Scent of a Gamer

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

Enjoying the golden age of miniatures

As someone who has been buying, painting, and playing with miniatures for over 30 years now, I’m feeling relaxed and happy. If there’s a model I can think of, someone … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Black Library 2022 previews

Warhammer Community hosted a Black Library preview event at the week-end, and while I didn’t get what I had hoped for, the preview was interesting all the same. Anyone who … Continue reading

December 14, 2021 · 3 Comments

Please… no more miniatures!

Midwinter Minis has a new video up about buying gifts for gamers which aren’t yet more miniatures to paint! This is a subject close to my heart as I get … Continue reading

December 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Dungeonbowl for Christmas?

Following on from the recent official announcement, a leaked page of a Christmas catalogue in North America shows that Dungeonbowl should be available for Christmas 2021 buyers. The listed price … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

A grammar snob job

Games Workshop have advertised for an annoying person who is always pointing out what’s wrong with the way rules are written, instead of just getting on with the game. Or, … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey

Today in things I wasn’t expecting from Games Workshop comes the Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey. This survey is specifically focused on those who play Warhammer 40,000, used to play, or … Continue reading

November 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Games Workshop? They’re having a fire sale?

It has been a terrible long count of years since Games Workshop last put anything, anything at all, on sale.They don’t believe in it, they assured investors, and would rather … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Talking about money

Twitch was the subject of a massive hack recently, and by massive I mean everything about the site was exposed, including the earnings of its streamers over the past 20 … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium launches

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is the latest in the series of ‘buy an issue a week’ magazines Games Workshop have been doing in partnership with Hachette. Each week you can find … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

GW attempts to rebuild trust

Games Works have taken a few actions building up to the release of Kill Team; Octavius The first is a promise that no matter now many orders they receive, everyone … Continue reading

August 15, 2021 · 20 Comments

The Great Wargaming Survey 2021

It’s that time again, and the Great Wargaming survey for 2021 is on. If you haven’t encountered this before it’s an annual survey or wargamers undertaken by Wargames, Soldiers and … Continue reading

August 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

2021 early sales update from ICv2

It’s premature to call 2021 a post-COVID year, but it feels different from last year at least. Of course, 2020 saw record sales for hobby games across the board, and … Continue reading

August 1, 2021 · 5 Comments

Squaring up to the Old World

Warhammer Community recently featured a Q&A style article about their forthcoming Old World game. They confirmed that square bases will be used, and that the rules designers will be dipping … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 7 Comments

Record growth in 2020: ICv2

ICv2 has provided their full industry update for the 2020 calendar year. The complete details are available to subscribers only, but there’s a summary article for the rest of us. … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Take a bow, Jervis Johnson

It had to happen a some time, and that time is now. Jervis Johnson is leaving Games Workshop, after several decades’ work designing games. I will remember him most as … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 6 Comments

Things I don’t want, just $5.99 per month

Games Workshop revealed the contents of the Warhammer+ subscription and I have to say I am feeling underwhelmed. A grab-bag of things I don’t particularly want, all for $5.99 per … Continue reading

June 25, 2021 · 13 Comments

An unboxing video about unboxing videos

This video starts out in the normal unboxing way – here’s the latest GW box about to be released, let’s look at the sprues, books etc. inside. Then Brent morphs … Continue reading

June 20, 2021 · 9 Comments

Cursed City miniatures, now sold separately

Games Workshops pre-order previews had one interesting item this week: Some of the models from the strangely ill-fated Cursed City set will now be sold separately. These represent two of … Continue reading

May 18, 2021 · 7 Comments

Age of Sigmar 3rd edition

The past week of Games Workshop announcements didn’t much interest me. I couldn’t quite figure out why, whether it was lingering bad feeling over the whole Cursed City fiasco, or … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Games Workshop’s pre-order pause

In an announcement on the Warhammer Community page, GW explained there will be no preorders for the next couple of weeks. This is due to uncertainties around delivery timelines. Is … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 · 4 Comments