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Old 10 Nov 2007, 02:16   #1 (permalink)
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Default army builder, where to get it

okay, i've heard alot of good things about army builder... so I was curious as to where you can acquire it?
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Hmm.. You can get the Trial Version from WolfLair, where you can also buy the full version once the trial expires:

http://www.wolflair.com/index.php?context=army_builder
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Any other similar programs out there?
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FOXX was making one, that reminds me, I shall have to try it out.
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 03:40   #5 (permalink)
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I reckon there are two alternatives for computerized army building.

-One is to simply whip up a spreadsheet for each army you play. I have the older version of army builder and before I found a tau file for it I had a spreadsheet to make lists with.

-There is also a program called The Forge. I find it's not nearly as easy to use, and there hasn't been an update in a while, but it might do the job. It's what I used to make nid lists before I just got fed up and learned how to use Army Builder's file making program. Hopefully the mods don't mind me posting this link: http://thedigitalfoundry.com/forge/.
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 16:16   #6 (permalink)
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What do ppl think of the GW army builders?


[size=smaller]Edited that reference out. We'll have no mention of such activities here. - .mace[/size]


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Old 10 Nov 2007, 16:22   #7 (permalink)
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there doesn't seem to have been any new update patches for some time.
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 23:28   #8 (permalink)
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I've not seen the lists generated by Army Builder so I can't really compare. I have Enemies of the Imperium and Armies of the Imperium. You can build armies with new and older codexes. The latest updates are old, but include the current Tau, SM and Nids codexes. The new CSM is not available and I have no idea if they will ever attempt an update.

Anyway, I like the lists generated by EOTI/AOTI quite a lot.
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 02:39   #9 (permalink)
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Agreed. I've not seen the Army Builder lists, but I too have both Armies and Enemies of the Imperium, and am very satisfied with what I got for my $$. The lists that they generate tend to be quite aesthetically pleasing as far as army lists go, as is the GUI you use to create them. The new CSM isn't available, and I don't believe the new Eldar is either, but it's still a great program. Keep in mind that you'll come up against a mistake every once and a long while, just ride it out and write that in/redact it from your end list, as they're somewhat rare.

Just as a quick addition, I'd like to comment on how great it is to be able to whip up a list, change things around, and finalize it so fast and with so little effort required. Something Arsch didn't mention is that it contains the stats and (most all of the time) descriptions, along with special rules, for every piece of wargear/weapon/unit in the list.
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 02:51   #10 (permalink)
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So...this thing helps you build your army lists? (Hey, it might be blatantly obvious but just wanted to make sure...)

I've been trying to figure out how to homebrew this so I could have an army builder on the go for my DS...
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