Sunday, June 18, 2017

Don't Break 8th! An Appeal to the Community


So, the New Warhammer 40,000 has only been officially out for a few days, and already there is a lot of discussion on what needs to be "fixed." It shouldn't be surprising, I suppose, but it leads me to writing this, and I hope you'll hear me out:

Leave the rules alone and play it as it lies for now.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Out with 7th; In with 8th

I've had the beginnings of this post, a tournament report from the De-La-Warr Open, partially written for over a month. And like much of my attitude to 7th this year, I just never felt fully motivated to finish it and was more interested in looking ahead to 8th. With the official release of 8th today, I thought I'd finish this, and talk briefly about the path ahead in the new edition.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

8th Edition Test Game Streams

Hi All, it's been a long time, and I'm working on getting some more "regular" content coming out, but I wanted to post up very quickly that I will be streaming our first game of 8th Edition today around 11amEST on Twitch.


The lists are below the fold, but I will be running a Nid list vs. James' Genestealer Cult and Astra Militarum army (heavy proxy warning). Come join us as we fumble our way through the new edition!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 50: We are Back with 8th Edition Talk

What is up Everyone? After a long sleep, we are back and talking 8th Edition.  Evan, Ron, Bryan, and Chandler group up to talk about everything and anything that we have seen posted about 8th Edition.  Evan talks about some of the things he has been working, the guys talk rumors up and down, and we talk about a few of the major things that we are excited for and hoping get released in the near future before the June 10th Release Date.  The Tide is up and ready to get our hobby on.


8th Edition is going to be awesome. (Slight spoiler!)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

FTGT Turns 4

I'm almost a month late, but this April marks the fourth birthday of the blog. While we've been pretty inactive of late, we haven't completely folded up shop yet, and with the impending release of 8th Edition we have the mental wheels turning and typing fingers stretching. We haven't had a recent podcast because of technical difficulties - Chandler's computer died and as the keeper of the podcast, we haven't had a chance to record again. Despite being quiet as far as blogging and podcasting goes, we're still gaming, painting, and so on.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

LVO Top 8 Breakdown

Following up from yesterday's post, I'm going to take a quick look at the Top from the LVO, what armies are represented, and a stab at providing my bracket (as well as a bracket for you to make predictions until the round starts shortly).


You can also check out Frontline's breakdown here.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

LVO Day 1 Top Player Breakdown

After day one of LVO was in the books, I decided to take a look at the remaining undefeated players from this massive field. After the first three rounds, there were 39 players with a 3-0 record. For ease of data entry, I'm only looking at this segment of the field (for now at least). Note, this does not include 2-0-1 players who are undefeated but will have a tough road to make the cut for Day 3.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 49: Talking about the ATC with Shane

What is up Everyone? On today's podcast, Chandler and Evan sit down with Shane Grubb, one of the men behind the American Team Championship, or ATC.  He joins us for the first half of the show to talk about the event, location, and some key dates that everyone should be aware of in the coming months.  He also goes into how the ATC was formed, some of the interesting things that could be coming out in the next year, and some of the challenges behind not only putting on a tournament, but a team tournament at that.  Shane also explains a little bit about his World War 40k narrative campaign that sounds like one of the coolest player driven stories.  He is a wealth of knowledge and brings it all to the table.


Shane gives us some inside info on the ATC and World War 40k.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 48: The Renegade Open Recap with Puck and David

What is up Everyone? Happy New Year and welcome to the first Podcast of the New Year.  Evan and Bryan sit down with Puck and David to talk about the Renegade Open Tournament at the Fantasy Flight Game Center in Minnesota. This was held back in November.  Bryan breaks down his games, Puck and David explain a lot about the tournament ad why they setup the way they did (Army Points, Games, Lists, etc.), and they talk about the Player Placed Terrain.  The Guys from Renegade bring a lot of insight, a lot of cool thoughts, and are awesome as always when breaking down one of the coolest tournaments in the North Central US.


The Renegades are taking over your FTGT Radio Station....at least for a day.