============================================================ Battle Chronicler Release Notes ============================================================ Version 1.2.

0 - 23 March 2011 ============================================================ Army Builder Support -------------------Army Builder is the leading army list construction tool. It helps players prepar e for a game and Battle Chronicler helps players after a game to record the acti on. Up until now there has been no way to link the two. An army list had to be e ntered into both systems. In the latest version Battle Chronicler supports Army Builder. So you can create you army roster in Army Builder, play the game and them import the roster direc tly into Battle Chronicler, saving precious minutes of your time and making batt le reports even easier to produce. Transferring a roster from Army Builder to Battle Chronicler is very quick, but you need to select the right options. Follow these four steps. 1) In Army Builder load you army roster and then select the menu option "File -> Save Custom Output" 2) From the 'Custom Roster Output' dialog select the option "Generate XML File" and press the Output button. 3)In Battle Chronicler select the menu option "File -> New" Select either army A or B and click on the "Define" button. 4) Select the "Army Builder" Button. Select the xml file created in step 2. This will probably be in 'My Documents\Ar my Builder\xml'. Press OK. Written battle report --------------------------------Battle Chronicler has always produced maps to illustrate a battle report and now the new version can help write the battle report itself. An automatic log is pr oduced that describes events, such as unit moves and the loss of models from a u nit. Battle Chronicler can calculate the exact distance a unit has moved, taking into account wheeled movement calculations. This is especially useful in Warhammer t o see if moves are legal. Remote play support ---------------------------To help those that use that use Battle Chronicler to play online with a remote o pponent a new secret notes feature has been added. This enables each player to a dd notes about their army at the start of the game that are encrypted. These can be revealed as the game progresses. To make cheating impossible each encrypted note has a unique hash value that is available to the other player and that prev ents a secret being changed during a game. This all enables a closed list game t o be played online. Extra Unit Symbol Option ----------------------------------The number of symbols that can be used to portray a unit has been increased from two to three. Symbols can now be placed outside the unit as well as inside the unit.

This does not work if the unit steps directly backwards. Arrows are colored white by default. All of this points to needing a better solution.9. red if charg ing and yellow if routed. so now it time for Battle Chronicler to come of age and reach version 1.============================================================ Version 1. BC already contains a set of arrow symbols that can be added to the map to indic ate movement.1 . So a big thank you to all those of you who have stuck with BC over the last year and helped spread the word. in which case the arrow should be drawn pointing to the front. Table Overlay ------------Battle Chronicler contains some great scenery that can really add to the realism of the maps. Movement arrows are added to games created in a previous version automatically. This feature from the new Table section o n the Edit Game Details dialog box.0! There have been a lot of improvements made over the last year and many of them h ave been the direct result of feedback from the user community. This has a fog like effe ct on the terrain. The reason it has taken so long to add movement arrows is that it has been extre mely difficult to get right. By displaying a map of each turn of the game BC allows the reader to see how the units have moved. Currently movement arrows are only displayed for units and not for individual models within a unit. So a new feature has been added called a Table Overlay. but has been a long time coming. The hardest part is when units turn when they move. There is no need to do anything it just works. Grid Tone . a straight arrow does not look right or natur al. Movement arrows are now drawn automatically as a unit is moved. However it does take time to add these and the arrows are all a st andard length. It is possible to hide the arrows either for all units.1 July 2010 ============================================================ Battle Chronicler had its first birthday last month and also its previous versio n was 0. This is the technique used to present battle report maps in the magazine from th e leading table top war games company. or for individual units . This was planned at the start o f the project. Displaying arrows on the map makes this even easier to see and makes the images much more appealing. It is the element tha t the players have most control of and where their skill makes most difference t o the outcome. Normally an arrow is drawn to the back of the unit.0. which makes the units stand out more. BC uses quadratic bezier curves which result in great looking arrows that really convey a sense of movement. from the location where the back of the unit was in the previous turn. Movement Arrows --------------Movement is the most important part of any table top game. However sometimes the terrain can make it harder to concentrate on the units themselves.

