Scent of a Gamer

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

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

The Siege of Gondor grows

Terrain maker extraordinaire Zorpazorp has a plan for a huge tabletop siege of Gondor, to be played in 2022. Why so far away? Well, the plan is to have a … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

Pile of Potential

Thanks to Jake I have discovered a new website to help hobbyists track their progress through their pile of miniatures. Pile of Potential is a website that lets you register … Continue reading

March 24, 2021 · 6 Comments

New plastic zombies (and other stuff)

Games Workshop’s existing plastic zombie set is one of their oldest. It dates from the 1990s and if I recall correctly it was one of their first plastic regiment sets … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 12 Comments

The End of Drazhar’s Dark Eldar Rainbow — Kuribo’s Painting

Drazhar is done! It took quite a while but honestly, it was a pretty enjoyable road to go down and the results hopefully speak for themselves. Here’s a look at … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Civ Battle Royale starts again

Season 2 of the Civ Battle Royale has now launched. For those who aren’t aware, the Civ Battle Royale is a spectator game of Civilization V where 61 civs battle … Continue reading

March 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Astartes goes official

Some good news (I think) recently is that Games Workshop have hired the creator of the great Astartes series to continue making videos for them on a formal basis. The … Continue reading

March 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

March 2021 “Neglected But Not Forgotten” Painting Challenge — Ann’s Immaterium

For March I’ll be encouraging everyone to revisit their burgeoning pile of neglected models and pick one or a few old chestnuts you started and for whatever reason stopped working … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Hobby Bingo!

I don’t normally do this, but something about seeing the Hobby Bingo cards this year made me decide to participate. The main one doing the rounds at the moment is … Continue reading

January 28, 2021 · 4 Comments

New Bretonnia Old World map

A new map segment for the Old World has appeared, this one featuring Bretonnia in more detail: Games Workshop are working very slowly towards a revival of the Old World … Continue reading

December 29, 2020 · 5 Comments

Win a 40k army via Battle Forge

Games Workshop are running a competition to garner interest in their new Battle Forge army builder app, currently in beta. The app is also described as “currently free” which means … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

28 Magazine volume 4 submissions open

Submissions are now open for Volume 4 of 28 magazine, the magazine for painters and modellers dedicated to the Warhammer 40,000 universe in its darker forms. The article gives you … Continue reading

November 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Seb McKinnon’s secret lair

I’ve been somewhat ambivalent about the Secret Lair series from Wizards of the Coast. Overall I think it’s a good idea but the execution has been lacking. For the upcoming … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · 3 Comments

Miniac army charity raffle

There’s a new round of charity raffles open now for some stunning Warhammer 40,000 armies. In case you missed this from a few days ago, here is the announcement video: … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Work from home with a gaming chair?

It’s been normalised now, but as the pandemic took hold, there was a degree of scepticism behind the move to have people working from home en masse. These days I … Continue reading

November 7, 2020 · 7 Comments

Ice Dice on Kickstarter

Gaming related but a more chill project. Up on Kickstarter now is a project for dice-shaped ice cubes, appropriately named Ice Dice. The project is based around some ice cube … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

10 years of Civilization V

I started playing this game again recently due to some nostalgia and a general sense that the city building mechanics of Civ VI weren’t for me. Civ V isn’t flawless, … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Games Workshop August 2020 previews

Games Workshop ran another online preview session at the week-end. What follows here are my highlights, but the full set of previews can be seen at Warhammer Community. The main … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · 12 Comments

The great wargaming survey 2020

The great wargaming survey for 2020 is open. If you’re not already aware of this, the magazine Wargames Soldiers and Strategy runs an annual survey which is open to all … Continue reading

August 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

New 40k boxed set contents

Games Workshop previewed the contents of the upcoming 9th edition starter box, and I must admit to being impressed by the contents. The contents look quite varied, and maybe I’m … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · 6 Comments