Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire – Storage Solution


So you’ve bought into Games Workshop’s new game Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. 

Maybe you’ve even bought yourself some of the expansions, and now you find yourself swamped with tokens and cards.

We’ll never fear, The Man Cave shows off his simple storage solution for all those tokens and cards.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

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Quick Look – Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire 


Not too long ago Games Workshop (GW), unveiled their new boxed game, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. 

I had heard of it a few months prior (although it didn’t have an official name yet), and was quite interested by it.

The game is set in Games Workshops fantasy setting of ‘Age of Sigmar’ or AOS for short. The basic fluff of the game is that you and your warband are trapped in a cursed city (Shadespire), and must basically fight other trapped warbands in order to gain enough ‘Glory’ to escape (or some such fluff reason).

In the ‘Core Box’ you get everything you need to start playing. You get 2 warbands of pre-coloured (red and blue) push fit models, 2 double sided game boards, custom dice, and a heck of a lot of cards and tokens.


A key feature of the game is how you build your deck of cards. Your deck comprises of 12 objective cards and a minimum of 20 power cards. In the Core Set you are given a preconstructed deck to begin playing with but there is also a separate deck supplied so that once you have a few games under your belt, you can begin experimenting with building a custom deck.

The game plays very quickly. It is played over 3 turns, with each player having 4 activations in a turn. Players take turns playing cards from their decks inbetween every activation. 
To win a game a player must earn ‘Glory’, ‘Glory’ is earned by removing an opponents model from play or by scoring ‘Objectives’.
 With an average game lasting 30 to 45 mins, low model count, and taking up very little physical space to play, it’s a nice change of pace from other mass infantry/ model games.

Although the push fit pre-coloured models might not be of everyone’s tastes with a lick of paint the Core Box models can really bling.

If you haven’t had a chance or if you get a chance I would recommend giving the game a try.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

Quick Look – Anvil Industry

With all the deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday going on at the moment, it’s easy to overlook a deal or two for your plastic crack addiction.

I’ve previously mentioned a company, Anvil Industry, in a previous post regarding upgrading and expanding my Space Marine force for Warhammer 40K.
Well at the moment Anvil Industry are currently running a sale on their ‘Black Ops’ line of miniatures and parts.

We thought it would be nice to show off a range of parts that they do, to perhaps tempt you to part with some of your money.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

Product Quick Look – Citadel Painting Handle

The Man Cave has gone on a little spending spree recently. 

One of the new toys I’ve picked up is the recently released Games Workshop’s Citadel Painting Handle.

I did a little video, full of my usual nonsense and musings, so why not take a look.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

Dropfleet Commander – Battlegroup Typhon, Taskforce Theta Quick Look


The Man Cave shows off Battlegroup Typhon, Taskforce Theta in person (sort of), with added Pew, Pew’s.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

Dropfleet Commander – Battlegroup Typhon, Task Force Theta 

So a few months ago I received my Kickstarter pledge for Dropfleet Commander from Hawk Wargames, and shame on me I’ve been letting my fleet sit in space dock.
But no more, we’re pulling the Fleet out of mothballs and powering up the main reactors.

It’s taken a couple of days but I’ve finished magnetising my UCM cruisers. Currently Battlegroup Typhon, Taskforce Theta consists of:

• 1 Avalon class Battlecruiser 

• 2 Heavy Cruisers chassis 

• 2 Cruisers chassis 

• 2 Saratoga Class light cruisers 

• 8 Frigate chassis 

I’ve been lacking in games so far (with only about 2 under my belt), all the games I’ve played so far have be at the Skirmish level (lists up to 999 points).
The last game I played I used the following list:

————————————–Ucm 1000 – 981pts

UCM – 3 launch assets
SR12 Vanguard battlegroup (241pts)

1 x Moscow – 163pts – H

2 x Taipei – 78pts – L

SR12 Line battlegroup (250pts)

2 x New Cairo – 176pts – M

2 x Lima – 74pts – L

SR8 Line battlegroup (228pts)

2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L

1 x Seattle – 132pts – M

   + UCM Captain (20pts, 2AV)

1 x New Orleans – 32pts – L

SR11 Pathfinder battlegroup (242pts)

2 x Rio – 210pts – M

1 x New Orleans – 32pts – L

————- dflist.com ————- 


For a tournament level (Clash level) list of 1250 pts I have the Avalon Battlecruiser and an unbuilt cruiser and frigate sprue, as well as the ships meantioned earlier for me to play with to get me up to the 1250 pts level.


Out of the remaining Cruiser and Frigate sprue I have I cant decide what to build. Do I want an extra Seattle class carrier, or another Rio class cruiser, or even a San Fransico from the Cruiser sprue? And for the Frigate sprue do I want more Strike Cruisers or Attack Frigates? Currently I’m thinking of adding 1 Strike Cruiser and 3 of the Attack Frigate chassis.
Ahh hell, I think I’ll just magnetise the lot and be done with it.

If you happen to have a 1250 pts UCM list, why not share with myself so I can give it a whirl.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave 

IKEA: Making gaming great again

In case you were unaware, there is currently a Petition for IKEA, on Change.org, to make an affordable multifunctional table for gaming.

Started only a week ago by Brad Smokely, his IKEA petition has over 19,500 signatures.

There have been many attempts either by private companies or by Kickstarter to develop a high-quality multi-functional table for both dining and gaming, but most have been out of the price range of most of the community.

IKEA is a  leader in multi-functional furniture at affordable prices, and it is the hope of the petition that IKEA will take notice and fill this gap thru their international stores. The gaming community is already a heavy user of IKEA’s KALLAX product as it is an efficient way to store and display their gaming collections. 

An affordable multi-function gaming table designed by IKEA would not only be an incredible addition to their line of products, but would also be an essential item for people who play card games, board games, and tabletop Wargames.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave