Scent of a Gamer

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

Paint schemes inspired by Nintendo

Dana Howl is back with a great paint scheme for her Tyranid force, this one inspired by a recent Nintendo game: I spend a fair bit of time playing videogames, … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · 3 Comments

Chaos Lord complete

I won’t lie: this model nearly died in the assembly stage. I found the instructions quite obtuse and at one point had to pull the model apart and start again. … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · 16 Comments

Warhammer Quest: blue horrors

Following on from the Brimstone Horrors, I have painted up the blue horrors, the middle children of Tzeentch. When killed, a blue horror will break down into a pair of … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 5 Comments

Grand Strategy gets a boost

Crusader Kings III is the next grand strategy game on its way to PCs. What is grand strategy, you may ask. Well, it’s a strategy game with a grand scope, … Continue reading

May 24, 2020

The Goblin Master! A Talk With Kevin Adams… Part 1. — John Wombat

Along with the likes of Trish Carden (Morrison), Aly Morrison, Jes Goodwin and the Perry twins, Kevin Adams is one of my favourite sculptors, and when it comes to Orcs … Continue reading

April 23, 2020

Tray 2: the tray strikes back

Well, here we are again; a brand new tray of models to paint. This tray has a mix of older and newer figures, and figures so neglected they are still … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

Bones kobolds painted

The latest update to the Bones project is a 12-strong group of kobolds I’ve seen a few different paint jobs of these around, using different skin tones. In the end … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 4 Comments

People just liked it better that way: a review of Istanbul (the board game)

Istanbul is board game which places the player in the role of a trader. The game is a race to trade into the required number of rubies before anyone else. … Continue reading

February 24, 2019

Terrain showcase: ash wastes

I’ve painted up a enough of the terrain I own to feel like looking at how it all comes together. The ash wastes terrain, made with science-fiction (or grimdark) settings … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 9 Comments

Middle Earth Dwarfs, update 2

My painting of the Dwarf rangers from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range continues. Here’s another eight, again in their winter greys, on pre-made bases. The final 7 will get done … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Neglected models: Bretonnian archer

Well, this one took so long his army is no longer present in the game! This Bretonnian archer, in white metal, has been hanging around since 1996 or 1997. At … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Industrial terrain (rust)

As part of gathering models for this year’s painting tray I found a piece of Warhammer 40,000 terrain I didn’t realise I’d missed. I decided to make it the lucky … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

The tray in 2019

Now that I’ve gathered last year’s painting, it’s time to look ahead to the coming year. This time I want to do things a little differently but still keep the … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Miniatures painted in 2018

I had a successful year of painting, at least by my own goals. With over 170 models painted I took a big bite out of the pile of unpainted miniatures … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 10 Comments

Bard’s Tale II walkthrough part 1: getting there and Tangramayne

We begin where we left off after healing up and levelling up post the final battle with Mangar – in the Adventurers’ Guild of Skara Brae. Having completed the first … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bard’s Tale I walkthrough part 6: Mangar’s Tower

Once you’ve finished in Kylearan’s Tower, it’s time to get on to Mangar’s Tower and the end of the game. This penultimate part covers the first four of the five … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bard’s Tale I walkthrough part 4: Baron Harkyn’s Castle

After the catacombs, even if you didn’t pick up the hint to come to Harkyn’s domain next, it’s the only area open to you that you haven’t yet explored. The … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bard’s Tale I walkthrough part 3: the catacombs

(if you missed it, go back to part 2) Having finished your first “trainer” dungeon and reached the dead end that is the stairway to Mangar’s it’s time to visit … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bones update 29: the gorilla

Challenged to find a ‘mechanical’ model to paint, I had a look through my drawers of unpainted models (currently 917 of them!) and found this Bones model from the original … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · 4 Comments

Magic Arena open beta review

Magic the Gathering Arena has emerged into open beta and is ready for general play. It’s a good way to play Magic if you previously played the game but find … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 6 Comments