If you want to copy an army then use the Import button on the army section or us e the Army Templates feature. Extra image set --------------When publishing battle reports on a web site many users publish small maps withi n the report itself and add links to bigger versions of the maps to allow reader s to expand them to see the full detail. table color and table dimensions are copied across. uning the Edit-> Game Details menu option.1 . then select a game file containing the map you want to copy. Only the terrain. Removed . Export sub-folders -----------------Battle Chronicler exports all files to the folder My Documents\Battle Chronicler\exports\ This could result in a lot of files being stored there and be difficult to manag e. In previous versions this could be done by doing the Export twice and by renaming the files.0 . The exported HTML contains links to the extra images. so if you click on a map i t will display a bigger version of it.14 May 2010 ============================================================ Hide Unit Label --------------It is now possible to control the display of labels for each individual unit in each turn.Net 3. It is also possible to copy to do this with an existing report. Laying out the terrain on the map can take a lot of effort and more than one gam e may be played on the same table layout. Import Terrain -------------A feature has been added to make it easy to re-use the maps from one game to ano ther.Net 3. Thanks Draconian for the suggestion. Version 0.5 has been removed.--------Along with the Table Overlay is an option to control the tone of the grid lines. Exports are now placed in a sub-folder within the main export folder. Select a unit and tick the "Hide Label" checkbox in the Properties box to remove the label.9.Net 4. This sh ould make it easier to manage. allowing you to make them more or less prominent. so it should just need .5 ----------------The reference to . Display unit labels ------------------Unit labels are now displayed even when the unit outline is invisible and only t he individual models are displayed. The new version now contains an option to create a second set of image as part o f the same export. To make use of this just press the 'Import Terrain' button in the New Game dialo g box.

especially in deployment. Before installing the new version of BC you will need to insta ll . Keys ---Delete W.Net 4.0. There have also been other changes to the way components a re organized.0 .Net 4. Toolbar ---------------------BC has finally been given a toolbar which gives immediate access to the followin g functionality Unit/Model display mode ---------------------A group of 3 buttons control if just units. The movement buttons help by making moves more exact. units with models. In games units often try to march across the table as quickly as possible.Net 4 and requires it to be installed. So if you want a uni t to advance exactly eight inches forward then just press the '8' toolbar button .5". There are al so buttons to increase or decrease the size of the external labels.15 April 2010 ============================================================ . Left Action -----------Removes the selected unit from the table Move unit forward by 0.5". This is no coincidence as BC has been converted to use . As part of an Army's colors definition it is now possible to change the color of the external label. Instructions on where to get this are on the BC download page. or just models ar e displayed. External Labels ---------------------A toolbar button toggles the display of external labels on and off. so please download the latest official component collection. These buttons also have matching keyboard options that do the same thing.Net. by an exact number of inches. In addition it is now possible to move a unit's external label with the mouse. The freedom the mouse gives to move ment is not very helpful for this. Up A. or half the base size for a model . even if you do not need the newer components. You can now position each units label exactly where you want it in each turn.0 --------This new version of BC is being released four days after Microsoft released a ma jor update to . or half the base size for a model Move unit left by 0. This was a user requested feature as labels have a habit of overlapping other un its and their labels. So we had to wait until this week to release the new version. craters and more hills and water. in a straight line.============================================================ Version 0. Movements buttons ---------------------When an item is selected a large number of movement buttons will be displayed on the toolbar.9. Switching between these modes is very useful in skirmish games as y ou can switch to unit only to move the entire unit and then switch to model view to adjust the positions of individual models. have been added to the official collection. Components Collection ---------------------New terrain components.

