8 Dec 2014

Useful Wargaming Software Links

Useful Wargaming Software Links

If you know of any other suitable  wargaming software then please by all means use the comments or contact form at the very bottom of the page.

An Army Construction Utility For Dropzone Commander (This is what i use)
Fighting Forces of the Reconquest, 2670, a free army construction utility for Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames.  This tool is designed to assist players of Dropzone Commander in designing, storing, and sharing their force organizations.

Army Builder
For miniatures gamers, the Army Builder brand roster construction tool is as vital as glue and paint. But why have over 40,000 miniatures gamers chosen Army Builder?.

Art of Warfare - All Purpose Interactive Campaign System
The Art of Warfare system is a generic campaign system, which is created to provide the campaign environment (strategic movement, resources, creating armies, etc.) for miniature tabletop battles. In this way the tabletop battles are fought as a part of a greater campaign.

AutoREALM is a drawing software mostly oriented to create RPG maps and dungeons, targeting people with no drawing or computer knowledge.

Free software to run American War of Independence wargames.

Battle Chronicler
Battle Chronicler is the best way to make battle reports for table top war games.
Battle Chronicler aims to make it quick and easy to produce great looking battle reports that other gamers will want to read. Using the latest developments in Windows technology Battle Chronicler delivers fantastic graphics and a ultra modern user interface.

Battlegrounds Gaming Engine
Battlegrounds Gaming Engine (aka BGE) is virtual tabletop software for playing boardgames, wargames, card games, and dice games, whether your players are in the same room, or on the other side of the world.

BattleScribe is a fast and powerful Army List Creator for tabletop wargamers. It allows you to quickly and easily create army lists for a large range of game systems and armies. Your points limit and army selections are validated so you can see if you've made any mistakes, and the easy to read output will summarise your units' profiles and special rules for quick reference. BattleScribe works on iOS and Android phones/tablets, as well as Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

Berthier Campaign Manager
Berthier is a Windows program that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier is a generic campaign engine that is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy wargaming in most periods. Berthier allows two campaigners, without an umpire, to run simple strategic campaigns leading to tabletop battles. Alternatively umpires can use Berthier to run two sided campaigns.

Campaign Cartographer
Campaign Cartographer is the leading map making software for games (RPGs, miniatures and wargaming). Campaign Cartographer gives you fingertip control of both the big picture and the small details. Want a large scale map of your adventuring world? A detailed dungeon floor plan? An historical battlefield littered with burnt-out tanks? CC3 can deliver all of this and lots, lots more.

Campaign Master
Campaign Master is a software tool designed to manage tabletop wargaming campaigns. It was developed to make running a campaign faster and easier. In addition it takes into account distance and time in movement as well as the supply state of the forces. This requires the players to plan and execute their campaigns in a much more realistic fashion.

Campaigner (this was found by GrumpyOldMan on the Pendraken Forum)
Campaigner is a flexible and powerful tool for running campaigns for tabletop games such as Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Mechwarrior, De Bellis Multitudinis and virtually any other game system that you can think of. The interface allows you to create custom rules for almost any action you need to take place in your game world. It also allows for the customization of playing pieces (called chits) to contain all the needed for the tracking and movement of your armies. Campaigner also allows for the creation of objectives and other important elements that contribute to the "Big Picture" of your campaign. Campaigner is being released as a free utility for your miniatures campaigns. The authorization code to unlock the demos up to 1. 0. 4. 4 is: WMRXHE-VXAV-JMTF-VYPADC.

Computer Strategies Pty. Ltd.
Computer Moderated Wargame Rules for Historical Miniatures. by Clinton Reilly Wargaming - The Thinkers Hobby!.

Computer-Assisted Wargames Enterprises
For several years, we have been using computers to help us run our wargames - at conventions, at our clubs, and informally among ourselves. We have found the results to be very satisfying. We are not alone in this - several companies and individuals today offer computer programs for miniatures wargamers, to help with various aspects of play, from running campaigns and generating scenarios to conducting tabletop battles. (See Links.) Many of these offerings are excellent. Despite this fact, there is not a lot of choice for miniatures wargamers, an audience which tends to have strong preferences in the rules they use. We feel that we can offer more variety in this regard, and that it will be welcome as more historical miniatures wargamers begin to use computers to assist in the running of their games.

