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'''If this is your first time submitting a battle report, please read the below before creating the report'''
 
'''If this is your first time submitting a battle report, please read the below before creating the report'''
  
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Enter the title of your Battle report in the below box, feel free to make this interesting for example: <br> ''Stone Smiths drive the Iron Fists from Denita''
  
====Battle Report====
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==[[Global Heresy]]==
Enter the title of your Battle (Club Game/Casual Game) report in the below box, feel free to make this interesting for example: <br> ''Stone Smiths drive the Iron Fists from Denita'' <br>  
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<!--====[[Þungur Metallikos]] Battle Report====
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buttonlabel=Create
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default=Þungur Metallikos~{{#time: U | now }}
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preload=Template:Battlereport/Preload Þungur Metallikos
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width=60
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</createbox>
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(Replace the numbers ONLY with the name of your battle and press the CREATE button to lodge a single Battle report, do not modify the planet name)
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====[[Gospel]] Battle Report====
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buttonlabel=Create
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default=Gospel~{{#time: U | now }}
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preload=Template:Battlereport/Preload Gospel
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width=60
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</createbox>
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(Replace the numbers ONLY with the name of your battle and press the CREATE button to lodge a single Battle report, do not modify the planet name)
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Have a read through some of the awesome Battle Reports [[Phase 3 Battle Reports|here]]-->
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==[[:Category:Local System|Local System]]==
 
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'''View existing [[Phase 1 Battle Reports]]'''
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'''View existing [[Phase 2 Battle Reports]]'''
  
  
 
==Guide==
 
==Guide==
One of the most important elements of the entire campaign (apart from playing the games!!), is to report the results of the games so that they can be added to the ongoing campaign maps. These reports add to the atmosphere and creates stories around the games which are played, they can even decide the outcome of planets and systems. Any games can be submitted as a Battle Report, no matter how small, even a game between two mates in the garage, take some photos, pick a planet in your Sub-Sector and write up a story of what happened. As a rule of thumb it is better if most (if not all) players are registered with Army ID's, an that the Victor or the game TO submit this report. Individual [[Skirmish Report]]s can be created by the players separately.
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One of the most important elements of the entire system (apart from playing the games!!), is to report the results of the games so that they can be added to the ongoing campaign maps. These reports add to the atmosphere and creates stories around the games which are played, they can even decide the outcome of planets and systems. Any games can be submitted as a Battle Report, no matter how small, even a game between two mates in the garage, take some photos, pick a planet in your Sub-Sector or pick one of the Worldwide Invasions (above) and write up a story of what happened. As a rule of thumb it is better if most (if not all) players are registered with Army ID's, an that the Victor or the game TO submit this report. Individual [[Skirmish Report]]s can be created by the players separately, this will increase the Influence the Battle Report but also incorporate the results statistics on each players page.
  
 
At minimum the report should include:
 
At minimum the report should include:
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However it is strongly encouraged that more information be provided to enhance the overall narrative of the campaign. Most sections can be expanded to add to the theater of the game, below are some examples along with the minimum data for each category. For Scenario Games a single report could be submitted, though lots of smaller reports culminating in the final result may be better fluff reading; for larger, more coordinated ongoing games, perhaps you should consider create a [[Campaign Report]].
 
However it is strongly encouraged that more information be provided to enhance the overall narrative of the campaign. Most sections can be expanded to add to the theater of the game, below are some examples along with the minimum data for each category. For Scenario Games a single report could be submitted, though lots of smaller reports culminating in the final result may be better fluff reading; for larger, more coordinated ongoing games, perhaps you should consider create a [[Campaign Report]].
  
=Creating the Report=
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===Creating the Report===
 
The creation of the Battle Report itself is quite straight forward and partially automated; by entering the Battle Reports name in the field above and pressing the ''Create'' button it will create a new page called whatever you entered the Battle Reports name as, along with a heap of prepopulated information. If this is your first time creating a battle report, it might be best to enter the Battle Report name and then right click on the button and create it in a new page, so that you can refer back to this page as you continue to create the report.
 
The creation of the Battle Report itself is quite straight forward and partially automated; by entering the Battle Reports name in the field above and pressing the ''Create'' button it will create a new page called whatever you entered the Battle Reports name as, along with a heap of prepopulated information. If this is your first time creating a battle report, it might be best to enter the Battle Report name and then right click on the button and create it in a new page, so that you can refer back to this page as you continue to create the report.
  
