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Offline Draza

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #20 on: July 9, 2005, 07:41:11 AM »
But you thread is mainly play-testing rules, so giving every piece of information is not really necessary. The point is more how the Eldar units work. With other battle reports, a whole thread is being dedicated to that battle. If you want a thread all to one battle, it's worth putting in the time and effort to make the report good

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #21 on: July 9, 2005, 06:56:08 PM »
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But you thread is mainly play-testing rules, so giving every piece of information is not really necessary.

True, I don't need to know what color his tank was or anything like that. When I ask for data I need hard numbers so we can see what happened.

Here is an example of what I don't want as a report: (what is sad is that this is a real report)

"Um, I used the vypers and they like totaly rocked with the rending cannons. I shot a bunch of stuff up and I think they made me win the game. Rending is too powerfull."

Instead how about this: Two double cannon vypers come up over the woods and unleash a volley of fire at a tactical sqaud. I score 7 hits and 2 of them are rending.I wound 6 of them and a total of 5 marines die. We can see by this the player had slightly above average rolls and the defender had below average rolls. Only 2 of the 5 killed were due to rending. Statistically speaking there should be 2 rending results in 12 shots on average and we see this plays out in this case.

Another example of what I don't want:

"The BS upgrade on the falcon was completely overpowering. I hardly missed with it at all."

If he had kept a record of the important data we would have learned this: The falcon rolled a d3 getting 3 shots for the pulse laser and also had a starcannon and shuriken cannon. All weaponry fired at the terminator sqaud. Pules laser and starcannon each hit 3 times and the shuriken cannon hit 2 times (no rending). All to hit rolls were 4+ or better except for a single shuriken cannon hit that was a 3'. We now find that 7 out of 8 hits would have happened regardless of the BS upgrade.

This is the type of data I'm after.  :)

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2006, 11:10:54 PM »
Oh yes, I am such a noob!  How do attach pictures to posts, anyway?

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2006, 12:11:44 AM »
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=93854.0

Furthermore if you have nothing useful to add to a topic and do not know where to ask, ask a mod and they will direct you, since such posts are considered spam.

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2008, 06:12:12 AM »
Question: Is there a contest or not? Is there any reward (except for not being called annoying noob...) for making a really good report?

not that I'm after rewards and stuff, I write reports for fun and to show off my fluff... but it would be nice to see it like sticky or something or you know what I mean...

I'm willing to keep writing my reports anyway, the first one has recently been posted... it's the first in a series of battle reports... all will have fluff and explicit detailed turn-based reporting, some will have pictures, all will be linked together in a campaign-style fluffy story, which will get more and more exciting
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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2008, 08:10:33 AM »
Not really.

We're not as big on contests and rewards as some other forums. If you make a really good report, all you can realistically expect is praise from your fellow members.

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2008, 02:41:14 AM »
good enough for me :Das i said, just asking...
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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #27 on: September 4, 2008, 03:35:43 AM »
Pfew... I fully expected to come out of this thinking that my battle report was completely unqualified to have even been posted at all. Now, I see that its at the lower end of the acceptable spectrum, but still passable. I will endeavour to include more non-mundane details of the battle, perhaps even including a picture of the start of the game and end of the game, and perhaps a picture capturing the start of each player's turn.

Would that be Kosher?

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #28 on: October 8, 2008, 03:14:37 PM »
So if i were to post a battle report pretty much follow this:

- Use full english & check at the end
- Add in a bit of background
- And don't over do the "it was so funny" statements

 ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
« Last Edit: October 8, 2008, 03:16:20 PM by WarhamR »

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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2013, 01:34:21 PM »
So, how do you post a battle report that's 38,000 characters?
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Re: If Your "Battle Report" Fits On One Screen, YOU ARE WRONG.
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2013, 01:38:35 PM »
1 - Make the first post and fill it up as much as able.
2 - Make a second thread with the remaining material.
3 - Hit the report button for your own second thread asking it to be merged with the first.
4 - The two posts then get merged into one contiguous thread by a moderator and it's tea and medals for everyone.
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