Meet The Team

Here’s the team behind Langden Games!

Matt Holden

Matt at Ipswich Comic Con April 2018 – Obligatory thumbs up photo is obligatory.

Matt was introduced to model making originally through Airfix kits, but was really bitten by the gaming bug in 1990 by playing Heroquest (it’s an awesome game!) Having painted the contents of the box (see I do paint! – Matt) he was introduced to the world of Warhammer in 1993 via a free Space Marine Sergeant on the front of White Dwarf issue 166 around the time when Warhammer 40,000 (40K) 2nd edition was released.

Matt was a regular at the Ipswich Games Workshop (GW) store for many years and in April 2000 was made a Key Time Staff Member (to quote the great ‘Uncle Nige’ “you’re hear most weekends we may as well pay you for it…” – Matt). Matt’s main role while at GW was to run the intro sessions on a Sunday and over the 5 years he was there he taught numerous people how to play 40K, Wathammer Fantasy Battle, and Lord of the Rings (LoTR). Matt also supported the GW Trade team by running events at independent stockists.

Matt was a founding member of SWARMM Wargames and has been involved with running clubs on and off since 2002, he’s now stepped away from that to focus on the store.

Matt has played Magic since Champions of Kamigawa was released, and following a long hiatus started playing again around Guilds of Ravnica (lots of things had changed in his time away that took some getting used too!)

One of Matt’s main traits is his unnatural ability to roll dice – so much so that it became a running joke in the local clubs Blood Bowl Leagues that if he needs a 2+ with a re-roll then it’ll go wrong but if it needs multiple rolls of 5 or 6 then its guaranteed to work (this has led to some memorable plays!).

Matt’s main 40K army is his Imperial Guard (they’ll always be Guard, not Astra Millawhatnow…- Matt) and they developed a reputation of causing death by laser pointer only suffering a handful of losses from 4th to 7th editions.

Nowadays Matt is more focused on Skirmish Games (it gives him a chance of getting a fully painted force!) He’s also a Commander player and sports multiple themed decks based around the Planeswalkers LIliana, Chandra, and Nissa.

Matt’s role at Langden Games is to look after the background elements of the business such as stock ordering and the website – it’s a glamourous life!

If you want to get in touch with Matt email