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What is ButtScribe?

"The name is quite odd, but it works" - User Review

ButtScribe is a web application that runs off of BattleScribe output, and generates printable datasheets for the units in your army. It currently supports:

The goal with ButtScribe is to bridge a gap in printed materials: the codices have nicely-formatted unit entries, but these are intended for selecting a unit's options, so it has a raft of information that might not be relevant depending on what options you took, and they don't include the actual points/PL costs of your specific unit. That is, the codex will have all of the wargear and rules for a Tactical Squad, but what you really want during a game is the wargear and rules for your Tactical squads, which is where ButtScribe comes in.

Also, BattleScribe does, obviously, support printing army lists, as anyone who has ever played 40k can tell you. ButtScribe is an attempt to improve on their layout, nothing more.

If you run into any problems, feel free to email me.

Release Notes

  • Latest update: 3 October 2021
  • Fixed an issue with counting CP, should improve accuracy.
  • Slight change to Crusade sheet formatting.
  • Fixed psychic powers on Kilosons Aspiring Sorcerers.
  • Completely replaced 40k Renderer with new-style datasheets. This fixes a ton of issues, detailed below, and will likely introduce a ton of new ones.
  • Updated the screenshots to match new format.
  • Improved detection of unit rosters (no more "1 Intercessor, 1 Interecessor Sergeant"). Still a problem on some units (see Known Issues).
  • Improvements to layout should prevent most, if not all, of the text overflowing the bounding boxes in the layout.
  • Fixed a lot, but not all, of the unit wound-tracking problems. For one, some units now properly show wound boxes for all the models instead of just one.
  • Added ability to skip printing duplicate datasheets to 40k mode.
  • Fixed psychic power support on Grey Knights squads.
  • Re-order Abilities section, to always put PSYKER (cast x, deny Y) at the end. Readability/UX improvement.

Known Issues

  • Unit rosters: Some of these are still off - eg, Berzerkers, or Space Marine bikes - due to BattleScribe data files considering some models added to squads to be "models" and other models to be "upgrades", a category which also includes grenades. It makes some sense that the files are laid out this way, but it also makes it impossible for ButtScribe to know what it should include, without the "model" tag, so unfortunately I believe this is as fixed as it can get, save for a BattleScribe data change.

Output Examples

Output data card example

Output crusade example

Output data card exampleOutput data card example

Apocalypse data card example

Credits