Terrain pieces are given shadows depending on their level. To change the size of a component.. so that each piece of terrain or counter appears at the exactly the right size on the map. -Sometimes when a model was moved the units boundaries were not being updated. which was a bit confusing. Each component is given real world dimensions. The length and opacity of shadows can be adjusted to your preference. 1280 pixels wide.8. e. ============================================================ Version 0.g. Now all components have been assigned one of a new list of standard categories and these categories are now used to group the components. or even tu rned off altogether. Down Q E Z E S 1. or half the base size for a model Turn the unit anti-clockwise Turn the unit clockwise Wheel the unit anti-clockwise Wheel the unit clockwise Flip the unit Move the unit forward 1. To adjust the shadow settings go to the Edit -> Preferences menu. Huge image exports -----------------In previous versions of Battle Chronicler the size of the map images that could be exported was limited to the size of your display.D.5". first select it on the map and then change its dimension in the pro perty box. Resizing components ---------------------A new feature has been added allow you to to resize components on the map. Tree level pieces have larger shadows than buildings or shrubs and Tower level p ieces have the longest shadows. or half the base size for a model Move unit backwards by 0.. or centimetres depending on the set Components category ---------------------When placing terrain on the map the terrain used to be organised by level. . or anything in be tween. Terrain and Unit shadows can be adjusted sep arately.7 January 2010 ============================================================ Shadows -------Battle Chronicler now draws shadows next to units and terrain to give them a mor e solid three dimensional feel. This was complicated to implement as the shadows are always drawn pointing towar ds the bottom right of the table even if a unit or terrain piece is rotated. Road and Rive r pieces have no shadows. only its copy o n the map.0 .9 tings Move unit right by 0. 100 for maximum shadow size.9 inches. Right X. These changes do not affect the component definition. Ground. Then select the Visual Effects tab. Bug fixes ----------------------IP rights were not being loaded for some components.5". Set to 0 for no shadows.

requires an image of (11. So it all depend s on how powerful your own computer is. or a smaller label which can be aligned off center. However if the maps are to be printed out then much larger images are required. as image s should be small enough to appear in a browser and not take too long to downloa d. but there is a practical lim it in that BC will run out of memory if the images are too big. Since the first version units could be drawn in a single color. To see the examples of the enhancements check out this tutorial. The ext ernal label is automatically rotated when the unit is rotated so the text is alw ays the right way up.1 . which is enoug h for an A3 sized image printed at 600dpi. That is still the default way of showing units. Two Color --------Two colors can be used for the unit background.This is not a problem when exporting battle reports for use on the web. ============================================================ Version 0. Th is gives a modern shaded look. There is no set limit to how big the images can be. which are based on the stand ard heraldic divisions of the field.3 * 600) = 7020 by 4980 pixels.battlechronicler.26 November 2009 ============================================================ This release is mainly about enhancing the way units and models are drawn. with a large lab el inside the unit.7. (8.com/docs/symboltut. External Label -------------The unit name can now be displayed behind the unit.html Label size and position choice -----------------------------The default label choice fills the center of the unit with as large a label as p ossible. http://www. DPI Option ---------Exported images can now be given a DPI value. but now there are many new optio ns. There is a choice of seven patterns for the colors. There is no the choice to display no label at all. Battle Chronicler has enhanced to enable it to produce much big ger images. In this version. My PC has 2gb of ram and it can make images of 10000 pixels wide. For example an A4 sized image printed at 600dpi. This is used by graphics design so ftware to determine the size of the image. Graduated Color --------------Instead of a single solid color for the unit a graduated color can be chosen.7 * 60 0). Symbols . These can be oriented horizontally or vertically in respect to the unit.

