Monday, November 23, 2015

Hammer in the New Year: Huzzah Hobbies GT - January 23-24

Friend of the blog Elphilo is running a GT in January at Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, VA. The Hammer in the New Year GT will take place Saturday, January 23, through Sunday, January 24. This five round event will be running ITC FAQ and Missions as a great prep for anyone going to LVO, or anyone who wants to try out the format in a pretty competitive event. 

The field is limited to 32 players, so be sure to reserve your spot while you still can. I know some of my local guys are planning on making the trip - I would love to but don't think the schedule will work for me. That said, Phil always runs great events and the competition should be fierce and fun.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FTGT Painting: Malifaux Guild Death Marshalls Commission

One of my first commissions, that has taken me too long, was to paint up six Malifaux Guild Death Marshalls, three metal first edition, and three plastic second edition. These were to be above table top quality, bordering on display quality. Jesse wanted them to be in a "high undead" style, with green tinged pale skin, dusty looking overall, and some minor Object Source Lighting from the greenish blue flames.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

List Building: Blood Angels for Twilight Fight

Last week, Chandler mentioned that we were planning a "Twilight Fight" between his Space Wolves and my Blood Angels/Flesh Tearers. Due to schedules, the game is a bit on hold at the moment, but generally this is something we're looking to do sooner than later.

Don't mind all the random crap in the picture.
My list building is generally being limited to the models I have, and specifically those that I bought already painted. That said, I do have some flexibility in terms of Detachment choice. Honestly, the best way might be to take them as red and black Codex Space Marines. That said, the idea is to stick with the armies we have and keep it a fluffy fight.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Space Wolves vs. Blood Angels - Werewolves vs. Vampires List Building

What's up guys?  After last weekend, Evan and I were joking around that we should do a "Twilight Fight," or in simple 40k terms, Blood Angels vs. Space Wolves.  So we were talking about a fun game where we would try to limit the amount of craziness that comes to the table. Since I love my Wolves, I will be representing the hairy, hungry beasts from the East.  I thought about what would be fun, what would be themey, and what would be seen in a Twilight Game.

Bring it on Sparkles!
So I decided to go old school and bring an on the ground, beat face, foot slogging 1500 list with the ability to go up to 1850.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Top 10 Strongest Units in 40k

A while back I put together a survey and posted it up. I quite simply asked, what are the strongest units in 40k? This survey was intentionally left extremely vague, with the only description as below:
Trying to get some information on perceived power levels and which units are broadly considered best in the current state of 40k. Your answers do not need to be in any particular order, but pick your top 5 most powerful units (including single model units or characters) in the game. 
That was it. I got lots of comments about needing to qualify what I was looking for, but in the end I think I made the right decision by doing as little as possible to put any sort of lens or scope on the results. I got about 200 respondents, who contributed 772 units they considered the top units in the game. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Facing the Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 32: Warzone and Blood Angels with TPM

What is up Everyone? This week on the Podcast, Evan and Chandler are happy to sit down and talk with Mr. Paul Murphy on the Eve of the Warzone Atlanta Tournament. We asked Paul to come on to talk about the great sponsors, the amazing prizes, the overall tournament, and also to announce a promotion (look in the show notes below).  We also asked Paul about prepping for tournaments and what he would do not only for the Warzone, but what he would do for any tournament.  Finally we help our buddy Geoff in Toronto with some Blood Angels lists.  I mean, who better to ask about Blood Angels then the Warmaster himself?

TPM shows up again to help us with a little of everything.