Scent of a Gamer

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

Meriadoc of Rohan

Another miniature that I had forgotten about is this metal version of Merry from the Lord of the Rings range, tis time all got up in his Rohan armour. I … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

How I stopped using regular GW acrylics

It wasn’t a conscious choice; it’s something that has happened over the past year. I didn’t notice it until I was looking over the paints I used on the last … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 19 Comments

A Christmas message from James Workshop

Games Workshop have put up an amusing video from their CEO (not really though), James Workshop about the festive season. From exclusive footage of new plastic aspect warriors to the … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

Dungeonbowl for Christmas?

Following on from the recent official announcement, a leaked page of a Christmas catalogue in North America shows that Dungeonbowl should be available for Christmas 2021 buyers. The listed price … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

A grammar snob job

Games Workshop have advertised for an annoying person who is always pointing out what’s wrong with the way rules are written, instead of just getting on with the game. Or, … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey

Today in things I wasn’t expecting from Games Workshop comes the Warhammer 40,000 gamer survey. This survey is specifically focused on those who play Warhammer 40,000, used to play, or … Continue reading

November 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl!

Dungeonbowl is coming back… shortly. The game was previewed over the week-end, and the usual gap between a boxed game preview and its release seems to hang around the 3 … Continue reading

November 2, 2021 · 3 Comments

Games Workshop? They’re having a fire sale?

It has been a terrible long count of years since Games Workshop last put anything, anything at all, on sale.They don’t believe in it, they assured investors, and would rather … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Still more spider swarms

As I get to my last couple of trays’ worth of miniatures, I am finding models I don’t remember owning. So it is with these spider swarms from Games Workshops’ … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dol Guldur takes shape

Another week brings another massive and well-planned terrain build from Zorazorp. This time around the subject is the city of Dol Guldur: Once again these videos bring home to me … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

The last Easterlings

I’m confident these are now the last Easterling models in my collection: With these now painted, the range is complete. A lot of the last couple of model trays are … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 10 Comments

Neglected models: Wood Elves

Going through my bits boxes has been a trip through my hobby memories. For a very short time, was building a Wood Elf army in Warhammer, but I abandoned the … Continue reading

August 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Spider Swarms

These diminutive figures existing only as a single-piece base. Small spiders scuttling around the place: I have six bases on these all up. I chose a dull blue for the … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 4 Comments

Take a bow, Jervis Johnson

It had to happen a some time, and that time is now. Jervis Johnson is leaving Games Workshop, after several decades’ work designing games. I will remember him most as … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 6 Comments

Things I don’t want, just $5.99 per month

Games Workshop revealed the contents of the Warhammer+ subscription and I have to say I am feeling underwhelmed. A grab-bag of things I don’t particularly want, all for $5.99 per … Continue reading

June 25, 2021 · 13 Comments

Neglected models: classic metal troll

I would have purchased this model in 1994 or 1995. The important thing is, it’s painted now! The photo didn’t come out quite as sharp as I’d hoped, this this … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 14 Comments

Middle Earth giant spider

Another classic metal model from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range, this time a giant spider: It’s bigger than a spider swarm and smaller than a spider queen, but this guy … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 12 Comments

Mordor troll

My current tray contains a lot of my Middle Earth miniatures collection, so that will be a recurring theme over the next few weeks. Today’s effort is this Mordor Troll: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 8 Comments

Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 13 Comments

Games Workshop’s pre-order pause

In an announcement on the Warhammer Community page, GW explained there will be no preorders for the next couple of weeks. This is due to uncertainties around delivery timelines. Is … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 · 4 Comments