Scent of a Gamer

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

Book review: The Crimson King (Horus Heresy XLIV)

Magnus the Red is lost and alone. His legion is no better off. After the Burning of Prospero, the survivors of the legion are in the Eye of Terror, specifically … Continue reading

March 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

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 · 4 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