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Tony De Lyall offers a free Windows program to automate the American War of Independence miniatures rules written by Will McNally.

Berthier Campaign Manager

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 Computer Game

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.

Trading Card Maker

Big Huge Labs has an online utility for creating trading cards of the Magic: The Gathering sort. But I’m sure resourceful miniatures gamers can find a more serious use for it.

Wargames Terrain Generator

Tony Thomas has created the Wargames Terrain Generator, a program that’s free for the downloading. He tells about it in an email: “What it does is allow you to create and customize a random terrain for your wargame of choice. Wargame terrain generator can also create an actual image of the table top using terrain images for battle reports and so forth (a basic terrain set is provided with the download). Wargame terrain generator is still currently in beta, so while all the functionality is working there is very little idiot proofing.”