I was not sure where to put this thread but I thought it may be a good discussion to put out there to discuss. (Let me know where to put this)
We have a tendency to go all over in our tactics in an encounter, part of it is RP, part of it is that we usually do not have a "standard plan" for an encounter, and granted every encounter is different. I would like to maybe get some sort of regular idea of how we should tactically handle an encounter to best use our whole group effectively.
For example, I thought the manticore fight was a good use of our strengths, even though it was not perfect. I suspected it had a breath weapon so that is why I had Belgannan spread out on his first action.
Another tactic I have taken to using is throwing an invisibility on Ano'ha...with a pure and more or less dedicated healer who does not attack invisibility is a great deterrent from our enemies who have a tendency to go after her since she is our healer. It will not work in all cases (see Owlbear...stupid tremor sense) but in many cases it has worked very well.
I am open for any other ideas we can do to work as a group better in an encounter. This would also make the encounters go faster.