Scent of a Gamer

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

Warhammer 40,000 in one image

With the imminent release of the Warhammer 40,000 decks for Magic, I found myself explaining a few aspects of 40k to Magic players online. The difference between a Sister of … Continue reading

September 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

A model for the game or the setting?

Something that I feel games Workshop would benefit from doing is making models for their Warhammer 40,000 setting without their needing to fit into one of their games. These days … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · 13 Comments

From portrait to plastic

Games Workshop recently revealed a new plastic chaos space marine terminator character, Azrakh the Annihilator: If it looks familiar to you, perhaps you remember this classic Mark Gibbons illustration from … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 2 Comments

Zero unpainted miniatures: good while it lasted

So I lasted less than a month with no unpainted miniatures! Some mail arrived for me today while I was wokring from home: That’s three imported issues of Imperium magazine, … Continue reading

July 19, 2022 · 8 Comments

The pull of space hulks

Space hulks are the dungeons of Warhammer 40,000. A space hulk is a gigantic agglomeration of derelict space ships, pulled together over millennia into a distinct mass. These massive objects … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

A Warhammer 40,000 primer for Magic players

With the unveiling of four Commander decks themed around Warhammer 40,000 I decided to write this primer for players of Magic who don’t necessarily have any previous exposure to the … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Unsquatted

The Squats, or space dwarfs as they were originally known, were removed from Warhammer 40,000 a long time ago. They failed to make the jump from second to third edition … Continue reading

April 8, 2022 · 7 Comments

What it’s like

There have been numerous attempts to describe the lives lived by the Chaos Space Marines of Warhammer 40,000, who dwell in the Eye of Terror, a realm where time and … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Warhammer 40,000 stickers?

Panini is a brand instantly recognisable to anyone who grew up in the UK in the 80s or 90s. Their yearly football sticker albums are the source of many a … Continue reading

January 26, 2022 · 7 Comments

New Eldar!

James Workshop was right! One of the preview figures shown this weekend by Games Workshop include some new plastic eldar guardians: These are the first new Eldar guardians since the … Continue reading

January 5, 2022 · 3 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey

Today in things I wasn’t expecting from Games Workshop comes the Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey. This survey is specifically focused on those who play Warhammer 40,000, used to play, or … Continue reading

November 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Genestealers on Earth

Shadow Throne, the forthcoming box set for Warhammer 40,000 that Games Workshop previewed last weekend, features the elite Custodian Guard against the insidious genestealer cults. The story behind this box … Continue reading

November 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium launches

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is the latest in the series of ‘buy an issue a week’ magazines Games Workshop have been doing in partnership with Hachette. Each week you can find … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Insane 40k terrain with Zorpazorp

Go home and go big seems to be the motto of Zorpazorp. This video has a large 40k terrain build, made by sawing up and reattaching a large amount of … Continue reading

August 21, 2021

The Red Templars today

The great battle of our time The Cicatrix Maledictum affected the Elysium sector as much as the rest of the Imperium. The Red Templars fought dozens of engagements against daemons … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

A history of the Red Templars part 3

The Red Templars reformed and rebuilt after their defeats at the hands of Abaddon. The chapter kept its focus on pilgrims and holy sites, however companies of the chapter stood … Continue reading

July 18, 2021

Krieg!

I believe this is the first new Imperial Guard plastic regiment since the 1990s. We have previously had Catachans and Cadians in plastic, the others have been metal or Forgeworld … Continue reading

July 13, 2021

Red Templars devastator

Here’s my second Red Templars figure, this one a classic devastator I found while cleaning out my bits box a while back. I would not be surprised to find a … Continue reading

July 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

A history of the Red Templars, part 2

The Red Templars waxed powerful in the Elysium sector. Although the sector is vast and holds more than one chapter of Astartes, the Red Templars became well-known due to their … Continue reading

July 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Red Templars dreadnought

My first Red Templars model painted is this old dreadnought model. I picked it up as part of an experiment to see if their low-priced ‘build and paint’ range was … Continue reading

June 27, 2021 · 16 Comments