Army List Posting Rules
This forum is designed to promote the productive discussion of Warhammer 40k armylists. Outlined below are a selection of rules we feel necessary to ensure our members posts follow a uniform agenda for ease of use and understanding.
All Army list post titles should follow the following procedure
Name of Force
This should detail the name of the army the list is drawn from. Codex sub armies can also be used.
Examples: Orcs Iron Warriors Blood Angels
If the list is intended for use against a specific army this may also be included.
Examples Iron Warriors vs Orcs
Points Value of Force
This area should display the total points value of the army.
For example a post with 2000 would inform the reader of a 2000 point army.
This is to inform possible replyers of the OP's intended use of the army.
Most armies fall into the following 4 categories
GT - Grand tournament.
Friendly or Non-Competitive
RTT Rogue Trader Tournament
Examples of combining these tags would be:
Iron Warriors 1500 GT
This information informs anyone browsing the forum that the thread is about a 1500 point Iron Warriors list created for Grand Tournament competition.
[Dark Angels vs Orcs][Friendly]
The tag above lets everyone know that the original poster has an upcoming 1700 point friendly game against an Orcish Horde.
Please post your lists in the order they would appear in the codex.
This is the standard order and makes it far easier to glance over a list and categorise its content.
If your army uses any Doctrines or Traits list them before the army to save people questioning further down the thread.
Another tip to make reading easier is to bolden the number, unit title and cost.
5 Terminators 240
2 Assault Cannons
When posting do not list the individual points cost of wargear and items. This violates GW copyright. Only detail the overall points total of each selection. On the same note do not give away detailed information on the effect of a specific item.
A good example of an illegal post would be:-
Designer Trainers of Extreme Speed  - Allow the wearer to move an extra 6" - they're just so damn snazzy!
Designer Trainers of Extreme Speed is sufficient.
Army Specific Points
Several armies have additional necessary information that comes in handy when making a reply. Examples are
Necrons phase out points
Witch Hunters Faith points
Revise your previous Army List
Once you have posted a nicely formatted legible list and recieved some constructive critism its time to rewrite your list and toss it back to the Heretics.
When reposting a list you should stick to the original format. It will instantly act as a visual reminder of what has changed.
Any units that have been altered should be clearly displayed. There are several ways of doing this.
1) You can include a paragraph beneath each unit explaining the reason behind the alteration.
2) The unit can be written in a different colour. Gold being the best choice of course!
3) Alternatively you can write the entry in itallic
Your modified army list is to be entered in a new post. Don't go back and edit the original. Changing the original will render all the early replies useless to a casual reader.
The most important rule is to edit your list. Never leave a thread open. the guys that reply to army lists take the time and effort to go through them for our benefit. Repost the list, reply to their comments and give them the praise they deserve for turning your mediocre militia into a well oiled killing machine!
Last edited by Elchimpster; 12-26-07 at 12:54 PM.