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Welcome to the Bolter & Chainsword. Before posting, make sure that you have read the following rules, and make sure to follow them when you post. Note that most forums have additional guidelines, and you should be sure to read them also before posting.


The Mission Statement of the Bolter and Chainsword Space Marine Resource Website:

"The Bolter & Chainsword exists to help people learn about modelling, painting, understanding, and playing with the Armies of Humanity, both Loyalist and Traitor, in the Warhammer 40k game universe."


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B&C Mission Statement
The Bolter & Chainsword promotes constructive discussion about all aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 hobby in relation to Power Armor armies. This is a public forum that is viewed by members from a wide range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Please be considerate of others when composing your replies. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Tactics
  • Rules Queries and Proposals
  • Battle Reports
  • Fluff (Background) Questions
  • Homegrown Stories and Artwork
  • Army Composition Questions
  • et cetera

Some restrictions:

  • No trolling
  • No flaming
  • No chat or "leet" speak
  • No obscenity/pornography
  • No derogatory terms (particularly those dealing with ethnicity or sexual orientation)
  • No trading or selling posts
  • No Intellectual Property (IP) Violations
  • No excessive points values in army lists or discussions - this means don't post Army Builder print outs or fully tree'd out points/stats for your army lists. Keep it simple. Such as Commander, gear X,Y,Z Pts. 285
  • No software cracks (requested or offered). Any form of Warez or illegal downloading of any software but particularly that related to GW Games will result in an immediate ban on your account.
  • No posting images inappropriately
  • No swearing - the B&C has a series of perfectly good emoticons available to users to show disapproval, anger and so forth and as this is a family friendly board swearing is neither necessary nor wanted. A word filter is in place to catch offensive words/phrases and it should be noted that attempts to avoid the filter by the use of alternate letters/numbers/asterisks/any other means will be deemed a Warning worthy offence as a clear contravention of B&C policy, in addition such posts will be deleted. When a word is filtered you will see the following: <DELETED BY THE INQUISITION> Should a word/phrase not filtered offend you please report the post in question and the Moderators will consider if they word/phrase should be added to the word filter.
  • No spamming - Spam isn't simply multiple identical posts across the forums, it also includes pointless, off-topic or smart-alec posts anywhere on the board. Remember the B&C is here to promote constructive discussion of the 40K hobby and anything not contributing to this may be considered spam and deleted. Repeat offenders may also be Warned for such behaviour.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS. Particularly in regards to politics, nationalism, religion, sexuality or moral/ethical debates.

Post which break these restrictions may be deleted without notice.If you feel a post is violating the forum rules, please don't put on a tin-moderator-badge from that new box of Cocoa Puffs you just got at the store. Simply use the REPORT button. This will notify all the mods of that particular forum of the issue.In regards to No Chat or Leet speak -- The B&C is an English speaking board, therefore the language you should be posting in is English. While we understand that not everyone speaks English as their first language, posters should make every attempt to post in a legible manner. Posts that are clearly written are usually going to get more replies in the long run.Threadomancy: If a thread has not had a post in over 90 days please DO NOT post to bump that thread back up unless you are the OP and are adding to your original thread. Asking when the next update from the OP is or saying "cool" (or something similar) does nothing for the thread. In all likelihood the OP hasn't been on in all that time and won't see it anyway. If you want to tell them "cool" or ask a question about their post then please PM them and wait for a reply. If they then go and "reactivate" their thread then you are free to start posting again. Otherwise we consider this the foul black heresy of Threadomancy and posts will be deleted in order to let the dead stay where they should.

Posting and You!
The Bolter & Chainsword is dedicated to the Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, and Inquisition forces of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This means the website is strictly Power Armor only (with a few exceptions for the =][=, Adeptus Mechanicus, Daemons and the News forum).Questions and posts dealing with NON POWER ARMOR armies can be made at many of the army specific or general 40k sites that one can find in our LINKS area.


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Advertising:

The Bolter & Chainsword, while dedicated to the Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, and Inquisition forces of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, supports the gaming community as a whole.

You may have noticed there are no banner ads on the B&C. Nor is there an 'advertise your site here' section to the forums. This isn't becase the B&C doesn't like other sites or stores. In fact we believe those to be an important part of the overall 40k Community.

