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 Post subject: Let's make up some listing standards
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:44 pm 
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Heya,

I can't believe we haven't addressed this already, but we should have some guidelines for how to post a list here. I'll start, you chime in, and we'll collate this into a FAQ-like post that will live at the top of this forum.

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Army List Posting Guidelines
Making a list is an unavoidable prerequisite, and we all like to give/receive a little input/advice here and there. If you wish to get feedback on a list or share with us a list that you think is particularly fun, effective, and/or interesting; then please help us to help you by following some guidelines.

Subject: please make your subject concise and distinct. Something like "<Hive Fleet name> xxxx-point <descriptive> list". Ill: "Hive Fleet Phage 1750-point RTT list

Some army list guidelines
- If there are special goals for your list, please give them, e.g., RTT, GT, good against Eldar, defense on Blitz, can't spend over $200, etc.
- We want to help you with YOUR list; so, if it's not covered in the goals, remind us of your list aesthetic, eg., "fast", "shooty", "lots of models", "very few models", "lots of <insert favored brood/model", "lots of wings", etc.
- Delineate your list into various "Choices"; e.g. HQ 1, HQ 2, E 1, E 2...
- Please list them in the standard order from the Codex - HQ, E, T, FA, HS
- Give abbreviated codes for the biomorphs the unit possesses (see our glossary for some standard abbreviations)

A unit total is helpful, but giving individual point costs for bio-morphs is strongly discouraged, as is posting the unit's stat line. We all have the same books to read from, and we encourage you to use them.

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OK, that's all I can think of. Anyone else got some cool suggestions?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:33 am 
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No unedited Army Builder outputs. Edit your text dumps people!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:39 pm 
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I would very much like to see people include the costs of the units they list. I find it so bothersome when I go making suggestions that won't work because the person whose list I'm commenting either didn't include the cost at all, or got the cost wrong entirely.

Like this (if possible):
Hive Tyrant w/Adrenal Glands (WS), Enhanced Senses, Extended Carapace, Toxin Sacs, Scything Talons, Venom Cannon, Catalyst
Cost: 184 points

Or even something like this will work:
Carnifex
Spine Banks
Mace Tail
Scything Talons
Twin-linked Devourer
113 pts

Just as long as the correct cost is listed, please!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:11 pm 
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I plundered this from Tauonline. Its a (modified to suit this forum a bit better) army list template they use over there for posting lists. Makes the list nice and structured and easy to read. Dunno if some of the function work on this forum like the horizontal lines, but I'll edit it if necessary

EDIT: As I suspected some of the features are a lil different, so I'll modify things slightly

Code:

[u][b]HQ[/b][/u]

[b]HQ 1: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]HQ 2: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[u][b]ELITES[/b][/u]

[b]Elite 1: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Elite 2: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Elite 3: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[u][b]TROOPS[/b][/u]

[b]Troops 1: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Troops 2: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Troops 3: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Troops 4: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Troops 5: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Troops 6: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[u][b]FAST ATTACK[/b][/u]

[b]Fast Attack 1: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Fast Attack 2: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Fast Attack 3: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b][u]HEAVY SUPPORT[/b][/u]

[b]Heavy Support 1: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Heavy Support 2: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[b]Heavy Support 3: (insert unit's name and number of models)[/b]
(insert equipment) [b]Total: (insert points) [/b]
[size=7][i] (insert description) [/i][/size]

[size=14][u][b]Army Total: (insert army points total) [/b][/u][/size]



Just delete any sections that say "insert xxx here" and add whatever you need

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 Post subject: Re: Let's make up some listing standards
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:52 pm 
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Phage wrote:
- Give abbreviated codes for the biomorphs the unit possesses (see our glossary for some standard abbreviations)
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OK, that's all I can think of. Anyone else got some cool suggestions?
Does anyone mind if I write out unit bio-weapons and bio-morphs in full? I spent far to long in a beurocratic public service and I'm trying to spend the rest of my life avoiding typing acronyms... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:38 pm 
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Phage wrote:
- Please list them in the standard order from the Codex - HQ, E, T, FA, HS
Erm, what about Apocalypse lists which don't follow codex conventions, and have things like Heirolumps in them? Or is that just too stupidly nit-picky? :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:52 pm 
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@Foodlord: Apocalypse is a special case, where there is no limitations based on the Force Org chart. But listing them in a standard order still makes them easier to read.

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