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Anyone know of any? I love Army Builder but its too expensive to buy it. Appreciate the input all!

Cheers!

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I use excel to make army lists.

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Openoffice calc.

Free version of Excel.

Can handle most excel files (even the 'new' .xlsx files).

   
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The forge, by the digital foundry. Google it, because I am too lazy to get a link for you. You'll have to join the yahoo group to get access to any of the data lists though. It is only slightly faster than using excel or openoffice

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I use Excel 2007. Lots of pretty templates. I'm tempted to renew my license and upgrade to the new Army Builder version that will tell you what models you need based on your list.
   
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Go to run, type in 'notepad.' Then go to accessories and open calculator. Good to go.

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As others have said, I use my own excel form to calculate it. Took me a while and doesn't look as nice as a professional one, but ah well. lol

I'm quite knowledgable with complex excel formula's and writing VB code (its what excel macro's use). So if you want to do specific calculations or functions, like not allowing the form to add certain options when other options are taken then PM me. Bear in mind I only have the Marine, Ork and Tau codex.

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DarkHound wrote:Go to run, type in 'notepad.' Then go to accessories and open calculator. Good to go.

lmao, Or

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Step 2. buy a pad of lined paper
Step 3. buy a pen (if applicable)
Step 4. learn how to write properly and learn numerical skills by doing it all by hand

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DarkHound wrote:Go to run, type in 'notepad.' Then go to accessories and open calculator. Good to go.



Or go to run and type 'calc' after typing 'notepad'
   
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A friend of mine e-mailed me an excel template, which I've used to make all my army lists since.

Its easy to use, pretty self-explanatory....the only thing army builder has over it is that army builder auto-fills points for you instead of you doing it yourself. Personally, I'm glad to know point values off the top of my head; it helps me make a list on the fly when someone wants a quick game for a point value that I don't have a list for.

Send me a PM with your e-mail address and I'll e-mail it to you.


*EDIT* I did a google search for "Excel template Warhammer 40k list builder" and got this, which is probably the same thing:

http://www.librarium-online.com/forums/imperial-guard/155016-excel-army-builder-ig-friendly.html

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Thanks for the link Dashofpepper. Will be using this now!

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I am in love with AB but if you can't afford it, Open Office Calc is cheap and as good as Microsoft Excel I think

http://www.openoffice.org

   
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Dashofpepper wrote:Personally, I'm glad to know point values off the top of my head; it helps me make a list on the fly when someone wants a quick game for a point value that I don't have a list for.


The best thing about army builder is you know your opponents list is correct if he's using it.

I used it for about a year before switching to Excel. If you don't know your codex very well or you're new to the game, it can help you daydream and come up with interesting combinations. When the new IG codex came out, I couldn't wait for an upgrade and used Excel, which I think greatly help me to nail down the options and point values. I was using AB as a crutch of sort and don't really find it compelling anymore.
   
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Thanks everyone!

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This works really well too:


But then, I'm also one of those masochists who write code using vi instead of an IDE....

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Downloading that forge AB, is there a one you dont have to download.

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cuscus wrote:I'm also one of those masochists who write code using vi instead of an IDE....


vi vi vi, the editor of the beast

   
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www.ecodex.webege.com

An army builder alternative. Excel based Warhammer 40k points calculator and army list creator. Space Marines available, with Orks not far away. Check it out.
   
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Promising start for the new guy eh?

 
   
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I use 3x4 note cards. Every unit has it's own cards and I have a space to place changes in wargear etc. However, I print off the notecards from an Excel Spreadsheet I've compiled.
   
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What ever happened to that online warhammer fantasy builder? it was pretty cool, you could write your army list and take pictures of your models then play online like with vassal, with pictures of your models! it was great!

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http://www.alice40k.tripod.com/calculators.html

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Go ahead and get open office. You'll be able to use it for more than just making lists. Like doing that school work you procastinated until the last minute

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I tried using Forge, but never figured it out... then I finally found my old Army Builder copy and all was right again.

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