Scent of a Gamer

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

Walking Dread: a review of the SAGA Revenants faction

The Revenants are a new faction for SAGA historical gaming. In this case the historical side is drawn from myths prevalent in Europe from 800-1000. This is an army of … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Looking for NZ painters

The Perry twins put a recent post on their Facebook page about a mammoth project they are doing in concert with Peter Jackson. “We were asked by Peter Jackson to … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Best laid plans: a review of Of Gods and Mortals

Of Gods and Mortals passed me by on its 2013 release. My gaming group recently jumped into this gem of a game with both feet. This is a miniatures wargame … Continue reading

October 11, 2014

God grant they never set foot here again! Muslim factions in SAGA Crescent and Cross

The three Muslim factions in the Crescent and Cross book give players a wide choice of armies and play style to choose from, just as the Christian factions do. From … Continue reading

September 20, 2014

God wills it! Christian factions in SAGA Crescent and Cross

Crescent and Cross gives us three Christian factions, representing those fighting under the cross from Iberia to the Levant. For SAGA players there are three quite different factions to explore. … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

A large wargaming survey

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine recently undertook a large scale online survey of wargamers. Given the magazine’s focus is on historical gaming many of the questions (and I’m sure most … Continue reading

September 6, 2014

New Version of SAGA

After much speculation, the new version of SAGA has been announced; SAGA: Crescent and Cross. As the name would suggest this version of SAGA will cover the various armies of … Continue reading

March 22, 2014

Review: Rome Total War II

The remnants of the Sixth Legion stood shivering in the snow, watching their enemies approach. Their ragged breath formed fog in the air. There was blood on their weapons, on … Continue reading

September 29, 2013

Miniatures: On the Cusp of a Golden Age?

Golden Ages are generally perceived as something that happened long ago. With miniatures and miniature games, I think we are entering that golden age at the moment. Maybe I’m wrong, and it’s already … Continue reading

March 2, 2013

Anglo-Dane Update

My first 12 Anglo-Dane warriors for SAGA are complete. These guys were a breeze to paint, and I loved the outcome of trying out shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios. These … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 1 Comment