Scent of a Gamer

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

No resolutions, just plans

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They tend to peter out within a month, due to factors including a lack of planning, being made on impulse rather … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · 10 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: endings

It’s the end of the year, and the end of the road for this Once Upon a Wednesday series. I started this series in March, taking inspiration from another Dave, … Continue reading

December 30, 2020 · 6 Comments

New Bretonnia Old World map

A new map segment for the Old World has appeared, this one featuring Bretonnia in more detail: Games Workshop are working very slowly towards a revival of the Old World … Continue reading

December 29, 2020 · 5 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: Morgul Knight

This classic metal model has languished with an undercoat only. All fixed now: Somehow I managed not to take images from any other angles, so here you go. The model … Continue reading

December 27, 2020 · 5 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 2

It’s been five years since the first update in this project, so it’s about time I get this army done. I always liked the models – a special boxed set … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: the billion dollar hobby

In late 2016 I posted this article about the size of the hobby industry. Industry coverage has been a constant over the life of the blog, so it’s bene interesting … Continue reading

December 23, 2020 · 3 Comments

The wet palette debuts

The two painting updates posted this week-end both had one new feature – I painted the models with the help of a wet palette. This is something I have been … Continue reading

December 20, 2020 · 18 Comments

Warhammer Quest: the rats

I completed the Silver Tower models on the previous tray; with this tray I am moving back to tidy up the outstanding models from the 1994 box set. So yes, … Continue reading

December 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

Achievement unlocked: Games stores supported

Another interesting business interview at ICv2. This one is with a shop owner who runs Pastimes Games and Hobbies. As with their other interviews there’s plenty to learn here for … Continue reading

December 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: a nazgul

I think this is my last unpainted Nazgul. Games Workshop put out a great set of the nine in metal, shortly after the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. … Continue reading

December 19, 2020 · 14 Comments

1 Hour Q&A with Midwinter Minis

There’s an extended Midwinter Minis video up on YouTube now, which features over an hour of Guy answering questions from his Patreon supporters. Some of these questions are repeats of … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Win a 40k army via Battle Forge

Games Workshop are running a competition to garner interest in their new Battle Forge army builder app, currently in beta. The app is also described as “currently free” which means … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Once upon a Wednesday: a lean year for painting

This year I am looking at having painted over 250 miniatures for the second year running. It’s a big improvement on years before. In 2016 I managed to paint around … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Say, buddy, can you spare $31,804?”

A video and article from MtG Goldfish caught my eye this morning. It simply posed the question of what would it cost if you wanted one copy of every Magic: … Continue reading

December 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Tray 6: something old, something new

With Tray 5 done, tray 6 is ready to roll out. I hurried up this picture, which is why a lot of the models here haven’t even been undercoated yet: … Continue reading

December 13, 2020 · 6 Comments

Making your break creative

This video from Midwinter Minis popped up recently: It’s a nice conversational video, as long as you like that sort of thing. In this case, I liked it a lot. … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 15 Comments

Tray 5 complete

It’s always satisfying to complete models, and keeping a photographic record via a blog, Instagram, or similar is a great way to keep those reminders in your face. A few … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 14 Comments

Crusader Kings III: fantasy mods

It’s still early in the life of Crusader Kings III, but already various teams around the world have taken the game’s systems and editable map, and applied them to various … Continue reading

December 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Once upon a Wednesday: Inspiration

Inspiration. It’s the key to my hobby growth and enjoyment. I get inspiration from many places; fantasy art, new miniature releases or projects, other people’s models, and more. In 2017 … Continue reading

December 9, 2020 · 3 Comments

Crusader Kings III 10-hour review

It’s the year 1121AD and England lies under the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Dane. There are a few holdouts in the Welsh hills but … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 3 Comments