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View Poll Results: Which of these articles is still valid and useful under the current rules (and needs no revision)?
Strategies: Denying Shots - The Last Crusade 9 2.54%
Tactics: Markerlights - The Beginning 10 2.82%
Tactics: Vespids 2 Fast 2 Furious 12 3.39%
Units: Skyray - The Empire Strikes Back 12 3.39%
Units: Broadsides - The Legend Continues 9 2.54%
Units: Firewarriors - The Next Generation 11 3.11%
RTTT's Tactica part I: Vespid 9 2.54%
RTTT's Tactica part II: The Kroot 9 2.54%
RTTT's Tactica part III: Sniper Drones 9 2.54%
Pathfinder Teams ~ Tau 2.0, reLoaded 9 2.54%
Mech Tau Army Construction Basics 11 3.11%
Starting a Tau Army 10 2.82%
Writing Tau Army Lists 11 3.11%
Tau FAQ 8 2.26%
Advice for starting Tau: Army Construction 9 2.54%
The Tau Beginner's Guide to Tau units, Pt. 3: Heavy Support & Special Characters 6 1.69%
Comprehensive Guide to Tau 7 1.98%
Ethereals and Morale Checks 6 1.69%
Know Your Self 10 2.82%
Know Your Enemy 10 2.82%
Seeker Missile Tactica 8 2.26%
Tactics Index 6 1.69%
Tau Kill-Team Guides 7 1.98%
XV8 Battlesuit Configs/Tactics 10 2.82%
XV8 Commanders 8 2.26%
XV8 Decisions - Part 1 10 2.82%
XV8 Decisions - Part 2 10 2.82%
How to use your Kroot 6 1.69%
Kroot - The Truth 7 1.98%
Drones - The Answer 8 2.26%
Attached Drones 6 1.69%
Tactica: Lone Wolves 8 2.26%
Tactica: Piranhas 12 3.39%
Stealth Suits: A guide. 10 2.82%
General advice against Daemonhunters 8 2.26%
Fighting Marines, a "Non-Pocketbook" Tactica 8 2.26%
UK Games Day 2005 (New Codex, Vespids & more) 4 1.13%
Calmsword's Tau fluff compendium 11 3.11%
FoF (Fish of Fury) 13 3.67%
Tau Questions and Answers 7 1.98%
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Old 09 Jan 2007, 21:52   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Important Topics" Spring Cleaning

Looking through our Important Topics section, I noticed that many of the articles there are really better suited to the 3rd Edition Codex. So we are in for some cleaning and reorganization, and I am looking for input. If you have time, it would be useful for you to go through and read over some of the various tactica posted there. I am curious as to how often people are going back through some of the older tactica. I am going to leave this up for a while. You are perfectly free to change your vote whenever you want, so there is no need to go through all of them at once.

I don't intend to remove the older tactica, but instead just move them into an archive thread so that the main thread is easier to navigate for new posters. A few of the older articles are sound in content, but suffer from dead image links and other little updates. Others are still Works-In-Progress in certain areas and need to be updated. I will be compiling a list of those as well.

It would also be good if you could PM Vash, Aunny, or I about any articles that were not listed in Important Topics that probably should be.

With some of the older articles updated or shelved, we should have an easier time of seeing what we are missing. A discussion of Tau Kill-Teams with the new codex definitely would be helpful.

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Old 10 Jan 2007, 04:16   #2 (permalink)
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I think it would be nice to re-write it all and then post it in a couple of thread to keep it organized (ie, do we really need 3 tacticas for the new units in three different threads?). So we would change it to "new units:Skyray, Sniper Drones and Piranhas" etc. Then we could have one thred for tactics (ie, FOF, and all of Israfael's Piranha tactics). Continue the pattern until it is all nice and re-organized like that, then we would have far less to go through on the Important Topics section...

Just a thought...
Old 12 Jan 2007, 21:24   #3 (permalink)
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Aren't the RTTT's already revised tacticas?

I think it'd really be up to the more experienced players to decide this one. I for one am still learning the Tau, and most of the stuff I post is mostly just a rehash of the stuff I've read here.

Whatever happened to the RTTT's anyway... I thought there were going to be more of them, and that they were going to get consolidated into one package.
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Old 13 Jan 2007, 14:50   #4 (permalink)
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I don;t know about the current articles, but I know what we could use.

A) A vocabulary thread. Too many people asking what is what. Not just suit configs, but tau ters, even general game terms ("What's a MEq?")

B) a REVISED FAQ, not the long, huge rambling Q&A thread now, but simple stuff about the newest dex. "If The new stealths are XV25s, does that mean I can't field 15s?"

I mean, the answers are in the old threads, if you know where to look, and what you;re looking for. But by then you pretty much know the answer.
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Are you sure you don't wanna include the other 2 Beginner's articles? 1 is sort of useless as they are more like 1 thread split into 3 articles, or something like that.
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Khanaris-You may select up to 40 options?

That's what the poll says...
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Old 22 Jan 2007, 20:18   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AfterCresent
Khanaris-You may select up to 40 options?

That's what the poll says...
Well, if you feel that all 40 threads are useful, you need to be able to check all 40. The poll system is not really designed for this. The best thing would have been to have 40 yes/no boxes, but that was not possible.

Thanks for all the input, lads! I will probably be revamping this section some time in the next week or so, so look forward to it!
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