Scent of a Gamer

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

From portrait to plastic

Games Workshop recently revealed a new plastic chaos space marine terminator character, Azrakh the Annihilator: If it looks familiar to you, perhaps you remember this classic Mark Gibbons illustration from … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 2 Comments

Blood Bowl chaos champion

I reported my Blood Bowl chaos team as being complete back in 2013, but there was one model I didn’t paint, as I had no use for the champion figure. … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

New chaos marine models

As the main antagonists in Warhammer 40,000 the chaos space marines have distinctly fewer models than their loyalist equivalents, especially in recent years where the focus has been more on … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

What it’s like

There have been numerous attempts to describe the lives lived by the Chaos Space Marines of Warhammer 40,000, who dwell in the Eye of Terror, a realm where time and … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classic chaos marauders

I went full classic on these old metals. I dub up some old chaos shields and some even older chaos transfers to but on those shields. The models themselves paint … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 13 Comments

Warhammer Total War III revealed

Earlier this week I was counting my good fortunes, and realised that my dream computer game has already been made, and that game is Warhammer: Total War. The Warhammer Total … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · 7 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

Chaos test bunnies

As I get towards the closing stages of painting the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower models, a few gaps are opening up on tray 5. With most of the Silver Tower … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · 4 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: chaos name generator

The Warhammer 40,000 chaos warband name generator started its life as a Nurgle warband name generator. It was done fairly simply in Excel, and over the course of a few … Continue reading

September 30, 2020

The camera revisits: Blood Bowl Chaos

Another early project that could benefit from the camera is my Chaos Blood Bowl team. This is not sculpted by Games Workshop, but by Willy Miniatures. This remains my only … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · 11 Comments

The camera revisits: Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarfs

Another early project which could benefit from new photography is my Blood Bowl Chaos dwarf team. These classic figures fit nicely on the new board, and if they look a … Continue reading

June 21, 2020 · 4 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

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: the cultists

I’ve painted the 8 cultists from Blackstone Fortress Escalation. Since these represent 8 of the 13 models in the set, I have gone from ‘hardly started’ to ‘almost finished’ in … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Foul Play #10 — bigbossredskullz

Ye all behold – even more painted models within a month?! Foul Play #10 — bigbossredskullz Check out this awesome chaos dwarf team from bigbossredskullz, and check out the rest of … Continue reading

February 4, 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

New chaos knights and warriors

Games Workshop recently previewed new chaos knights and warriors to replace what must be some of their older plastics still in circulation. Not quite as old as those zombies, but … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blackstone Fortress: the chaos marines

The chaos space marines are some of the more fearsome foes of Blackstone Fortress. When it came to paint them I knew I wanted them to stand out somehow. I … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · 10 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 chaos warband name generator

With the release of Dark Imperium we have seen plenty of Primaris Space Marines on the table. The other, less shiny, side of the coin are all the Chaos armies … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 9 Comments

Blood Bowl made to order!

Games Workshop recently announced they will offer the classic 90s Blood Bowl teams for Chaos, Chaos Dwarf and Dark Elf teams. The classic teams will be offered for one week … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

Lorehammer: Morghur, the Essence of Chaos

What is Morghur? He is no beastman, though the source of his body may be the husk of a bray shaman drawn to some dark chaos power. Morghur has been … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment