Tael wrote:At this stage, it would be best for all first time contributors to have a review of established articles to get a feel for the content layout and writing style (to seperate personal opinion from factual evidence)
There is a hidden think tank section which I will work to reopen for each contributor access.
Czar Ziggy wrote:I can be more useful for this on the hobby side of the articles. Simple kit bashes and little tricks is what I do best since I don't game much more beyond casual. I can talk about things like how well, for example, Fire Warrior kits can be added to by left over bits from Pathfinder, Ghost Keel, and Stromsurge kits. If you feel that is something we could add to these articles.
nic wrote:I had a brief discussion with Babaganoosh a while back about that article so I already knew some minor changes I wanted to make. The same goes for the Kroot article.
Is there any interest in looking at some fundamentals of list building and play styles? We have an article on Detachments/Formations but what I was thinking was more along the lines of an article explaining each of the fundamental approaches such as MSU and how/if that is supported by the Tau codex and how that pulls through into play on the table. If we did tackle this then my experience is very much at the MSU end, I do not run death-star Crisis units or massed MC/GMC so I would not want to take the lead on articles explaining how to do so. We can include some Tau-specific ones such as Ninja-Tau (although arguably the new GSC achieve some similar effects by very different means).
I think the final thing I would like to be clear on is the level we are pitching this at. I am confident in my ability to explain aspects of the game for store/club/local tournament play - I have far less interest in articles pitched at "I want to win Adeptacon/LVO" for a few reasons
- It is for a very narrow audience
- I really do not think the players in a position to win these events need to read advice on ATT
- The advice would need to be different for each format (ITC/ETC etc) anyway
Tael wrote:Tend to agree somewhat - sites like WarhammerTau which are dedicated to exploring competitive Tau forces are the sort of site they visit.
My hope would be a good resource for folks to see what units are capable of and where they suffer to make informed gameplay and buying decisions as they expand their collection.
Jefffar wrote:I can't contribute a lot to the practical side of the articles as the last time I actually fielded an army my Broadsides had A.S.S.es.
I can certainly help proofread and review.
I feel that we can touch on the subject of MSU, but these guides are aimed at a more basic overview of each units, while MSU is a concept deserving of a full article in it's own right. There exist supporters and opponents of both the MSU and large unit strategies, and both sides have valid points, and I just feel that it is a can of worms that we don't need to open up within an overview article. There are of course a few exceptions to this, like the Soul Cleanse XV8 Monat loadout.
Mirth wrote:I would be happy to assist with proofing (particularly on the grammar/phrasing/spellcheck side of proofing articles).
Also, I am quite happy to assist with articles, army evaluation/building, unit critique, and general tactical advice, but I do admit that my general knowledge is sometimes lacking as I tend to specialize heavily in units I enjoy using and tend to ignore other units until I see an article about them here.
Just let me know if you'd like my assistance with anything!
nic wrote:...it is perhaps more about understanding how the mechanics of the game shape some fundamental approaches.
nic wrote:In defense of Babaganoosh's articles the opinions expressed are generally good advice to a new/intermediate player and giving a full explanation of all of them would be a rather different style of article. It would result in a longer more mathematical thing to read. Alternatively we could pull out all the opinions which lack the full math-hammer support but then I think we would lose some of the benefit to new players.
boomwolf wrote:Well, to put things on the table.
I found myself suddenly swamped in work in the uni, and as such the pulse blaster analysis can't be done soon.
Maybe over the weekend, MAYBE.
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