Scent of a Gamer

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

Harald Hardrada, the elder

My final historical model is now complete, with the older Harald Hardrada model now finished off. This time he’s standing in front of a crumbling castle somewhere in north England. … Continue reading

May 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: evolving wilds

Evolving Wilds is a Magic card that gets printed and reprinted often, as it is useful in limited formats. This art comes from Sam Burley and is a promotional version … Continue reading

May 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Harald Hardrada, the younger

I have two historical miniatures remaining, and they are both of the same individual. Harald Hardrada lived an interesting life, going from exile, to captain of the Varangian Guard, to … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 · 3 Comments

Fafnir Rann

I bought a pair of Horus Heresy plastic heroes earlier this year. In spite of how close I am to having a fully painted collection, I can still have my … Continue reading

May 28, 2022 · 9 Comments

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Scibor dwarf

This is the only miniature I own from the Scibor range of resin miniatures. These days the model has been entirely overtaken by 3d print models, and honestly doesn’t stack … Continue reading

May 24, 2022 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Elgaud Inquisitor

Today’s art comes again from the Innistrad realm of Magic: the Gathering, and I promise we will move away from there after this! Art is by Slawomir Maniak.

May 23, 2022

Black Numenoreans

Among the forgotten models I pulled out of drawers for the final painting tray was this trio of Back Numenoreans. There was no banner bearer model for the faction back … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · 9 Comments

Necromancer and tome

This old metal model comes from reaper miniatures. as with a lot of the models on my final tray, I don’t recall why I picked it up. I had a … Continue reading

May 21, 2022 · 4 Comments

Necromancer and minion

I’m not sure what range this model is from, and I’m not sure why I bought him either. I found this model while cleaning up my bits box and decided … Continue reading

May 20, 2022 · 8 Comments

Plastic Sicarian tank for Heresy

The Sicarian tank is mentioned often in Heresy stories, but until now the only model has been an expensive Forgeworld resin figure. No longer! The conversion of the Forgeworld range … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: lumberjack

Fantasy art can be of the mundane as much as the fantastical, and good worldbuilding tends to feature realistic scenes of everyday life and livelihood. Like this woodsman from Tomas … Continue reading

May 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Classic tech guard

The tech guard are metal miniatures from Games Workshop that date back to the old Confrontation game in the 1980s. They are identified as a type of hive ganger, which … Continue reading

May 15, 2022 · 14 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Erin Vest

The colours! I have only recently come across Erin Vest’s work, and as soon as I saw the first piece I knew I would want to share them here. This … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dwarf adventurers

I bought these Dwarf fighter models from Oathsworn Miniatures earlier this year. Ultimately I want to reach the point where any miniature I buy can realistically be painted within six … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

A Warhammer 40,000 primer for Magic players

With the unveiling of four Commander decks themed around Warhammer 40,000 I decided to write this primer for players of Magic who don’t necessarily have any previous exposure to the … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Heresy: beyond the marines

The Space Marine legions and their primarchs are the focus of the Horus Heresy, but they aren’t the only players on the board. A recent article on Warhammer Community has … Continue reading

May 12, 2022 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Dryad Arbor

Today’s piece is of a forbidden grove from Magic: the Gathering, and it looks like two people are about to find out why it’s forbidden. Art is by Brad Rigney.

May 9, 2022

Horus Heresy game reveals

The boxed set contents were confirmed by Games Workshop previously, but there have been many more reveals for Warhammer Fest. You can find full coverage at Warhammer Community, but I … Continue reading

May 8, 2022 · 3 Comments

Empire gunners

I have continued my recent adventures with underpainting with these two empire gunners: These models date from late in my involvement in playing Warhammer Fantasy. I had an Empire army … Continue reading

May 7, 2022 · 13 Comments