When you return to the Wargamer Collection Website you come to the Your Collections page.
This is where you will be able to add new collections of your figures or edit your current collections.
It is important that your naming conventions make sense to you, this is so that when you revisit the collections you can easily find them to edit or look at them.
Your collections will appear in a list, like the one below, laid out before you. In the example, here you can see that the collections are clearly named, they are by period and Army or just by period. They could be just by Army and Scale or both. To Edit the Collection Name just double click on the actual Collection Name to edit it.
In the collections list, you can see the number of Figures currently in your collections. With the total of all the listed figures in your collections. For the smaller scales the 6mm figures should still be input as single figures, however for 2mm the figures should input as sold. A single 2mm figure would represent larger number of soldiers so four 2mm stands on a base would be input as 4 figures.
The Values of the figures in your collections is listed in the same manner as the Figures. With the total Value of all the currently listed collections
Using the Edit link from the above page will take you to this page where units are added to collections. Using the fields provided to tell it what figures to add to your collections. More on this page later.
This is done by completing the fields and adding the result using the green “Add” Button at the bottom of the page. This will then save the new unit to your unit summary.
Using the Detail link from your collections page, or View Detailed Report from the edit page, shown above will take you to the individual page shown here below. This is where you can look at the settings you used to create the unit in detail.
At the end of the unit line you can use the controls to do several things: use the Image icon to look at the images you loaded up, or to change the units use the Edit icon, you can use the Delete icon to remove units from your collection when they are no longer in your collection. Also a useful Duplicate icon so replicate any of the units so you can add as many similar units as you want. This will save you time by just adding the new name in the unit title and then saving.
You will also see a summary of the total figures in your collection and the total cost of the collection.
This is an area that we may need to cover in more detail to help you enter your units. Use each of the fields in turn to enter the data about your unit.
This is the name that you would call the unit in your army. For example, “1st Cavalry”, “2nd Legion” or “Brigade Light Artillery” and so on.
This is where you choose from the drop down list the era your collection from. This could be like “Ancients (5000bc to 400ad)” or “Pike and Shot (1400ad to 1700ad).
Enter the figure count for the unit in digits. (2mm stands on a base would be input as 4 figures)
From the drop down choose the figure type, “Plastic” or “Metal”.
Enter the figure scale using the drop down, “2mm” to “54mm”.
From the drop down menu select what the figure represents, “Infantry”, “Mounted Complete or “Artillery” and so on.
This field will automatically work out and enter the cost of the basic figure from the information you have entered in the following fields: Figure Type, Figure Scale and Figure Represents
From the drop down menu select whether your figures are Painted, or not, by choosing Yes or No.
This field will automatically work out the painting cost of the figure from the information you have previously entered if you have said Yes to the Painted question.
From the drop down select whether your figures are Based, or not, by choosing Yes or No.
From the drop down menu select whether your figures needed Building, or not, by choosing Yes or No. For example, Plastic Figure generally come in pieces and need building.
This field will automatically work out and enter the final cost of the basic figure having added together all the extra detail from the information you have entered up to now.
This field will automatically work out and enter the total cost of the unit taking the Final Figure Cost and multiplying it by the Number of Figures in the unit.
The browse button will open a pop-up box that will allow to browse for a photo to add to the unit record.
Both JPG and PNG only are accepted. The unit photo size limit is set a 2MB.
Click green add button to add the unit to your collection
This is an area that we need to cover in more detail to help you enter your units. Use each of the fields in turn to enter the data about your unit. In this Example, we are entering a Unit into my American Civil War - Union Collection.
I have filled in the form as follows:
The 2nd Wisconsin.
Musket and Rifles (1850AD to 1918AD).
16 Figures are in the unit.
I have uploaded a photo of the unit so that I have a record of it against my collection
Click save to keep any changes you have made to the unit.
Clicking cancel will not save any of changes you have made to your collection.
As you have entered your units into the calculator there are several drop downs. Some of the choices in the drop downs may need a little explanation.
This drop down really speaks for itself, you just choose the era your collection fits into and pick that one:
|Ancients||(5000BC to 400AD)|
|Dark Ages||(400AD to 800AD)|
|Medieval Period||(800AD to 1400AD)|
|Pike and Shot||(1400AD to 1700AD)|
|Horse and Musket||(1700AD to 1850AD)|
|Musket & Rifles||(1850AD to 1918AD)|
|World Wars||(1918AD to 1950AD)|
|Modern||(1950AD to Date)|
|Science Fiction||(to Date and Beyond)|
This drop down is simply about the type of figures you have if they are not Metal then they are Plastic.
Some scales are not made in Plastic (15mm, 10mm, 6mm and 2mm) so pricing may be affected if you are trying to enter those as Plastic.
This drop down is the scale of the figures you have in your collections. Please choose the nearest to the scale in the list if you have slight variations. Or feedback to us so that we may incorporate the scale in the tables.
|Figure Scale||Where Used|
* using "eye height" as the rule for height scale
|2mm||At this scale, each miniature often represents an entire unit (a group of men, squadron of cavalry, battery of artillery). Recommended for those who want to depict large, epic battles in a limited table space, or who have less time for painting. Historical and science fiction.||1/805|
|6mm||Equivalent to 1/285 scale and 1/300 scales. Miniatures in this scale have the advantage of being inexpensive. The small size also means there is less visible detail to paint. In this scale, it is possible to put armies on the tabletop which give the impression of masses of infantry. Figures available for fantasy, historical, and science fiction.||1/268|
|10mm||Relatively new scale, used for fantasy, historical and science fiction. Some think this will be the popular scale of the future, larger enough to show detail but small enough to fit a large army on a tabletop.||1/161|
|15mm||The most popular scale for pre-20th Century Wargaming. Also used for fantasy, science fiction, and 20th Century "skirmish-level" games.||1/107|
|20mm||Becoming popular for skirmish-level 20th Century Wargaming. Also, used for science fiction.||1/80.5|
|25mm||Traditionally popular for pre-20th Century Wargaming, though most historical gamers have now switched to 15mm. Excellent scale for display games. Continues to be popular for fantasy Wargaming, historical skirmish-level games, science fiction, and for use with role-playing games. Same as railroad S gauge.||1/64|
|28mm||These "large" 25mm figures are sometimes listed as being 28mm.||1/58|
|54mm||Traditional "toy soldier" scale, no longer a common scale in miniature Wargaming. However, it has been making a comeback in recent years - the large figures are said to be more convenient for older gamers. This scale is also popular for display (Non-Wargaming) figures.||1/30|
From the drop down menu select what the figure represents
|Infantry||The foot soldiers in the units|
|Mounted Complete||Cavalryman including Horses|
|Equipment Artillery||Crewed Artillery Piece, Ballista’s, or Small War Engines|
|Vehicles Small (Limbers)||Limbers, Jeeps, Small Tanks, or Small Chariots|
|Vehicles Large||Large Tanks, Chariots, or Wagons|
|Animals Small||Horses, Cattle, or Dogs|
|Animals Large||Elephants etc|
Again, choose the nearest to the figure that you are trying to represent in your collection or you can feedback to us so that we may incorporate the feedback into the tables.