Scent of a Gamer

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Book review: Age of Darkness (Horus Heresy XVI)

Another selection of short stories from a variety of authors. In Rules of Engagement, Ultramarines overcome a number of traitor force sin simulations, but fail when confronted by an enemy … Continue reading

August 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Prospero Burns (Horus Heresy XV)

This book starts with one massacre and ends with another. Bracketed between these two events is a fascinating look at one of the wilder Astartes chapter, the Space Wolves. Nobody … Continue reading

August 25, 2022 · 3 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: Tales of Heresy (Horus Heresy X)

This first book of short stories is not the last we’ll see in this series. In defiance of its name, this collection offers mostly stories which take place before the … Continue reading

August 7, 2022 · 6 Comments

Book review: Mechanicum (Horus Heresy IX)

After a few books that moved us away from the action with little connection to the overarching story, Mechanicum is like a fresh drink of Heresy-Cola. The Mechanicum, based on … Continue reading

August 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Battle for the Abyss (Horus Heresy VIII)

This book has received many negative reviews in the past and overall is not viewed well compared with other books in the series. At this point, 14 years after its … Continue reading

July 31, 2022 · 4 Comments

Book review: Legion (Horus Heresy VII)

The Alpha Legion are known as being the most secretive of all Astartes. We have seen this legion once so far; at the end of Fulgrim, participating in the Isstvan … Continue reading

July 28, 2022 · 6 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

Book review – Fulgrim (Horus Heresy V)

This book continues the trend of Flight of the Eisenstein, with much of the story running concurrent to False Gods and Galaxy in Flames. As the title suggests, Fulgrim is … Continue reading

July 21, 2022 · 3 Comments

Leviathans lumber into view

The Contemptor dreadnaught comes in the Age of Darkness box set, and it towers over the average MkVI marine. But there are larger dreadnaught models in the 30k universe. Warhammer … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review – Flight of the Eisenstein (Horus Heresy IV)

Flight of the Eisenstein is the first book that reveals a trend that will stay with us throughout the series. Many books will continue the storyline, but themselves start before … Continue reading

July 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Siege of Terra out of order?

The seventh of the eight books in the Siege of Terra finale for the Horus Heresy saga will be with us in the next month or two. We recently saw … Continue reading

July 15, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Galaxy in Flames (Horus Heresy III)

Everything is going wrong for Garviel Loken. His Astartes legion fights whoever the Warmaster wants, and no longer cares for noble conflicts. His influence in his own legion is gone. … Continue reading

July 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Book review: False Gods (Horus Heresy II)

The lies are truths and the truths are lies, and Garviel Loken’s previous faiths are shaken. When the Warmaster is lured into single combat and grievously wounded, Loken attempts to … Continue reading

July 10, 2022 · 4 Comments

Heresy Predator sighted

The latest Horus Heresy vehicle to be previewed is the redoubtable Predator tank. Take it’s 40k equivalent tis one is made by putting a tank turret on a Rhino. This … Continue reading

July 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Book review: Horus Rising (Horus Heresy I)

Everything is going right for Garviel Loken. Thirty thousand years into the future, Loken is part of a force fighting to unify humanity as a species spread across the galaxy. … Continue reading

July 7, 2022 · 2 Comments

Horus Heresy: choose your legion

The biggest question for anyone looking to get into the new Horus Heresy game is: which legion will you pick? There’s 18 legions to choose from, both loyalist and traitor. … Continue reading

June 8, 2022 · 5 Comments