Scent of a Gamer

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

Squaring up to the Old World

Warhammer Community recently featured a Q&A style article about their forthcoming Old World game. They confirmed that square bases will be used, and that the rules designers will be dipping … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 7 Comments

Spider Swarms

These diminutive figures existing only as a single-piece base. Small spiders scuttling around the place: I have six bases on these all up. I chose a dull blue for the … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Eisenhorn

There are no heroes in the grim darkness of the far future; just villains you haven’t yet grown to hate. The Eisenhorn series is a great exemplar of this, and … Continue reading

July 26, 2021

The Red Templars today

The great battle of our time The Cicatrix Maledictum affected the Elysium sector as much as the rest of the Imperium. The Red Templars fought dozens of engagements against daemons … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

Record growth in 2020: ICv2

ICv2 has provided their full industry update for the 2020 calendar year. The complete details are available to subscribers only, but there’s a summary article for the rest of us. … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Keith Parkinson

Keith Parkinson produced many iconic illustrations in the 1980s and 1990s, from book covers, to Dungeons & Dragons art, and more besides. While he sadly passed away in 2005 he … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 7 Comments

Barrow Wights

Some more classic Middle Earth metal models from Games Workshop went under the brush recently. Here’s my collection of Barrow Wights, a gift from someone who left the hobby around … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 12 Comments

Midwinter Blackstone Fortress raffle

The first video I watched from Midwinter Minis was an episode where they painted the Negavolt Cultists from Blackstone Fortress. I quickly caught up with the videos I had missed, … Continue reading

July 20, 2021

Arta Monday: Bloom Tender

This art comes from Magic: the Gathering, but I like it as a fantasy piece. There’s nothing here especially unique to the setting in question. We have an elf in … Continue reading

July 19, 2021

A history of the Red Templars part 3

The Red Templars reformed and rebuilt after their defeats at the hands of Abaddon. The chapter kept its focus on pilgrims and holy sites, however companies of the chapter stood … Continue reading

July 18, 2021

Cursed City Rising

Dana Howl posted a new video to YouTube where she paints the Cursed City skeletons to great effect. She also talks about why she didn’t feel like painting these figures … Continue reading

July 18, 2021

Take a bow, Jervis Johnson

It had to happen a some time, and that time is now. Jervis Johnson is leaving Games Workshop, after several decades’ work designing games. I will remember him most as … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 6 Comments

SAGA Norman Hearthguard

I wasn’t able to paint the Hearthguard in the same scheme as I had used for the warriors, as when I assembled this unit I had undercoated them black rather … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 14 Comments


I believe this is the first new Imperial Guard plastic regiment since the 1990s. We have previously had Catachans and Cadians in plastic, the others have been metal or Forgeworld … Continue reading

July 13, 2021

Arta Monday: Bant Battlemage

The Alara block of Magic featured a battlemage for each of that world’s five factions. My favourite in terms of art was always the Bant battlemage, by Donato Giancola. Bant … Continue reading

July 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Red Templars devastator

Here’s my second Red Templars figure, this one a classic devastator I found while cleaning out my bits box a while back. I would not be surprised to find a … Continue reading

July 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Brom

Brom’s art tends towards the darker end of fantasy, but that’s no bad thing. He’s illustrated a number of classic fantasy characters including Conaman and Morgana le Fey, but I … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 10 Comments

Well, I’m back

You can be forgiven if you didn’t even realise I was away. At the time I announced I was cutting back on the blog for a month, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 22 Comments

Arta Monday: Dragonspell

This art was everywhere in the 1980s. I am fairly sure I had a poster of this, that I was able to walk into a high street store (remember those?) … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · 10 Comments

SAGA Norman warriors 2

The second 8 of my 16 Norman Warriors with spear and shield are now done. As with the first batch, I used the decidedly ahistorical Bretonnian waterslide transfers for their … Continue reading

July 4, 2021 · 6 Comments