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Not sure where to post this, but I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas out there about automating army lists. I'm sure the Army Builder utility is a great tool that does everything I could want to do, but I'm not quite ready to spend more than $30 US on it, especially considering I already have Word, Excel, Access, etc. on my computer. I can't believe there is no way to put common utilities like this to work on something like this.
Anyone out there ever tried? Any success? If so, how'd you do it?
you can make army list on excel, just takes some time
It takes a lot of time, especially an automated one like Army Builder.
I would recommend just a piece of paper and a pen. Much quicker, easier, portable and you can easily edit it.
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I use the army builder demo and pen n' paper. That way I can make sure that the totals are correct without having to pay $30 for it.
Just do it 3 units at a time, write those down, clear the list and then do the next 3.
"You challenge me knowing that I am Xiahou Dun!?"
I have asked this question many times before. Realizing that it hasnt been solved, i went to work.
I first created one in Excel where when u select the unit, all the avaliable wargear and points and stats are called and brought up infront of you...had to many bugs though..so i abandoned it.
Then i made one in Access, using VB which ran through queries and had a database of all the units...but woe is me....i never finished it.
Yeah, I've kinda decided Access is the way to go. Don't have any VB experience, but I've got a "Space Marines" db started, with an "Infantry" table nearly done. Next, a table for vehicles, and another for wargear. It's a start. We'll see.Originally Posted by SquishyB
I use a program called the forge. you have to write your own data files but it's free. google pocket forge and forge. There are some pre-made data files for some armies on yahoo groups.
It's a must for new codexes, do to the ease at which you can alter point values.
Ask yourself why in the world would you trust a win loss record? Playing them yourself is the only way to tell.
The true joy in the game is playing down to the last model, no matter the odds.
I know that it hurts to go ahead and spend the money for Army Builder after plopping down all that cash for your models, but believe me, its well worth it. You can go through dozens if not hundreds of permutations of a list in a few minutes, trying to eek out the most effective list for a given points value. It also keeps a running tab on the percentages of each choice, for tournies that judge on composition. Believe me, I got my nickname the old-fashoned way (I'm a cheap sob), but I've never regretted buying AB.
Yer probelry a good idea, drop me an email if you need some help and ill be happy to assist in anyway I can. 2 heads are better than one anywayOriginally Posted by Canew
EDIT: Just installed Army Builder...got the Warhammer 40k file for it...but its quite out of date...is there anyway to update it or is there updated versions anywhere? thanks
Last edited by SquishyB; June 6th, 2006 at 11:24.
If I were to make one, I would go with Access. It would be complicated to get any degree of automation out of Excel. That being said, itâ€™ll probably be quite complicated to get something as functional as Army Builder out of Access, so it'll probably be more productive to spend a few hours overtime at work then use that money to buy it.
It might be an interesting exercise to learn a bit about relational databases and some coding, if that kind of thing would interest you.