Monday, December 29, 2014

Facing the Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 16: Tackling the Tide of Bugs and Blood Angels

What's up Everyone?  This week, everyone is back and ready to talk about the Tide of Tyranids and Blood Angels.  We talk about some of the lists we are liking, how some of the new Tyranids will fit into our lists, and some of the new list possibilities.  We also talk about the Blood Angel Codex and some of the fun units and interesting builds from here.

Of course, if you haven't hit it up, please check out the Facing the Grey Tide Budget Challenge.  There are some people doing great work for their armies and the proof is in the posts.  Head to FTGT Hobby Budget Challenge on Facebook to post, to join, and share your army.

Let the good times roll.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Shield of Baal: Exterminatus Review

Over the weekend I finished my read through of the newest addition to the Shield of Baal campaign. Again, the first thing that really stands out to me with the book is the artwork. I didn't note any repeated skull themes, but it was nonetheless very nice images. The take on the Tyranids in this series has been awesome, with a very unnatural and creepy look that fits with the longtime fluff descriptions of them.

Friday, December 19, 2014

White Dwarf 47 First Look: More Formations!

This week's White Dwarf is out and with it comes several Shield of Baal White Dwarf Exclusive Formations. There's also Jervis Johnson and the WD staff making up games with Poker Cards again for Fantasy and the Hobbit, but I'm going to gloss over that and just jump right to the formations.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Malanthrope with Putty Creep and Uhu Saliva

Hey guys,

Ron here with a December Hobby budget challenge update.  I have managed to knock out the Malanthrope ahead of schedule (a good thing since the holidays can be quite busy).  Here are a few shots:  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Sons of Sanguinius have landed! Blood Angels first look!

Hey everyone BeeCee here with a quick first look at the new Codex Adeptus Astartes: Blood Angels book that dropped digitally on Friday night!

Blood Angels were my first army and due to alot of poorly painted/cheaply primed minis that I had that just won't work anymore, I have been stockpiling space marines to get my Blood Angels going again. All I needed was the new book.... Now is the time!

The long wait is over!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Renegade Open or How I Came to Love the Knight

Hey everyone, BeeCee here.

On November 22 and 23 I played in the Renegade Open at the beautiful Fantasy Flight Gaming Center in Roseville,MN and I wanted to spend a little bit of time to recap the weekend.

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Firstly, I had a great time. The folks at Renegade care about the hobby, they care about the players, and they want everyone to have a good time. You may remember we had Puck and David on our podcast to talk about the event and get us excited for it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

FTGT Hobby Challenge Guest Post - Max Dubois

Today we have a guest post from friend of the blog, Max Dubois, of Hellfire Painting, Torrent of Fire, and his new blog, The One Hour Army.
The FTGT Hobby Challenge:
How one man’s game plan can help you rock it.
For some, this challenge is their only project and they are done by the 3rd of the month. I’m sure many of you are like me, juggling 2-3-4-5 project at the same time and having limited hobby time after the mandatory work/kids/wife/beer time. 
Here’s how the busy as a bee gamer that I am is doing the hobby challenge:

1 Hour a day, everyday.   

Friday, December 5, 2014

Shield of Baal: Deathstorm Units First Look

Some lucky hobbyists have gotten copies of Shield of Baal Deathstorm already and shared the special rules for the units included. As with Stormclaw, the units have set equipment, but some get some pretty cool bonus special rules to counterbalance.

Facing the Grey Tide Budget Challenge - Ron's List and the Rule of Cool

Hey everyone!

Ron here to throw in my entry to the hobby budget challenge.  I will be tackling a good portion of my grey tide nids as well as a bunch of the new stuff.  Since the new stuff isn't very cost friendly (points per dollar wise) I won't be as concerned with hitting a full army as much as adding to my existing force.

Facing the Grey Tide Budget Challenge - Chandler's List

What's Up Everyone? As you all know, I am the resident Space Wolf, and for that matter Space Marine, player on the blog.  When Evan started to talk to us about the idea of this Budget Challenge, I immediately opened up BattleScribe and began making lists.  I started thinking about all of the items I had for my armies, and after a lot of soul searching, talking to the boys on Google Hangout, and thinking about some of the plans I had for the future, I decided to create an addition onto my army.  That being Bran Redmaw and his Company of Wolves.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hobby Challenge Time!!

Hey everyone, BeeCee here once again!

Firstly, All I can say is WOW. The participation for the Hobby Challenge has been amazing so far! The Facebook group is hopping! A big shout out to all of those that have been getting the word out and reposting on their blogs/Facebook/Twitter/What have you!

Who has two thumbs and likes...... oh nevermind!

Advent Calendar Day 4: Crimson Slaughter Dataslate and Eldar Story

As we could have predicted from the Unrelenting Hunt dataslate on Tuesday, the Crimson Slaughter Dataslate, Kranon's Helguard, features the contents of the Dark Vengeance box on the Chaos side along with the expansion bundle box that was released recently.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Advent Calendar Dataslate: The Unrelenting Hunt

It's Advent Calendar time again from Games Workshop and Black Library. Last year this became considered a bit of 25 Days of Terror, as the Tau Firebase Cadre formation kicked things off, baffling everyone with such a strong formation. Now, with Formations being widely accepted and available, this becomes a little less intimidating. Today, on day two, we have a Dark Angel Formation, The Unrelenting Hunt.

Monday, December 1, 2014

FTGT Hobby Budget Challenge Official Kickoff

As some of you may know, today marks the official kick-off of our FTGT Hobby Budget Challenge. You can participate in the challenge by joining our Facebook Group. To get started, sometime this week you need to post up what you plan to get completed in December within your hobby budget. Check out the full rules here and the early FAQ.