This release contains a set of Nato standard military symbols and a selection of others. ============================================================ Version 0. When using images there are two options to how they are displayed.0 . or to be exact its zoom level. On the biggest zoom only individual models are displayed. This i s useful in cases where tank barrels. For example a single diagonal slash for cavalry and two slashes for infantry. Image Symbols ------------Images can be used for a unit. This prevents accidental changes made to previous turns when writing a report.23 September 2009 ============================================================ This release has lots of little features that improve the way the Battle Chronic ler works. Battle Chronicler draws the map differently depending on how big the map is. or the can be displayed ac tual size. Export to Image --------------- . Turn Lock ----------A new turn lock feature has been added in this version. Vector Symbols -------------Vector symbols are defined using vector graphics. Warning of missing components ----------------------------If you open a game file from a friend and you do not have all the components in the game. In the latter case the image can overflow the unit boundaries. So in the smallest zoom only units with out their la bels are displayed.-------Up to two symbols can be added to a unit. or knight's lances extend over the base of the unit. As an option vector symbols can be recolored to match the units glyph color. Symbols are traditionally used in batt le reports to show the type of unit. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Zoom and adjust the settings of each of the levels. you will now be warned after opening the game file. They can eith er be resized to be drawn within the unit boundaries. Turns are automatically set to locked whe n a new turn is created. Most of these ideas came from feedback from using Battle Chronicler. It is now possible to change these levels to fit you own preference. so please keep suggesting ways you would like it improved. Zoom % Levels ------------There is one feature the has been added that is not directly to do with unit dis play. Turns can be unlocked from the Game menu and this featu re turned off altogether from the Preferences dialog box. When a turn is locked it cannot edited. This allows custom artwork or photos of actual mo dels to be used to represent the unit. so they are drawn in the same way as the rest of the unit and provide the highest quality representation at an y zoom level. Up until now the zoom levels at which different things are drawn has been fixed.6.

Skull and Kaboom. There are two example vector components shipped with this version. ------------------------------------The is now an option to hide the points values from army lists that are exported . This is so that different types of informati on can be held separately. with options to control t he dimensions. For example you may want to exclu de the dice results from your published report. Three text reports ----------------The are now three different text reports that can be written for each turn. There is now an option in the Text and HTML Export dialog to allow you to choose which of these three report types to export. For example: Report:. In the Print level Tight formation units are displayed wit hout individual models being visible and Loose formation units are displayed as the individual models without a unit boundary. +Export Snapshot Use this option to export an image of the table as it appears on your screen rig ht now.When exporting an image you will now be presented with two options. including the zoom and cropping. +Export Complete Image Use this option to export an image of the whole table. For example whether individual models are displayed. This option is the best for battle reports. The advantage of vector graphics is that the y look perfect at whatever scale they are shown and can make clearly defined com ponents the complement other types. Points values in Exported Army Lists. This option is best for close ups of a part of a battle. Grids lines in export ---------------------You now have the option of whether major and/or minor grid lines should appear o n the exported maps. Vector art created by programs like InkScape can be turned into components. These are Counters at the cloud level. New Display Level: Print ------------------------When exporting a report you can select the Display Level which control how the m ap is drawn. Vector Components ------------------A new type of component has been added with a Vector fill type. Thes e are called Report. Curr ently it is a complex process to convert a piece of clipart into a vector compon ent.A descriptive narrative of the battle Notes: Details of which attacks were made by which units Log: Individual dice results. This uses vector graphics instead of raster images. quality and display level of the image. So game oweners prefer things like troop point values not to be published. There is now a new default option called Print which is different from the display levels used when editing a game. If you want help with this then please post a message to the forum. Component Tree . Notes and Log.