CyberBoard (this was found by GrumpyOldMan on the Pendraken Forum)
The CyberBoard board gaming system makes playing board games by mail and electronic mail a more enjoyable experience. The system allows you to easily graphically design the various parts of a board game on your computer. The players can make their moves and exchange recorded versions of the moves with their opponents. The opponent can then play back the moves. Although many types of games may be created using CyberBoard, games that use counters or chits such as war games work particularly well.

Dundjinni Mapping Software
Dundjinni is a full-featured fantasy map creation program. It allows users to create walls and floors, place objects, insert text, and more. It boasts an intuitive interface and an impressive selection of objects and textures (over 190 images). It also allows you to author d20 adventures in a simple yet elegant way.  Available for both PC & Mac.

Dungeon Demon Maps Link no longer working
Make gorgeous dungeon maps online for free!.

Dungeon Painter
Free; runs in a browser.

Dungeonographer makes mapping a dungeon or building easy by re-using the same intuitive, highly praised user interface as Hexographer.

Grumble Mapper
If you’re like me, you’ve been looking for a quick way to make gaming maps.  Or maybe there are a million tools out there that do this and, unlike me, you actually took the time to find one.  No matter.  Something led you here and you’re welcome to download and use Grumble Mapper.  It’s in its early stages, but I think you might still find it useful.

HexDraw is an easy to use graphical editor for designing hexagon grid game maps. With HexDraw you create playing maps with up to 200 x 200 hex fields or 67 x 67 inches (170 cm).

Hexographer Build Fantasy & Game Maps Fast! Custom Application Makes It Easy
Hexographer was built from the ground up to let you make maps in a few specific styles quickly. By eliminating a large number of cumbersome options general image editors & computer-aided-design (CAD) programs use, Hexographer lets you make a map in a tenth of the time it takes just to learn another tool.

MappingBoard (This is what i use)
MappingBoard is an application for drawing wargame maps. I am not a very patient person so the idea is to have a simple, easy to use application where you can, as much as possible, just plonk terrain items down on the map and not have to change a dozen properties such as colour and width every time.

Don’t let the name fool you, MapTool is far more than just maps. While it does include  powerful tools for the creation of detailed maps, it’s primary role is a Virtual Table Top replacing pen, paper, battle mats, and dice. It is the primary and founding RPG product in the RPTools suite.

MatchBox Wargame Campaign Manager (This is what i use)
Perhaps the most successful and best known system of map-moving in a manner that can be successfully carried out by two players lacking the services of an umpire is the Matchbox method.

ProFantasy Map Making
For 20 years we have led the field in map-making software for gamers. CC3 and its add-ons enable you to create the worlds of your imagination, with the right tools, the right support and an ever-growing community of cartographers.

RPGMapMaker » is a tool for drawing maps with polygonal grids. This kind of maps is used in Role Playing Games, but of course can be designed for any other purposes.

StoneSword.com Free mapping software that works right in your browser.

Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. Play live on the Internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.

WargameSystems Web site - the home of eRules World War II, eRules Modern War and other software products for serious wargamers. We would like to offer you useful tools and products to help you enjoy your hobby.

Ye Olde Map Maker
Create RPG Maps Anywhere! Throw away that graph paper, Ye Olde Map Maker is the way to creating quick and easy maps for your RPG adventures. Design and print RPG game maps on any device with thousands of maps instantly available for your use. An incredible resource for your next campaign!.

zMapper is general purpose Map database creation program. Create your own maps of games or real-life from scratch.  Overlay your map database on any graphical image.  Enhance maps with shapes, icons, and text.  Supports Cartesian, hexagonal, or octagonal map layouts.  Maps are compatible with zMUD and zExplorer.  Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT and XP.

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