Scent of a Gamer

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

The Target update

In January I made my (for me) bold announcement that I would give myself a target of 100 painted miniatures by year’s end. This was motivated partly by seeing I … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Irregular Magazine returns

I’m late with this news. Irregular Magazine was one I wrote for many years ago, but as the issues became increasingly… irregular, I stopped contributing or even checking the webpage. … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

Dark Age Archers update 2

Another 8 archers are now complete, and the force is starting to come together. With games of SAGA in mind, I am painting them in two groups of 12. Team … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

ArtStation stop: Grzegorz Rutkowski

Grzegorz Rutkowski‘s ArtStation page is a collection of fantastic illustrations ranging from historical to fantasy.  If I ever designed a game, I hope I could afford his art! Here are … Continue reading

March 19, 2017

Lorehammer: Morgiana, the Fay Enchantress

The land and people of Bretonnia share a strong bond with the mythical Lady of the Lake. The Fay Enchantress is the title given to the Lady’s human (some say … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 1 Comment


The Squats were a somewhat-loved Warhammer 40,000 race (space dwarfs, essentially) who were written out of that game system. Over time, the removal of an army from a GW game … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Elder Dice Kickstarter

I’m no stranger to alternative or custom dice, and so the Elder Dice Kickstarter caught my eye. The project offers custom Cthulu-themed dice in three sets that each come in … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eighth year of growth for hobby games. In a row

ICv2 have updated their sales charts for early 2017, and there are some interesting movements afoot. For those who aren’t aware, ICv2 has been tracking game sales through hobby stores in … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

The art of Nils Hamm

Magicmansam has been producing a series of YouTube videos covering Magic artists. His latest video is his best one yet in terms of production values. It’s also my favourite since … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 7 Comments

Space Hulk update 1

I took me long enough – well over 6 weeks, but I have finally finished the first four Space Marines from the 2009 Space Hulk release. So much detail! The … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Modern Masters 2017 art review

  I will leave it to other article writers and websites to talk about the set. Suffice it to say this set looks a lot of fun to play with, … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: The Green Knight

A fell mist rises in Bretonnia. The sky darkens and a chill enters the air. He bursts forth from a old tree, a still lake, or a sacred glade: the … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Taking advice from White Dwarf

In the February 2017 issue of White Dwarf, an article about approaching army painting inspired me to adjust how I’m approaching my own target for painting models this year. I’m … Continue reading

March 4, 2017 · 3 Comments