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Old 11 May 2009, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone!

The new Guard codex is out(hooray!), and there's a lot of new ideas to be considered and questions to be answered. In our little corner of the internet, we need to make sense of this new release.

We're looking for volunteers to create informative and detailed articles about new aspects of the codex. These articles will be saved in a stickied thread in this forum, and also hosted on the Tau Online website for all to read.

Here is a list of article suggestions that we need volunteers for:

Unit by unit analysis:
Go into detail about each unit available in the new codex. Include their pros and cons and overall usefullness.

Armoury:
For each weapon and piece of wargear in the codex, list what it is good for, whether or not it is worth taking, and what units are best equip with it. Pay special attention to new weapons/wargear, especially for tanks.

Big Changes:
Outline the big differences from the last codex to this one. Explain orders, advisers, the revised platoon system, new tanks etc...

How to beat the new IG:

Explain how other armies can defeat us. What type of weapons should they take? What IG units are now high priority targets? What non-IG units are now very vulnerable? etc...

How to start a new IG army:
Taken
What models are the new minimum requirements, what would you have to purchase, would a minimized army be competitive? (include example lists and potentially, links to the GW website.)

If anyone has any additional ideas, feel free to suggest them here.

When writing articles, here's a few things to keep in mind:
-Keep your articles pleasant and interpersonal. Do not appear too passionate. You are presenting facts, not a personal opinion. Plasmaguns are good against spacemarines because of their low AP value, not your bitter hatred of the the Ultramarines. :P
-Avoid overly aggressive formatting. Article titles should be centred, underlined and only one size larger then normal text. Paragraph titles should only be underlined. Avoid putting things in bold. Avoid clumped text. Start new paragraphs when referencing new ideas.
-Write as if your reader's are all beginners. Avoid short forms, acronyms and overly complex ideas that would require reading other articles.
-Include an introduction and conclusion that explains what the articles is about and summarizes what you are writing/have wrote about.
-Avoid useless introduction stories. People are looking for facts, not fluff or stories. We have other boards for that.
-Be careful to not breach the Games Workshop Intellectual Property Policy. Do not include points costs, full stat lines or important details that should only be found in the codex. PM me if you are unsure about anything.

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And that's about it. If you'd like to volunteer, please post here. A thread will be created where we can post newly written guides.
Thanks everyone,

AC
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Old 11 May 2009, 00:09   #2 (permalink)
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I got dibs on How to start a new IG Army!
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Old 11 May 2009, 00:12   #3 (permalink)
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I call tanks. All tanks. Lemans, Hellhounds, etc.
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Old 11 May 2009, 00:15   #4 (permalink)
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Sure thing Zen.

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I call tanks. All tanks. Lemans, Hellhounds, etc.
Give me more details Circus. What are you going to say?
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Old 11 May 2009, 00:17   #5 (permalink)
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Tactica. Unit by unit analysis, working in tandem etc.
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Old 11 May 2009, 00:48   #6 (permalink)
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I can do big changes.
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Old 11 May 2009, 01:27   #7 (permalink)
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Different uses for the Valkyire and Vendetta.
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Old 11 May 2009, 05:12   #8 (permalink)
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I can do LOTS on how to beat the new guard. I love being cannon fodder, and have lots of friends willing to try out their units on a willing foe. If anyone can find an Achilles Heel to these units, I can.

Give me 48 hours, something will be up. Feel free to grab some of the Tactica I've already posted, too.
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Old 11 May 2009, 06:35   #9 (permalink)
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I can do valkyrie/vendetta analysis, stormtroopers analysis and hydra analysis & tacticas for all 3.
Also can do IG vs orks (and vice versa) tacticas.
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I can do valkyrie/vendetta analysis
Thats mine...
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