Scent of a Gamer

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

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

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

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

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

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