which can be crucial in many different types of games.--------------With the number of components available growing it was getting harder to select the right components from the list in the left panel. Wheel and Flip ---------------Two new ways of moving units have been added. Down Q E Z E S 1.spins the unit around 180 degrees so its front is where its back was. Label variables ---------------Text components can now contain variables which allow the text to be dynamically generated.Version 0. Line Of Sight -------------There is a new option in the Unit/Model properties box called Line Of Sight.5".5. Action -----------Removes the selected unit from the table Move unit forward by 0. Round bases --------------Round bases have been added.. or half the base size for a model Move unit backwards by 0. or half the base size for a model Turn the unit anti-clockwise Turn the unit clockwise Wheel the unit anti-clockwise Wheel the unit clockwise Flip the unit Move the unit forward 1.turns the unit around one of its front corners.5". or half the base size for a model Move unit right by 0. Models are grouped into units and it is possible to move an entire unit or an in . Every model --------------The biggest change in the new version is that BC records the state and position and can display every model in the game. Up A. the most requested feature.11 August 2009 ============================================================ This release is a big one.0 . or half the base size for a model Move unit left by 0. These are only available from the keyboard. Wheel Flip Keys ---Delete W. If ticked a bright green line will be drawn directly in front of the unit/model. or centimetres depending on the set ============================================================ Release Notes .9 inches. T his is very useful to determine and show exactly what line of sight a unit has. . For example the turn title label will always display the current tur n. The lines of code ha ve almost doubled since the last release.5".5". The main benefit that this version brings is support for Sci-Fi Skirmish games. making it easier to find the right one. with lots of major enhancements. which groups components b y their level. Right X. Left D.. The Terrain/Counters list has been replaced by a tree.9 tings . Look for the terrain pieces that start with the word Label.

There is no limit to the number of units that can be attached to another unit an d units with attached units can in turn be attached to other units. So now if you want a uni t to advance exactly eight inches forward then just press the '8' key.5". but can have their own color and label. If a model is moved outside of its units boundaries then the unit is automatically resized to encompass all its models. An attached unit can be selected and moved around as normal.5". Left Move unit left by 0. In fantasy games units often try to march across the table as quickly as possible. or half the base size for a model D.dividual model just as easily. the the Tight Formation is no good.5".g. Keys Action --------------Delete Removes the selected unit from the table W. Special models will have the same base size as the other models in the unit. in rank and file order. which allows each model in a unit to be moved independently of the rest. A hero charact er joining a unit in a fantasy game or a gun crew manning a field gun in a WW2 game. For skirmish type games that allow each model to be a small distance apart from the rest. Right Move unit right by 0. base to base. Up Move unit forward by 0. this allows missing positions in the front rank to be filled and lines up a unit whose models have been scattered around. The following keyboard short cuts now work on units and components. e. To rectify this keyboard movement has been added. Special models cannot change units. or half the base size for a model A. it can sit along side. The fr eedom the mouse gives to movement is not very helpful for this. Loose Formation --------------------In previous versions it was always assumed that models in a unit would be placed together. so as to maintain the relative position to its parent unit. or half the base size for a model . This is still supported and is now called a Tight Formation. sergeants or banner bearers. Reform Unit ---------------A menu option allows a unit to be reformed. in a straight line. As part of a units definition you can now create individual models defined diffe rently to the rest. However when the parent unit is moved then attached unit is moved in exactly the same way. There is no need for it to be inside the embedded unit. There can be special models for weapon specialists. Special Models ------------------In many games not all models in a unit are the same. Key movement ------------------While testing BC it was found that moving units with a mouse could be a pain. So new Loose Formations have been implemented. by an exact number of inches. Attached Units -----------------The new Attached Unit feature replicates that used in games.

Enhancements ============ Arrows Added ----------------Three arrows. have been added to the standard components.9 inches. grey and yellow..Version 0.7 July 2009 ============================================================ This release is the last one before work starts on supporting round bases and lo ose formation units. Also added are two new standard backgrounds. Each message can be t urned off so as not to drive you crazy. Down Q E 1. Unit Colors ------------- . Zoom right in and only the models are visible and their unit boundaries disappear. but in the mean tim e these work pretty well.X. This is a lot more obvious in the new version. Bugs fixed ========== Turn text gets copied over to the next turn -------------------------------------------------In the previous version the text written for a turn was copied over into the nex t turn. as the turn was changed. at least not until after they have used a new program.0 . red. Hints ------Nobody reads a manual. So new users miss some important stuff like having to press Ctrl to stop a unit fr om turning.9 ettings Move unit backwards by 0. Zoom out and individual models disappear with only units visible. ============================================================ Release Notes . These counters can be used to illustrate charges. wastelands etc. or centimetres depending on the s Zoom Levels --------------One of the strengths of BC is the way it draws a map differently depending on th eir scale. So a hints box now pop ups up to tell people these things. This led to duplicate descriptions for subsequent turns.4. So it contains lots of things that needed to be sorted out before big changes to the program are made.. O ne day BC may have arrows built in as part of the interface.5". or half the base size for a model Turn the unit anti-clockwise Turn the unit clockwise Move the unit forward 1. This has been fixed in this version. a darker green grass and a grey ash background more suitable for moonscapes. direction of fire etc.

