Scent of a Gamer

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

War Machine: Vengeance Review

Vengeance is the latest expansion book for War Machine. To Privateer Press, the publisher, it is more than that. The book begins with a call to arms from the company … Continue reading

March 30, 2014

Imbrian Orcs & Goblins Complete

After adding several new projects recently it’s nice to actually finish one! These ten highly detailed models from Imbrian Arts were purchased almost four years ago. They proved themselves quite … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Imbrian update 4

The final figure in the Imbrian Orcs & Goblins collection is complete. Check out the troll shaman! It’s a magnificent model, superbly detailed. I’m not sure I did it justice, … Continue reading

March 29, 2014

MtG Artists: Rebecca Guay

Although she doesn’t get commissioned these days, Rebecca Guay’s popularity as an artist of Magic cards endures. Her Kickstarter project raised over $120,000, much of that from Magic fans. When … Continue reading

March 29, 2014

New Version of SAGA

After much speculation, the new version of SAGA has been announced; SAGA: Crescent and Cross. As the name would suggest this version of SAGA will cover the various armies of … Continue reading

March 22, 2014

Tabletop Growth Continues

ICv2 have their periodic look at the tabletop games industry up. The growth over the past three years has continued. Very few industries (or businesses) can say they grew by … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Birthday Haul

I turned 41 in 2014, and my regression to childhood continues at a steady pace, as you can see here. A Magic card set, a War Machine book and miniature, … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dystopian Wars Prussians update 2

First, a confession: I painted this model long ago. While looking for those Byzantine easterling models I came across this submerged Metzger robot model and realised I hadn’t included it … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Byzantines of Middle Earth

I’ve been considering Byzantines as my next SAGA army. They use Norman dice and I already have that army, though it is not yet painted. What is painted are one … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

MtG Artists: Cliff Childs

After the prolific Kev Walker, let’s look at Cliff Childs, a relative newcomer with around 30 cards under his belt so far. Cliff Childs has produced some memorable land arts, … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

SAGA Tactics: Byzantines

The Byzantine Empire is what the Eastern Roman Empire became. Through many ups and downs, it lasted into the 16th century before finally vanishing into history. The empire was centred … Continue reading

March 9, 2014

Battle the Horde review

Theros black had us face the Hydra in an alternative game scenario. Born of the Gods challenges us to take on an army of minotaurs in Battle the Horde. I’m … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Computer Game Review: Doomdark’s Revenge

I start this review with a warning to the reader: Doomdark’s Revenge remains my favourite computer game, and so this review is in no way impartial. I have been terribly … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

On the Tray 7

I thought it was a couple of months since I did an On the Tray; turn out it was October 2013. So, a while then. This month you can see … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Price is Knight

Something happened last week that has not happened in a terrible long count of years; I bought a copy of White Dwarf. I’ve been partial to the new version of … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

MtG Artists: Kev Walker

Kev Walker is another Magic card artist whose work I encountered years before Magic itself. In the case of Kev Walker it was his work on weekly comic 2000AD that … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 1 Comment