Scent of a Gamer

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

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

24 hours of painting, times 3

Three popular YouTube channels got together recently and took a simultaneous attempt to paint as many models as possible in 24 hours. Now, this is not the kind of thing … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Miniatures Giveaway — 28 Magazine

We at Team28 were recently approached by Stefan Blokker Gomez de la Torre, he had discovered his old Warhammer miniatures and wondered if we could find a use for them. … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fetchlands are back

Wizards’ latest Secret Lair announcement is different to those we have seen so far: Yes, the Fetchlands are back, in their own very large box, and each card comes in … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 6 Comments

The White Box

I write about this when it first went to Kickstarter, and now I have my own copy. The White Box provides any budding tabletop game designer with a bunch of … Continue reading

February 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

The past is back (at today’s prices!)

Games Workshop’s previews from the Las Vegas open were interesting, and even exciting. But thinking through the previewed models I was struck at how most of the previews are re-presentations … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 15 Comments

Magic’s next Secret Lair: rats

Via Polygon, Magic has announced its next Secret lair tie-in will be a single set themed around the Year of the Rat. This set comes with 8 cards for $40 … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Happy holidays 2019!

Whether midwinter or midsummer, whatever the holidays are to you… I hope you enjoy them! As for me, I’ll be hoping for some fresh paint brushes under the Christmas tree … Continue reading

December 22, 2019 · 8 Comments

Loyalist Space Marine name generator

The latest Space Marine codex encourages people to create their own legions, but how to name them? If you’re struggling for inspiration, then try this name generator, developed for loyalist … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 13 Comments

No more zero days

Here’s something I came across on Reddit recently that made me stop and think and yes, change my habits too. The original post is 5 years old now. The concept … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

8-bit Symphony

There’s a music concert coming up soon that I’d love to go to, but I’m a little too far from Hull, UK to make it. The 8-bit symphony will present … Continue reading

June 8, 2019

GW’s contrasting previews

It’s been another week-end of exciting Games Workshop previews (as long as you’re the sort of person who gets excited by such things). I know I am! First up is … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Crystal Brush 2019 winners

The Crystal brush competition is over for another year, and again there have been some fantastic entries which show off the pinnacle of miniatures painting. The overall winner in 2019 … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 1 Comment


I hit a milestone recently: I’ve been running a Magic: the Gathering league for 10 years now. Also, 10 years ago, the stonecutter father of a regular player made us … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

Miniatures on display

I took advantage of a recent family trip to Ikea to pick up something I’ve had my eye on for a while – their glass display case. The case was … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · 13 Comments

1,000 posts later

A message from WordPress popped up on my last weekend, informing me I was now at 1,000 posts for this blog. The milestone took my be surprise, as the last … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · 15 Comments

Official Warhammer 40k podcast

Just in time for Christmas comes Voxcast: the Official 40k podcast. The first episodes are already up, and there’s a great debut episode featuring a long interview with Jes Goodwin. … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Webcomics on Warhammer Community

The Warhammer Community page has been transformed into a hub of sneak peeks, new releases, hobby tips, and images of painted models and armies. The page also now hosts a … Continue reading

September 9, 2018

Warhammer Fest 2018 miniature painting winners posted

The Golden Demon page has posted the winners from the painted miniatures competition at Warhammer fest. These days Games Workshop seem keen to wun multiple painting competitions through the year … Continue reading

August 18, 2018