white label. The type of labelling used has been made into option for each army. Similar to unit categories. Export as Text ----------------BC is able to export battle reports as HTML files. games can be given a scenario. empire battle report. The old way of just using the first initial is called option 'First Initial' There is also a third option called 'Numeric'. which assigns a number to each un it. it just takes a bit more wo rk. . It is easy to define new categories though..com site. This has now been implemented as an important new feature. This is another custo m list that you need to define. with limited or no formatting capabilities. I realized that duplicate initials are a common problem and a pain. with an army specif ic background color.Up until now a unit is drawn as a white border. This enables a battle report to be exported as a plain text file. So it possible to add the images to a forum posting. These are text based. These look great. but it may not be possible for some people to post such files onto their favorite web site. using only standard characters to format the text. Especially for Chaos armies where loads of troop types start with the word Chaos . The image files are still produced for each turn.' has been added. which will appear in the exported army list as a section header. Unit Labelling -----------------Units are automatically given a label based on the first initial of their name o r troop type. Many forums allow images to be uploaded or images to be referenced from another site. The result is a report that l ooks similar to the many already posted on various forums. The file name of each image is added to the text file output. or heavy supp ort. Army Templates --------------------One of the most frequently requested features was to avoid having to define each unit from scratch for every battle report. A new menu option 'File->Export To Text File. Reading John Graham's excellent chaos vs. So if you have Chaos Marauders and Chaos Warriors you will now get 'CM' and 'CW' instead of 'C1' and 'C2'. Scenarios and Categories -----------------------------Games systems often organize units into categories. It is now possible to change the colors of the border and the label. Many web sites use forums such as the one used on the battlechronicler. such as elite. Initially there are no categories defined as these are specific to what you use.. The exported text file makes this a lot easier to do though. So the new version labels units using each initial by default. The new default option is called 'Initials' as described above. If there are duplicates then a number is added to the label to mak e it unique. Units can now be assigned a category.

A Text Editor has been added below the table view. ============================================================ Release Notes .' as a decimal point then BC would use that symbol when saving a battle report. The new version should always write out numbers with a '. as you define it visually. Just as in a real game when you select only some of your models to play a game w ith. Define an Army Template containing units of all the models that you own.' and throw an error . If it is hidden then click on the View->Text Editor menu item to view it again. Labels too big for the box -------------------------For long and thin units the label could be too big to fit into the unit box and show as an ellipse. then you can give them your arm y template to save them time and mistakes.' as a decimal point.xml file in the 'My Documents\Battle Ch ronicler\conf' directory.3. The text editor can be expanded to any size and even hidden altogether when not required.Army Templates are army definitions identical to the two army definitions in eac h battle report. Bugs fixed ========== Non-English Windows machines getting corrupt files -------------------------------------------------If a machine is set up to use a symbol other than '. Enhancements ============ Text Editor ----------A crucial missing feature has been now added. so you can select only those units from the template you need to define an army list.2 . Intelectual Property Rights --------------------------- . If you opponent is writing up the battle report. The text is added to the HTML export file when it is created. It is now possible to describe eac h turn in words as well as diagrams.2 June 2009 ============================================================ This release is mostly about text of one sort or another. It would insist on reading in a decimal point in the form '. Each Army Template is stored in its own .Version 0. allowing you to describe the action in writting. More logic has been added to prevent this. The difference is that Army Templates sit in the background and are always avail able to help define new army definitions in a battle report. Creating a new Army Template can be done from the 'Edit -> Army Templates' menu or from the Army Definition dialog of a battle report. n o matter how the Windows machine is configured.

