Scent of a Gamer

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

Still further growth for hobby games: ICv2

ICv2 has been tracking the hobby games industry (in North America) for years. The last few years have been a story of continual growth and record sales. From their August … Continue reading

August 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Tales of Heresy (Horus Heresy X)

This first book of short stories is not the last we’ll see in this series. In defiance of its name, this collection offers mostly stories which take place before the … Continue reading

August 7, 2022 · 2 Comments

Kill Team space hulk contents

I think of the new Kill Team box as a Space Hulk one, since to me the setting is more important than the name of the game.Games Workshop have revealed … Continue reading

August 6, 2022 · 9 Comments

Book review: Mechanicum (Horus Heresy IX)

After a few books that moved us away from the action with little connection to the overarching story, Mechanicum is like a fresh drink of Heresy-Cola. The Mechanicum, based on … Continue reading

August 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Battle for the Abyss (Horus Heresy VIII)

This book has received many negative reviews in the past and overall is not viewed well compared with other books in the series. At this point, 14 years after its … Continue reading

July 31, 2022 · 4 Comments

The return of random space marines

Games Workshop have announced the return of the ‘Space Marine Heroes’ series, starting with a group of 6 Blood Angels marines. For those unfamilair with these sets, each series consists … Continue reading

July 30, 2022 · 4 Comments

Book review: Legion (Horus Heresy VII)

The Alpha Legion are known as being the most secretive of all Astartes. We have seen this legion once so far; at the end of Fulgrim, participating in the Isstvan … Continue reading

July 28, 2022 · 6 Comments

WordPress: back to the old plans (almost)

I saw via Aywren that WordPress have changed their plans again, this time going back to almost where they were on 31 March this year. Good news for smaller bloggers, … Continue reading

July 25, 2022 · 14 Comments

Book review – Descent of Angels (Horus Heresy VI)

The Horus Heresy series had a good run with its first five books. Each book doesn’t necessarily start after the previous one, but it finishes later and so adds to … Continue reading

July 24, 2022 · 7 Comments

Surprise Hashut

Hashut was the chaos god worshipped by the Chaos Dwarfs of the Old World. We haven’t heard much from or of Hashut since the retirement of classic Warhammer. And honestly, … Continue reading

July 23, 2022 · 9 Comments

Book review – Fulgrim (Horus Heresy V)

This book continues the trend of Flight of the Eisenstein, with much of the story running concurrent to False Gods and Galaxy in Flames. As the title suggests, Fulgrim is … Continue reading

July 21, 2022 · 3 Comments

Zero unpainted miniatures: good while it lasted

So I lasted less than a month with no unpainted miniatures! Some mail arrived for me today while I was wokring from home: That’s three imported issues of Imperium magazine, … Continue reading

July 19, 2022 · 8 Comments

Leviathans lumber into view

The Contemptor dreadnaught comes in the Age of Darkness box set, and it towers over the average MkVI marine. But there are larger dreadnaught models in the 30k universe. Warhammer … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review – Flight of the Eisenstein (Horus Heresy IV)

Flight of the Eisenstein is the first book that reveals a trend that will stay with us throughout the series. Many books will continue the storyline, but themselves start before … Continue reading

July 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

The pull of space hulks

Space hulks are the dungeons of Warhammer 40,000. A space hulk is a gigantic agglomeration of derelict space ships, pulled together over millennia into a distinct mass. These massive objects … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

Siege of Terra out of order?

The seventh of the eight books in the Siege of Terra finale for the Horus Heresy saga will be with us in the next month or two. We recently saw … Continue reading

July 15, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Galaxy in Flames (Horus Heresy III)

Everything is going wrong for Garviel Loken. His Astartes legion fights whoever the Warmaster wants, and no longer cares for noble conflicts. His influence in his own legion is gone. … Continue reading

July 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kill Team moves indoors

The new Kill Team expansion is going to be set in a Space Hulk. In terms of interior walls, I have long been interested in spaceship/space hulk interiors. Detailed are … Continue reading

July 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

It’s Amazons

Yesterday’s skirmish game previews are up, and the new Blood Bowl team is confirmed as Amazons. I like seeing them go through the Teams of Legend list like this. It … Continue reading

July 11, 2022 · 14 Comments

Book review: False Gods (Horus Heresy II)

The lies are truths and the truths are lies, and Garviel Loken’s previous faiths are shaken. When the Warmaster is lured into single combat and grievously wounded, Loken attempts to … Continue reading

July 10, 2022 · 4 Comments