Lee’s hobby addiction means that he’s got piles of stuff with some paint on a small pile of stuff with all the paint on. But thanks to Phil there’s no shortage of new and shiny things to draw his attention.
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Reece’s introduction to wargaming happened when he was 8, introduced to Heroquest by a friend. He, foolishly, didn’t think much of it or wargaming until 2 years later when, by sheer accident, his friends introduced him to Warhammer 40k. Reece immediately went out and picked up his first box of Khorne Berserkers, thinking they were Iron Hands Space Marines and the love affair went from there. He doesn’t get to play much these days, but he’s always looking for new and exciting games and rulesets and is a keen converter and skirmish gamer. He’s also promised his long-suffering girlfriend that he will finish painting his hoard of unpainted miniatures one day. So he’s clearly a massive liar.
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Adam is, it’s fair to say, a lover of games, miniatures and everything nerd! He’s also barely in his twenties (fucker) so form an orderly line ladies. He’s owned a variety of armies for Warhammer, 40K, WarmaHordes, Firestorm Armada, and Dust Warfare! An intense podcaster that must have all the minis! you may recognise Adam’s dulcet tones being the founder of War and More Radio, The Warmonger and Let’s All Game Podcasts. In addition to these exploits, he is currently a co-host and production editor for the Of Dice and Men Podcast. And in case that wasn’t enough, he now writes for The Shell Case.
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Mat’s hobby, like so many others, started with Space Crusade and Heroquest followed by an unhealthy addiction to Dark Future. It was only a matter of time before he discovered Games Workshop properly and after a family day out in London and a visit to a certain store where his Dad bought him the Terminators & Tyranids box, Space Hulk shortly followed. Mat was more into the Specialist Games enjoying a love affair with Necromunda that some would say went a step too far and involved a trip to A&E.
After a break from the hobby of about 14 years he has found his way back to the fold thanks to meeting Phil at an antental class back in February 2013. His addiction rekindled, Mat has started 4 new systems and brings to The Shell Case the wide eyed wonder of someone rediscovering the hobby and finding he’s barely scratched the surface.
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Are you interested in writing for The Shell Case? If you have a wealth of wargaming and hobby experience, have plenty to say and can contribute at least once every 7 to 10 days then we want to hear from you.
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