Scent of a Gamer

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

Anglo-Dane Update 2

Here I present another 12 Anglo-Dane warriors, painted up in similar fashion to the first 12. These also have shield transfers added, and I am leaving the bases bare for … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

SAGA Tactics: Anglo-Danes

Anglo-Danes are a faction that represents the “English” in the mid-11th century. Note that this faction is based around the extent of the Danish Empire founded by King Canute, which … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Imbrian Arts Orcs & Goblins Update

The box of orcs and goblins from Imbrian Arts was an impulse buy in 2011 at a local convention. I saw the figures and thought they were great. The fact … Continue reading

February 17, 2013

Choking on Steam

I’ve been a fan of Steam ever since I began using it a few years ago. I had an initially negative view of it, and avoided games that required a … Continue reading

February 16, 2013

Dystopian Wars Prussians Update

Dystopian Wars is a steampunk miniatures game of naval conflict in an alternative 1870. Of the factions available it was the Prussian forces that appealed to me most in terms … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Introducing The Buy-In

I’ve set up a new page on the site called The Buy-In. For a few months now I’ve been considering the cost of wargames, and the value they do or … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

Set Review: UCM Starter Army for Dropzone Commander

If you’re interested enough to want to start playing Dropzone Commander, the starter army boxes are an excellent place to start. This review is going to focus in theĀ UnitedĀ Colonies of … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

SAGA Game Review

I posted this elsewhere, but it belongs here too. SAGA is the most interesting miniatures game I’ve come across in the last few years. Saga is a historical miniatures game … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

Crashing Gates and Taking Names

Part of my recent visit to CanCon 2013 involved participating in the Gatecrash pre-release for Magic: The Gathering. Gatecrash is the latest set to come out, and is the ‘second … Continue reading

February 2, 2013

Dropzone Commander Review

Dropzone Commander is a new 10mm scale science fiction miniatures game of epic battles in urban environments. Its release marks a massive achievement for the game’s creator, David Lewis, who … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Talisman Figures

Talisman is one of those classic board games that you play for love. In terms of a modern board game, it’s really not up there in terms of rules, mechanics, … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 1 Comment