We even have some Bolter and Chainsword Contest Sponsors that we mention every chance we get:
TheWarStore.com
Griffon/Greenfield Games
Fighting Pirannha Graphics
DragonForge Design

What we don't want however is forum members having to sift through pages of advertisements or flashy banner ads just to get to content on the site. As such advertising is prohibited. However you can still get your site advertised on the board with a few stipulations.

The first way is to PM a mod and request permission to make a post in the Amicus forum. If permission is given it is generally along with the instructions to make 1 post, no bumping and from then on out simply include a link in your signature. This is so we can review the content of the site and make sure it isn't something objectionable being posted.

Making an advertising post without permission will subject your post to Exterminatus and it's removal from the board.

Using the Bolter & Chainsword's Private Message or e-mail functions to advertise your own site is not allowed. Such a practice is essentially using the resources of the Bolter & Chainsword for other web sites and is inappropriate. Violations of this will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

You can also submit your website to our LINKS area. This doesn't require permission from a moderator but the site will be in an approval queue prior to going live on the board.

Finally, you are free to have links to your store/auctions/forums/etc. in your signature so long as they are not large size text or otherwise obtrusive to general posting. It is at moderators discretion to edit or removed links if they find the material to be questionable.

As far as other sites are concerned, we fully support other sites, even those that could be considered "competition". Different sites cater to different players, and no one site can hope to cater to all players. The Internet allows for a lot of freedom and variety, and any site that furthers the WH40K game and gaming community deserves the chance to succeed.
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Membership Rules

Anyone is able to view and read the Bolter and Chainsword forums (except folks who are banned). However, registering as a forum member opens up a host of other options and resource utilities for you.

There are a few rules in regards to user accounts that must be followed though:

ACCOUNTS:
Members are allowed to have only a single account here at the Bolter & Chainsword. If you create multiple accounts and get caught, the most recent account(s) will be deleted. Accounts may not have objectionable names, and account names are subject to change if they throw the formatting of the board off. Also, usernames that impersonate influential members of the hobby (GW employees, well-known artists, or even the staff here at the Bolter & Chainsword) are not allowed and will be deleted. Further disciplinary action may be taken if the staff think it is appropriate.

NAME CHANGES:
When you sign up for an account at the B&C you are asked to create a USERname and a DISPLAYname. These do not have to be the same. However, think carefully on what you want your DISPLAYname (the name people will see attached to your posts) to be. We rarely change DISPLAYnames without good reason.

Typical reasons for changing a DISPLAYname are:
  • Name is too long and throwing off thread formating. This is usually fixed by simply adding spaces or removing underscores.
  • Name contains offensive material.
  • Name is too close to another users name. If confusion is caused by your name being close to an existing members name you may be asked to change it.
  • Misspelling. Sometimes in the rush to register an account a user might hit the wrong key and wind up doing something like spelling Rogue as Rouge. In cases like this we can often fix that with a quick reset of the DISPLAYname. This may not be possible if there is already a DISPLAYname like it on the forums. In that case you will be asked to choose a new DISPLAYname.
Reasons that a name change is usually turned down include but are not limited to:
  • I'm bored with this name.
  • I don't play this army anymore and want to change.
  • I named myself after a character who is now dead.
AVATARS: These provide members with a means of personalizing their posts, as well as giving other members an immediate visual identifier. The Bolter & Chainsword has a number of "stock" avatars available through the Control Panel. Avatars can also be linked from members' Galleries (please link only from your own Gallery, not other members' Galleries) and web sites. There are also blank templates available so that members can personalize avatars via our DOWNLOADS area. You can have pretty much any image you wish as your Avatar. Avatars which violate board rules by being inappropriate will be removed and the user notified. Repeated notifcations may result in a warning being issued. Avatars should be no bigger than 96x64 pixels in size.

SIGNATURES: See below.

PRIVATE MESSAGING and E-MAIL: You can send Private Messages (PMs) and e-mails to other members of the Bolter & Chainsword. While the board has little control over the content of these messages, you are still expected to abide by the forum rules with regard to Content and how you treat your fellow members. Using the PM feature in ways that violate board rules (including flaming, advertising, etc.) is subject to appropriate punishment.

