Hello everyone, this is going to be a long post. This saturday I was playing with one of my friends and we started discussing how each person has a different playstyle and how it affects the decisions and listbuilding we make. Usually, this type of distinction is made in a three way style, and often each style works as a counter to the other in a classic rock-paper-scissors kind of way. Discussing with my friend, we arrived at the following three styles: Pusher: An agressive player that likes to press the advantage, generally going first and focusing on removing as many pieces from the enemy as possible. A pusher will spend their first or even second turn more worried about starving the enemy of orders than fulfilling objectives, and usually will try to get to the objectives on the second or even last turns. Pushers enjoy AD troops, agressive infiltration pieces and large links for the extra bonuses that allow them to dominate the Active turn. Pushers usually beat Castlers. Castler: A defensive player that likes to play the ARO game, usually preferring to choose the board side so they can always have the best ARO positions. They play it safe and always go for objectives first, usually with smoke cover or camo infiltrators, as they know their reactive game is good enough to handle the killing part. Castlers do not like to leave their side of the table, as they like to heal models and keep their order supply steady. Castlers usually beat Stallers. Staller: Stallers are the mixed style players, who don't go as agressive as Pushers but don't go full defensive either. Their whole game is 'stalling', making the midfield harder for the oponent, using expendable ARO pieces, anything that can allow them to hold back until they can find a breach in the enemy defense and switch to full attack mode. Stallers like to use small fireteams for their smaller footprint, and generally play more with Mines and other indirect forms of attack. Stallers tend to beat Pushers. This is first and foremost a theory that I don't know if it holds water or not, so I'd like opinions. This is not a discussion about which style is 'best' as I believe that is pointless, but rather if this kind of analysis can be made in infinity, either taking into consideration the players or the lists they make.