Scent of a Gamer

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

Cathay background expands

Following closely from yesterday’s article about Cathay, the background for this faction is now being expanded through posts on both Warhammer Community and the Total War blog. We haven’t seen … Continue reading

September 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cathay in the Old World

Following the trailer for their inclusion in the third Warhammer Total War game comes confirmation that the faction was designed by Games Workshop. Some people has wondered whether Creative Assembly … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · 2 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

Squaring up to the Old World

Warhammer Community recently featured a Q&A style article about their forthcoming Old World game. They confirmed that square bases will be used, and that the rules designers will be dipping … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 7 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

Army planning with Dana Howl

Dana Howl is one of six participants in a group project to build and paint Warhammer armies based around the 6th edition of the game. In this video she talks … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Six Sigvalds successfully saturated

Warhammer Community published an article at the week-end. In it, six painters took on the new Sigvald model, with some great results. Of the six my favourite is this one … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

Warhammer Total War III revealed

Earlier this week I was counting my good fortunes, and realised that my dream computer game has already been made, and that game is Warhammer: Total War. The Warhammer Total … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · 7 Comments

When you like Magic and Warhammer

I first found this image about 5 years ago, maybe more. I think I found it on Cool Mini or Not, and it’s been a long time since I last … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · 10 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: the end of Warhammer

Just over a year after Games Workshop unceremoniously ended Warhammer and replaced it with the Age of Sigmar game, I wrote a price titled Why Warhammer had to go. Four … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · 5 Comments

Hobby Showcase at Warhammer Community

There’s a nice round-up of people’s armies and other hobby work at Warhammer Community. There’s plenty of variety though the one that stood out to me was not an army, … Continue reading

May 18, 2020

Neglected Models: Flamers of Tzeentch part 1

It’s been a while since I pulled something out of my pile of neglected models. This time it’s the turn of the flamers of tzeentch: These models are unusual not … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

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

The closest thing to Warhammer

…is probably the new Cities of Sigmar battletome for Age of Sigmar. As near as possible, this book is an attempt to give people who never lost their love of … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 6 Comments

Age of Sigmar: the right decision

In my opinion, the verdict is now in: Games Workshop were right to kill off Warhammer and replace it with the Age of Sigmar. Warhammer at the time was a … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · 4 Comments

GW’s contrasting previews

It’s been another week-end of exciting Games Workshop previews (as long as you’re the sort of person who gets excited by such things). I know I am! First up is … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Games Workshop previews

At this week-end’s Warhammer Championships in Australia, Games Workshop treated us to some previews of upcoming miniatures. No Sisters of Battle, let’s tear that plaster off now. However we get … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

Neglected models: Bretonnian archer

Well, this one took so long his army is no longer present in the game! This Bretonnian archer, in white metal, has been hanging around since 1996 or 1997. At … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

My favourite computer games of 2018

When I think of gaming, my mind goes to the tabletop more readily than to the computer, however I’ve played a number of enjoyable computer games this year, and it … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

More Armies on Parade

I’m in love the the sheer variety and creativity in the Armies on Parade series Games Workshop has been running. There’s a new crop of images on Warhammer-Community right now, … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · 4 Comments