Once created you will see that the report is split into four specific sections;
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Once created you will see that the report is split into five specific sections;
  
=Categories=
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===Categories===
These tags help merge pages into groups and makes it far easier for our automated calculations to work and for people to find similarly themed things. The first two Categories don't need changing, however the two containing the 'No Data' need to be updated with the name of the [[Planet]] and [[Sub-Sector]] in which the battle took place. Make sure that it is the correct location and have checked with the other groups in your area to make sure you aren't inadvertently interfering with an ongoing Campaign or anything like that.
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These tags help merge pages into groups and makes it far easier for our automated calculations to work and for people to find similarly themed things. The first two Categories don't need changing, however the two containing the 'No Data' need to be updated with the name of the [[:Category:Planets|Planet]] and [[:Category:Sub-Sector|Sub-Sector]] in which the battle took place. Make sure that it is the correct location and have checked with the other groups in your area to make sure you aren't inadvertently interfering with an ongoing Campaign or anything like that.
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If you are entering a [[Global Heresy]] report, these will be prepopulated.
  
  
=Battle Specifics=
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===Battle Specifics===
 
The Battle Specifics section is an essential element of the report, there are lots of sections throughout the website which rely on information provided in the specifics section; automated updates, influence calculations, ticker feeds etc. Please be careful when entering the data and make sure that each section is entered correctly
 
The Battle Specifics section is an essential element of the report, there are lots of sections throughout the website which rely on information provided in the specifics section; automated updates, influence calculations, ticker feeds etc. Please be careful when entering the data and make sure that each section is entered correctly
  
===realdate===
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====realdate====
 
This is the date on which the game took place or, in the case of multiple day games, finished. Please enter in the correct format, for example; 1 January 2014<br>
 
This is the date on which the game took place or, in the case of multiple day games, finished. Please enter in the correct format, for example; 1 January 2014<br>
 
The 30K Imperial date format differs greatly to the current real date system, it comprises of three numbers representing the segment of the year, three additional number representing the year of the millennium and then the millennium, like this: 455.005.M31.<br>
 
The 30K Imperial date format differs greatly to the current real date system, it comprises of three numbers representing the segment of the year, three additional number representing the year of the millennium and then the millennium, like this: 455.005.M31.<br>
 
This date will automatically be populated based on the correct date entry above.
 
This date will automatically be populated based on the correct date entry above.
  
===subsector/system/planet===
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====subsector/system/planet====
Enter the location information of where you are playing your game, make sure the spelling is correct, however if it is incorrect it will appear in red once published and can be corrected using the edit function. This will ensure that the links for the Battle Report flow through to the correct areas for fluff reports to be attached.
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Enter the location information of where you are playing your game, make sure the spelling is correct, however if it is incorrect it will appear in red once published and can be corrected using the edit function. This will ensure that the links for the Battle Report flow through to the correct areas for fluff reports to be attached.<br>
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If you are entering a [[Global Heresy]] report, these will be prepopulated.
  
===influence===
 
This represents how significant the Battle was, as a rule of thumb, it is 1 Influence for every two players involved in the game. Keep in mind that if you are intending on running a large series of games or a major event, perhaps you should consider creating a [[Campaign Report]].
 
  
 
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===Forces===
=Forces=
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This section provides a way of linking all of the players who participated in the game. Simply add each players [[Army ID]] into a separate field under either Loyalist or Traitor (they dont need to be even)and it will automatically link the battle report to their page and their overall faction.
 
This section provides a way of linking all of the players who participated in the game. Simply add each players [[Army ID]] into a separate field under either Loyalist or Traitor (they dont need to be even)and it will automatically link the battle report to their page and their overall faction.
  
  
=Battle Summary=
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===Battle Summary===
 
This is the main fluff element of the report. The story of what happened during the fighting, maybe even what caused it or the subsequent impacts because of the outcome of the battle. Try to keep the effects within the narrative though, so a single game between two players cannot determine control of the entire Sub-Sector, but it could represent a foot hold being secured on a new planet, or an attack into well defended enemy lines.
 
This is the main fluff element of the report. The story of what happened during the fighting, maybe even what caused it or the subsequent impacts because of the outcome of the battle. Try to keep the effects within the narrative though, so a single game between two players cannot determine control of the entire Sub-Sector, but it could represent a foot hold being secured on a new planet, or an attack into well defended enemy lines.
  
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=Battle Gallery=
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===Battle Gallery===
 
By default there will be six place holder images already populated here, to replace them with real pictures of the game or other illustrations simply change the file name and extension to that of the image which has been loaded (if you havent uploaded the pics, this can be done latter or now by going [[:Special:Upload|here]]). To add more photos simply copy and paste the lines down, or to remove the pictures, simply delete the lines.
 
