Yer... But buying Army Builder doesn't help make more books.
It's something I will have to investigate further and see what the copyright implications are.
I fully understand the concerns about the business side of the equation. Battlegroup shows a great amount of built into it and those gentlemen need monetized because I want to see more of it
Most everyone including myself uses online rosters to gather their army lists. Not a single one of those games are played without the books as a list doesn't give you the rules that govern your units, the orders, movement, firing resolutions, to hit calculations, damage if applicable, cover saves and or penalties, and a more than I can think of off the top of my head.
Just my humble opinion, but I really don't see why PSC or whomever is behind BattleGroup doesn't put the tools out there for everyone to use. Warlord it appears has someone already putting the files out for games they are releasing, and it's certainly not slowing their sales, WL is claiming they are overrun. Below is the evidence, and I see it's resurgence at our hobby shop.http://www.armybuilderdatafiles.me/copy ... formation/
their list of lists lolhttp://www.armybuilderdatafiles.me/downloads/
The conclusion to my point of view is that publications current and future (of any major gaming system) that do not have the capacity to offer digital force building may forfeit sales in comparison to competitors. I'm old by the standards of most of our local hobby shop attendees and most of them have their army lists for whichever game they are playing on their tablets.
Think i'll go have a beer now, my head hurts from todays failures