Scent of a Gamer

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

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

9th edition Codexes revealed

Another week-end, another set of previews from Games Workshop. One impact of my allowance is that I get more excited by individual character models than by regiments, since those are … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · 6 Comments

Favourite Games Workshop models over four decades

I’ve been playing Games Workshop’s games since the 1980s. Battlecars was the first, and there have been many more since then. I was inspired to think about some of my … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 13 Comments

Games Workshop August 2020 previews

Games Workshop ran another online preview session at the week-end. What follows here are my highlights, but the full set of previews can be seen at Warhammer Community. The main … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · 12 Comments

Neglected models: classic devil

If I remember correctly, when I bought this model it was based on looking at a grimy catalogue picture. I thought I was buying a vampire figure, so when this … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · 5 Comments

Publishing memories

Back in the 1990s, Games Workshop ran their Citadel Journal, a magazine published in-house but filled with articles written by fans. This kind of activity was the kind of thing … Continue reading

August 1, 2020 · 8 Comments

Indomitus approved

To their credit, Games Workshop have responded to the almost instant selling out of Indomitus (and the predicable high price ebay listing which followed) by stating that anyone wanting the … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · 4 Comments

Arcane scatter ruins

The Arcane Ruins set is a scenery kit which gives you a lot of table coverage. Here, I have put three ‘spare’ pieces on their own bases to use as … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 8 Comments

Plasma regulator 1

I picked up 4 of these plasma regulator terrain pieces by buying two copies of the same edition of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. Like the industrial pipes earlier this year, I’m … Continue reading

June 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

Numinous Occulum

If you’re familiar with the strangely-named terrain set from games Workshop, you would notice that this isn’t the full set: I had a hard time assembling this one. In fact … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 10 Comments

Arcane Ruins: the portal opens

I’ve painted another piece of the Arcane Ruins terrain set. This time I went with a different take On one side, it looks like an ordinary grey ruins, with a … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 14 Comments

Blood Bowl Trophies

This definitely counts as my entry for Ann’s April painting challenge. How could it not? I have had these trophies since 2002, and I’ve always hesitated to paint them. A … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 10 Comments

Tabletop terrain: industrial pipes

I’ve completed all of the 40k industrial terrain I bought back in 2017. However every so often Warhammer 40,000 Conquest magazine provides me with the opportunity of a low cost … Continue reading

April 5, 2020 · 8 Comments

The past is back (at today’s prices!)

Games Workshop’s previews from the Las Vegas open were interesting, and even exciting. But thinking through the previewed models I was struck at how most of the previews are re-presentations … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 15 Comments

Duncan Rhodes

Some news broke over Christmas; Duncan Rhodes has left Games Workshop. Duncan has become something of a celebrity in this era of the ‘new’ Games Workshop. As the company entered … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · 22 Comments

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

Poxwalkers update 1

I’ve completed the first 8 of my 26 poxwalkers: Also, I’m enjoying how good the zone mortalis tiles are for taking these photos. Ruined towers are great for the fantasy … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sisters of Battle box contents revealed

It’s been a long time coming, but plastic Sisters of Battle and their new codex are almost upon us. Ahead of the release, the full contents have been spoiled at … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · 4 Comments

The Old World returns… soon

Games Workshop have put up advanced notice of a new product line. very advanced notice. For a company that typically reveals things within 2-3 months of release, this time they … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

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