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what is the best way to post a battle report?
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Old 02 Apr 2010, 17:04   #1 (permalink)
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The last one I posted I tried to combine the action on the board with a story. I put the structure of the story as the flow of the game. Move, fire, then assault if any. Then a new paragraph with the same for the other player. I did this to kinda give it more of a battle report feel, not just a short story. I want to give the reader a good feel for the flow of the game even if they are not fully into 40k.

So would it be better to read/enjoy if it was more story, just the turn breakdown no fluff, or a combo of the two more like my last one. Here is a link to the last one. http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,94424.0.html I want to post more but I would like to know what the readers of this board would prefer????
I don't claim to be a great writer but would like to share my games and the monologue we come up with and enjoy during a game.
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Old 02 Apr 2010, 17:19   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly I'm split. If it's an army I care about I might be more interested in fluff sections, but sometimes I'm just after the nitty gritty of how the game went and how certain units performed. I definitely prefer text sections explaining what happened each turn, rather than just images.
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Old 02 Apr 2010, 17:32   #3 (permalink)
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I agree that text and pics is better than just pics.

Also I am not hugely bothered about the fluff (Hide me from wargy please:P) But if there is some there I will read it and often enjoy it.

So for me the report is about what actually happened in the game and what made it a good/bad game and writing what happened in my opinion covers it better than just pictures.

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Old 02 Apr 2010, 17:45   #4 (permalink)
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Pictures should just show positions on the board. The other use would be for people to see that the terrain sometimes dictate the moves.
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Old 02 Apr 2010, 19:04   #5 (permalink)
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I like it when a battrep has a combination of fluff, accounts of the battle, and pictures/vassal are always a nice addition. If you're worried about people not liking your fluff you can put it in italics, so the reader can just skip over it, but I think it adds to the battrep.
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I think there should be one paragraph, in Italics with the fluff, then an actual intro to the game.
Then more in Italics giving a story-like view on the first turn, then a paragraph giving all the details, like how many, who, what was killed, etc. You get the idea.
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