Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

A history of the Red Templars, part 1

The Red Templars were founded as the chaos of the Horus Heresy was fading from memory into legend. The first mention of the chapter comes some 1,100 years post-Heresy, when … Continue reading

June 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Choosing a chapter

One thing almost every player of Warhammer 40,000 will do is choose a chapter to play with. Space Marines in the setting are divided into around 1,000 chapters of about … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 6 Comments

Warhammer animation

This weekend saw Games Workshop announce their forthcoming animation series. In short; there’s a lot, with a mixture of styles and storytelling evident even from the short snatches of footage … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · 6 Comments

Duncan paints Iron Warriors

Duncan Rhodes has a new video up, this one deals with painting the Iron Warriors of Warhammer 40,000. He puts some interesting touches on the model, which for me raise … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Plague Marine reinforcements 2

I’ve painted another champion and icon bearer for the plague marines. To keep them looking different to the other two, I painted them with bases to go along with the … Continue reading

March 6, 2021 · 8 Comments

Grim dark Magic

Warhammer 40,000 is getting its own Magic: the Gathering expansion. Even the announcement article on Warhammer Community felt the need to add “yes, really” to the title. It’s an incongruous … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

Corrupted Alchomite Stack

This was another piece of terrain I picked up on the cover of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. Since I’ve already painted a couple of these as part of the terrain I … Continue reading

January 10, 2021 · 17 Comments

Haemotrope Reactor

I’ve completed the first of my two Haemotrope Reactors. They make for a striking piece of Warhammer 40,000 terrain: They have two sides, with one side being more… you know: … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Nurgle terrain for 40k

Games Workshop have previewed some more industrial terrain for Warhammer 40,000. I have painted a couple of my recent terrain pieces as if they had been corrupted by the forces … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: chaos name generator

The Warhammer 40,000 chaos warband name generator started its life as a Nurgle warband name generator. It was done fairly simply in Excel, and over the course of a few … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Want to write Warhammer horror fiction?

There’s a new opportunity to submit short stories to Games Workshop for their consideration. This time they are giving plenty of notice, as the submission window opens in October. If … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

New 40k starter sets

If you wanted that made to order set of Indomitus, the new boxed set for Warhammer 40,000, you have missed the cut off. However by way of consolation there are … Continue reading

July 30, 2020 · 2 Comments