Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Voidmage Husher

This is an example of art and card being well-matched. The title of this piece is Voidmage Husher, and the art literally shows a spellcaster shushing the viewer. Whatever it … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

New Age of Sigmar boxed set revealed

This isn’t just a new boxed set; it’s also a new edition of the game. The first edition featured Order versus Chaos, the second featured Order versus Death. So it’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 7 Comments

Big base, small snotlings

I found these half dozen models while sifting through my bits boxes. I don’t recall where or how I acquired these. It must have been some kind of miniature swap. … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 9 Comments

Rescuing a space marine

Midwinter Minis posted a video recently, of going to a scrapyard and picking up a large space marine statue. It wasn’t cheap, and yes, they forgot a piece in classic … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 20 Comments

The Witcher board game on Kickstarter

This board game looks to be based on the books rather than the computer game or TV show: This looks like a good interpretation of the world – although I’m … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 7 Comments

Warhammer animation

This weekend saw Games Workshop announce their forthcoming animation series. In short; there’s a lot, with a mixture of styles and storytelling evident even from the short snatches of footage … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · 6 Comments

Arta Monday: Kepler

Alexander Forssberg creates great landscape art. This one is a science fiction piece called Kepler. I don’t know for sure but I like to think this is inspired by and … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · 1 Comment

Blanchitsu with Duncan

Duncan Rhodes is the latest painter to have a go at the Blanchitsu style. The style is about replicating the work on blanche, either literally or thematically, in tabletop models, … Continue reading

May 23, 2021

Neglected models: classic metal troll

I would have purchased this model in 1994 or 1995. The important thing is, it’s painted now! The photo didn’t come out quite as sharp as I’d hoped, this this … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 14 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Bastien Deharme

If I could pick one word to describe Bastien Deharme’s art it would be ethereal. His pieces often come with a dreamy quality that pulls me in to stare at … Continue reading

May 22, 2021 · 9 Comments

Army planning with Dana Howl

Dana Howl is one of six participants in a group project to build and paint Warhammer armies based around the 6th edition of the game. In this video she talks … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City miniatures, now sold separately

Games Workshops pre-order previews had one interesting item this week: Some of the models from the strangely ill-fated Cursed City set will now be sold separately. These represent two of … Continue reading

May 18, 2021 · 7 Comments

Arta Monday: Serra Avenger

This epic angel art comes from the talented brush of Scott M. Fischer. This was illustrated for the Magic: the Gathering Time Spiral set, and was featured again in the … Continue reading

May 17, 2021 · 2 Comments

Wasps of Umbar complete

I got on a roll with these guys and so finished the final 8 figures, for a total of 24 metal models painted. The final 8 on thier tower just … Continue reading

May 16, 2021 · 11 Comments

Orc Shaman

I’ve painted my orc shaman, and put her in a dungeon diorama to enter Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge: If you don’t recognise this figure, it’s a one-part metal miniature … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · 7 Comments

Modelling inspired by Blanche

John Blanche has often been a divisive figure in games Workshop, as some people love his art and others hate it. I prefer Ian Miller myself, but overall I like … Continue reading

May 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Age of Sigmar 3rd edition

The past week of Games Workshop announcements didn’t much interest me. I couldn’t quite figure out why, whether it was lingering bad feeling over the whole Cursed City fiasco, or … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Orzhov Guildmage

Tis is some classic work for Magic: the Gathering by Greg Staples. The Orzhov are a ghostly guild, pursuing their monetary debts past the point of death using their undead … Continue reading

May 10, 2021

Bard’s Tale remastered achievement guide

I put a walkthrough up for this remastered trilogy back when it was released, but I wasn’t playing on Steam and so paid no attention to the achievements. That’s changed … Continue reading

May 9, 2021