Membership Benefits

Membership has it's advantages as well though. biggrin.gif

Becoming a member at the B&C allows you to do the obvious basics of starting threads, replying in posts, using the search functions and making use of the Personal Message system. Other benefits also come from registering at the B&C:
  • The ability to subscribe to forums and threads and the ability to be notified via email of replies.
  • Access to the Downloads
  • The ability to start your own Blog.
  • Create your own Gallery.
  • Submit sites to and acces the Links.
  • Submit and read articles via the Librarium.
The Downloads area is where you can get useful tools to help in the creation of your own Power armored armies, spiced up your army list presentations or get new wallpapers for your computer. The content of the Downloads area is 100% user generated. If you would like to have something in the downloads area for all to use please contact an Administrator or Moderator.

Blogs are an area where you can chronicle your Power Armored related projects. This goes hand in hand with the Gallery and is not meant as a replacement to the PCA forum. BLOGs are there for all aspects of the Power Armored gaming experience -- Tournaments, Campaigns, Army list development, Painting, Modelling, etc. Any member of the board has access to a BLOG. Just go to your user control panel and start one.

The Gallery is available in order to facilitate the documentation of your power-armored army, the B&C offers the ability to host pictures of your power armor figures in a personal gallery.

You may only have one gallery. The size of your gallery is limited so keep that in mid when you are resizing your pictures.

The Librarium is where you the user can submit various items such as Index Astartes type articles for DIY Chapters, PC&A related tutorials, Stories, Alternative rules and Dissertations on board related subjects. You can find more about the Librarium here.

Please note that the Downloads, Gallery and Librarium are all subject to board rules and are considered to be kept on topic at all times. Subject matter in those area that is not power armor related will be removed.

The Links area is where you can submit any 40k related website (even non power armored related sites). Any registered user can submit a site, however it is put into an approval queue that the mods go through daily before releaseing the site to the public area.
 
Donations

Membership at the Bolter and Chainsword is entirely free. However if you would like to donate in a monetary fashion you have two ways to do so.

First you can make a one time lifetime donation via the Donations area at the top of the main forum page. The full amount you donate throught the various subscription offers goes towards improvements and upkeep of the website.

Alternatively you can also purchase items via the Bolter and Chainsword Store. This puts $2-4 towards the board depending on the item you purchase.

Your donations help the B&C to bring you more of the content and management systems that you want. All with the goal of helping you to improve your Power Armored armies in all ways.

Edited by Brother Tyler, 05 August 2016 - 11:40 AM.
Signature image rules changed

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User Groups


There are several user groups that make up the membership of the Bolter and Chainsword. A users group will remain constant no matter how many posts or how old the account is. The only way your user group will change is if you are asked to be a moderator. Your account still may change based off various permissions masks set up for group functions like world wide campaigns and the Arena of Death, but those will not change your visible user group.

The most important group is the Frater Domus. This group is made up of the every day users of the website and is the group you are assigned to upon completing registration. Without the Frater Domus there would be no Bolter and Chainsword.

Moderati Cedo are forum members who were a moderator at one time in their past. While they hold no "position of authority" you can consider them to be old hands that can assist you with questions and can help get word to the current moderators should the need arise. If they suggest you are acting out of line you would do well to heed their call.

Moderati are active Moderators on the site. They are in charge of making things run smoothly within their assigned forum. Keep in mind that moderators are participants first and policemen second. They would prefer to just discuss their chosen army but if necessary will issue warnings and other disciplinary actions as necessary. Outside of their assigned forum a Moderati is just like any other member of the board.

Custodes are back up for the Moderati. The Custodes are essentially Global Moderators but their primary duty is to pour water on any hot spots that may flare up until a Moderator can arrive. This generally means turning a thread/post invisible to the public until that forums mods can take a better look at it. They do have the ability to issue warnings however should an infraction require it.

Codiciers are just like Moderati. However they have been tasked specifically with managing the Librarium and its discussion forum.


Moderati, Codiciers and Custodes enforce the board policy as determined by the Admins and presented here in this rules post.

Administratum are the board members who take care of the day to day operations of the board. This includes approving new accounts, account edits and corrections, general forum trouble shooting and where necessary disciplinary actions. Admins set board policy and dispense the highest levels of discipline when it arises (banning, removing a ban, deleting an account, etc.)

