Scent of a Gamer

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

Once upon a Wednesday: Grombrindal

The white dwarf, symbol of the eponymous magazine, has had several miniatures over the years. I painted my white dwarf model in 2017: It doesn’t stop there though. A year … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday #5: Vlad and Isabella

When Warhammer: Total War first launched, I created a series I called Lorehammer, where I told the stories of some of the characters in the game. I based this on … Continue reading

April 8, 2020

Lorehammer: Intercontinental

With the release of the Mortal Empires expansion for the Warhammer: Total War series, it’s a good time to examine some famous intercontinental warfare from Warhammer’s past. For those who … Continue reading

November 4, 2017

Lorehammer: the Southlands

The Southlands are very different to the other three lands in the forthcoming Total War: Warhammer 2. The area was never fully fleshed out in the game world to the … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

Lorehammer: Ulthuan

The land of Ulthuan lies in the ocean between the Old World and Naggaroth. Shaped like an inverted horseshoe this land is home to the High Elves. Like much of … Continue reading

May 6, 2017

The hills have knives: Naggaroth

Naggaroth, the land of Chill. A ruined landscape of rocky shards, blasted trees and black, icy pools where swimming is not recommended. It was to this land that the Dark … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

I hope you like green: a traveller’s guide to Lustria

Hail there, brave treasure-seeker! Are you bored with the Old World? Sick of trudging through damp fields to find old barrow-mounds? Have you ever wished to seek treasure in warmer … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

The troops of Total War: Warhammer II

  In case you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is:   What I want to do here for eager Total War players is talk about what factions and … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

Lorehammer: Morgiana, the Fay Enchantress

The land and people of Bretonnia share a strong bond with the mythical Lady of the Lake. The Fay Enchantress is the title given to the Lady’s human (some say … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lorehammer: The Green Knight

A fell mist rises in Bretonnia. The sky darkens and a chill enters the air. He bursts forth from a old tree, a still lake, or a sacred glade: the … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Lorehammer: King Louen Leoncoeur of Bretonnia

Louen Leoncoeur enjoys a reputation within and outside his borders as a fierce fighter and skilled diplomat. Other human nations have learned not to pinch at Bretonnia’s borders, but also … Continue reading

February 25, 2017

Lorehammer: Bretonnia, the land, the lie

Bretonnia is renowned as the land of chivalry and shining knights, but is it really? The land was forged together centuries ago by humans fighting back against orcs who inhabited … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: Morghur, the Essence of Chaos

What is Morghur? He is no beastman, though the source of his body may be the husk of a bray shaman drawn to some dark chaos power. Morghur has been … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lorehammer: Durthu hates you

Are you alive? Are you a human, goblin, or orc? Yes? Then Durthu hates you and wants you to die. Please remain where you are and someone will be along … Continue reading

December 10, 2016

Lorehammer: Orion, the King in the Wood

Orion will be one of the starting lords for the Wood Elf faction in Warhammer: Total War, but who is he? He doesn’t look much like an elf. The long … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: Skarsnik

In the Old World, Skarsnik is the goblin warboss who controls the mountains around the dwarf hold of Karak Eight Peaks. The dwarfs there are familiar with Skarnik’s ambushes and … Continue reading

October 15, 2016

Using Regiments of Renown to preview new races

Post-release updates within Warhammer: Total War have done a good job of expanding the factions that were playable at launch, and have also included the Beastmen as an additional playable … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lorehammer: who is Grombrindal?

Grombrindal, also known as the White Dwarf, is a figure of legend among the dwarfs of the Old World. His past is said to be mysterious. Is he really the … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lorehammer: Vlad and Isabella von Carstein

In haunted Sylvania, and old twisted lord lay dying, cursing gods and men alike. His name was Otto von Drak and he was the latest in a line of truly … Continue reading

September 4, 2016

Lorehammer: the wood or the elf?

Wood Elves are one of Warhammer’s more notable factions, but I never liked the name. It was entirely possible to take a ‘wood elf’ army in the tabletop game without … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments