Help

Your Collections Page

When you return to the Wargamer Collection Website and you have logged in you come to the Your Collections page.

Profile and Editing

Once you are registered you can edit, change and save your current profile on the system.

You can do this by clicking on the “Your Profile button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Choosing Currency

You will also find a currency tool where you can click on, choose and set the currency for your collections. The selected currency is currently used for your collections, including reports that are shown in the selected currency.

All calculations are done “in real time” so will automatically adjust the records. The currencies conversion occurs overnight as the foreign exchanges fluctuate.

Reviewing Collections

You can review your current collections list here as well.

Add New Collection

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.

You can also add comments to your collections as well that can also be edited

Your Collections

Collection Name

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.

Number of Figures

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.

Value

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

Edit

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.

Detail

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.

Download Collections Report

From the detail page above of the individual collection you can download a report that covers your collection. You do this by simply clicking on the green button that says “Download collection Report PDF”.

This will open up a pop up box that will let you let you add an email address that you can send the report to or if you prefer just hit the print button and open the report to view.

Download Collection Report PDF

From the detail page above of the individual collection you can download a report that covers your collection. You do this by simply clicking on the green button that says "Download collection Report PDF".

This will open up a pop up box, as before that will let you let you add an email address that you can send the report to or if you prefer just hit the print button and open the report to view as pictured here.

Detail Controls

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.

Adding Units

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.

Unit Title

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.

Period

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).

Number of Figures

Enter the figure count for the unit in digits. (2mm stands on a base would be input as 4 figures)

Figure Type

From the drop down choose the figure type, "Plastic", "Metal", Resin or "User Defined Price".

There are some combinations of this element that will not give you a price as it may be that the type does not exist as a figure type.

However if you choose the "User Defined Price" from Figure Type dropdown it will allow you to enter the figure cost yourself. In this example I have added the £6.50 price myself.

You will need to enter The Number of Figures, The Figure Type, The Figure Scale and The Figure Represents before you can add your own Figure Costs.

The Painted Build and Based will automatically fill the Final Figure Cost and the Formation Cost Still.

Figure Scale

Enter the figure scale using the drop down, "2mm" to "54mm".

Figure Represents

From the drop down menu select what the figure represents, "Infantry", "Mounted Complete or Artillery" and so on.

Figure Costs

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

Painted

From the drop down menu select whether your figures are Painted, or not, by choosing Yes or No.

Painted Cost

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.

Based

From the drop down select whether your figures are Based, or not, by choosing Yes or No.

Build

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.

Final Figure Cost

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.

Formation Cost

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.

Upload Photo

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.

Photo Controls

There is also a set of controls for managing the photograph during the upload process. You can Crop, Rotate and Save the images amongst other things.

Out of Production

Yes or No to show whether a figure is still available (No) or out of production (Yes)

Comment

You can also now add a comment at the unit level too.

Add + Add and Copy

Click the green add button to add the unit to your collection. Click the Add and Copy to copy the unit and Add another one to save on data entry

Example Unit

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:

Unit Title

The 2nd Wisconsin. Period Musket and Rifles (1850AD to 1918AD).

Number of Figures

16 Figures are in the unit.

Figure Type

Plastic.

Figure Scale

28mm.

Figure Represents

Infantry

Figure Costs

£0.56

Painted

Yes

Painted Cost

£2.90

Based

Yes

Build

Yes

Final Figure Cost

£3.68

Formation Cost

£44.16

Upload Photo

I have uploaded a photo of the unit so that I have a record of it against my collection

Out of Production

Yes or No to show whether a figure is still available (No) or out of production (Yes)

Comment- Add information about the actual unit entered

Save - Click save to keep any changes to the unit.

Save & Copy - Click save and copy any changes you have made to the unit and create another one.

Cancel - Clicking cancel will not save any of changes you have made to your collection.

