Scent of a Gamer

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

Miniatures revisited: The Nazgul

The more I look back at my time completing my miniatures, the more I appreciate Contrast Paints. Having taken the opportunity to look back at my painting progress, I see … Continue reading

June 10, 2023 · 2 Comments

Fantasy art daily

I have started a new blog over at Blogger. It’s called Fantasy Art Daily, and it does what it says on the tin; a new fantasy illustration each day. The … Continue reading

June 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Miniatures revisited: fantasy heroes

This is a project I worked on for over a decade. It’s a self-generate dproject in that these miniatures don’t have anything in common, other than their fantasy theme. The … Continue reading

June 3, 2023 · 2 Comments

Warhmmer sealed and delivered

Games Workshop have added the British Post Office to the list of places where their brand is placed. A couple of sets of stamps have been announced. The stamps feature … Continue reading

June 3, 2023 · 5 Comments

Miniatures revisited: two colours is plenty

I wanted to try something new after seeing examples of people painting miniatures using few colours. usually the reason was to paint a character completely reflecting the lights around them. … Continue reading

May 27, 2023 · 6 Comments

The Old World: Core factions revealed

A new update at Warhammer Community has revealed the ‘core factions’ for the forthcoming Old World game. What are the nine core factions of the new Warhammer? From the article, … Continue reading

May 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

Miniatures revisited: Cave Drake

This classic metal cave drake is one of my favourites from the Middle Earth range of Games Workshop. I painted this miniature in April 2022, as part of the run-in … Continue reading

May 20, 2023 · 11 Comments

A Horus Heresy reading order

Have you wanted to start the massive Horus Heresy series, but been intimidated by the sheer number of books and short stories? Have you been reading the series but been … Continue reading

May 14, 2023 · 20 Comments

Book review: The Buried Dagger (Horus Heresy LIV)

The Buried Dagger is the final novel in the Horus Heresy series. Assuming that by ‘final’ we mean ‘except for the 9 numbered books of the Siege of Terra series … Continue reading

May 11, 2023 · 3 Comments

Book review: Titandeath (Horus Heresy LIII)

The titan legions played a pivotal role in the Horus Heresy. Whether traitor or loyalist, their presence could tip the scales decisively in favour of one side or another. We … Continue reading

May 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

Golden Demon 2023

It was easy to miss the Golden Demon winners, lost as there were among all the recent previews from Warhammer Fest. However 2023 was another good year for painted miniatures. … Continue reading

May 6, 2023 · 2 Comments

Book review: Heralds of the Siege (Horus Heresy LII)

Time has run out for the short stories of the Heresy. This is the final collection of the series and so the final chance for authors to tell us about … Continue reading

May 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Cavaliers of Sigmar

The Cities of Sigmar are the faction with the most appeal for me in the Age of Sigmar game. Their similarity to the Old World Empire figures is hardly a … Continue reading

May 1, 2023 · 3 Comments

Old World: Bretonnia vs Tomb Kings

The Old World preview at the weekend was a short one, with just two models revealed. I would have liked to see a new boxed set or even an idea … Continue reading

May 1, 2023 · 9 Comments

Hello, Leviathan

The first of Games Workshop’s previews is up, and it’s the new box set for Warhammer 40,000. The tenth edition of the game will launch later this year with the … Continue reading

April 30, 2023 · 10 Comments

Get off the road!

It’s been 20 years since the Lord of the Rings films were released, and now I am feeling my age. As part of the celebrations Games Workshop are releasing a … Continue reading

April 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

Miniatures revisited: Slaves to Darkness

I bought the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box as part of my allowance, meaning this box represented me painting 128 miniatures. My reward for myself…some more miniatures to paint. … Continue reading

April 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

Book review: Slaves to Darkness (Horus Heresy LI)

The way to earth lies open, and Horus has called a muster of his forces before the final attack. The Warmaster has chosen the planet of Ullanor for his gathering … Continue reading

April 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

What I talk about when I talk about miniatures

This article started as a list of lessons I learned while painting all the miniatures in my collection. However I ended up focusing on the last point so much that … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · 38 Comments

Book review: Born of Flame (Horus Heresy L)

We are now 50 books into the Heresy series and the last few books have moved the story decisively forward. Horus is gathering his forces for the penultimate strike before … Continue reading

April 20, 2023 · Leave a comment