Friday, January 30, 2015

Necrons - Early List Building

With the cavalcade of leaks and early pics from the Codex, I've gone ahead and tried to adapt my painted Necrons to an 1850 list using the new point values and setup. Some of the big changes are Crypteks becoming HQ choices rather than slotless, a 33% price hike to Annihilation Barges, and a bump to minimum Warrior sizes. Early look says that Wraiths are the hotness from the book, but I don't have any painted (and only 2 old metal models), so they'll be left out for now.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gaming Weekend and FTGT Kill Team Tournament

A couple weekends ago, we held a gaming weekend at my house. As part of the weekend's festivities, I held a small Kill Team Tournament, encouraging local participants in the FTGT Hobby Challenge to join in and bring their painted minis from December.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Facing the Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 17: The Year in Review

What's up everyone?  With the New Year underway, the boys got together to talk about the year that was.  We run down everything from what Codexes and Formations came out to the tournaments and games we played over the last year.  We end 2014 in 2015 looking forward to an incredible year of playing a hobby that we all love.  So sit back, enjoy, and welcome to Grey Tide.

Let the good times roll.

White Dwarf 52: The Tomb Worlds Awaken

The official announcement of the Necron release is here this week, and with it, some interesting hints and changes to how the Necrons work as an army.

With the new rules come a new Overlord model as well as a Special Edition codex that includes 2 sided print outs of the datasheets for each unit, extremely reminiscent of Second Edition and Dark Millenium for those with long enough memories.

Friday, January 16, 2015

First Torrent of Fire Article of 2015

It's been a while, but my most recent Torrent of Fire Article is up. This time I took a look at the overall statistics after a bit of a data refresh and then the recent domination of Imperial Knights.

Check out the full article for the juicy data details.

Monday, January 12, 2015

2014 In Review and 2015 Resolutions

Hi Everyone! I meant to do this about a week ago, but life has been a bit crazy between holidays and travel. Things are finally settling down enough for me to take a look back at last year in my hobby world and also look forward to plans and aspirations for the year to come.

The Nid army I started 2014 with
I already reviewed my progress on my 2014 Resolutions, so I won't dwell on that too long, but instead look at what I painted and events I attended, before taking a look at plans for 2015.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Drop Pod Wolves and Angels - List Building

What's up everyone?  A while back I started playing with the idea of an Iron Hands and Space Wolves Drop Pod Dreadnought Army.  Well, I realized that there would only be so many dreadnoughts that I could get into an 1850 army.  Then we got the Blood Angels dropping in with their HQ Librarian Dreadnought and that got me thinking, "How many Dreadnoughts can I get into a List with Drop Pods?"

After talking to Evan, Ron, and Bryan, I realized that not only was this list possible, but it would be a hell of a good time to play if I had all of the models.  What is in this mass of Metal Alloy and Ancient Warriors?


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

FTGT Hobby Challenge Check-in

With the start of the new year, it's also the end of the first month of the FTGT Hobby Challenge. As I said last month, my planned challenge for December was a box of  Fire Warriors and a Devilfish, coming in just under the budget. I'll admit, with the holidays and being out of town, I ran a couple days over. But without further ado, my December contributions to my new Tau army:


Monday, January 5, 2015

FTGT Budget Challenge Update - The Wolves of the Redmaw

What is up everyone?  Over the break I finished off the painting of my models.  These models were the members of Pack Ironhealm.  I was also planning to paint up the Wolf Guard Battle Leader as well, but I screwed up, put together my Rune Priest (also screwing up the weapon that he was suppose to be outfitted with), and finished everything except for the Basing.

Enjoy the Pictures of Pack Ironhealm.

Friday, January 2, 2015

FTGT 2014 In Review

As we begin 2015, I thought I would take a quick look back at 2014 for the blog, which was a very impressive and humbling one for the blog. The blog hit 40,000 views on Halloween in 2013 and began 2014 just under 67,000 views. In 2014 we had well over 200,000 views. I am constantly humbled and amazed that this project of mine has taken off as it has. Thank you to all the readers, whether you participate and comment regularly, stop in from time to time, or read just once. Thank you.