Friday, July 31, 2015

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 25: The Return of Mike Brandt

What is up everyone?  It is another Friday and another Podcast is ready.  This week on the show saw a return from one of our favorite TO's and Life Coaches, Mike Brandt.  Mike joined us as he did last year to promote the NOVA, talk about everything that is going on this year, some new events, some new features, and all the shenanigans we could fit in before his phone died.  This is Part 1, where Mike talks up the NOVA and the boys are excited to talk shop.  To end the show, Evan talks about his newest list that he has thrown together that brings Necrons and Eldar to the field.  It is a little something we like to call Arachnophobia.

Brandt is Back and ready to lay out everything NOVA.

In case you haven't heard, this is a pretty big event with a lot of great things.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NOVA Bound: List Building and Event Changeups

After some finagling and politicking, I managed to snag myself a NOVA Invitational slot. As a result, I won't be able to play in Trios on the Thursday of NOVA. Fortunately, Rick stepped up and offered to take my place on the team with Todd and Ron. Looking at the countdown to the right, time is quickly running out and I need to lock down my lists and knock out some painting.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Lion, The Wolf, and The Conclave: List Building

What is up guys?  It has been a while for a good list building post, but with ATC this weekend and NOVA in a month, the blog has been talking about all kinds of lists and list building. Well, I decided to do something that would have a funny reference in the name, but then could also bring together a couple of armies that may not fully like each other in the fluff, but could get the job done. This is a 3 source list using the Dark Angels, the Space Wolves, and Iron Hands. Three Legions to dive onto the field using Bikes, Wolves, and Psyker Bikes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Torrent of Fire Article: 7th Edition - 1 Year In

My most recent Torrent of Fire article has been posted. This time, I take a look at the year plus of results for 7th edition and see who comes out on top.

The bit of analysis I found the most interesting was looking at the best and worst alliances to take. Check out the results here.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Treatise on Gaming; Points Values, You Need 'Em

The topic of points and balance have, thanks to the recent release of Age of Sigmar, been a hotly contested topic for the last few weeks. I generally tried to stay out of flame wars because, after all, this is the internet, and we all know what is said about internet arguments... However, I was no longer to stay silent when I saw an older article pop up, written by Game Workshop's "long term strategy manager," Jervis Johnson, titled "Points Values; Who Need 'Em?!?" Originally published in 2002, you can read the article in the pictures below:

Suggest downloading or at least manipulating to make readable. 
 *Warning - wall of text to follow

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NOVA Open Charity BBQ

For those in the Northern Virginia/DC area, if you're available you should look into checking out the NOVA Open Charity BBQ on Saturday, July 18. There is both a 40k and Malifaux tournament, not to mention food and live music.

For more information, check out Mike's blog here. Seems like a great time and good luck to everyone who goes.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Road to NOVA Championships

Last weekend, Rick and I headed up to Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn for the Road to NOVA Championships RTT. It was definitely a bit intimidating knowing I would be going up against some really solid players using some really nasty lists. Before the drive up, I knew my first round matchup was going to be against Matt Schuchman and his Seer Council. I didn't know exactly would be in his list, but he's been running Seer Council for years, so that was a safe bet. Rick meanwhile was matched up against Werner and his Necrons, which followed the list Neil came up with and I played a couple months back.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Green Tide Rising

After hearing some recent tourney success (and honestly finally starting to understand it) I decided to look into building a tournament style Ork list. When the book dropped last year, I'll be honest, I was pretty disappointed in my first look, though I liked the Waaagh! Ghazghkull supplement at first glance. Mostly, I had no idea how to make a list that felt Orky while also being fun and viable on the table. Generally speaking, Orks are resoundlingly meh, so it was hard to pick out units or combos that might be effective when half the point of Orks is that they're not effective - they need numbers to accomplish anything.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mawloc Conversion #1 - FTGTRon

Hey Guys,

Ron here with a Mawloc conversion . This Mawloc is standard for the most part, with a few subtle modifications.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

47 Weeks of Grey: Week 3 Update. On Leathery Wings They Approach and Managing the Itch to Play Another Army.

Hey everyone,

BeeCee here. Chugging along on my personal 47 Weeks of Grey challenge.

This week I decided to hammer on some of the 60 gargoyles I have waiting to hit the table. I tried to copy the same pattern I put on the larger Tyranid flying monstrous creatures.