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Tactical Question FAQ
 
 
 
The Tactical Question of the Month is a test of skill to those who are interested or want to try their Star Wars military skills in fighting for the Galactic Empire. Some people have asked where do the people who answer these questions get their abilities? It simple really, if you read the novels, play the RPG and PC games you will naturally develop the ability to formulate tactics and strategies, since you will know the nature and how Star Wars units operate and fight. Make sure you check what the units are capable of and pay attention to the details in the Tactical Question to ensure a better chance of winning.
How does the Galactic Empire Data Bank determine who wins the Tactical Question of the Month?
  • Does the answer pay attention to the Tactical Question directives and details?
  • Does the answer have or utilize units that were not in the Tactical Question itself?
  • Does the answer give units abilities that they do not have? [IE: weapons, atmospheric capabilities, speed it doesn't have, etc.]
  • Does the answer utilize ordinance that is not in the Tactical Question itself? [IE: Proton Torpedoes, Concussion Grenades, etc.]
  • Is the answer actually plausible?
  • What and where did the answer direct its units to do?
  • Does the answer direct units in an understandable chronological order?
  • Does the answer minimize Imperial casualties?
  • Does the answer give enough detail to allow full understanding of the answer itself?
What are the map and terrain restrictions?
  • No existing units on the map may manoeuvre off the map.
  • Rivers/Lakes/Swamps are impassible (cannot be crossed) by dismounted infantry (foot soldiers).
  • Rivers/Lakes/Swamps are impassible (cannot be crossed) by walkers/tracked vehicles/wheeled vehicles unless otherwise stated in the TQ.
  • Rivers/Lakes/Swamps can be crossed by repulsorlift vehicles unless otherwise stated in the TQ.
  • Bridges - are standard two lane bridges with parapets and bridge supports (at both ends of the bridge).
  • Forests can be navigated by dismounted infantry and vehicle units and can be used as cover unless otherwise stated in the TQ.
Will the Galactic Empire Data Bank inform me if it has received my answer? And will the GEDB inform me if I win or lose the Tactical Question of the Month?
Yes, GEDB sends out a confirmation E-Mail that the answer was received. GEDB analyses all of the submitted answers at the end of the month; that is when the persons who submitted answers are informed if they won or lost the Tactical Question of the Month.
Why didn't I win the Tactical Question of the Month?
GEDB analyses all of the submitted answers using the above criteria. After the analysis which weeds out the answers that are fundamentally flawed (which generally lack detail or are riddled with poor grammar and spelling making understanding of the answer impossible), the best answers are chosen from the remaining lot.
Can I find out exactly why my answer did not win?
When you submit your answer include a statement at the top of the E-Mail stating that you want an explanation as to why your answer did not win.
Where do I find my answer posted if I win the Tactical Question of the Month?
You will find your answer in the Tactical Question Archive subsection of the Dark Forces Pharoah section.
Can there be more than two winners for the Tactical Question of the Month?
Yes, there can be more than two winners for a Tactical Question of the Month. Sometimes no one wins and other times only one person wins.
Does the Tactical Question supply all of the info I need to win the question?
Yes, the Tactical Question supplies all the information you need to answer the question. All the equipment, units, enemies and restrictions that are in the battle and apply to the battle are stated.
Do all of the Tactical Questions deal with fighting against the Rebels? And why are the TQs centred around serving and fighting for the Galactic Empire?
No, not all of the Tactical Questions deal with the Rebels. The Galactic Empire Data Bank tries to post a variety of questions to challenge the abilities to those who answer the Tactical Questions. Since GEDB is an Imperial web site the questions are centred around serving and fighting for the Galactic Empire.
 
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