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Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« on: January 1, 2016, 07:19:44 PM »
It isn't a secret that the most active board in the forum belongs to the Eldar.  I'd like to see the same start happening with the Marine section, but I can't do it alone.

So what do you people think would be helpful to bring traffic back to this section of the forums? 

The one idea I have is to do army creation contests again, like the Eldar are doing.  However, I want some more opinions on other ideas.  Would there be interest in running a short story contest as well?  Does anyone have any ideas for articles they want to draw up?

Toss out ideas and recommendations, I'll do what I can to make them happen.
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Re: Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« Reply #1 on: January 1, 2016, 08:50:02 PM »
While I don't have anything in mind, I'm always happy to throw my two cents in. I'm enjoying my use of Ultramarines / Salamanders, these days. I also have some experience with reasons to not play Blood Angels these days. :)

And everyone has Marines as a secondary army, so we should be able to drum up some new voices.

I could probably string a few words together on some of the more interesting formation options... having recently accepted the need to use 7+ sources for army creation.  >:(

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Re: Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« Reply #2 on: January 1, 2016, 08:59:56 PM »
As always, I'm happy to chime in. Marines are a secondary army for me at the moment as I focus on building a Guard force, so I don't always pay as much attention to them as I should.

As for ideas to drum up traffic, I think army-list contests could be fun. I'd definitely throw up some lists if we do that.

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Re: Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« Reply #3 on: January 2, 2016, 08:43:40 AM »
Maybe some opportunities to get some cross-fertilisation between the boards?

Something like an Eldar list competition to beat the winning entry from a prior Smurf list competition. Might get some of the frequenters from the Eldar board to take a browse through the Marine topics, and visa versa.

The Orcs are doing some list building comps now too, so maybe they could get in on the action as well.

I'm starting to run out of steam for new Eldar list-building comp ideas, so could do with some help freshening things up.
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Re: Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« Reply #4 on: January 2, 2016, 09:29:23 AM »
I love the idea of cross-board competition. "Counter this list" competitions sound fun.

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Re: Breathing new life into the Space Marines board
« Reply #5 on: January 3, 2016, 09:44:08 AM »
This probably belongs more in the project board or something, but I always enjoy seeing people slowly build up and assemble/paint their stuff. I don't think I have the money to pitch into starting a marine army of my own (although I have a soft spot for the Howling Hriffons), but I love checking out those types of threads.

And when one does have the money/time/inclination to participate, it's pretty fun (imo) to get to share your stuff.

Actually, if something like this was set up at a -super- slow pace, I might think pretty seriously about joining up. Especially if allies were allowed and it gave me a chance to fiddle with some IG or Sisters of Battle as well as marines.
« Last Edit: January 3, 2016, 09:45:58 AM by Temperance »

 


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