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Forum-Specific Rules, FAQs and How to Write an Armylist.
« on: December 16, 2005, 02:42:02 PM »
Tactics Board Rules
First off, let's get some ground rules set for posting an armylist and tactical discussions.

For Army Lists
  • Do not post points for specific upgrades. We all have a codex and can look it up. Instead, give the units total points cost.
  • Do not bump threads! Do not double post on your list and do not post in topics more than 30 days old
  • Do not ask us to make you a list. Seriously guys, read the codex and try for yourself first.
  • Make your lists correct, concise and specific. The people reading are helping you, so make their job as easy as possible. Give them what they need to know, without going into too much detail about stuff anyone with a codex would already know
  • No fishing for codex info. Before you make a list, buy a codex from Games Workshop.
  • Don't Copy-Paste from another source such as Excel or Armybuilder. It screws up the formatting and makes it difficult to read.

Tactical threads
  • Do not post stats! Seriously, that copyrighted material and we can get shut down.
  • If you have a question, see if someone else has asked it first. Have a look through other threads, and use the search function before asking a question that has been asked a million times before

Posting a List

When posting your armylist in this board, please insure it is very easy to read. Posting a list that is all over the place isn't very fair for the people who are trying to review and comment on said list.

Also, Don't copy and paste from Army Builder or similar software.  The formatting looks horrible in a post, and usually includes points costs for upgrades.  Both are bad.

An example of a bad list would be something like this;

Commander with Powerfist and powerweapon and medals and stuff
Leman Russ Battle Tank
Platoon 1 - 25 guys with guns
Hellhound
Platoon 2 - 45 guys with guns as well
Snipers
Lascannon in Platoon one.

Total point cost = 2000pts

The above list is bad because it is non-specific. We cannot tell from it what you've taken, and as such cannot help you. Here's another one:

Doctrines
  • blah blah
  • super blah
  • Mega Blah
  • zomg noez

HQ
- Commander
 - Powerfist
 - Powerweapon
 = 100pts

Elites
 - 6 x Ratling Snipers
 = 66pts

Troops
- Platoon 1
 - JO
  - Power Weapon
 - 4x Guardsmen: Lasgun
 - Squad 1.1
 - 8 Guardsmen: Lasgun
 - 1 Sarge: Lasgun
 - 1 Guardsman: Plasmagun
- Squad 1.2
 - 8 Guardsmen: Lasgun
 - 1 Sarge: Lasgun
 - 1 Guardsman: Plasmagun
= 300pts

- Platoon 2
 - JO
  -Power Weapon
 - 4x Guardsmen: Lasgun
- Squad 2.1
 - 8 Guardsmen: Lasgun
  - 1 Sarge: Lasgun
  - 1 Guardsman: Plasmagun
- Squad 2.2
- 8 Guardsmen: Lasgun
 - 1 Sarge: Lasgun
 - 1 Guardsman: Plasmagun
=300pts

Fast Attack
Hellhound
 - Extra Armour
 - Awesomeness
 = 150pts

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Battle Tank
 - Hull Heavy Bolter
 - Sponson Heavy Bolter's
 = 155pts

= 2000pts

This list is almost as bad as the one before it for two reasons: it is overly specific and takes up too much vertical space. We don't care about the fact your infantry squads consist of 9 Guardsmen and a Sergeant, and that all but the special and heavy weapons troopers have lasguns. They all do! Even if your sergeant has a shotgun or laspistol and close combat weapon, it's only barely important enough to list. Also note how the entries in this list take up vertical instead of horizontal space. If your army list can't fit on one screen, it's hard to tell what it consists of.

A good posted list:

Doctrines
  • blah blah
  • super blah
  • Mega Blah
  • zomg noez

HQ
100- Commander: Powerfist, Powerweapon

Elites
66- 6 x Ratling Snipers

Troops
- Platoon 1
200- Command Squad: JO: Power Weapon, 4x Guardsmen: lasguns
100- Squad 1.1: Plasmagun
100- Squad 1.2: Plasmagun

- Platoon 2
200- Command Squad: JO: Power Weapon, 4x Guardsmen: lasguns
100- Squad 2.1: Plasmagun
100- Squad 2.2: Plasmagun

Fast Attack
150- Hellhound: Extra Armour, Awesomeness

Heavy Support
155- Leman Russ Battle Tank: Hull Heavy Bolter, Sponson Heavy Bolters

= 2000pts

Do you see the difference? Its very easy to see what I've taken, the upgrades and the points for each unit. That way, when people read through my list they know what I've taken, and who has it.

Also, do not forget that you are not allowed to post individual upgrade costs, but you can post the unit cost (as shown above). To make this clearer, we do not want to see lists with this;

HQ
Super Duper Leader Man (70 pts)
-  Power Fist (22pts)
-  Bolt Pistol (1pts)
-  Aura of awesome (15pts)
= 108pts

The list above can get us into a lot of trouble. However, this would be acceptable;

HQ
Super Duper Leader Man: Power Fist, Bolt Pistol, Aura of awesome = 106pts

People know exactly how many points he is worth, but you do not give away any exact points for unit upgrades.

Don't forget, people looking over your list are doing you a favour, help them by making it easier for them to read and understand what is going on.

Edit 12/04/06 - Added rules about posting points for unit upgrades ~ Goyder
Edit 07/0707 - Changed desired list template and added new article category. -Pax

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