Scent of a Gamer

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

Nostalgia trip: Mechcommander 2

Mechcommander 2 was abandoned by its publisher (Microsoft) who helpfully released the source code. Some clever people then got the gameup and running again, minus video cut scenes of course. … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: the hunt for pudding

You may or may not have guessed from the title, but the two Ratlings, Rein and Raus, are now painted: Unlike the other heroes, these two come as a pair, … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 8 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: The Horde

The Archetype SAGA Age of Magic doesn’t define your armies for you, but gives you a theme to follow. The Horde lets you put down lots of models on the … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · 7 Comments

SAGA Normans update 2

I’ve finished another 6 Norman knights, and I’m also finished with LittleBigMen transfers as a product. First the positive; here are the painted cav: They are all looking very nice … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · 14 Comments

The Civ Battle Royale returns

61 civilizations, 1 world map, 1 winner. The Civ Battle Royale turned out to be quite the spectacle, with thousands of people tuning to for recaps for a game of … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blackstone Fortress: spindle drones

The spindle drones are some of the more interesting figures in the Blackstone Fortress to me. Like UR-025, they aren’t part of any existing faction and so have a different … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 8 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: the Great Kingdoms

The archtype The Great Kingdoms faction lets you represent an organised army from a nation state, knightly order, great empire, or something similar to that. From a human kingdom, to … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 5 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: ur-guls

I was painting a completely different model when I idly gazed at the ur-guls and had an idea of how to paint them. 45 minutes later, I had this: The … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

Modern Horizons art review

Modern Horizons is the latest Magic set and it’s a unique one. Ostensibly aimed at the Modern format, this set features cards new to that format, and most of them … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Neglected models: wood elf and beastman

Sorry, I couldn’t think of a more interesting title here. It is what it says: In the late 1990s, in the time of Warhammer 5th edition, I experimented with a … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 5 Comments

SAGA Age of Magic review

Age of Magic is the long-awaited fantasy supplement for the SAGA game system. I had to wait a bit longer for mine, as the faction dice sold out almost immediately … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · 9 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: the rogue trader

The hero of the cover art, Janus Draik, has now been completed I considered being experimental and painting him as per the box art, entirely in shades of blue. In … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · 6 Comments

MtG artists: Tony Szczudlo

The most recent new illustration from Tony Szczudlo appeared in 2006, so his artwork can be difficult to track down, whether in person or online. However he illustrated over 75 … Continue reading

June 9, 2019

Blackstone Fortress: Amallyn Shadowguide

The latest hero completed in this project is the eldar scout Amallyn Shadowguide I again started with the Midwinter Minis tutorial as a guide, and then made a few changes … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

8-bit Symphony

There’s a music concert coming up soon that I’d love to go to, but I’m a little too far from Hull, UK to make it. The 8-bit symphony will present … Continue reading

June 8, 2019

Blackstone Fortress: the Navigator

The latest adventurer I’ve painted is the navigator, whose name escapes me. This model was fund to paint, with his purple robes and golden armour. He’s more dressed for ceremony … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

Your oldest paints?

The Warhammer Community page has a nice history of the GW paint range for your reading pleasure. After reading the article I had a look in my box of paints … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · 10 Comments

SAGA Normans update 1

The SAGA Normans are started, though I don’t have a finish date in mind yet. 6 knights are ready to take the table The shields are transfer design from LittleBigMenStudios, … Continue reading

June 2, 2019

New Skraeling rules for SAGA

Rules for Skraelings in 2nd edition Saga have recently been posted to the Gripping Beast website. In the original edition of the game Skraelings were an add-on rather than part … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

Blackstone Fortress: Pious Vorne

The imperial cult member Pious Vorne is my latest Blackstone Fortress model completed. I started off using the Midwinter Minis painting video, and diverted from their scheme here and there. … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · 6 Comments