Scent of a Gamer

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

Army builder for SAGA: Age of Magic

Age of Magic is my favourite tabletop game to play at this time. For me it has the right mix of accessibility, playability, and solid rules that keep things moving. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

SAGA Norman Hearthguard

I wasn’t able to paint the Hearthguard in the same scheme as I had used for the warriors, as when I assembled this unit I had undercoated them black rather … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 14 Comments

SAGA Norman warriors 2

The second 8 of my 16 Norman Warriors with spear and shield are now done. As with the first batch, I used the decidedly ahistorical Bretonnian waterslide transfers for their … Continue reading

July 4, 2021 · 6 Comments

SAGA Norman warriors 1

This is the first of two groups of warriors for my SAGA Norman army. I used some very un-historical waterslide transfers to liven up their shields. It’s still fun to … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 10 Comments

SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 20 Comments

The incredible story of Sagas

Sagas are fast becoming my favourite card type in Magic: the Gathering. They seem to hit the sweet spot between a card that can provide plenty of flavour and backstory, … Continue reading

February 20, 2021

SAGA Revenant army complete

The SAGA revenant army is now complete. All I have to do is keep my fingers crossed that this army will receive an update for the second edition. If not, … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · 13 Comments

SAGA Revenants: zombie swarms

The SAGA Revenant army also comes with two zombie swarm piles, in addition to the 48 individual models. These models move as individuals and count as 12 levy, if I … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

SAGA Revenants: the necromancer

With the 48 zombies out of the way, I have now finished the one responsible for this mess, the necromancer He comes on the cool scenic base, which helps him … Continue reading

February 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 4

This update finishes the individual undead models in this army: There’s no group shot yet though, as I have three models still to paint. Two are single-piece zombie horde models, … Continue reading

January 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 3

I have completed another 12 of the SAGA revenant army: I have never been a batch painter by nature, and 12 models at a time is about my limit. It … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 14 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 2

It’s been five years since the first update in this project, so it’s about time I get this army done. I always liked the models – a special boxed set … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: SAGA Anglo-Danes

The SAGA Anglo-Danes were the first ‘big’ painting project I finished for the blog. This picture was published in 2013: In the background you can see my old painting board, … Continue reading

August 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: SAGA Revenants

The Revenants were an add-on faction for the original edition of SAGA, and were an optional faction. This faction left aside the historical core of the game for a Ragnarok-themed … Continue reading

July 15, 2020

SAGA Otherworld army complete

With the Hearthguard completed, the Otherworld army are done – at least for now. I rebased the angelic general and behemoth to match the warriors and hearthguard: This army is … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Otherworld Hearthguard complete

I took a similar but different painting route when completing the Hearthguard. Like the warriors, I gave them a ghostly paint over. However with these models I armed them with … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 4 Comments

SAGA Otherworld army update 4

I’ve completed the final 8 ghost warriors, to make the entire 32 model collection complete: Just so you know I haven’t been posting the same models over and over, here … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 5 Comments

SAGA Otherword army update 3

I’ve completed another 8 ghost warriors for my SAGA Otherworld army: In a change from the previous groups painted, I shaded these after the first coat of Nighthaunt Gloom to … Continue reading

September 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

SAGA Otherworld army update 2

I’ve finished the second batch of ghost warriors for my SAGA Otherworld army: This tie I used a heavier white drybrush to brighten the models compared with the first bacth. … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · 4 Comments

Right content, wrong product: a SAGA Book of Battles review

The SAGA Book of Battles is a supplement of over 50 pages dealing with how to organise and fight battles across the various SAGA settings. The book is organised into … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 6 Comments