Scent of a Gamer

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

Army builder for SAGA: Age of Magic

Age of Magic is my favourite tabletop game to play at this time. For me it has the right mix of accessibility, playability, and solid rules that keep things moving. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

Amazon, Cavill, and Warhammer 40,000

It has been an interesting week for actor Henry Cavill. He quit his eponymous role in The Witcher, and declared he would focus on his recurring role as Superman. Then … Continue reading

December 17, 2022 · 32 Comments

2023 round of Black Library open submissions

Each year Black Library, Games Workshop’s publishing arms, runs themed open submissions. As the same suggests anyone with aspirations to write in the universes of Games Workshop are welcome to … Continue reading

December 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Guild is back!

If you have never seen The Guild before, then I envy you, because you get to watch it for the first time. The show follows Syd, a gamer under instruction … Continue reading

October 22, 2022 · 7 Comments

How Archon plastic models are made

Many years ago (seven!) I made a post about how plastic models are made, using some footage from Renedra in the UK. This footage featured the steel moulds being cut. … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

The pull of space hulks

Space hulks are the dungeons of Warhammer 40,000. A space hulk is a gigantic agglomeration of derelict space ships, pulled together over millennia into a distinct mass. These massive objects … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

Siocast is coming

I’ve heard a few murmurs about this new injection-moulded plastic, but a recent Goobertown Hobbies video has brought me up to speed: Basically Siocast is a new proprietary, low-cost miniatures … Continue reading

April 24, 2022 · 4 Comments

Midwinter’s titan build continues

I have been enjoying watching the Midwinter Minis Warlord Titan build. At this point, Guy has finished the legs and is on to the torso of this truly impressive model:

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cathay Old World maps appear

With the release of Total War: Warhammer III come an update to the ongoing Old World project. In keeping with the setting of the computer game, it’s now the Cathay … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

What it’s like

There have been numerous attempts to describe the lives lived by the Chaos Space Marines of Warhammer 40,000, who dwell in the Eye of Terror, a realm where time and … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Christmas message from James Workshop

Games Workshop have put up an amusing video from their CEO (not really though), James Workshop about the festive season. From exclusive footage of new plastic aspect warriors to the … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

Desert Bus for hope

Desert Bus for hope is a charity event which was first run in 2007. It’s an established annual event today, and as it’s running now, you can stop by the … Continue reading

November 16, 2021

Dol Guldur takes shape

Another week brings another massive and well-planned terrain build from Zorazorp. This time around the subject is the city of Dol Guldur: Once again these videos bring home to me … Continue reading

October 24, 2021

Old World map expands to the Border Princes

The slow revelation of the revised Old World map supporting the future re-release of Warhammer tabletop has had the Border Princes added: As with the other areas of the map, … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Still beautiful after all these years

The Warhammer World Facebook page posted a few pictures of the classic Warhammer Quest diorama from the mid-1990s. I posted some pics of my own after I visited, but these … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

The complete (for now) Nils Hamm collection

My collection of one of each Magic: the Gathering card illustrated by Nils Hamm is once again complete. My last update as almost 5 years ago, in November 2016. Since … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 9 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

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

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

Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge

Ann’s latest blogger painting challenge is themed around painting miniatures, or some diorama piece for the summer solstice (June 21, if you were wondering). I rarely do dioramas myself, but … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · 5 Comments