Speaking of which, I think I’ve nailed down the final list. If you’ve been following along at all, then you’ve kind of seen my progression and evolution of my Nova lists. I started with my Gunline list, but as competitive as that list is, it still has some inefficiencies in it. It’s a very good list, but I don’t think it’s a champion list. So I wanted to create something more efficient and powerful. And with everyone’s input and discussion, I believe I have something that can do this. In my last Nova post, I gave two options for lists. Ultimately, the list I went for was the first one. I wish I could squeeze 45 more points out of it to give me some melta, but you can’t have everything can you? It just feels more balanced and gives me more options against a wider variety of opponents. More on this later.
Anyway, let’s get on with the real topic shall we? As mentioned previously, I’ve had plans to freshen up the BT 101 guide. I’ve now gotten dozens upon dozens of responses to my Reader Satisfaction Survey, and I plan to put all those comments to good use. Some of the suggestions simply aren’t feasible for various reasons. Others, I simply do not agree with (e.g. explaining the virtues of the “Black Tide” army) so will not be included. But there were numerous comments regarding format and flow, as well as requests for expansion in some areas of the guide. Even reading the information listed now, I can pick out sections that need addressing to clarify certain aspects of list building or tactical game play. I believe I’m also going to include a new section featuring common beginner questions, primary taken from various forums I frequent, as well as the great many emails I’ve received.
Because the BT 101 guide is just that, a beginners guide (hence the 101), I don’t go into extreme detail on many of the tactics and thought processes in list building. They give a basic overview and I let my blogging and various other articles explain the rest. Unfortunately, the problem with the blog is that good information quickly becomes difficult to find as I pump out more articles. Because Weebly doesn’t have a refined way of searching for previous post, this is somewhat of a problem. So I’m going to start producing a BT 201 guide, which includes more advanced articles regarding the Black Templars and their use in game. This will include sections that are very similar to my “How To: Defensive Drop Pod Army” tactical article. I’m not entirely finalized on what will be included, but some of the ideas include: advanced target priority, what makes a list good at different points levels, and how to beat some of the current “metagame” army lists. I will also go much more in depth into why I run the army archetypes that I do, which is at the moment, primarily gunline-oriented.
Alright, to finish this post off, I’m going to give everyone the opportunity here to voice their opinions on what they’d like to see included in the BT 101 guide. Any suggestions for how it should flow, anything information that you believe to be lacking, etc. In addition, do you have any suggestions for specific material for the BT 201 guide? It does me no good to have an article filled with information that no one needs, or already knows. The BT 201 guide is going to be geared towards the more experienced players. Not quite veterans, but players that have played a few games and need just a little bit more to get them on the right track. Hopefully it’ll be useful for players out there.
As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you all! :D