Here’s a bit of free software that helps you create magic style cards. I use the software to create unit cards for my miniatures games. They’re much better, both practically, and visually, than having unit sheets lying all over the table.
Battle Chronicler is an interesting piece of software that helps you create great looking battle reports.
Battle Chronicler aims to make it quick and easy to produce great looking battle reports that other gamers will want to read. Using the latest developments in Windows technology Battle Chronicler delivers fantastic graphics and a ultra modern user interface.
So if you are miniatures wargamer looking to enhance your hobby with some cool software then you have come to the right place.
Why you need it
There are lots of reasons to write a battle report; share tips and tactics with other players, or to publicize your best victory on the web.
Table top games are about positioning and movement and words are not enough. You also need diagrams for a good battle report. Making plans and diagrams of a game is hard to do, which is why very few games every get recorded in a battle report. That was until now.
Battle Chronicler has been designed to do this one task and to do it well.
Tony De Lyall offers a free Windows program to automate the American War of Independence miniatures rules written by Will McNally.
A new version of the Berthier Campaign Management software is out. Tony DeLyall, the programmer, explains:
Berthier is software that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier allows two campaigners, without an umpire, to run simple strategic campaigns leading to tabletop battles. Alternatively umpires can use Berthier to run two sided campaigns. Berthier is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy wargaming in most periods but was developed with the Horse and Musket period in mind. Play by email (PBEM) is possible.
The software has been updated to version: 6.0
Kriegspiel is the name given by a French designer to his game looks like sort a sort of a cross between Chess and an Avalon Hill style wargame. It was mass produced in 1987, and now is out in a computerized version. There’s no AI, though, so you’ll have to find an opponent. It looks interesting. There are both Mac and Windows versions.