Scent of a Gamer

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

Sphinx of Black Quartz, hear my vow

The title -when correctly written as ‘Sphinx of Black Quartz, judge my vow’- is an alternative sentence to ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ and I think … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 16 Comments

Astreia Solbright

I think that’s how you spell it. This is a hero figure from Age of Sigmar which I purchased earlier this year. At the time I thought it would make … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 6 Comments

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Stormbringer magazine announced

A new weekly collectible magazine is out for Age of Sigmar. At present, Stormbringer is only available in the UK and Ireland. Previous subscriptions magazines have later been made available … Continue reading

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Write for Age of Sigmar

Games Workshop are advertising for a writer for their Age of Sigmar setting. While this setting is not as popular as the Warhammer 40,000 setting, this seems like an opportunity … Continue reading

February 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Black Library open submissions

Black Library are having another round of open submissions – between 27 October and 9 November this year, you can submit a 50 word short story proposal along with a … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

New Age of Sigmar boxed set revealed

This isn’t just a new boxed set; it’s also a new edition of the game. The first edition featured Order versus Chaos, the second featured Order versus Death. So it’s … Continue reading

May 30, 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

A pair of witch hunters

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that recent Age of Sigmar armies have been quite evocative of the classic Warhammer setting. Cow heads aides, the new high elves Lumineth … Continue reading

April 8, 2021 · 11 Comments

New plastic zombies (and other stuff)

Games Workshop’s existing plastic zombie set is one of their oldest. It dates from the 1990s and if I recall correctly it was one of their first plastic regiment sets … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 13 Comments

New Slaanesh art revealed

The next chaos release is going to focus on the followers of Slaanesh, the chaos god of excess. This factions has generally been my least favourite over the years, but … Continue reading

February 4, 2021 · 3 Comments

Age of Sigmar Slaanesh previews

Games Workshop previewed another clutch of upcoming models this week-end. The ones that got me me excited were the Slaanesh models. First there’s a new model for Sigvald the Magnificent … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 3 Comments

Want to write Warhammer horror fiction?

There’s a new opportunity to submit short stories to Games Workshop for their consideration. This time they are giving plenty of notice, as the submission window opens in October. If … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 4 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

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles (Dec? 2019) — Azazel’s Bitz Box.

A couple (well, three) more Endless Spell models for today’s catch-up post. I’m pretty sure these were painted in early December last year, but they could also have been done … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Inspired Soul Wars: Nighthaunt Collection so far — Bjorn the Stormborn

Today I’ll be showing my current progress with my ongoing project on my Nighthaunt collection. It’s been a few years in the making that’s only recently had a boost in … Continue reading

February 19, 2020

Slaves to Darkness: three ways to paint

Warhammer Community has a short but interesting article up about the new chaos warrior figures for Age of Sigmar. As you might be able to tell, I’m a fan. However … Continue reading

December 15, 2019

Collect Age of Sigmar through Mortal Realms

Warhammer 40,000 had Conquest, now the Age of Sigmar gets Mortal Realms. This will be a set of collectable packs which will build you two armies in the game – … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

The closest thing to Warhammer

…is probably the new Cities of Sigmar battletome for Age of Sigmar. As near as possible, this book is an attempt to give people who never lost their love of … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 6 Comments

Age of Sigmar: the right decision

In my opinion, the verdict is now in: Games Workshop were right to kill off Warhammer and replace it with the Age of Sigmar. Warhammer at the time was a … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · 4 Comments