Monday, September 03, 2012

Battle Chronicler FOUND!

I read about this neat little piece of soft ware called Battle Chronicler.

I found it and have downloaded the soft ware and this evening been experimenting with the controls - to see what could be done with it.
Once the interface is understood, this map and game only took me 20 minutes to set up and run two turns


There are many potentials for this software tool, though meant for warhammer 40K, or games like D&D skirmishing, I have been able to make it work, in a rudimentary way, for simulating a Napoleonic battle.

The mapping function has challenges in dealing with larger hills (at least as much as I have been able to determine) than the little hillocks that are put out on the warhammer tables or with slopes.

In any case I can see where this tool could be very effectively used to both report on the details of a tabletop battle - or indeed with some good players, even PLAY OUT THE GAME in cyberspace.

Now to get some sleep before a Garden Wars game tomorrow.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Sounds interesting, sir. I will look forward to further posts on the subject.

-- Jeff

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Yes indeedy... DG and I are playing an ACW game using BC even as we speak... superb tool....

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

...this might be of interest...???

MurdocK said...

Thanks for the link Steve, I know I have been behind the power curve on this subject - it took me a while to get the .NET stuff working on my system so that I could get the software to work.

I suspect that I may use it also on any new system as they are also supporting mac!

Garden Wars Game done (2 of them!) and now to get the pics and maps and stuff all processed ... hmm dinner smells great! Later!

Archduke Piccolo said...

I looked it up and download it - or some of it at any rate. There seemed to be two parts to download, Do you need both - or either?

Mind you, I'm not sure I want it solely as a mapping device, as I quite like my own hand drawn maps...

It sure looks good, though! Thanks for the heads up.