When you are trying to construct an army list, it generally isn't helpful for folks to just respond "add this and that" and provide the random sort of commentary that is often in evidence as a result. In fact, beyond being unhelpful, reading responses of this sort when you are trying hard to solve a pressing problem is downright discouraging.
To ensure that this area promotes productive discussion, we are establishing special rules for posts in this forum. These special rules will be enforced as an official addenda to the general B&C Rules posted in the Rules section of the Board. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in notices from the mods to make corrections or, in some cases, closure or deletion of the thread.
In addition to making it easy to navigate to what you would like to read, adherence to these Special Rules will make posts in this forum much more constructive and helpful to new players seeking guidance and vets that are looking for new insights and nuances of playing the armies that are discussed.
Special Rules for the Army List Review Forum include:
The Lord Giveth, but he also Taketh Away
When responding to an army list with suggestions about adding a unit, make a suggestion on where the points should come from. Nothing is more aggravating than to have folks make a good suggestion for an addition and then be faced with trying to figure out what should come out to make it happen. (On the flip side of this...if you can't think of where the points could come from, maybe the idea isn't so brilliant afterall...)
Experience is a Mentor Most Wise
If you are offering suggestions for tweaking units within an army, provide some insight into the practical experience behind your suggestion. (re: I have found 8 man assault squads to be ideal...they can take a good amount of damage...they can bring on a decent amount of fire...etc.) If you can not provide practical advice of this sort...come out and say that this is just your preference and you have no reason other than 'it just looks so cool', 'this is what I field because it is what I have', 'I have no idea why I am suggesting this, but I have been compelled to type this through the beneficent guidance of our Lord and Emperor', etc.
The Inquisition Requires Tags
To make it easier for the Inquisition to ferret out heresy, tags will be required in the subject line of posts in this forum. This will make it easy for readers to zero in on topics of interest and will keep things nice and tidy, the way the Emperor likes it.
The list of tags may evolve over time. To begin with, we will establish the following subject line tags:
Name of the army for which the list pertains. For our purposes, army names will be based off of the title of the army list as it appears in the appropriate codex or as it is listed in any special, non-codex rules (re: Index Astartes).
Example: A subject line with [Salamanders] would have a Space Marine list assembled around Salamander special rules.
Total points included in the army list.
Example: A subject line with  would have a list that included up to 1500 points.
This is to help those who intend to reply to understand the type of environment or situation for which the army is intended. Since, for time being, we will assume 3rd ed. rules, this will include: RTT (Rogue Trader Tournament), GT (Grand Tournament), TOURNEY (Shop special rules that aren't GT or RTT), and FRIENDLY (Casual, non-tournament gaming).
Example: A subject line with [GT] would have a list intended for use in Grand Tournaments and one with [FRIENDLY] would be for casual games at home or local shops. This can also include the type of input that you would like to receive. The types of feedback that can be requested can include: HELP (General guidance and advice for use in intended environment), VS. <opponent> or <army type> (Guidance and advice on how to use list against specified <opponent> (NIDS, CHAOS, GUARD, ELDAR, ORKS, MARINES, etc. or <army type> (ASSAULT, HORDE/SWARM, ARMOR, etc.)
Example: A subject line with [CHAOS] would indicate that the poster wants advice on how to configure the army list to be more efficient/effective against Chaos forces and [VS. ASSAULT] would be a request for anti-assault guidance and advice.
These tags should be incorporated together in the subject line of a post to ensure that readers can zero in on what they would like to see or comment upon and that posters receive the feedback and advice that they would find most useful.
An example of combining these tags would be:
[BLACK TEMPLAR][VS. HORDE/SWARM]
This would let anyone reading the heading know that the list in this post was a 1700 point Black Templar list assembled under the GT guidelines...and that the poster would like feedback related to engaging GT horde/swarm armies. (easy, ain't it?)
Do not violate intellectual property rights
'Intellectual Property’ is a big phrase, usually abbreviated to ‘IP’, but the concept is enforced strongly here. Respect Games Workshop’s IP rules, as posted at GW's site and repeated here. This means no posting of rules from the Codex, White Dwarf, Citadel Journal, etc., except as is reasonable for purpose of discussion.
Related to this, when posting army lists, please DO NOT post fully tree'd out army lists such as:
That, whether it be you just posting up your AB file or what you have on paper, is a bit too revealing. What we would ask that you post is something more like so:
Imperial Death Chicken Librarian 1 5 5 4 4 2 5 4/5 9 2+ 165pts
Psychic Power: Cock-a-doodle doo psychic scream; 3D6 inches; Unit taking
casualties from this power must make a morale check or fall back.
Stupidity; Imperial Death Chicken Marines THINK they can fly, but really can't. Should a stupidity roll fail, the Marine cannot shoot that turn as he is attempting to take to the skies.
Beak of Death: 10 pts Counts as a power weapon and the model can still carry
two other weapons.
Cluck of Doom: 45 pts Flamer template Str 5 Ap 4 Assault 3
Silken Feather Hood: 30 pts Model must be targeted using the night fighting rules
Red Rooster Beard: 25 pts 4+ Inv save
Imperial Death Chicken Librarian: Beak of Death, Cluck of Doom, Silken Feather Hood, Red Rooster Beard: 165pts
This applies to ANY forum that you plan on posting your army list too. Better
safe than sorry here folks.