Scent of a Gamer

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

Dungeonbowl expansion

This one came as a surprise to me. Dungeonbowl was released last year, to little fanfare, and soon disappeared. The Norse team release for Blood Bowl earlier this year had … Continue reading

November 26, 2022 · 2 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

40k: more space hulks to come

Games Workshop unveiled a bunch of forthcoming releases a few hours ago, and among these was news that there will be more space hulk action for Warhammer 40,000. Firstly, three … Continue reading

November 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Leftover terrain = zone mortalis

Arbitor Ian has taken a break from his usual lore videos to show us how he created a space hulk/ zone mortalis board for skirmishes in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. … Continue reading

November 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Building vogen City – 02 — mandollies.com

Of the land-dwelling inhabitants of Khai-Zhan, most serve as menials in the massive industrial districts of Vogen and Ashshore, working for one of the powerful family cartels. The life of … Continue reading

November 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dwarf Fortress release date and play video

Dwarf Fortress has a release date – and that date is 7 December this year. It’s a complex game, that tells a grant saga from the world generated around you, … Continue reading

November 13, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kev O’Neill (artist), RIP

I was saddened to recover from a virus that knocked me down this week (not that one!) to the news of Kev O’Neill’s death earlier in the week. Kev was … Continue reading

November 12, 2022 · 4 Comments

Contrast + Vallejo = Xpress Color

Vallejo are getting in on the Contrast paint game, with new range called Xpress Color. The initial range will consist of 23 paints, so they are starting well behind the … Continue reading

November 8, 2022 · 9 Comments

US Open army showcase

The 2022 US Open is over, but Games Workshop have treated us to a selection of their favourite armies from among those on display at the events. I have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dark City: my first Night Cafe creation

I have been playing with Night Cafe, with my main aim being to get a couple of printable background for future miniature photography. I started dark, and from the prompts … Continue reading

November 3, 2022 · 4 Comments

5 AI art creators to use

AI art creators are being talked about a lot right now. For the curious, there are many sites to choose from, but some are easier to use than others. Here … Continue reading

October 29, 2022 · 5 Comments

New look for chaos cultists

There’s another new Warcry box set on the way – honestly I thought we had a new one last month. You know, the Prime Minister before last. The interesting thing … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Two thin coats: first model finished

I have completed the first model using the new Two Thin Coats range: Sir Coates! As one of the free metal models which arrived with the paints, this one provided … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 17 Comments

The Guild is back!

If you have never seen The Guild before, then I envy you, because you get to watch it for the first time. The show follows Syd, a gamer under instruction … Continue reading

October 22, 2022 · 7 Comments

The Old World – artwork and new map

The latest Old World project update appeared on Warhammer Community a few days ago. It look like we’ll be seeing a 2023 release for this game. The update didn’t include … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · 3 Comments

Wolf Bristle Brushes Kickstarter

As I got towards the last of my miniatures, I started to paint with contrast paints far more. I ended up buying a set of brushes to use just with … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Dwarf Fortress tutorial available

It has only taken 20 years since the game’s inception, but Dwarf Fortress now has a tutorial. The famously difficult game of building and maintaining your fortress of dwarfs has … Continue reading

October 16, 2022 · 4 Comments

Two Thin Coats update: the metallics

My progress with painting has been slower than once it was, however I have at least managed to play with the metallic paints that come in the Two Thin Coats … Continue reading

October 15, 2022 · 8 Comments

Boarding actions come to Warhammer 40,000

It has taken a long time – 35 years in fact, but finally the game of Warhammer 40,000 has taken a bit more notice of its own setting. The tabletop … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Homemade terrain: hazard stripes

For my latest terrain update I have been working on just the two barriers, which as of the last time, were sprayed yellow: That’s not their final form; what I … Continue reading

October 8, 2022 · 8 Comments