Scent of a Gamer

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

Once upon a Wednesday: the end of Warhammer

Just over a year after Games Workshop unceremoniously ended Warhammer and replaced it with the Age of Sigmar game, I wrote a price titled Why Warhammer had to go. Four … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: fantasy heroes

In 2013, the first year of the blog, I posted this image of a group of heroes gathered on the ruined tower terrain piece. The ruined tower would be familiar … Continue reading

July 29, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: Gallipoli diorama

For those who don’t know, Gallipoli was a particularly pointless and bloody campaign fought in World War I. Ignoring the many sheltered coves and gentle uplands, the forces in their … Continue reading

July 22, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: SAGA Revenants

The Revenants were an add-on faction for the original edition of SAGA, and were an optional faction. This faction left aside the historical core of the game for a Ragnarok-themed … Continue reading

July 15, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: Civ V mods

This article comes from all the way back in 2015. I took the time to talk about some of my favourite mods for the game Civilization V. My overall favourite … Continue reading

July 8, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Grombrindal

The white dwarf, symbol of the eponymous magazine, has had several miniatures over the years. I painted my white dwarf model in 2017: It doesn’t stop there though. A year … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Agincourt diorama

Alan and Michael Perry have their own miniatures company today, but I first knew them as some of my favourite miniatures sculptors at Games Workshop. The look and feel of … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Age of Sigmar displays

On my 2017 visit to Warhammer World, I was not thinking about the Age of Sigmar game or setting at all. It was still relatively new, and the death of … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: the Imperial Knight

2014 was not a great year in terms of me finishing miniatures. I completed the Imperial Knight though, possibly the largest model I have painted to date. The other contender … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · 7 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Doomdark’s Revenge

I first played Doomdark’s Revenge in the 1980s and fell in love with this 8-bit strategy game straight away. It’s a close as you’ll find on such old systems to … Continue reading

June 3, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: the battle for Angelus Prime

The highlight of my trip to Warhammer World in 2017 was the exhibition area. If I had to name one thing it would be that classic diorama of Horus and … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday: Imbrian orcs & goblins

2014 was not a great year for painting. I completed only two projects, one of which was this box of orcs and goblins by Imbrian arts. 2014 wasn’t a great … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Rick Priestley interview

Rick Priestley was an influential designer during his years at Games Workshop in the 1980s and 1990s. The business changed around him a lot while he was there. This article … Continue reading

May 13, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: The Regiments of Renown

Today’s article memory comes from 2016. It formed part of a Lorehammer series of articles I wrote to share some of the background of the Old World with new players. … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · 4 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Warhammer World classic dioramas

In 2017 I completed my pilgrimage to Warhammer World. One of the memorable parts was seeing the old dioramas that I remembered from the White dwarf episodes of my youth … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 11 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarfs

Chaos Dwarfs have long been my favourite Blood Bowl team. I like the disparity of the powerful Bull Centaurs with terrible Agility, the stout chaos dwarf blockers and the forgettable … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · 7 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Cynthia Sheppard

This article dates back to 2014. My first artist profile of Cynthia Sheppard. The MtG artists series was once of the first series I came up with for the blog. … Continue reading

April 15, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday #5: Vlad and Isabella

When Warhammer: Total War first launched, I created a series I called Lorehammer, where I told the stories of some of the characters in the game. I based this on … Continue reading

April 8, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday #4: Blood Bowl Chaos

I finished this project in December of 2013: a Chaos team for Blood Bowl. I picked this team up in a Kickstarter; they were delivered 3 or 4 months after … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday #3: selling Magic cards

In 2014 I posted some straightforward advice aimed at anyone looking to sell of their collection of Magic: the Gathering cards. It became one of the more popular posts of … Continue reading

March 25, 2020