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For the last several years I have relied on Lonewolf Developments Armybuilder as my principle list building tool - but primarily for Warhammer Fantasy. Its not really free as the free version places severe restrictions on the size of list you can build but the subscription is reasonable.
- Provides list building options for scores of different gaming systems including many slightly obscure rule sets.
- Regular updates that cater for rule changes, FAQ's and new source books.
- Customisable print and format options for each list - includes tournament formats.
- Relatively easy to use.
- Allows you to create and edit game system files i.e. the data behind each sourcebook and ruleset.
- Lists also include special rules for individual units, armies and characters to help with gameplay.
- It's not free, the annual subscription costs US$40 for the full programme and a years free updates. After that you can extend your licence for a smaller fee.
- While it is easy to use it does take getting used to and it lacks a decent help file.
- Updates are not always accurate and do include the odd error in relation to rules and points, so you do have to check your lists against the rules.
- Better for some game systems than others - IMO it works well for WHFB but not for FOW.
AV's Corner (FOW only)
This is one of my regular blog reads from a blogger in the Netherlands really great site for FOW players. He also does some outstanding work providing Excel army list builders for various FOW sourcebooks and intelligence briefings.
The Excel files are all well constructed, easy to use and free. He doesn't cover every sourcebook mainly the ones he uses which is cool - but what he does provide is first rate.
Easy Army (FOW only)
If your a FOW player and you don't already know about this site then you have to check it out. Basically they have taken every sourcebook, intelligence briefing and PDF update and put up an online version of it. What you get is basically an electronic version of the book as with the picture below.
- It covers pretty much every army list in FOW for every period.
- Replicates the format of each book making it very easy to use
- Saves all the lists you build online for you
- Will email lists out to you in PDF format and/or allow you to print them
- Not list is available free of charge, but then those that aren't only cost you a small PayPal donation of $1 or $2 per book which I think is more than reasonable and which I've happily paid.
- Its highly addictive and you will spend hours on the site building lists.
FOW Lists Blog
A blog by a New Zealand gamer - Nick Bowler - which provides online Excel type army list builders for basically every sourcebook and intelligence briefing in FOW. They are all completely free and you can download the entire collection as a Zip File. The last update was 29th March 2013.
- Covers every book and briefing
- Easy to use
- Can download all the files
- Does require some familarity with the units in each list i.e. I like the books and Easy Army as I need the pictures to show me what is in each unit and what they look like.