Scent of a Gamer

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

Vegas Open 2023 Games Workshop previews

As part of the 2023 Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop showed a numbers of previews, and due to time differences and a day off work, I was able to watch … Continue reading

January 28, 2023 · 8 Comments

A second helping of Two Thin Coats

The Two Thin Coats range is expanding, with a new range of paints now available on Kickstarter. As with the first release, this one is focused around their painting triads. … Continue reading

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Horus Heresy: they fly now

Jet Bikes are the latest plastic release announced for the Horus Heresy range: The new plastic kit will come with a variety of front weapon options. This is the latest … Continue reading

January 21, 2023 · 2 Comments

The Empire in The Old World

The Empire was central to the old Warhammer game and lore, and a new article at Warhammer Community is giving us an advance look on how the Empire will appear … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Two Thin Coats paints: the review

Two Thin Coats in a new range of acrylic paints manufactured in the United Kingdom. The paints are supplied in 15mL dropper bottles, and there are currently 60 paints in … Continue reading

January 7, 2023 · 9 Comments

Army builder for SAGA: Age of Magic

Age of Magic is my favourite tabletop game to play at this time. For me it has the right mix of accessibility, playability, and solid rules that keep things moving. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Witcher miniatures

This trio of miniatures is based on the characters as they appear in the video games, rather than the show. These miniatures are part of a small range from Monster … Continue reading

December 24, 2022 · 11 Comments

New Land Raider variant for Heresy

The large Age of Darkness boxed set for Horus Heresy provided a lot of models, including the large Spartan Land Raider. This is larger than the version we are used … Continue reading

December 17, 2022 · 5 Comments

5 board game gifts for Christmas 2022

It’s that time of year again – the time to panic buy a present for yourself or another gamer in your life. But what to get? Just ‘any’ board game … Continue reading

December 4, 2022 · 6 Comments

Turnip 28 Kickstarter

My involvement with Turnip 28 so far has been to enjoy the images of people posting thier work. The project has now made its way to Kickstarter. You can back … Continue reading

December 3, 2022 · 5 Comments

Video reviews of Two Thin Coats paints

My test of the Two Thin Coats range is going slowly, mainly through being distracted by other things. I found two recent video reviews on YouTube which do a good … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

40k: more space hulks to come

Games Workshop unveiled a bunch of forthcoming releases a few hours ago, and among these was news that there will be more space hulk action for Warhammer 40,000. Firstly, three … Continue reading

November 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Leftover terrain = zone mortalis

Arbitor Ian has taken a break from his usual lore videos to show us how he created a space hulk/ zone mortalis board for skirmishes in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. … Continue reading

November 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Contrast + Vallejo = Xpress Color

Vallejo are getting in on the Contrast paint game, with new range called Xpress Color. The initial range will consist of 23 paints, so they are starting well behind the … Continue reading

November 8, 2022 · 11 Comments

US Open army showcase

The 2022 US Open is over, but Games Workshop have treated us to a selection of their favourite armies from among those on display at the events. I have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

New look for chaos cultists

There’s another new Warcry box set on the way – honestly I thought we had a new one last month. You know, the Prime Minister before last. The interesting thing … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Two thin coats: first model finished

I have completed the first model using the new Two Thin Coats range: Sir Coates! As one of the free metal models which arrived with the paints, this one provided … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 17 Comments

The Old World – artwork and new map

The latest Old World project update appeared on Warhammer Community a few days ago. It look like we’ll be seeing a 2023 release for this game. The update didn’t include … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · 3 Comments

Wolf Bristle Brushes Kickstarter

As I got towards the last of my miniatures, I started to paint with contrast paints far more. I ended up buying a set of brushes to use just with … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Two Thin Coats update: the metallics

My progress with painting has been slower than once it was, however I have at least managed to play with the metallic paints that come in the Two Thin Coats … Continue reading

October 15, 2022 · 8 Comments