Battle Scribe Computerized Army Builder

Battle Scribe is a free software application that allows you to build point based armies.


BattleScribe is an application designed to make it easy for wargamers to build and maintain their army lists – similar to Lone Wolf’s Army Builder. BattleScribe can handle almost any game system or faction, and is constantly being improved with new features.

Quickly and easily work out your army list
BattleScribe works out your points totals and tells you if your list is valid. If there are problems, it highlights the unit in error and tells you what’s wrong. All you need is the data files for your game and army.

Outputs army lists for printing or the web
Army lists include profiles and rules (if the data file contains them). Layout options let you choose what’s printed and how it’s layed out. Copy the result as text, HTML or print it out.

Easy to share data files
BattleScribe can automatically download and update it’s data files from on-line “repositories” – all you need is the repository’s URL. Repositories can be easily created with the included tools.

Easy to create data files
Easy to use editors are included to allow you to create or edit your data files – no programming required. It’s simple to fix errors you might find in data files.

Works on any system
BattleScribe works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, or any OS that supports Java

Battle Chronicler Battle Report Creator

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.

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.