Scent of a Gamer

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

Meriadoc of Rohan

Another miniature that I had forgotten about is this metal version of Merry from the Lord of the Rings range, tis time all got up in his Rohan armour. I … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

How To Gauge Growth in Miniature Painting — Crazmadsci

2021 Benchmark Model: dwarf final paint job2021 Benchmark Model Comparison When working on improving any skill or hobby, oftentimes it is hard to gauge personal growth. You can become so … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Dungeonbowl team review: Death

The College of Death consists of the two undead teams from Blood Bowl. In this roster you will find the entire Shambling Undead list along with most of the Necromantic … Continue reading

January 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Dungeonbowl team review: Light

The College of Light provides you with a complete Elven Union roster with some additional human options. For coaches who already have an Elven Union Blood Bowl team, this college … Continue reading

January 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Fire

The College of Fire provides an interesting mix of Dwarfs and Ogres to produce a team that can pack a punch, but won’t be the fastest in the dungeon. Complete … Continue reading

January 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Caught in the Open

Today’s piece comes from the talented brush of Donato Giancola and features a surprise attack by a blue dragon: This piece was illustrated for a private collector.

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

How I stopped using regular GW acrylics

It wasn’t a conscious choice; it’s something that has happened over the past year. I didn’t notice it until I was looking over the paints I used on the last … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 19 Comments

Cursed City: zombies, part 2

I have finished the second five zombies from the Cursed City box: So fiddly, so glad I won’t be painting any more of these models. I had some fun with … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Chris Cold

Welcome to the first explore fantasy art for 2022! This one highlights Chris Cold, who fittingly produces many chilling fantasy illustrations, such as the ones featured here. There is a … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

The last dwarf

In Febraury 2019, almost two years ago now, I completed my Middle Earth dwarfs, which consisted of a couple of metal models and a box of rangers. Back in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 8 Comments

Dungeonbowl team review: Metal

Owners of the Blood Bowl 2016 or 2020 boxed sets will gravitate to the College of Metal, as many of the players are present in this roster. This result is … Continue reading

January 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Shadow

The College of Shadow allows you to blend the Dark Elf and Skaven teams together without having to worry about pesky Animosity rules like you do in regular Blood Bowl. … Continue reading

January 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

New Eldar!

James Workshop was right! One of the preview figures shown this weekend by Games Workshop include some new plastic eldar guardians: These are the first new Eldar guardians since the … Continue reading

January 5, 2022 · 3 Comments

Taking Blood Bowl teams into Dungeonbowl

Players of Blood Bowl looking to transfer their teams across to play Dungeonbowl may find the process easy, tricky, or impossible depending on their team. Not all Blood Bowl teams … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: Archangel of Strife

Welcome to the first Arta Monday of 2022! If you’re a fan of these weekly art pieces, then you’ll be pleased to know this series will continue for the rest … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Looking ahead to 2022

You will (I hope!) be happy to know that Scent of a Gamer will continue in 2022. I shared my overall thoughts on the blog’s 2021 performance yesterday and today … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hobby favourites of 2021

This article is heavily influenced by Dana Howl’s recent video on the same subject. As with Dana’s approach, this isn’t an attempt to name the ‘best’ of anything, but to … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

The blog in 2021

2021 was the second year in this blog’s history that overall views were lower than the year before: But I don’t consider this to be bad news as such. The … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cursed City: zombies, part 1

I have completed the first five zombies from the Cursed City box, and they have a lot of fiddly detail about them: Okay so those coffin tops on their backs … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · 10 Comments