Friday, August 25, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 55: Kill Team Event and NOVA Prep

What is up Everyone? Evan, Bryan, Ron, and Chandler come together for that special time of the year:  Tournament Season.  One of our listeners asked us to give him some list ideas for a Kill Team Event going on this weekend.  The Boys put their collective brains together to give a few list ideas, some thoughts on Kill Team Events, and what are some armies that could do especially well.  We then get right into NOVA.  Evan and Ron are representing the Grey Tide this year and talk about their lists (SURPRISE - They're taking NIDS!).  They also talk about the tournament, some of the neat events this year, and of course we round out our podcast with some wishful Nid thinking.

Kill Team: CHECK.  NOVA: DOUBLE CHECK.  Hands Across America: CHECK!

Friday, August 11, 2017

NOVA Bound: 2017

It's been a pretty quiet year on the blog, but as far as my first and biggest event of the year, NOVA, not much has changed this year. We're in the home stretch, and I feel like I'm still a ways away in terms of preparation; business as usual.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 54: Codex Space Marine Review

What is up Everyone? Bryan, Evan, Ron, and Chandler sit down for this week's podcast to review the first 8th edition codex:  Codex Space Marines!  It has been a long time since the boys were all together and an even longer time since a proper codex review was done.  Everything is discussed from the incredible background that was done into all of the armies histories, to updates to some key units, and of course they talk about the latest Primaris models and some of the big changes that happened in the unit entries and point costs.  It makes sense that with the launch of the newest edition of Warhammer 40k that GW should release the Flag Ship army Space Marines to give us a unique insight into what could be coming down the pipeline for other armies.  Sit back and enjoy an old school codex Review from the Grey Tide.

A Codex Review the only way we know how to do it!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

8th Ed Tactica: Combat Moves

Hey Everyone! Today I want to go over some tactics for my favorite part of the game of 40k: combat.  In this article, I'm going to go over the three moves involved in an assault, as well as some tactics for getting the most out of your assaults (or minimizing your opponent's impact in theirs). The moves and positioning involved in the combat phase is an area where the streamlined rules of 8th Edition actually generate an incredible depth of complexity. The changes to the rules in this phase are mostly pretty subtle, so I regularly see them being read or done wrong. Interestingly, using 7th edition movements is usually legal in 8th edition, but rarely the best option.

The strength of Hormagaunts lies in Pile-in and Consolidation

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 53: Back from the ATC

What is up Everyone? Bryan, Evan, and Chandler sit down this week to recap the ATC where Team FTGT made the first showing.  It was an incredible event and Chandler and Evan break down the match-ups, how they did, how the team did, and also some of the crazier lists that we saw there.  It was an incredible time with a bunch of teams, a hell of a lot of people, and some good ole fashioned dice rolling.  It was an event that has to be attended at least once, and we are excited to be heading back next year.

Enjoy the Show.

ATC, Lists, and Dice.  A good show for sure.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Team FTGT Returns from ATC

The FTGT Team returned from its inaugural trip to ATC and I think we all had a blast, getting a bunch of games and not much sleep. For those who don't know, the ATC is the American Team Championship, and it's undoubtedly the biggest team event in the country. This year 58 teams of five made their way to Chatanooga to battle it out; that's 290 40k players!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 52: Tyranid List Building and Questions

What is up Everyone? Bryan, Evan, and Chandler sit down this week to go over some listener questions. As many of you know, with the newest edition of Warhammer 40k dropping, there is bound to be some questions on scenarios, the meta, and opinions on tournaments announcing what their plans will be.  The guys put the combined knowledge together to answer a few before getting into one of the podcast's favorite past times:  List Building with Tyranids.  Evan and Bryan talk about some of their lists they have started to put together, some initial thoughts on a few units, and start to try to figure out who the all-stars will be.  Once again, the Podcast is ready to go answer the tough questions: Will The Sporelord Rise?

Enjoy the Show.

Old School List Building Podcast, Don't Mind if we DO!