The Admin Group includes Brother Argos who is the site owner. If you have any issues with mods please contact an admin first but if you'd rather not speak to an admin then Brother Argos is who you need to contact.
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Corrective Action

Remember that posting at the Bolter and Chainsword (or any other forum for that matter) is a privilege not a right. Those who abuse the privilege will find that privilege revoked. You aren't required to like the rules, just follow them.

Corrective action is taken by Moderators, Custodes or Administrators when a person has broken the rules of the Bolter and Chainsword.

Wherever possible, the Staff enforces board policy through guidance and example. If violations are identified, the Staff will take the appropriate action. This action might be a warning in the thread, editing replies in order to remove the violation, or sending a message by PM or e-mail. Deletion of posts will be taken only when necessary.

Moderators may also turn a thread/post invisible for a time to get feedback from other Moderators on if an issue requires a warning or simple redirection.

Getting a PM from a mod doesn't necessarily equate to a warning. Many times a moderator will PM a person who is breaking the rules and let them know not only are they doing so but they should refrain from doing it in the future. Official warnings will ALWAYS be accompanied by a PM stating which rule(s) has been broken and the fact that you've been officially warned for your actions.

These PMs will detail the infraction and the course of action being taken against your account.
  • 1st Warning - Warning PM
    We consider this just a 'nudge'. You've broken a rule, don't do it again or more severe penalties will be applied.
  • 2nd Warning - 3 day suspension of posting
    The offender can still see the board, but they cannot post during their suspension.
  • 3rd Warning - 7 day suspension of posting, followed by 7 days on Moderator Preview
    The offender can still see the board, but they cannot post during their suspension. Whilst on Moderator Preview any post made by the offender must be approved by a Moderator before it becomes visible to other members, this allows us to ensure the rules are being followed properly by the offender.
  • 4th Warning - 14 day suspension of account
    The offender can neither see nor post to the board. 30 days moderator preview.
  • 5th Warning - Permanent ban
    At this point you have broken the rules enough and been given enough second chances that your presence on the B&C is no longer welcome. Your account will be banned within 48 hours.
The Administrators reserve the right to take any disciplinary action they deem necessary, including actions outside the chain listed above and banning members with fewer than 5 Warnings as and when they deem necessary.

People that are banned may be allowed back at the discretion of the moderators. During a set period of time, these previously banned people will be given the ++PENITENT++ title. This title a) is temporary, cool.png indicates that the individual is on probation and that any infraction made during the probation period will have serious repercussions, and c) is not meant as an insult to the member.

You can of course contact the warning Moderator and if necessary an Administrator if you feel a warning was issued unfairly. All official warnings are logged and recorded by the software and are reviewed by the Administrators to make sure things are being done properly. This monitoring also ensures proper coaching in the event that a Moderator/Administrator makes a mistake in the course of issuing a warning and to prevent future incidents from happening again.

Warning Reduction

All official warnings at the B&C are logged and any notes issued with the warning are also logged. These warning logs are periodically reviewed by the staff to determine if offenders have taken their warning to heart and followed the rules since they were warned. Members who have displayed improved behaviour since their warning will be considered for a warning reduction by the moderating team.

This reduction isn't a license to go and break the rules again however and recidivists taking advantage of this clemency will be dealt with more severely than first time offenders.

Thread Closure

Sometimes a question is answered, the thread already has an ongoing discussion in another thread or various other reasons that a thread may be closed without disciplinary action. This is generally just to steer the subject to ongoing discussions or close a thread from further discussion if the issue at hand has been dealt with.

Some threads though get out of hand, go off topic, turn into a personal chat or various other reasons it gets off course from what is considered acceptable at the B&C. Threads that break the rules of the B&C are subject to closure. It is at the discretion of the forum moderators as to if/when a thread will be closed as a disciplinary measure. When this situations arises Moderators will close the thread with a reason why and the following image:
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It is possible that after a time the thread may be reopened. Either having some posts pruned out or the Moderator feeling folks have cooled their heals enough to get a topic back on track. You can take it up with your Forum Moderator if you have issue with a closing, however please remain civil if you don't agree with what has been done. Flying off the handle will not help bring your point across.
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Signature Rules

Signatures may include images up to 990 pixels in width by up to 100 pixels in height and up to ten lines of text. See below for details on both.

Intent

Minimize “signal to noise” so that members can focus on the content (posts/replies, the “signal”) while still allowing members a degree of freedom to express their individuality, primary personal links, etc. (signature, the “noise”).

