Scent of a Gamer

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

Khemri, but not as we knew them

The latest army announced for Age of Sigmar has caught the attention of many gamers who remember the game that Warhammer used to be. The Ossiarch Bonereapers are an undead … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 4 Comments

Plague Marine test models

After finishing the rottlings, I took out three of the easy to build plague marines and began experimenting. Here are the results: The figures are mostly painted using Contrast Paints. … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 4 Comments

Comrades in arms: an open Black Library writing challenge

If you’ve ever wanted to write for Black Library, now is a good chance to start. From 26 August to 23 September, the Black Library will be open to short … Continue reading

August 25, 2019

Bones updated 39: the zombies

These five figures date back to the first Bones Kickstarter. I thought there were six models, three of each sculpt, but when I checked I only had five. These are … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · 8 Comments

Changes to Magic: the Gathering organised play

Change has been a constant for Magic’s organised play over the past few years, and these changes have not always been well-received. The most recent changes focused on streaming and … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Rottlings complete

Well, I got excited and decided to paint the Rottlings right away. My method was simply to get a bunch of the Contrast paints I have laying around, and see … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Commander 2019 art review

The 2019 Commander set releases August 23 for Magic: the Gathering players. As always this set is a mix of old and new cards. All the new cards have new … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · 8 Comments

SAGA Otherworld army update 2

I’ve finished the second batch of ghost warriors for my SAGA Otherworld army: This tie I used a heavier white drybrush to brighten the models compared with the first bacth. … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · 4 Comments

Right content, wrong product: a SAGA Book of Battles review

The SAGA Book of Battles is a supplement of over 50 pages dealing with how to organise and fight battles across the various SAGA settings. The book is organised into … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 6 Comments

New project: Rottlings

An Australian company by the name of wereweevil miniatures produces a range of resin models. While this is not my preferred material to work with, I saw these at a … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Seb McKinnon (second look)

At lot has changed since I first profiled Magic artist Seb McKinnon back in 2015. He has now illustrated over 100 cards, and is a firm fan favourite. His appeal … Continue reading

August 11, 2019

Bones update 38

This Bones update features Bones in the form of skeletons. These were painted to answer the question of can Bones be painted using GW’s new Contrast Paints? The answer is: … Continue reading

August 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

Industry update: Warhammer 40,000 and Magic continue their rule

Icv2 have updated their industry sales charts again, and the two top games continue their dominance. These charts are based on sales through the hobby retail channel in North America. … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Otherworld army update 1

Having read through the SAGA Age of Magic books, one of the armies that appealed most was the one I struggled to fit using my existing models – the Otherworld. … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tray 2: the tray strikes back

Well, here we are again; a brand new tray of models to paint. This tray has a mix of older and newer figures, and figures so neglected they are still … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

One Thousand, Five Hundred and Three

Here’s the latest complete picture of all miniatures I have painted to date. The number is is just over 1,500. This represents miniatures from the 1990s through to this year. … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 12 Comments

Forward plans

I sat down a while ago and did some five year planning, across all areas of my life. I’ve hit my mid-forties and so there’s a number of things I’d … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 7 Comments