Scent of a Gamer

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

Book review: Mark of Calth (Horus Heresy XXV)

The battle at Calth marked the entry of the Ultramarines into he heresy, but it also marked the start of a bitter, drawn out war on the planet itself. Scarred … Continue reading

September 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

How Archon plastic models are made

Many years ago (seven!) I made a post about how plastic models are made, using some footage from Renedra in the UK. This footage featured the steel moulds being cut. … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Book review: Betrayer (Horus Heresy XXIV)

Horus has not yet begun a concerted push towards earth, and the factions under his control have begun to splinter and seek their own path through this madness. The worlds … Continue reading

September 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Speedpainting or just painting?

There’s always more that can be said on the subject of speedpainting. In this video Ninjon takes us through the ‘slapchop’ method of painting mainly with contrast to produce a … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 8 Comments

Book review: Angel Exterminatus (Horus Heresy XXIII)

This book moves us firmly into the mid-section of the overall saga. The initial moves have played out – the betrayals and Isstvan and Calth, and the loyalist forces are … Continue reading

September 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Warhammer 40,000 in one image

With the imminent release of the Warhammer 40,000 decks for Magic, I found myself explaining a few aspects of 40k to Magic players online. The difference between a Sister of … Continue reading

September 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Shadows of Treachery (Horus Heresy XXII)

Another book of short stories, this one delivers us seven tales set at different points in the heresy. The Crimson Fist by John French details the attempts by Dorn to … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Homemade terrain part 2: the goop

I got lots of good recommendations after the first post, and I went with this mix to cover my cardboard terrain: This mix is one part each of flour, water, … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 10 Comments

Book review: Fear to Tread (Horus Heresy XXI)

In the ‘modern day’ of Warhammer 40,000 the Blood Angels have a genetic flaw. This flaw send them into a ‘black rage’ from which death is the only outcome. This … Continue reading

September 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Imperial forces in the Horus Heresy

Warhammer Community has announced the next army book for the Horus Heresy game will cover the forces of the Imperium. This is a wide reach, from the lowly guardsman to … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: The Primarchs (Horus Heresy XX)

This book has four short stories, and I prefer fewer, longer short stories, since I feel this gives authors a chance to develop characters and story arcs rather than just … Continue reading

September 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Homemade terrain, part 1

As a change of pace before I get back to painting miniatures, I have pulled out some ‘interesting’ boxes and packing materials parts I ahve been keeping for a few … Continue reading

September 10, 2022 · 18 Comments

A closer look at Space Hulk sprues

Warhammer Community have given us a closer look at the space hulk interior sprues ahead of the new Kill team release. It looks like there will be two different sprues … Continue reading

September 9, 2022 · 15 Comments

Book review: Know No Fear (Horus Heresy XIX)

The traitors have struck decisively at Isstvan, but their work has just started, it is not yet complete. The Ultramarines remain the largest legion and one capable of delaying or … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · 3 Comments

A model for the game or the setting?

Something that I feel games Workshop would benefit from doing is making models for their Warhammer 40,000 setting without their needing to fit into one of their games. These days … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · 13 Comments

Book review: Deliverance Lost (Horus Heresy XVIII)

This book starts back on Isstvan. Over a month since the massacre, the Raven Guard are shattered but not destroyed. Thanks to the timely arrival of a ship from their … Continue reading

September 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

It begins

It was going to happen soon, so why not now? An AI-generated artwork has just won a prize. This is Theatre Opera Spatial, generated by the Midjourney AI and then … Continue reading

September 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

The end is (nearly) here

After over 60 numbered books, the cover art of the final book in the Siege of Terra series (itself the conclusion to the Horus Heresy series) has been revealed: The … Continue reading

September 2, 2022 · 5 Comments

Book review: The Outcast Dead (Horus Heresy XVII)

“Sometimes the only victory possible is to keep your opponent from winning.” This is the story of The Outcast Dead. This story picks up the thread left by A Thousand … Continue reading

September 1, 2022 · 4 Comments