Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I was recently volunteered to participate in Dreadtober by friends of the blog, Todd of SincaiN40k and Greg of Feed Your Nerd. In turn, I conscripted Chandler to help/create an entry of his own. The concept is simple - take a month and have fun with assembling and painting up some variant of Ork Dread/Kan, and share and show off the results.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tyranid Rumors: Synapse Playtest Rule Update - *Update: Troll

Hey guys, fresh off the presses (or the Facebook) is a leak of an updated Synapse rule that's supposedly being playtested at the moment. Obviously, tons of salt, nothing confirmed, but we do have a nice, pretty, picture:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Escaping the hobby desert: Wait I have to roll for how many powers?

Hey Everyone, BeeCee here.

Welcome to the Craftworld, the first scarf is on us!
It's been a long time and man, I have missed you guys. Being an adult is sometimes really draining on the hobby time and to add insult to injury, it happened after I made all these bold claims about painting a unit a week. Lesson learned, the hobby is about doing things when you can. I will refrain from bold predictions and impossible timelines in the future...

Monday, September 21, 2015

NOVA in Review, Part 3: GT Bat Reps, Day 2

As I mentioned in my last bat rep post, I ended Friday 3-0, and began Saturday matched up against Frontline Gaming's Frankie. Game 4 was Points and Regions, which is a board quarter mission. Honestly, I felt pretty lucky to run into Gladius on this mission and not on the other three missions. The board quarters made Frankie's army-wide Objective Secured much less important than an objective based mission.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 28: John Parsons Rolls with the Grey Tide back from NOVA

What is up Everyone?  This week, Evan, Chandler, and Bryan bring a friend back from the NOVA.  Mr. John Parsons comes in to talk about the NOVA, Tournaments, Building Lists, and basically how to be a complete BA both on the table and off.  He talks about how he preps for big tournaments, what he looks for when building for a tournament, and what can trip lists up when you are at a tournament.  Of course Evan and John have an epic throw down at NOVA by swapping lists.  The boys welcome a new friend onto the show and John brings the knowledge and a lot of humor calling certain things out.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FTGT Painting: Eldar Jetbike Army

In the week leading up to NOVA, I was off of work (between new and old jobs) and asked around if anyone had some quick turnaround commissions they were looking for. Sure enough, Phil had an Eldar army he was looking to put together and wanted it painted, predominantly at a tabletop level. The models he needed were 18 Scatter Laser Jetbikes, 3 old jetbikes, 6 Warlocks, and 4 Farseers, as well as an Avatar.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Torrent of Fire Article:

My most recent Torrent of Fire article is up, and I look at the stats from this and last year's NOVA and evaluate my predictions for the top bracket.

The Imperium represented about as predicted, and did much better than I thought they would. Check out the full article.

NOVA in Review, Part 2: GT Bat Reps, Day 1

As promised in my Bat Rep against Alan Pajamapants, we're moving on to the GT. After losing to Alan in Round 1 in the Invitational, one thing I did with my free time was participating in two display board classes, where I met a few other GT players. After chatting and telling them my list, they jokingly said they hoped to not see me the next day. As luck would have it, Round 1 I saw myself up against Brian. Even worse for him, he was running Lictorshame, which I know very well and is honestly a terrific matchup for my list.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NOVA in Review, Part 1: Invitational Bat Rep, Arachnophobia vs. Pajamapants

I'll start my battle reports with the first game of the Invitational on Thursday against Alan "Pajamapants" Bajramovic. This was probably actually the best documented game of the weekend, and I managed to take a picture of almost each player turn.

Friday, September 11, 2015

NOVA Open 2015 Pic Dump

Hey Everyone. For today's installment of my NOVA Recap, I'm just going to dump in a bunch of the pictures I took while away from the gaming table. For more, be sure to check out Greg's great series of pic dumps, as well as the official NOVA photos on Flickr

Thursday, September 10, 2015

NOVA Review

While I am still recovering from this year's NOVA, I thought I would put together a quick review/overview post. Pic dumps to come, as well as more detailed BatReps, but for now, if you're just looking for some pics of the armies at the event, I suggest checking out all of Greggles's pics over at Feed Your Nerd.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 27: NOVA COUNTDOWN and A Fan Request

What is up Everyone?  This week on the podcast, Bryan, Ron, Evan, and Chandler sit down to get some business out of the way.  Ron and Evan have both gotten invitations to the Invitational 40k tournament and are bringing some beat face lists but going up against some of the most recognized names in all of 40k.  We also had Geoff from Toronto hit us up and ask for advice in coming up with a fun but competitive Nid List.  Allies are welcome and we sat down to pull our heads together to bring our best, competitive, and fun list we could think of.  Join us as we prepare for NOVA and Crank out some lists for a Loyal Listener.

The Countdown is on, and The Boys are feeling Pumped!