Now lists are in, and the threat of penalties has done its intended job of allowing the TO’s to get the list document out to every team ASAP can we call for a common sense approach to the application of penalties.
It seems crazy in our mind to be docking points for minor spelling mistakes or formatting errors (out of order, old names, missing words, abbreviations). Especially when the first language of the majority of nations is not even English. As long as he list makes sense and can’t be confused for anything else.
I’m sure there are mistakes in our list. And I’m sure if I go through every nations list with a fine toothcomb I can probably find mistakes in the majority of lists, hell even the example list in the tournament pack has multiple mistakes in it.
A good example of this is the Swedish SA list what has units of “Skank Hunters” - a spelling mistake which by the rules pack would result in a points penalty, though it is very clear what it is meant to be.
As long as the list is legible and clear as to what things are I would campaign for the referees to be lenient with penalties, hopefully that will prevent any bad feeling amongst teams or guilt within teams - this is meant to be an event we are all there to enjoy after all, not one where we are pouring over army lists looking for spelling mistakes to try and gain an advantage or get one over another group of gamers.