Scent of a Gamer

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

Immortal Empires: a promise kept

When the first Warhammer: Total War game was release, back in… 2016… wait! Eight years ago?? I’m not getting any younger. Back on topic. When the first game was released … Continue reading

August 27, 2022 · 4 Comments

Cathay background expands

Following closely from yesterday’s article about Cathay, the background for this faction is now being expanded through posts on both Warhammer Community and the Total War blog. We haven’t seen … Continue reading

September 22, 2021

Cathay in the Old World

Following the trailer for their inclusion in the third Warhammer Total War game comes confirmation that the faction was designed by Games Workshop. Some people has wondered whether Creative Assembly … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Warhammer Total War III revealed

Earlier this week I was counting my good fortunes, and realised that my dream computer game has already been made, and that game is Warhammer: Total War. The Warhammer Total … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · 7 Comments

My favourite computer games of 2018

When I think of gaming, my mind goes to the tabletop more readily than to the computer, however I’ve played a number of enjoyable computer games this year, and it … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

Warhammer 2 TotalWar campaign map revealed

I’ve been a bit quiet myself talking about this game recently. Long story short, the game is still awesome, but sadly too awesome for the computers I currently own! When … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

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

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: 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: 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