Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Battletech: Mercenaries Kickstarter

Battletech is a venerable tabletop game that has been around for decades, in various iterations. The current version of the game has been in stores for a while. Recently the … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · 2 Comments

Book review: Shattered Legions (Horus Heresy XLIII)

Shattered Legions is a collection of short stories which deal with the aftermath of the Isstvan massacre. Yes, you read that correctly and you would be right for wondering what … Continue reading

March 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

ICv2: 14 years of hobby industry growth

ICv2 have published their sales data for hobby games in 2022, and the news is good. 10% growth in 2022 would be considered a good year at any other time, … Continue reading

March 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Horus Heresy campaign books

When the Horus Heresy range was a Forgeworld exclusive, in addition to the resin infantry and vehicles, there was also a series of well-regarded campaign books. With the new Heresy … Continue reading

March 25, 2023 · 2 Comments

A Primarch returns

The Primarch of the First Legion is now the second Primarch to return in Warhammer 40,000. For years it has been rumoured that Lion El’Johnson of the Dark Angels legion … Continue reading

March 24, 2023 · 4 Comments

Book review: Garro (Horus Heresy XLII)

This book is an oddity among Horus Heresy novels, as it has been put together from a number of tales released as audio dramas. Garro is constructed as a single … Continue reading

March 19, 2023 · 2 Comments

Chaos Dwarfs come to Warhammer: Total War

The announcement video is up and you can pre-order the DLC – Chaos Dwarfs are finally coming to Warhammer: Total War. The Chaos Dwarfs utilise orcs, goblins, and hobgoblins in … Continue reading

March 16, 2023 · 6 Comments

Book review: The Master of Mankind (Horus Heresy XLI)

The Emperor is the pre-eminent power in the galaxy. Militarily, none can withstand him. He is attended by the ten thousand, a number of Custodes who themselves are matched in … Continue reading

March 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Horus Heresy Vindicator

The latest Horus Heresy preview this week is another forthcoming tank. This time it’s the Vindicator receiving a makeover to move into the Heresy setting. The plastic kit features what … Continue reading

March 11, 2023 · 6 Comments

Book review: Corax (Horus Heresy XL)

This is another collection of short stories, but the most focused one we have seen to date in the series. This collection follows the story of Corax and his Raven … Continue reading

March 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Praetorian of Dorn (Horus Heresy XXXIX)

Alpharius, Primarch of the Alpha Legion is a clever man in a difficult position. His Alpha Legion are one of the largest, but he finds himself unwanted by either side … Continue reading

March 5, 2023 · 2 Comments

Midwinter titan completed

After two years, Guy from Midwinter Minis has finished his Warlord Titan. House Midwinter walks! It has taken a long time, and no doubt there is a video playlist showing … Continue reading

March 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Not robots’ arrive in Necromunda

Thinking machines are strictly banned in Warhammer 40,000 and yet some of the things are are allowed come fairly close. The various ‘automata’ might not bear up to close scrutiny. … Continue reading

March 4, 2023 · 4 Comments

Book review: Angels of Caliban (Horus Heresy XXXVIII)

With Angels of Caliban we return to the worlds of Ultramar and Imperium Secundus. Sanguinius rules the empire, Gulliman runs the empire, and the Lion is its enforcer. The Primarchs … Continue reading

February 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: The Silent War (Horus Heresy XXXVII)

This book of short stories doesn’t spent its time covering the vast battlefields of the Horus Heresy. Instead the focus here is on the more clandestine missions, things happening behind … Continue reading

February 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: The Path of Heaven (Horus Heresy XXXVI)

The White Scars spent the first half of the Heresy tucked out of the way, fighting orks, and ignorant of what was transpiring around them. Now they find themselves the … Continue reading

February 19, 2023 · 1 Comment

Immortal Empires evolved

With the release of Total War: Warhammer III the promise of the original game was realised. A campaign map representing the entire Old World became playable… but only for those … Continue reading

February 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Eye of Terra (Horus Heresy XXXV)

This book of short stories delivers us action from across the galaxy during the Heresy. I’ve said this before but one of the strengths of these anthologies is the ability … Continue reading

February 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

Your portrait in Baldur’s Gate

It’s 25 years since the release of the incredible Baldur’s Gate game on PC and I feel old and it’s time for bed. I mean, to celebrate this Beamdog, current … Continue reading

February 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Pharos (Horus Heresy XXXIV)

The Horus Heresy has been going both well and badly for Ultramar. Well, because they have beaten off various traitor attacks, linked up with both the Blood Angels and Dark … Continue reading

February 12, 2023 · 2 Comments