Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · Leave a comment

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

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 · 13 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