Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Magus of the Scroll

This imposing figure comes from Magic, but it could be from anywhere. I love the colours of this piece. Oranges and yellows dominate, and are contrasted by the green mask … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City miniatures review

After the unboxing article last week, I couldn’t help myself and assembled all the models in one session. Here they all are: For a closer look check out these two … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

Mordor troll

My current tray contains a lot of my Middle Earth miniatures collection, so that will be a recurring theme over the next few weeks. Today’s effort is this Mordor Troll: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Catherine O’Connor

I inadvertently featured Catherine O’Connor’s art a couple of months ago, when I noted how great the new slaanesh art is. Side note: come one Games Workshop – credit your … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 13 Comments

Painting terrain with Midwinter Minis

There’s a new short video from Midwinter Minis on YouTube about painting terrain quickly – and without using any paint brushes. In this video Guy uses rattle cans, some home-made … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Games Workshop’s pre-order pause

In an announcement on the Warhammer Community page, GW explained there will be no preorders for the next couple of weeks. This is due to uncertainties around delivery timelines. Is … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Hallowed Fountain

Two weeks ago we looked at Temple Garden. This art, also by Rob Alexander, is from the same setting, and shows the differences between the guilds. Hallowed Fountain sits outside … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

My Cursed City unboxing

My set of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City turned up on time, but not quite in time to make it onto the latest tray. However I thought it would be nice … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Tray 7: everything old

With tray 6 completed it’s time to bring out tray 7. In a break with all other trays so far, there is nothing here that I have purchased within the … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 6 Comments

The curious case of the Cursed City

It started as a fairly ordinary Saturday morning for me, which became stranger as it became apparent that something was up with supplies of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. Specifically: there … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 15 Comments

Tray 6 complete

Those chaos warriors from last week-end were also the final models from the current tray. 6 trays down, 2-3 more trays to go. It has taken just over 4 months … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 10 Comments

Dragonlance comics on Humble Bundle

There’s a new Humble Bundle up and this one features classic dragonlance comics, among others: A quick word of caution; these comics are perhaps better for their nostalgia value than … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cursed City conversions with Dana Howl

Dana Howl’s latest video is on the subject of the Cursed City, but not simply unboxing or looking at the models and rules. This video is partially a continuation of … Continue reading

April 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Undead painting tips from Squidmar

A short video from Squidmar appeared on YouTube a few days ago. This interested me twice – once because I’m always interested in new painting tips for skeletons, and second … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Horus versus The Emperor

Games Workshop’s epic Horus Heresy series is still building to its climax, with over 60 books in the series so far. The Siege of Terra will wrap things up, although … Continue reading

April 12, 2021 · 3 Comments

A good year for Stonemaier

ICv2 reports that Stonemaier Games had a 40% sales increase in 2020. This would be a notable performance in an ordinary year, but 2020 was anything but that. Sales of … Continue reading

April 11, 2021 · 6 Comments

Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box complete

The Slaves ot Darkness Start Collecting box contains 16 figures, and they take a while to paint. Totally worth it though: Overall I would have to sat the amount of … Continue reading

April 11, 2021 · 13 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Anato Finnstark

I discovered Anato Finnstark’s art in 2020, and I’m already a a huge fan. I’m going to share five of his illustrations here but you can find dozens more at … Continue reading

April 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Chaos warriors

I’ve finished the second group of five chaos warriors from the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box: There’s only one flaming weapon this time, as the effect really doesn’t look … Continue reading

April 10, 2021 · 3 Comments