Scent of a Gamer

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

Book review: Damnation of Pythos (Horus Heresy XXX)

This book has received plenty of criticism, some of it fair, some not so much. Is Damnation of Pythos a poorly-written book, or a dull story? Negative on both counts. … Continue reading

January 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Vengeful Spirit (Horus Heresy XXIX)

If you have been reading the books in numbered order (not recommended) it has been a while since we checked in on Horus. Books since Galaxy in Flames have shown … Continue reading

January 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Scars (Horus Heresy XVIII)

It’s book 28 of the series, and we have seen all 18 Space Marine legions… with one exception. That exception is the White Scars legion, and this book brings them … Continue reading

January 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

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

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

Book review: The First Heretic (Horus Heresy XIV)

This book starts years before the Heresy, but don’t worry about that as the story takes us up to date and provides another perspective on the Isstvan drop site massacre. … Continue reading

August 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Nemesis (Horus Heresy XIII)

A sextet of imperial assassins embarks on a mission to kill Horus. In the hands of another author this could have been a waste of time, a dead-end tale of … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · 4 Comments

Book review: Thousand Sons (Horus Heresy XII)

The Horus Heresy is a galaxy-spanning tale and contains a lot of concurrent action. The Space Wolves’ attack on the home world of the Thousand Sons has been alluded to … Continue reading

August 14, 2022 · 3 Comments

Book review: Fallen Angels (Horus Heresy XI)

This book is the second in the series to focus on the Dark Angels chapter. This book picks up roughly 50 years after the end of Descent of Angels, which … Continue reading

August 11, 2022 · 2 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

Vote for Black Library reprints

The Black Library is planning to reprint two old and out of print books as paperbacks next year, and they are using a popular vote to choose which two. One … Continue reading

August 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Early Games Workshop: a history

Over on Unbound (that’s yet another crowdfunding website to you and me) there’s a book covering Games Workshop’s early years history. This books takes the reader from the company’s 1975 … Continue reading

December 10, 2017

The Book Wyrm

From Dark Sword miniatures comes a charming new model called the Book Wyrm. The miniature was modelled after this art by Tony DiTerlizzi: Dark Sword specialize in bringing the work … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Stonemeier Games Crowdfunding articles

Stonemeier games are well worth listening to on the subject of crowdfunding. They have a series of successful Kickstarters behind them, culminating in Scythe. At their website you will find … Continue reading

October 31, 2015

War Machine: Vengeance Review

Vengeance is the latest expansion book for War Machine. To Privateer Press, the publisher, it is more than that. The book begins with a call to arms from the company … Continue reading

March 30, 2014

Rebecca Guay’s Kickstarter Art Book

Creator of many a superb magic card illustration, Rebecca Guay’s work will now be collected into a deluxe art book thanks to her successful Kickstarter. Rebecca’s art has a surreal … Continue reading

February 21, 2014