Drop Down Lists

Period Drop Down

InfantryThe foot soldiers in the units
Mounted CompleteCavalryman including Horses
Equipment ArtilleryCrewed Artillery Piece, Ballista’s, or Small War Engines
Vehicles Small (Limbers)Limbers, Jeeps, Small Tanks, or Small Chariots
Vehicles LargeLarge Tanks, Chariots, or Wagons
Animals SmallHorses, Cattle, or Dogs
Animals LargeElephants etc

Figure Type

This drop down is simply about the type of figures you have if they are not Metal then they are Plastic.

Metal
Plastic
Resin
User Defined Price (Enter your own valuation)

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.

Figure Scale

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
Theoretical Equivalent*
2mmAt 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
6mmEquivalent 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
10mmRelatively 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
15mmThe most popular scale for pre-20th Century Wargaming. Also used for fantasy, science fiction, and 20th Century "skirmish-level" games.1/107
20mmBecoming popular for skirmish-level 20th Century Wargaming. Also, used for science fiction.1/80.5
25mmTraditionally 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
28mmThese "large" 25mm figures are sometimes listed as being 28mm.1/58
54mmTraditional "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

Figure Represents

From the drop down menu select what the figure represents

InfantryThe foot soldiers in the units
Mounted CompleteCavalryman including Horses
Equipment ArtilleryCrewed Artillery Piece, Ballista’s, or Small War Engines
Vehicles Small (Limbers)Limbers, Jeeps, Small Tanks, or Small Chariots
Vehicles LargeLarge Tanks, Chariots, or Wagons
Animals SmallHorses, Cattle, or Dogs
Animals LargeElephants 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.

Groups

Groups is the new addition to the Wargamer Collection Calculator family. It has been built to be flexible for users and hopefully meet the needs of their wargames clubs and organisations. We wanted it to appeal to individuals as well as their clubs, societies and friends as well as traders, shops and gamers.

Go to the Groups Page

Click on the Groups button at the top of the page to be taken to the groups screen. Where you will see several items to help you manage your Groups.

About Groups Tab

tells you about how it came about and why we designed this area of the database. It provides a short introduction to the reasoning behind it.

Friends Tab

is where you can invite friends that are already signed up to the database and even invite those who are not by emailing them.

Groups Tab

is where you can manage the Groups you have set up. Add more Groups, Leave Groups, or Delete Groups.

Friends Tab

Looking for Friends

Friends can be found by simply typing their name in the box provided. This will tel you whether they are on Collection Calculator of not.

Under the friends banner it will inform you of the current status of your invites to them.

Inviting Friends

Friends can be invited simply typing their name in the box provided and clicking on "Invite Friends". Or you can click on "+ Add another friend", this will let you add you add more friends to the box so you send the invites to multiple friends on the database.

Emailing Friends

You can also invite friends who are not on Collection Calculator by typing their email into the lower box and clicking send you can see the type of email they will get in the picture above.

Groups Tab

In the Groups Tab

to create a Group, go to the give the group a name box and type in the name you want for your group. Then click “Create Group” to create the group.

View your new Group

You will see the group appear on the left of the screen as you look at it, this is where you click on a link so you can either Leave Group , Delete Group or View Group. For the Moment click on the View Group link.

Manage the Group

Here we are viewing the group having selected the view group link

Add My Collections Button

Using this button will show you a list of your collections. Select them to add your collection to the group and once added click the update button. You can also delete your collection from the group here too.

Add Friends to Group Button

Using this button will show you a list of your friends, the ones that have accepted your invites, select them to add them to your group. Once added click the update button. You can delete them from here too..

See Only Button

Using this button will show you the list of collections for individual members of the group so they can view, download a PDF and/or print off the PDF to use in a game. To go back to showing all collections choose "Select".

Download PDF

Using this button will allow to print the list of collections shown on the screen on the right. Simply click the Download PDF button.

PDF Output

Below is the output from Wargamer Collection Calculator having clicked the Download PDF button.