Scent of a Gamer

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

Red Templars dreadnought

My first Red Templars model painted is this old dreadnought model. I picked it up as part of an experiment to see if their low-priced ‘build and paint’ range was … Continue reading

June 27, 2021 · 16 Comments

A history of the Red Templars, part 1

The Red Templars were founded as the chaos of the Horus Heresy was fading from memory into legend. The first mention of the chapter comes some 1,100 years post-Heresy, when … Continue reading

June 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Choosing a chapter

One thing almost every player of Warhammer 40,000 will do is choose a chapter to play with. Space Marines in the setting are divided into around 1,000 chapters of about … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 6 Comments

Warhammer animation

This weekend saw Games Workshop announce their forthcoming animation series. In short; there’s a lot, with a mixture of styles and storytelling evident even from the short snatches of footage … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · 6 Comments

Duncan paints Iron Warriors

Duncan Rhodes has a new video up, this one deals with painting the Iron Warriors of Warhammer 40,000. He puts some interesting touches on the model, which for me raise … Continue reading

May 1, 2021

Plague Marine reinforcements 2

I’ve painted another champion and icon bearer for the plague marines. To keep them looking different to the other two, I painted them with bases to go along with the … Continue reading

March 6, 2021 · 8 Comments

Grim dark Magic

Warhammer 40,000 is getting its own Magic: the Gathering expansion. Even the announcement article on Warhammer Community felt the need to add “yes, really” to the title. It’s an incongruous … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

Corrupted Alchomite Stack

This was another piece of terrain I picked up on the cover of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. Since I’ve already painted a couple of these as part of the terrain I … Continue reading

January 10, 2021 · 17 Comments

Haemotrope Reactor

I’ve completed the first of my two Haemotrope Reactors. They make for a striking piece of Warhammer 40,000 terrain: They have two sides, with one side being more… you know: … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Nurgle terrain for 40k

Games Workshop have previewed some more industrial terrain for Warhammer 40,000. I have painted a couple of my recent terrain pieces as if they had been corrupted by the forces … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · 5 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

Want to write Warhammer horror fiction?

There’s a new opportunity to submit short stories to Games Workshop for their consideration. This time they are giving plenty of notice, as the submission window opens in October. If … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

New 40k starter sets

If you wanted that made to order set of Indomitus, the new boxed set for Warhammer 40,000, you have missed the cut off. However by way of consolation there are … Continue reading

July 30, 2020 · 2 Comments

Plague marines complete

After painting the Plagueburst Crawler I realised my collection of plague marines is now complete. Time for a group photo! One thing about this group photo is I realise I … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 19 Comments

More new 40k models revealed

In this era of home 3D printing, Games Workshop are doubling down on excellence in plastic kits. I look around at bloggers creating resin wonders in their homes and can … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

Plagueburst Crawler complete

I have completed the iconic tank for my plague marine force, the Plagueburst crawler: I gave it a lunar style base, which doesn’t match the bulk of the plague marine … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 12 Comments

Indomitus release date revealed

The ninth edition boxed set for Warhammer 40,000 will release on 25 July, following a two-week pre-order window. Hopefully Games Workshop will have enough as I am thinking demand will … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

Tainted plasma regulators

I said I would do something different with the last two plasma regulators, and I did! In fairness, I have been busy with the whole finally finishing the Bones project … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 9 Comments

Plasma regulator 2

I’ve painted the second of my four plasma regulators. After getting some feedback on the first one, I added some subtle grime effects to the second… …however these turned out … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

New 40k boxed set contents

Games Workshop previewed the contents of the upcoming 9th edition starter box, and I must admit to being impressed by the contents. The contents look quite varied, and maybe I’m … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · 6 Comments