Scent of a Gamer

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Age of Magic faction review: Undead Legions

The Archetype More than any other list, this one is straightforward. Whether skeletons or zombies, this list is for you. Vampires their human slaves and swarms of bats or insects … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: The Otherworld

The archetype The Otherworld is quite an interesting archetype, meant to represent angels, demons (or daemons) and other flying ethereal creatures come to pester humanity. Options Like Jomsvikings in the … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · 6 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: Masters of the Underearth

The archetype Any cave-dwelling or underground type army is represented here, as well as armies with a bit of technology in them. Options This list has firearms in common with … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · 5 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: Lords of the Wild

The archetype Lords of the Wild lists are here to represent any ‘savage’ army you may have. From wood elves to wild goblins, to grimy hillmen and more, this list … Continue reading

July 6, 2019 · 5 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: the Great Kingdoms

The archtype The Great Kingdoms faction lets you represent an organised army from a nation state, knightly order, great empire, or something similar to that. From a human kingdom, to … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 5 Comments

SAGA faction review: Jomsvikings

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Jomsvikings are undoubtedly the most … Continue reading

September 23, 2018

SAGA faction review: Carolingians

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Carolingians did not self-identify as … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

SAGA faction review: Scots

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Scots were the Irish-descended inhabitants … Continue reading

September 2, 2018

SAGA faction review: Pagan Rus

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Pagan Rus were the vikings … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

SAGA faction review: Norse-gaels

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Norse-gaels are the descendants of … Continue reading

August 5, 2018

SAGA faction review: The Last Romans

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Roman Empire fell, as all … Continue reading

July 29, 2018

SAGA faction review: Anglo-Danes

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? Initial viking raids on England were … Continue reading

July 22, 2018

SAGA faction review: Vikings

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? After the chaos around the fall … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

SAGA faction review: Welsh

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Welsh, as they became known, … Continue reading

July 1, 2018

SAGA faction review: Anglo-Saxons

The SAGA Age of Vikings book present 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain as the … Continue reading

June 24, 2018

Norse faction for Warhammer: Total War

The next faction has been announced for Warhammer: Total War, and it’s the Norse who will be joining us in the game. If you missed it, here it is:   … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Factions of Total War: Warhammer

Five playable factions are available to you in Warhammer: Total War, and each plays differently, but in a manner that will be familiar to players of the tabletop game of … Continue reading

June 11, 2016

Civ V factions: Japan

Japan is primarily an aggressive faction with unique units that enable conquest. In addition their unique ability allows their injured units to attack at full strength. Japan can win a … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

Civ V factions: Spain

In Spain we have a faction that is based around aggressive exploration. They have two special units which appear in the same era, and a unique ability that encourages exploration … Continue reading

June 7, 2015

Civ V factions: Egypt

Egypt are the quintessential civilization; often used to advertise the game of Civ. For many people, Egyptian civilization might as well be one word. As a result this faction is … Continue reading

May 23, 2015