This update primarily focuses on the rules for images in signatures while clarifying other elements of signatures.

Members are encouraged to use their “About Me” page for more personal expression, allowing them to reduce signature content.

Signature Images

The total area of images as they appear on the screen* is up to 990 pixels in width by up to 100 pixels in height.

Examples:

A single image 990x100 would appear as:

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Alternately, you may have multiple images separated vertically by text:

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Thought for the day: Obey your orders.
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Alternately, you may have multiple images separated horizontally by text:

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Thought for the day: Obey your orders.


I’ve only used two images in each of the examples above, but you may use more images, if desired (but read the rest of the rules below before you get carried away).

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IMPORTANT!

The “total image display area” of 990 pixels in width by 100 pixels in height includes any text and negative space that separates images. So everything within the rectangular area of all images in your signatures counts.

So while you may have two 495x100 images displayed side by side and immediately adjacent to each other, as…

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…you may not have the same images separated horizontally by text, as…

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…and while you may have two 990x50 images displayed top/bottom and immediately adjacent to each other, as…

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..you may not have the same images separated vertically by text, as…

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Oops! This is too tall.
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AND ANOTHER THING

Certain elements of BBCodes count as images for the purpose of these rules. These include background color, captions, headers (both full and half), hidden content, quotes, sidebars, spoilers. The reason for this is that these BBCodes, while generally applying to text, create image-like content in the signature. Note that by quotes we mean only the quote BBCode – you may quote someone as pure text without it counting as an image. Also note that hidden content and spoilers will be evaluated when clicked/open.


Text

Your signature may include up to ten lines of normal size text. Normal size text is the default font size or smaller. If you use larger text (anything size 4 (14 points) or larger), the line count decreases correspondingly. You can see the relative font sizes here.

Signature Content

The standard “family-friendly” rules for B&C content apply, though image content is not restricted to B&C content (i.e., you may include xenos and non-WH40K stuff in your images). In addition, your signature is an acceptable place to “advertise” (Internet auction sites, stuff you’re selling/looking for (as long as the stuff is WH40K stuff), etc.). Exercise common sense.

Non-Compliance

If your signature is found to be non-compliant with these rules, you may receive a PM from a moderator. If no action is taken, or if the admins catch it, we will simply enclose it in the code tags and a note that the signature is non-compliant, as:

Signature non-compliant with B&C rules

[img=http://image.bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_548/gallery_26_548_1007.gif]
[color=red]Oops! This is too tall.[/color]
[img=http://image.bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_548/gallery_26_548_941.gif]

We used to make adjustments to signatures and/or send messages identifying non-compliance and recommended corrective action, but there were so many non-compliant signatures that this became a chore that took up way too much time (taking away from our time to enjoy the site). So the expectation is that you will check these rules and adjust your signature accordingly. If you find your signature in the spoiler tags and are unable to identify the problem after reviewing these rules, feel free to contact one of the administrators (Brother Tyler is usually the signature enforcer) and ask for clarification.

Note that we don’t generally apply warnings for signature non-compliance with regard to image dimensions and text, but repeated violations may earn you a warning point (you’ll receive a message if this happens, so don’t worry about it if you don’t see anything other than the spoiler tags). Warnings may be issued if your content violates the forum rules, however.

If you see a member whose signature appears to be non-compliant with these rules, be a pal and send them a PM letting them know. Be polite and friendly – your goal is to help them avoid the angst of dealing with the mods/admins. Such communications should come across as, “You may want to fix this before the mods/admins notice” (and not “fix this or I’ll report you to the mods/admins”). This should be one friend hooking another friend up, not tin badge moderation. Alternately, you can report the member with a note that their signature doesn’t comply with the forum rules (or if the member doesn’t fix the signature). The mods/admins will take it from there.

It should be noted that members that don't desire to view signatures have that option in their settings.

* Using a “lowest common denominator” concept, our signature rules are based on a web standard screen resolution of 1366x768 (it is assumed that mobile device users are using the mobile skin, which doesn’t display images).


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XENOS CONTENT AT THE B&C


The focus of the B&C remains the Armies of the Imperium and the forces of Chaos (Chaos Space Marines and Chaos Daemons). Xenos armies are generally not allowed for discussion, except as noted below.

