Scent of a Gamer

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

Lorehammer: who is Grombrindal?

Grombrindal, also known as the White Dwarf, is a figure of legend among the dwarfs of the Old World. His past is said to be mysterious. Is he really the … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lorehammer: Vlad and Isabella von Carstein

In haunted Sylvania, and old twisted lord lay dying, cursing gods and men alike. His name was Otto von Drak and he was the latest in a line of truly … Continue reading

September 4, 2016

Lorehammer: Meet the Regiments of Renown

The Regiments of Renown actually pre-date the miniatures games of Warhammer. Waaaay back in the day (the 1980s) this was simply a tag to draw together fantasy figures into a … Continue reading

August 20, 2016

Lorehammer: the wood or the elf?

Wood Elves are one of Warhammer’s more notable factions, but I never liked the name. It was entirely possible to take a ‘wood elf’ army in the tabletop game without … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: the Great War Against Chaos

The Great War Against Chaos These events happened roughly 200 years before Warhammer’s present day. However the events of this war still loom large over many of the factions, and … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: Magic of the Old World

This article is written to introduce players of Warhammer: Total War to the wider Magic possibilities available in the Warhammer games. These may appear either as downloadable content or in … Continue reading

July 10, 2016

Old World armies part 3: across the waves

We started with a map showing one part of the Warhammer world. With part 3, it’s time to expand that map and show the whole thing: It’s important to note … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Old World armies part 2: expanding the old world

Welcome to part two of the three part series looking at armies in the Warhammer world for the benefit of those playing Warhammer: Total War and wondering how the game … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Old World Armies part 1: extending the game

This series of three articles examines the armies of the Warhammer Old World. The articles are intended to give players of Warhammer: Total War some insight into how the existing … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Total War: Warhammer first review

They nailed it. If that is all you wanted to know, then that is all you need. This game is fantastic, and the game many a fan of the Warhammer … Continue reading

June 4, 2016

Joining Warhammer and Total War

The Warhammer: Total War game was announced some time ago. I even got to play a battle! A recent developer post brings to light a few of the considerations behind … Continue reading

February 27, 2016

Warhammer Total War play experience

I was able to play a battle of Warhammer: Total War at PAX AUS. Long story short: the pitch of this game is perfect, at least for me. If you … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

My top 5 computer games, 2000-2009

The early 2000s continued my dive into strategy games, with a bit of action on the side. This was the decade that online play finally became a relevant feature, and … Continue reading

October 3, 2015

From my dreams it has emerged

First, if you haven’t seen the cinamatic trailer for Total War: Warhammer, you can view that here: It’s early days, so no gameplay footage, and no real confirmation of playable … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Seleucid Campaign part 6

Part 6: Victory! The push east was rolling on, but I began to demand more of each of my banners. Seleucid armies took to the field turn after turn to … Continue reading

January 12, 2014

Seleucid Campaign part 4

Part 4: Shuffling vaguely eastwards I was fairly sure Asia Minor was secure this time, with a garrison army stationed in Ankara to make sure. Okay the Cimmerians sailed south … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

Seleucid Campaign part 3

Seleucus Reborn part 3: All the Nice Factions Hate Me The conflagration increases further as Media Atropatene join the general ‘war with the Seleucids’ fashion currently sweeping the world. This … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

Review: Rome Total War II

The remnants of the Sixth Legion stood shivering in the snow, watching their enemies approach. Their ragged breath formed fog in the air. There was blood on their weapons, on … Continue reading

September 29, 2013

What I’ve Learned in 25 Hours of Total War: Rome II

1. I’m too busy playing to take screenshots. Instead, this article has a few shots, mostly promos from around the web. 2. It’s harder than I remember. Here’s my play time … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 1 Comment