Monday, July 30, 2018

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 70: ATC Breakdown of Team FTGG

What is up Everyone? Tonight on the podcast, Evan, Bryan, and Chandler man the podcast as we break down how Team Facing the General Geek (FTGG if you need to shorten it) did at the event.  Captain Evan breaks down how the team did, how the games broke out each round, and some of the challenges he felt and had in his games.  Evan also gives some helpful advice for those of you that are thinking of attending.  Evan also talks briefly about the events that happened there at ATC, and also how the team approached their lists.  Bryan then springs the Beerhammer List to beat all Beerhammer lists.  Not going to spoil the lists, but if you go up against Bryan, be ready for a fun time.

Grab a drink, pull a chair up, and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where Two Worlds Collide - 40k and Sports

What is up everyone?  It has been a very long time since I have done a post that hasn't been for a podcast episode.  As most of us have found in Warhammer (or any hobby) is that life will get in the way, but I have been keeping in touch with 40k by listening to other podcasts and catching up on old episodes.  While listening to The Best General Episode 26  where Adam was interviewing Ruben, an Olympic rower for the Dutch national team, I started wrestling with how 40k and sports merge, and how I can look at it for my benefit on the table.  I've come up with a few topics where the two realms meet, and for today I want to look to sports for parallels with how we as a community should approach 40k when it comes to rules.  

Now the sport that most closely relates to 40k is not American Football, Football/Soccer, or even Boxing/MMA.  These sports can teach us some pretty cool ideas that we could use on the table top, but they don't encompass the game the same way that Golf does. 

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Golf has the model for 40k

Friday, July 13, 2018

Return to ATC - Team and List Building

It's ATC Time again! It's 4am and I'll be hitting the road very shortly to head down to Chattanooga for my second time at ATC, American Team Championship, starting today. For those who don't know, ATC is (primarily) a 40k event where teams of five players face off in five 1on1 games. I lead a team last year and had a blast, and while most of the team roster has changed this year, I'm still super excited to be leading my team into a field of over 70 opposing teams - that's over 350 players!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 69: ATC Prep

What is up Everyone? Tonight on the podcast, Evan and Chandler man the podcast as we break down the upcoming ATC.  Team Captain of FTGT FTGG (Facing the General Geek) Evan breaks down the team, how the changes came about, and how we came up with the new name.  We then break down how the tournament is setup this year, how the games will be set, and the schedule of events for one of the best tournaments (this is should be a bucket list tournament).  We also talk about ATC using the ITC missions and some fun updates from last years tournament.  Evan also breaks down what the teams thoughts were going into the ATC, how we are approaching the game, and a little of the psychology in why we are doing what we are doing.  Evan also talks about the list makeup of the team and the basics of the lists.  They then wrap up by breaking down the other major changes for people to expect going into the big event.

Team FTGG is ready to roll, are you?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 68: Dark Eldar Codex Review and List Building

What is up Everyone? Tonight on the podcast, Evan, Bryan, Ron, and Chandler all come together to talk about Dark Eldar.  The boys are back and run down through the Codex talking about the hard hitters, units and strats they like, and then about building a list of just pure Dark Eldar.  Bryan talks about his list he is toying around with to possible play with and his thoughts on the power of the book.  Evan gives his thoughts about list building, some units he has been thinking about trying in a list, as well as his thoughts on how to tactically play with some of the models.  It is good to be back and the guys are ready.

Get your Eyeliner ready!  No, we aren't going to a Green Day concert, it is Dark Eldar Time!