Scent of a Gamer

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

Neon Necrons

Dana Howl is painting her way through the Warhammer 40,000 boxed set and her approach to the Necrons caught my eye. Taking inspiration from cyberpunk films and books, and modern … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

Slaves to Darkness

I have used my miniatures allowance to buy myself something new: the Slaves to darkness start collecting box: For each 8 models I paint, I give myself an ‘allowance’ of … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · 5 Comments

Arcane Ruins complete

I have finished the final Arcane Ruins henge: Put together, the whole set looks something like this: The Arcane Ruins set provides a good deal of table coverage at a … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · 7 Comments

The best selling board game during a pandemic is…

Yes, it’s Pandemic! Irony aside, Pandemic is a good choice of board game for those either stuck inside or simply choosing to spend more time at home. It’s a cooperative … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Warhammer Quest goblins

The look of these goblins from Warhammer Quest Silver Tower were quite divisive when they first appeared. Their spideresque forms were not especially popular, and ultimately when the goblin range … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 11 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: SAGA Anglo-Danes

The SAGA Anglo-Danes were the first ‘big’ painting project I finished for the blog. This picture was published in 2013: In the background you can see my old painting board, … Continue reading

August 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Commander Legends revealed

As well as the Games Workshop previews I talked about yesterday, a new supplemental set for magic was announced this week-end. Due to time differences, I was tucked up in … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Games Workshop August 2020 previews

Games Workshop ran another online preview session at the week-end. What follows here are my highlights, but the full set of previews can be seen at Warhammer Community. The main … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · 12 Comments

Without internet

A few weeks ago, our internet went down, and it was a week before we got it back up and running. If you’d told me a month before that I … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 10 Comments

Blood Rage wolf clan

I’ve completed the fourth and final set of clan pieces for Blood Rage. Behold the Wolf Clan: The red was more of a challenge that the brown, yellow, and blue … Continue reading

August 23, 2020

The Galaxy’s Greatest gets Humble

2000AD aka ‘the galaxy’s greatest comic’ is something of a holdover from a bygone age. British comics used to be quite the industry, but these days there’s not much left … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · 7 Comments

Warhammer Quest skaven

The current tray has me completing the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower boxed set that I bought in 2016 and played precisely once. It probably says a lot about my relationship … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · 12 Comments

Want to write Warhammer horror fiction?

There’s a new opportunity to submit short stories to Games Workshop for their consideration. This time they are giving plenty of notice, as the submission window opens in October. If … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: collecting Magic cards

People collect Magic: the Gathering cards for many reasons. Some like cards that won’t be reprinted, other like to take specific characters. I am one of those who collects cards … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

Blood Rage raven clan

I have now finished the third of the four clan in Blood Rage, this one is the Raven Clan, or blue team. The main colour I used here is Magic … Continue reading

August 16, 2020

Blog stats and behaviour

This article is a follow on from my blog stats and decisions article from March of this year. I made a number of choices and followed through over the past … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 9 Comments

Feora, protector of the flame

My history with War Machine was a short one. I picked up an army, played a few games, and decided it wasn’t for me. One of the few models remaining … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 10 Comments

Mortal Realms comes to Australia

Warhammer Community has revealed that the Mortal Realms collectable magazine set will be coming to Australia… this week. By the time you are reading this it may already be sold … Continue reading

August 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday: painting for others

Almost every miniature I paint is for myself. For a game I want to play, and idea I have had, or simply because I have had it over a decade … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · 5 Comments

More new Blood Bowl teams revealed

The ‘second season’ edition of Blood Bowl is looking more and more like a major re-write of the game. There are more leaks than official articles at this stage, and … Continue reading

August 10, 2020 · 11 Comments