IMAGES

In some cases, it is reasonable to include some degree of xenos content in images. This largely includes dioramas, Inquisitorial warbands, Chaos cultists (i.e., Lost and the Damned) and similar topics. The key limiter is that the focus of the topic is a force that is covered here at the B&C and the xenos portions are incidental to the topic. Discussion and imagery can include xenos, but must remain focused on the standard B&C forces (though it's certainly okay to discuss a converting/painting technique you used on a particular xenos model if that model is the best example in your army).

ARMY LISTS SUB-FORUMS

Armies will be discussed in the sub-forum for the codex named for the Faction of the Warlord (at present, Imperial Knights are covered in the Adeptus Mechanicus Army Lists sub-forum; and Militarum Tempestus are covered in the Astra Militarum Army Lists sub-forum). In cases where the Warlord is from an army list that doesn't have a dedicated sub-forum (e.g., Tyrant's Guard), contact a moderator or administrator to discuss options.

The Warlord's Faction must be one of the armies covered by the Bolter & Chainsword.

In a Battle-forged army, all other detachments must be from factions covered by the B&C or must share a Battle Brothers or Allies of Convenience level of alliance with the Warlord's Faction in order to be discussed. If any of the detachments do not share a Battle Brothers or Allies of Convenience level of alliance with the Warlord's Faction, the army may not be discussed.

In an Unbound army, all units not from the same Faction as the Warlord must be from factions that are covered by the B&C or share a Battle Brothers or Allies of Convenience level of alliance with the Warlord's Faction in order for the army to be discussed. If any units in the army do not share a Battle Brothers or Allies of Convenience level of alliance with the Warlord's Faction, the army may not be discussed.

LIBER VICTORUM

Per the status quo, at least one of the sides in the battle must be an army (per the army lists criteria above) that is covered at the Bolter & Chainsword. Images of xenos are allowed, but must be appropriate to a battle report (no sneaking in a tutorial on painting Mandrakes or other xenos filth hidden in batreps - we will terminate such violations with extreme prejudice).

Note that batreps may also be posted in relevant faction-based forums per the same criteria (e.g., a Militarum Tempestus versus Necron batrep can be posted in the Astra Militarum forum).

OFFICIAL RULES

Per the status quo, questions and answers on official rules for all armies are allowed.

TACTICA

Per the status quo, tactics allow a basic (not detailed) level of discussion on xenos tactics, with the focus of discussion being in how to counter these tactics with the forces covered here at the B&C.

Note that tactics may also be posted in the relevant faction-based forum per the same criteria (e.g., countering Taudar with a Dark Angels multi-wing can take place in the Dark Angels forum).

APOCALYPSE

Per the status quo, discussion of xenos in the context of Apocalypse games is allowed.

NEWS, RUMORS, AND FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Per the status quo, discussion of xenos is allowed.

OTHER GAMES

In cases where rules questions arise about systems other than Warhammer 40,000 (but set within the Warhammer 40,000 game universe), discussion of rules may be taken up in the Other Games forum. The same criteria apply herein as in the Official Rules forum, though.

GALLERIES

Generally speaking, images of xenos from codices that aren't covered here at the Bolter & Chainsword are not allowed for posting to galleries. The following exceptions exist:
  • Images appropriate for discussions described in the sections above may be uploaded. This includes images of complete armies for army lists, battle reports, etc.; examples for Official Rules and Tactica discussions; etc. Keep in mind that the resulting discussion should not be about the nifty conversions or paint jobs on xenos images - xenos images are allowed where they are relevant to the discussions on the subject matter of the Bolter & Chainsword.
  • Images for use as personal photos/avatars may be uploaded.
  • Images for use in signatures may be uploaded.
When uploading images of xenos, the best practice is to go back and edit the image to provide an explanation of how it is being used in a manner that is appropriate to the Bolter & Chainsword. When used for a personal photo/avatar or signature, simply adding that explanation in the image description will help. When used in a topic, adding a link to the post(s) in which the image is used will help the moderators to verify that an image is being used within the allowances of the site rules. If inappropriate images are found, including when an image is used beyond the scope of what we allow for xenos discussion, the image(s) will be removed and the member will be contacted by the moderators.

If in doubt, please contact the moderators or administrators and we'll adjudicate.

Edited by Brother Tyler, 04 December 2016 - 05:32 PM.

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