By default there will be six place holder images already populated here, to replace them with real pictures of the game or other illustrations simply change the file name and extension to that of the image which has been loaded (if you havent uploaded the pics, this can be done latter or now by going [[:Special:Upload|here]]). To add more photos simply copy and paste the lines down, or to remove the pictures, simply delete the lines.
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==Step 1==
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[[File:Report1.jpg]]
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==Step 2==
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[[File:Report2.jpg]]
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==Step 3==
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[[File:Report3.jpg]]
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==Step 4==
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[[File:Report4.jpg]]
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==Step 5==
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[[File:Report5.jpg]]
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==Step 6==
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[[File:Report6.jpg]]
  
 
[[Category:Help File]]
 
[[Category:Help File]]
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Revision as of 21:31, 30 January 2017

If this is your first time submitting a battle report, please read the below before creating the report

Enter the title of your Battle report in the below box, feel free to make this interesting for example:
Stone Smiths drive the Iron Fists from Denita

Global Heresy

Local System


View existing Phase 1 Battle Reports

View existing Phase 2 Battle Reports


Guide

One of the most important elements of the entire system (apart from playing the games!!), is to report the results of the games so that they can be added to the ongoing campaign maps. These reports add to the atmosphere and creates stories around the games which are played, they can even decide the outcome of planets and systems. Any games can be submitted as a Battle Report, no matter how small, even a game between two mates in the garage, take some photos, pick a planet in your Sub-Sector or pick one of the Worldwide Invasions (above) and write up a story of what happened. As a rule of thumb it is better if most (if not all) players are registered with Army ID's, an that the Victor or the game TO submit this report. Individual Skirmish Reports can be created by the players separately, this will increase the Influence the Battle Report but also incorporate the results statistics on each players page.

At minimum the report should include: Date of Battle Sub-Sector/System/Planet Loyalist Forces Traitor Forces Summary

However it is strongly encouraged that more information be provided to enhance the overall narrative of the campaign. Most sections can be expanded to add to the theater of the game, below are some examples along with the minimum data for each category. For Scenario Games a single report could be submitted, though lots of smaller reports culminating in the final result may be better fluff reading; for larger, more coordinated ongoing games, perhaps you should consider create a Campaign Report.

Creating the Report

The creation of the Battle Report itself is quite straight forward and partially automated; by entering the Battle Reports name in the field above and pressing the Create button it will create a new page called whatever you entered the Battle Reports name as, along with a heap of prepopulated information. If this is your first time creating a battle report, it might be best to enter the Battle Report name and then right click on the button and create it in a new page, so that you can refer back to this page as you continue to create the report.

Once created you will see that the report is split into five specific sections;

Categories

These tags help merge pages into groups and makes it far easier for our automated calculations to work and for people to find similarly themed things. The first two Categories don't need changing, however the two containing the 'No Data' need to be updated with the name of the Planet and Sub-Sector in which the battle took place. Make sure that it is the correct location and have checked with the other groups in your area to make sure you aren't inadvertently interfering with an ongoing Campaign or anything like that. If you are entering a Global Heresy report, these will be prepopulated.


Battle Specifics

The Battle Specifics section is an essential element of the report, there are lots of sections throughout the website which rely on information provided in the specifics section; automated updates, influence calculations, ticker feeds etc. Please be careful when entering the data and make sure that each section is entered correctly

realdate

This is the date on which the game took place or, in the case of multiple day games, finished. Please enter in the correct format, for example; 1 January 2014
The 30K Imperial date format differs greatly to the current real date system, it comprises of three numbers representing the segment of the year, three additional number representing the year of the millennium and then the millennium, like this: 455.005.M31.
This date will automatically be populated based on the correct date entry above.

subsector/system/planet

Enter the location information of where you are playing your game, make sure the spelling is correct, however if it is incorrect it will appear in red once published and can be corrected using the edit function. This will ensure that the links for the Battle Report flow through to the correct areas for fluff reports to be attached.
If you are entering a Global Heresy report, these will be prepopulated.


Forces

This section provides a way of linking all of the players who participated in the game. Simply add each players Army ID into a separate field under either Loyalist or Traitor (they dont need to be even)and it will automatically link the battle report to their page and their overall faction.


Battle Summary

This is the main fluff element of the report. The story of what happened during the fighting, maybe even what caused it or the subsequent impacts because of the outcome of the battle. Try to keep the effects within the narrative though, so a single game between two players cannot determine control of the entire Sub-Sector, but it could represent a foot hold being secured on a new planet, or an attack into well defended enemy lines.

Try to avoid using game mechanic term and mentions of dice rolls, keep it in universe, these reports will be linked to all of the players plus they will appear in news feeds on a lot of other groups Systems pages to notify them of new battles which have taken place in other areas of space.


Battle Gallery

By default there will be six place holder images already populated here, to replace them with real pictures of the game or other illustrations simply change the file name and extension to that of the image which has been loaded (if you havent uploaded the pics, this can be done latter or now by going here). To add more photos simply copy and paste the lines down, or to remove the pictures, simply delete the lines.


Step 1

Report1.jpg

Step 2

Report2.jpg

Step 3

Report3.jpg

Step 4

Report4.jpg

Step 5

Report5.jpg

Step 6

Report6.jpg