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LordRoss

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What's the quickest way to set up an army?
« on: April 04, 2017, 01:47:18 AM »
Greetings all,

I am obviously aware of how to create an army with the restrictions and rules in place by following the guidelines within the Blucher book, however I was hoping and trying to find a real super quick way of establishing an army.

I mainly use the unit cards (including 100 days cards) so I'm not restricted by what miniatures I do or do not have.

I know for many, army building is part of the fun, but for me, I find them a chore. I much rather spend less time army building and more time playing.

Blucher is a long game as it is, but man is it realistic (more so than videogames like Total War etc) and that's why I love it so much. I do also enjoy watching the YouTube videos of others playing it too, such as A Dash of Élan - Wargaming channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8_iz4OxHfkD4PUIPUKSAVw

But I digress and waffling on. So to get back on point, is there a quicker, simpler way of setting up an army for battle? I am all about convenience :D

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Re: What's the quickest way to set up an army?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 06:39:43 AM »
Are you talking about "setting up" as in:  placing the figures on the table?  Or "building" as in:  choosing the composition of the army?

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Re: What's the quickest way to set up an army?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 07:14:53 AM »
Ah sorry, I meant building the composition of the army.

100 days cards are a little bit easier as they have the unit costs on the actual cards to help, however it still takes me a little while each time to decide upon the exact units to be included (minimum\maximum amount allowed etc) and knowing what is the ideal composition can also take some time too.

I'm assuming the only solution for this is to use pre existing army lists that others have already created and shared online? I can't really think of any other quicker way of getting started besides recording what was previously used and adjusting accordingly each time I go to battle.

Just wondering if the community here have any solutions I may not have thought about that could help.

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Re: What's the quickest way to set up an army?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 07:32:37 AM »
Hi,

if you have OPEN OFFICE ,  you can try "the Army list calculator"..  I update it tonight with the new version.


http://www.sammustafa.com/honour-forums/blucher-other-38/army-list-calculator/15/?PHPSESSID=642a09e3294301ec84e190a6d9af7a4c