Scent of a Gamer

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

Chaos warrior test complete

I have painted the test models for my Slaves to Darkness force. I tried a few different paint schemes, some of which even worked. Okay let’s look at these a … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blood Bowl Season 2 rules review

The latest edition of Blood Bowl is out, and my verdict is that this is the best edition yet. The crown of most significant must go to either the first … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · 8 Comments

Plague Marine reinforcements

Supply issues with the Warhammer 40,000 Conquest magazine suddenly resolved and I had some new terrain pieces, and also some new plague marines to paint. Here are the first two, … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: before the tray

Were getting towards the end of the eighth year of Scent of a Gamer now, so there’s plenty of history. These days in terms of my miniatures I am fully … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

28 Magazine volume 4 submissions open

Submissions are now open for Volume 4 of 28 magazine, the magazine for painters and modellers dedicated to the Warhammer 40,000 universe in its darker forms. The article gives you … Continue reading

November 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Warhammer Quest: lune familiars

Lune familiars is my name for them, I presume they have their own name in the game. The shading I gave their yellow half-moon faces didn’t really come through, but … Continue reading

November 29, 2020 · 5 Comments

Seb McKinnon’s secret lair

I’ve been somewhat ambivalent about the Secret Lair series from Wizards of the Coast. Overall I think it’s a good idea but the execution has been lacking. For the upcoming … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · 2 Comments

Radagast the brown

This a version of Radagast produced by Games Workshop during the gap between the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. This is the man before he received the … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Talisman RPG available

The Talisman board game has a special place in my heart. It’s not the greatest of games, not by a long way. Calling it ‘fantasy Monopoly’ would be too harsh, … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Plague Marine speed painting with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis posted a new video a couple of days ago, this one dealing with speed painting Plague Marines. This is definitely one I wish had come out before I … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: golden age

I wrote this rather long article early in the life of this blog. Way back in 2013 I was questioning whether miniatures were on the cusp of a golden age. … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Age of Sigmar Slaanesh previews

Games Workshop previewed another clutch of upcoming models this week-end. The ones that got me me excited were the Slaanesh models. First there’s a new model for Sigvald the Magnificent … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 3 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Darkoath Chieftain

Of all the heroes in this 2016 Silver Tower set, this one is my favourite. He’s also the least ‘heroic’. I’m not sure if that’s related. The Darkoath Chieftain is … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 5 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Mistweaver

This model was interesting to paint, but I’m not sure I’m ambivalent about the result: There turned out to be quite a lot of mist on this model, and after … Continue reading

November 21, 2020 · 5 Comments

Miniac army charity raffle

There’s a new round of charity raffles open now for some stunning Warhammer 40,000 armies. In case you missed this from a few days ago, here is the announcement video: … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Local Game Store tips with ICv2

ICv2 has a feature called ‘Busines 3×3’ where they ask gaming store owners to talk about 3 things they do well, three things they wish they hadn’t done, and then … Continue reading

November 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: the mystery model

This is another model which had been around well over a decade before I painted it in 2017: In the original post I had to confess: I had no idea … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

Project Eclipse: Drukhari Raiders — Fingers Left The Model

There’s been a big old gap since I last threw anything up here, looking back it was Augst- yoinks. It’s not that I haven’t been hobbying-I’ve been squeezing it in … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Guay’s latest Kickstarter

Rebecca Guay was a much-loved Magic artist especially in the game’s early years. She’s been commissioned very few times recently, although that hasn’t stopped her art career from moving from … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Children’s book technology comes to wargaming

Okay so the title is a little tongue-in-cheek but Upzone is a new product range of literal pop-up terrain: The project page makes it clear that this is simply fold-out … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 8 Comments