Unofficial Army Creator

A lot of folks found themselves unable to locate the official Warlord Army Creator a while back. It was removed from the Reaper website due to security concerns centered around the old code used when it was first written. This led to concerns over the future of the game and frankly there wasn’t a lot of information available about the matter because while the folks at Reaper have developed a few awesome games in their day, it is not really part of their business model. So after speaking with the appropriate individuals at Reaper Miniatures, we were given permission to create the Unofficial Army Creator 2.x. Since we were unable to get the original source code to work from, we used old screen shots as the basis for creating the new tool, but took the opportunity to improve upon the user interface as well as some of the functionality during its development.

Work continues as time permits on adding new features that folks have expressed interest in on the Reaper Forums, where those features make sense and don’t require lots of resources to code. This tool is being offered on one of our sister domains for free, along with additional game materials we hope you will find of value, including house rules and the official convention scenarios that were published during the first few years after the game release.

So here are some screenshots of the support site with the tool…

Warlord Army Creator 2.0.1 - Home Page - Above the foldWarlord Army Creator 2.0.1 - Home Page - Below the fold

Page for Tomes for Magic Spells contained in the books

Warlord Army Creator 2.0.1 - Magic Spells Reference Page

Library of Scenario Material to help you change up your games

Warlord Army Creator 2.0.1 - Scenarios Page

You can also find a Library of Downloads with a variety of resources to help you get more from your Warlord games

Warlord Army Creator 2.0.1 - Free Downloads Page

The new unofficial Army Creator 2.0.1 is now available at the Unofficial Warlord Army Creator. As of this writing there are still a few model images that need to be completed and uploaded, but the tool will produce any roster that the older tool could do with a few enhancements.

1) The builder page (and all other pages) may be zoomed in your browser without destroying the page layout.
2) The Database now includes all available models and equipment for each faction, including the expansion armies and beta factions Razig and Halflings.
3) A Roster Name may be added for every army build.
4) Troop names can be used for each troop section (or you can leave empty for the default).
5) Game Points have been added and are optional unless you choose to use a Battle Totem. (Battle Totems appear on the roster with a strikethru if no GPV was added during the build since their cost is calculated by percentage of game points.)
6) Number of Troops per Row can be configured for the output. (The default of 4 is odd given 9 total troops but it fills the page better.)
7) Faction Doctrines have been added along with a display of each doctrine in the datacard window using the datacard format.
8) Models and Equipment within any given troop may be re-ordered within that troop via drag-n-drop with your mouse (however this does not work with touch devices).
9) A “mini” instructions block was added as a footer to the troop build area/column with a couple of basic as a reminder for new players.
10) Army Creator 2.0.1 can be “skinned” with a color theme – though the ability for the user to change the color theme has not been implemented, maybe in a future update.

The Roster Output (Printout) now contains the following additions/enhancements:
1) Roster Name (optional – faction name is used if no roster name is supplied).
2) The full Faction Doctrine (if selected) is included as a section on the 1st Roster Page just below the troop roster.
3) A Warlord Benefits section (if a warlord is in the army) is included on the 1st Roster Page just below the troop roster and after the Doctrine section (if it exists).
4) Innate Spells are now included on the 1st Roster Page after the Warlord Benefits (if any models have innate spells).
5) Special Abilities summary for all models in the army are now more clearly broken down by ability class.
6) The Battle Totem is included in the equipment list of the output.
7) Equipment items are italicized in the roster to more easily distinguish them from the actual models.
8) Spellbooks are now essentially a one page reference for spellcasters by providing all of the stats and spells in one place for each caster and are sorted by spell cost and then name to make it less cumbersome to find spells you still have points to cast.

The Support Site currently provides:
1) A datacard spreadsheet with a quick-overview of model stats.
2) All current official errata for Warlord 2nd Edition.
3) Reference Pages for gameplay, such as Model States, Magic Tomes & Spells (independent of spellcasters), and Special Abilities, with more game reference material to come. (Note: You will ALWAYS need at least one of the books to play the game.)

Also included are Campaigns, Scenarios, and Free Download materials along with other useful information to help you recruit new players and just plain have more fun! These Library Materials will be added to or expanded as time, and submissions, permit.

Please report any data discrepancies or functional issues to the Dark Horse inbox in the reapermini forum – thanks!

Also, we would like to extend a Thank You to the folks at Reaper Miniatures (aka Hobby Q) for granting permission to use all of the data and materials necessary to build this tool.