Scent of a Gamer

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

New 40k starter sets

If you wanted that made to order set of Indomitus, the new boxed set for Warhammer 40,000, you have missed the cut off. However by way of consolation there are … Continue reading

July 30, 2020 · 2 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: fantasy heroes

In 2013, the first year of the blog, I posted this image of a group of heroes gathered on the ruined tower terrain piece. The ruined tower would be familiar … Continue reading

July 29, 2020

Tray 4 complete

This tray has fewer, larger models than my first three. It has also marked the major milestone of completing my large Bones miniatures collection. Here is where I started: While … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · 10 Comments

Beholder 2 painted

After the first Beholder, I wanted to try a different colour scheme for the second. I decided to paint him up to match the recent terrain pieces I have been … Continue reading

July 25, 2020 · 12 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Gallipoli diorama

For those who don’t know, Gallipoli was a particularly pointless and bloody campaign fought in World War I. Ignoring the many sheltered coves and gentle uplands, the forces in their … Continue reading

July 22, 2020 · 5 Comments

See the little goblin

Dana Howl’s recent video is an interesting look at her entire painting technique, from beginning to end. She starts with a goblin loonboss (older players like me would call it … Continue reading

July 21, 2020

Genestealer paint schemes

One of the reasons it took me almost 10 years to paint my box of Space Hulk miniatures was the time it took to come up with a satisfying scheme … Continue reading

July 20, 2020 · 8 Comments

$100 boosters? $100 boosters.

The makers of Magic: the Gathering have been making some interesting product decisions over the past few years. I haven’t been especially concerned about them, but one refrain seems to … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

Plague marines complete

After painting the Plagueburst Crawler I realised my collection of plague marines is now complete. Time for a group photo! One thing about this group photo is I realise I … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 19 Comments

Pink terrain? Pink terrain.

I may have to pick up some of the Age of Sigmar and Warcry terrain simply to try some of Artis Opus’ painting methods out. The latest one creates an … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

First Beholder painted

I have finished the first of the two beholders I have from the Nolzur’s range of pre-undercoated plastics. I went for a paint scheme similar to the one I used … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 5 Comments

Restoring Arcane Ruins with Artis Opus

I came across this YouTube video today, shaowing the restoration of a terrain piece based around an Arcane Ruins henge: This one interested me since it was a very different … Continue reading

July 16, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: SAGA Revenants

The Revenants were an add-on faction for the original edition of SAGA, and were an optional faction. This faction left aside the historical core of the game for a Ragnarok-themed … Continue reading

July 15, 2020

Indomitus approved

To their credit, Games Workshop have responded to the almost instant selling out of Indomitus (and the predicable high price ebay listing which followed) by stating that anyone wanting the … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · 4 Comments

Indomitus denied

Pre-orders for the 9th edition box set for Warhammer 40,000 went up on Saturday. Demand was so fierce the Games Workshop website crashed and copies sold out almost immediately. By … Continue reading

July 13, 2020 · 6 Comments

Explore MtG art: Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander’s face might not be familiar but his art is known by many Magic players around the world. His Magi art debut came with magic’s first set back in … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

Wild boars painted

I bought this pair of boards in a sale at my LGS a few months ago. Emerging from the forest, these guys are having a snuffle around for food They … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

Getting started in Wasteland remastered

Wasteland remastered is a fun and challenging game. It’s a faithful re-presentation of a game designed in the 1980s, delivered for today’s audience. However it is possible to find the … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 3 Comments

Arcane scatter ruins

The Arcane Ruins set is a scenery kit which gives you a lot of table coverage. Here, I have put three ‘spare’ pieces on their own bases to use as … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 8 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Civ V mods

This article comes from all the way back in 2015. I took the time to talk about some of my favourite mods for the game Civilization V. My overall favourite … Continue reading

July 8, 2020 · 3 Comments