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This is the former psychology student in me talking
How does your personality, physical disposition, life experience, etc. affect the way you play?
For example, I am not terribly big (172 cm, 68 kg) but I am fast, IMO. Thus, I tend to gravitate towards armies and tactics that rely on superior speed at the expense of numbers.
I use my speed and guile to misdirect the enemy until I expose a weak point and then I attack it with everything I have.
Needless to say, when I lose, I lose big, because I present a lot fewer targets than there are guns pointed at me :p
Now a friend of mine is much bigger than me, but in life does as much as he can to avoid a fight. Therefore the tactics that he gravitates toward involve staying back as long as possible shooting as much as possible, avoiding actual physical confrontation until victory is assured.
For the most part, I have noticed that peoples' approaches to problems in real life mirror their styles of play.
What do you think?
WHFB: Dwarfs || WH40k: Imperial Fists, Necrons || WM/H: Trollbloods || BFG: Necrons
Interesting concept. I would say that in most cases it holds true. In our group everyone's tactics are a pretty good reflection of their personality. There's a calculating tactician, a "charge ahead" type, the cautious one and the "please don't get any closer than 12" or you will splatter on my pretty uniform when I unload my barrage of heavy weapons on you" guy, and finally the "why can't I win?? my army(add your own explitives here) player.
I'm huge for my age, and I play tyranids with a fairly basic pincer movement. I send the swarm straight forward, then I use fast attack and hormagaunts to flank the enemy.
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'> They will shoot you and cut you up and step on the pieces and burn them and assemble the ashes and shoot them again and grind them into sand and scatter the sand into the sea and boil the sea away and gather the hardened remains and melt them into a rock and shoot the rock and burn what's left and launch the remains into the sun and...
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>The most powerful gun in the galaxy won't help if your opponent if bashing your brains out with a rock</div>
I'm on that last catigory. I lose alot, probably because I never go into a game with a set plan. I just sorta roll with the punches and try to figure things out a step a time. That's pretty how life is for me. It's not really a big deal if I lose, or if I win either. Just roll with it and deal with whatever gets thrown at you. You won't wbe winning any first place trophies, but who needs that kinda stress anyways?
Last edited by Edicius; June 9th, 2005 at 22:53.
I tend to use fast tactics with quick strikes, btu then I do play DE. Don't often sit back. In RL though I am fairly large (6' 6" 15 stone) and try to avoid fights, mainly cause I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I am also trained in a few martial arts though, so maybe that makes a difference.
I like different elements working in combination. I hate playing with 'nemesis' armies, and would much rather play with a fairly balanced force consisting of many different elements who can specialise into various areas.
How does this reflect my personality.. well, I guess I'm a little meticulous and anal sometimes. I enjoy it when well thought out combinations come together and produce results.
However, my actual use of this tactic in games is limited by the fact that I tend to pick armies and troop choices which I like the look or atmosphere of, rather than ones which make the best tactical sense.. I'm mainly in it for the models, painting and fluff. So if there was an army I liked the look of which didn't fit my style at all, i'd probably still be tempted to do it.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; June 10th, 2005 at 01:19.
I think I'm the "please don't get any closer than 12" or you will splatter on my pretty uniform when I unload my barrage of heavy weapons on you" guy even though I play eldar, not IG. I pepper the enemy from long range with a few guns and then absolutly cream the remainder with Shrukin catapults. Followed by a quick creaming of myself when the dregs of the enemy assult my guardians. I'm rarely in CC before turn 5.
I tend to like armies that are competent up-close warriors, and I like simple and efficient tactics. Hence Orks.
I have a short attention span so shooting bores me, and in real life I am a bit of a risk taker (with the old wounds to prove it!), so my tactitcs reflect me well actually.
I have a confidence in my boyz ability to take on anything they can get in chopping distance of, and I seek to close that distance as quickly as possible. I usually throw in a cunnin' sidetrack or distraction too, but I never go into a battle with more than the vaguest plan. War is unpredictable!
I lose a lot, as you do when you are always the aggressor, but it's always fun. I have never fought a defensive battle in my life. Ever.
Last edited by Kahoolin; June 10th, 2005 at 02:11. Reason: spelling
The group of players I play with reflect themselves in their armies and tactics.(we all work together too) Some of the examples...
The Chaos player always is walking around the office with a knife, or a big stick, actually saying he will sacrifice us to the dark gods. He doesn't use too many tactics, but just intends on overwhelming everyone with raw power.
The Ork player is actually very small, so I guess that blows that theory out of the water. But he tends not to think ahead or well...think period, and that is also the deal with his tactics. No real use of cover and strategies, just footsloggin and turbo-boosting across the board in straight lines.
The Tau player(myself) is easy going and logical, and stay up at night planning stratigies the day before a big match(or sometimes the week before). I have the (fluff) Tau problem of not being able to adapt sometimes or having things SO SET in their roles, that I fail to notice the best uses for units. I.e., the Kroot are used for a melee speedbump, that is all they are used for, even if it would be smarter for them to rapid fire units sometimes, they MUST be used as melee. A bit of an extreme example, but you get the point.
Record as of 26 December for my Static Tau Cadre.
10 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw.
Last game: Victory over Necron in a 600 point "kill em all" that lasted til turn 10 ending with a phase out.
I'll say it's probably true, at least in my case.
I'm really heavy and strong for my age (and plus I'm a hulk compared to msot other asians), so i guess this shows in my absolutely favorite unit, the carnifex. Plus, I can deal alot of damage if I catch someone, I play lacrosse and tend to get penalties for using too much force, much like the carnifex compared to WH40k units.
Now as to army style I tend to always use overwhelming numbers and attack from all angles to win the day, making sure that whatever I knock down stays down for a good long while. This is most like me in real life, where I'll charge ahead, knowing that I have four (at least!) backup plans ready to go. This makes me look like a really good improviser, but I've already improvised it all ahead of time in my head ^___^