Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Guest Post: Dark Angels Codex Review - Part 1

Today we have the first of a series of review posts from our neighborhood Dark Angels expert, Will. Check out what he has to say about the new codex after the bump:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Facing the Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 24: Hobby Time with FTGT

What's up everyone?  Evan, Ron, and Chandler flow in on a Wednesday night to talk about their recent adventures in the Hobby itself.  Ron talks about his conversions, Evan talks about his painting, games, and his new painting service he is trying out, and Chandler talks about his recent games, his painting goals, and some potential goals for the future of Wolf Works.  The guys also talk about some mid year goals, oh, and a little book known as the Space Marine Codex.

The Amigos run down their hobbies and their goals.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

FTGT Painting: 10 Pink Horrors - Commission

Hey guys. I recently did a sort of "soft-open" for my commission painting service and took on my first couple jobs from some local guys who were awesome enough to give me a shot and also patient enough to deal with me and my crazier than expected schedule. First up was a Daemon commission for Sha of 10 Pink Horrors and a Daemon Prince of Tzeentch.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

FTGT Hobby Challenge Wrap Up

First off, thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge, and apologies for the delay. Life has been hectic and I let the wrap up of the first FTGT Hobby Budget Challenge fall by the wayside. While we had a few dropouts (myself included) we still had a few people complete 6 months of painting and post up some awesome progress on their armies.

Great job to Daniel for knocking out this 1,500 point army!

Friday, June 12, 2015

T-Shirt Order Reminder: ONE WEEK LEFT

Just a reminder to order your shirts. Orders close June 19 and will be ready for delivery or pickup in early July. To order your shirt, follow THIS LINK and put in your order and pay directly to Custom Ink. Shirts are going to be only $12.50 a piece!

Email me at ftgtgaming[at]gmail.com to arrange how you'll get your shirt from me. I will be bringing all shirts to events I attend in coming months, NOVA being the most notable. I can also work with you to arrange for shipping to wherever you are.

Let me know if you have any questions about getting your shirt, and get those orders in!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

47 Weeks of Grey: Week 2, Can superglue remove fingerprints?

Hey everyone,

BeeCee here again with my weekly update.

This update is going to be a little bit different than last week's update. My hobby challenge got thrown for a loop this week in a good way! I was working on my Tyrannofex but then I got a message from a friend looking for a game this weekend. I have been extremely devoted to my Nids for the past two years, almost playing them exclusively. It is time for a little change...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

List Building: Space Marine 1,850 Gladius Strike Force

With the Space Marine book leaking more or less in its entirety this morning, I perused the book and decided to take a swing at putting together an army using the new Composite Detachment for the Space Marines, the Gladius Strike Force.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bat Rep: Tyranids vs. CSM/Daemons - Road to the NOVA Open Game 3*

I set up a weekly game night at my place for the Road to NOVA league games. For the first session last week, we were planning on playing our Week 2 match-ups and missions. However, Tom wasn't feeling well and Chandler was delayed, so Rick and I ended up playing our Week 3 matchup in advance. Week 3 is Mission 3, from the NOVA Mission Pack, which is a modified Relic Mission.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Facing the Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 23: FTN Invades FTGT

What's up everyone?  Bryan takes point as TPM, JTroop, Capt. Morgan, and Adam A from Forge The Narrative come on to talk about how to take our game to the next level.  With the Guys being known for great conversions, awesome paint jobs, and an incredible knowledge of the game, we decided to hit them up to see what secrets they can bestow upon us.

How can you get better at you game?  Listen and Enjoy The Warmaster, The Largest Arms in 40k, Captain Morgan, and A.A. as they join Bee Cee.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

47 Weeks of Grey, a quick week 1 update.

Hey Everyone,

BeeCee here once again with a quick update.

If you remember last week, I revealed my year long plan to paint all of my Tyranids. Well it's time to account for week 1. I tried to keep it pretty simple on myself to kick this thing off and worked on unit of 12 hormagaunts. I kind of got on a roll and painted up a bunch of them but I ran out of time to get all the highlighting done on them. I plan on going back to that in addition to the week two unit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On the GW D6 Scale - Fluff to Game Play

A topic that has interested me off and on for a while is the seeming discrepancy between rules and fluff. Your average space marine could shoot a coin flipped into the air 100 yards away while he was diving over a barrel or something similarly insane, and, in the game, is BS4. Meanwhile, a guardsman, who is, according to the fluff, battle hardened and well trained, is BS3. This seems like a small discrepancy. Similarly, regular guardsman is T3, while the superhuman space marine who can be stabbed in the heart and have a limb blown off and keep going is only 1 point higher and T4. What gives?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Competitive or Casual: Will it Blend?

What's up everyone? One of the topics that have come up in the chats, texts, messages, emails, conversations, and even on our podcast is the idea of Competitive vs. Casual play. One of the things I try to pride myself in is that I try to blend the ideas of Competitive play and Casual play in the same list. Understandably, these are two ideas that are very foreign in the same list, on the same table, and even in the same group.

Today, I am going to talk about how I try to do both. Remember, this is my way of doing things and honestly, everyone is different.