I recently played a game that I credit the win with being more familiar with tactics based on my bishop being on the a1-h8 diagonal. This is due to my long term play of yhe opening 1b3. Here is the end position.
Yet this position was not arrive at by playing 1b3.
By playing 1b3 I look for stuff like this and even using other openings I try to steer the game that way if I can. This one I credit as a variation on the windmill theme.
My belief is that playing certain openings leads to learning basic tactical themes. Anyone have pet tactics they like to use based on a particular opening?