This comes in very handy to quickly judge shooting distances or maximum movement allowances.Property Box ------------------In the previous version if you closed the property box there was no easy way of getting it back. Drag and drop a Unit and while the unit is being moved its move distance will be displayed. It is best to rotate each to a different angle. They also follow the rules of level placement. any size. The component definition now has an option that anables random rotation on placement on the table. Component Random Rotation ------------------------Some components. Text Components --------------A new type of component called Text has been added to the list of component type s. Added the "View -> Propery Box" menu item to control its visibility . components and reports. the Text Component gives you a lot of flexibility. it is now possible to sort them by clicking on any one of the columns headings. The ruler components are still vital for measuring distances to different parts of a unit and working out line of sight etc. If they are all exactly aligned then this does not look natural. As this is BC.2 . Range finder / Movement measurer -------------------------------The dark grey status bar at the bottom of the table displays various bits of inf ormation. trees being the best example. This allows you to add labels to the diagram. Components Sortable ------------------When viewing the list of components. The text is defined each time the component is added to the table. A Text Component definition contains all the properties except the text itself. This enables the same style to be used for many labels. which have been added to in this release. Move the mouse over a unit and its name will be displayed in the middle of the s tatus bar.The IPR system has now been implemented making it easy to add IPR copyright and license notices to images.22 May 2009 ============================================================ Bugs fixed ========== View . ============================================================ Release Notes . any opacity and at any angle. any color. Text Components act like other components so they can be used as terrain or a pe r turn counter. You can add te xt in any font. are often placed on mass.Version 0. Select the unit and the distance from the front centre of that unit to the posit ion of the mouse will be displayed. How to use this will be described in full on the web site.

New Base sizes -------------Four new standard base sizes added for FoW. Reset Selected Unit -----------------This will reset just the selected unit to be the same as the previous turn.Single Models ------------Units comprising of just one model will now always appear on top of units with m ultiple models. Duplicate Unit -------------In the "Army Definition" dialog box a Duplicate button has been added. Multiple Placement -----------------The default behaviour when placing a piece of terrain is to onlyu place on piece at a time. when they are in the same location. Tick this option and a new piece of that terrain will be added to the table on every mouse click. The is now a check box called "Multiple Placement" in the terrains property box. Remove from the table --------------------When selecting a terrain piece on the table. Enhancements ============ Delete key ---------Pressing the delete key will now remove the selected item from the table. It is then very difficult to move . This will make a copy of the selected unit. For items like trees where many placements are required this can be a pain as it means reselecting the tree in the list box every time. Item Placement Cursor --------------------If an item has been selected for placement on the table. A common problem is to move a unit by mistake. This will move a unit to 'In The Box' and will delete a terrain piece Turn distance -------------The speed at which a unit turns around as it is being moved has been slowed down . the the cursor will cha nge to a cross hair. the propery box now contains a fiel d saying "Remove from the table" which should better describe what this option d oes. It has also been made configurable by the "Turn distance" field in the Preferenc es dialog box. This makes it faster to define several units of the same type. Number Of Turns --------------The maximum number of turns has been changed from 12 to 1000.

This option lets you undo the mov e. BC now ships with two style files. Intelectual Property Rights --------------------------An innovative new systems has been added to allow multiple Intelectual property notices and licenses to be added to components and game reports.css".it back exactly where it was using the mouse. . This feature is still a work in progess. Please play with it. In time they will be used to sort and search for components that you need. Multiple HTML Styles -------------------The HTML files exported by BC default to a style based on that used for the BC w eb site. but dont expect it to do much yet. It is now possible to select different styles in the "Export to HTML" dialog. Window Title -----------The main window title now displays the current game title Themes and Tags --------------Components now have Themes and Tags. These are set when you add or edit a compon ent. This style is stored in a file called "batchron1. If you are familiar with CSS stylesheets then you can create your own and it will appear in the dialog along side the default ones.

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