MS Works Databases

Why do we use Microsoft Works?  Generally, way back when, MS Works was given away on most every PC there was.  The abilities of this program to create Brigade Card Files, or Card Files even for entire armies, commanders, flags and so on were enough for us to keep us using it. We went on to create scenarios in Works db as well and these are all available in The War Games Archive.

What are   the Microsoft Works Databases?
The Brigade and Legion File Cards, Commanders and Scenarios Databases are MS   Works forms designed to print onto 4×6 index cards for easy reference,   created in Microsoft Works. Various versions of MS Works are available   from most software providers.  If you own Microsoft Works, you can alter   the flag graphics with your own or move the fields of the databases around;   once you are a member you are free to use the database layouts however you  like.

These  databases are very cool organization tools and provide gamers the ability to  print past engagements onto actual miniature flags, or banners for any   era.  Members right-mouse click the hyperlinks to save-as to your  desktop.

MS Works is still available on various auctions sites and we may be able to acquire it for you.. just contact us for details.



Flag Database

Not only can users insert their  own graphics into the databases,   but apply names and battle honors to miniature flags.  MS Works makes it   easy to move fields around in the form design view.    3.21 mb
  Confederate 366 kb
BMP Artwork
of   US flags

Thirty   Years War Flags


Leader Database

Insert an image of the Corps or Army flag on this database   layout, along with images of all the brigadiers or divisional   commanders.  This handy DB shows all the CVS numbers of all the   commanders at a glance, as well as total regiments, batteries, those units   that are shattered, brigadiers killed, objectives lost and won.

Command Valuation System numbers are Initiative/Activation,   Combat Bonus, Morale Bonus, Tactical and Aggressiveness.

The background card here is an image, so if you want to modify   it you’ll have to create a new image and move the fields around as you like.

Leaders at

Fredericksmauga.. a   combination battle of both Fredericksburg and Chickamauga


Brigade File Cards

This card layout has tabs across the top for each of the cards,   so that when printed on paper and applied to cardboard, they can be placed in   an index card box and easily viewed and retrieved.  Place a picture of a   commander on the card for added personality in the game and the feeling of   ownership of your troops.  Just left of the picture of the commander   appears the Activation list so this player knows when the other units are   supposed to get activated during the game.

File Roster   Cards Maryland 1862  

Jackson’s Corp 2nd   Bull Run




WWII Database

Several different versions of the database exist for WWII   use.

Platoon and Company OOBs can be utilized and conveniently   printed on index cards, or printed on paper and then applied to strong   cardstock or matte board to create very hard index cards suitable for   roster-type recording game systems such as Company Command (Hex Command uses   small damage blocks on the table but instead of that players can continue to   use the Roster method).

WWII Database (shown here); has the   old damage track, ammo of the main (top circles in each row) secondary weapon   (bottom circles), recording of Terrain Effects (aka Fatigue “hits”)   and casualties for infantry squads and crews.

New HCM Roster (this   is the updated database format currently being used with HCM)

WWII Scenario 4×6 index cards with tabs


Hex Command NOVA database (beta)

Hex Command Star Ships

 Posted by on July 25, 2012
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