Scent of a Gamer

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

Book review: Deathfire (Horus Heresy XXXII)

This book picks up the story of the Salamanders and their Primarch, who is at once dead, dying, and alive. Struck down by an immortal weapon, Vulkan lies dead… or … Continue reading

February 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Legacies of Betrayal (Horus Heresy XXXI)

Legacies of Betrayal contains a mammoth 19 short stories. Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight covers characters of the White Scars legion Serpent by John French is a short … Continue reading

February 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

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

Deep Space Nine in 2023

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ran from 1993 to 1999, but it’s still available to watch thanks to the wonders of the internet, plus DVDs, if you’re into that. I … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · 5 Comments

Two Thin Coats paints: the review

Two Thin Coats in a new range of acrylic paints manufactured in the United Kingdom. The paints are supplied in 15mL dropper bottles, and there are currently 60 paints in … Continue reading

January 7, 2023 · 9 Comments

2022 blog review: the content

Yesterday I posted a review of the blog stats, today I want to take a closer look at some of the content I posted in 2022. In terms of most … Continue reading

January 2, 2023 · 5 Comments

2022 blog review: the stats

Fewer views, more engagements; this was the story of 2022 for Scent of a Gamer. Obviously no one wants to see their headline figures reduce (and for the second year … Continue reading

January 1, 2023 · 10 Comments

Video reviews of Two Thin Coats paints

My test of the Two Thin Coats range is going slowly, mainly through being distracted by other things. I found two recent video reviews on YouTube which do a good … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: The Unremembered Empire (Horus Heresy XXVII)

The Ruinstorm has been activated by the events of Betrayer, and interstellar travel has become all but impossible for loyalist forces. Roboute Gulliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, is intent on … Continue reading

October 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Vulkan Lives (Horus Heresy XXVI)

This book is a mix of ‘current’ events – continuing on from the end of Fear to Tread – alongside action from just after Isstvan, and a series of pre-heresy … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 3 Comments

Book review: Mark of Calth (Horus Heresy XXV)

The battle at Calth marked the entry of the Ultramarines into he heresy, but it also marked the start of a bitter, drawn out war on the planet itself. Scarred … Continue reading

September 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Betrayer (Horus Heresy XXIV)

Horus has not yet begun a concerted push towards earth, and the factions under his control have begun to splinter and seek their own path through this madness. The worlds … Continue reading

September 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Book review: Angel Exterminatus (Horus Heresy XXIII)

This book moves us firmly into the mid-section of the overall saga. The initial moves have played out – the betrayals and Isstvan and Calth, and the loyalist forces are … Continue reading

September 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Shadows of Treachery (Horus Heresy XXII)

Another book of short stories, this one delivers us seven tales set at different points in the heresy. The Crimson Fist by John French details the attempts by Dorn to … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

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 Primarchs (Horus Heresy XX)

This book has four short stories, and I prefer fewer, longer short stories, since I feel this gives authors a chance to develop characters and story arcs rather than just … Continue reading

September 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Book review: Know No Fear (Horus Heresy XIX)

The traitors have struck decisively at Isstvan, but their work has just started, it is not yet complete. The Ultramarines remain the largest legion and one capable of delaying or … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · 3 Comments

Book review: Deliverance Lost (Horus Heresy XVIII)

This book starts back on Isstvan. Over a month since the massacre, the Raven Guard are shattered but not destroyed. Thanks to the timely arrival of a ship from their … Continue reading

September 4, 2022 · 2 Comments