Infinity and Malifaux are now supported. There have been a few changes to accommodate these two systems.
The most noticeable was for Malifaux because it has Encounters, rather than battles, Crews rather than armies and Strategies rather than missions. I’ve also added in the available forces and their Masters. Although the Masters are not selectable yet. I’m still figuring out how to best allow them to be selected. Finally the Strategies which are kind of secondary objectives are not in place yet.
Infinity has been relatively straight forward; adding the missions and the armies. I need to accommodate Sectorials now too though.
Both are online and available now for you to use and publish reports. At the time of writing there are no reports for either system – you could be the first?
I have in the past been asked what The Battle Directory is built using. Its built using PHP, specifically the Symfony2 Framework. It runs on a VPS in Dublin and seems to be doing OK so far on that server.
The reaction on the forums for both these games has been superb; a positive response and people willing to help me learn the mechanics of each game so that The Battle Directory can accommodate them.
I plan on adding Infinity and Malifaux within the next week or so. If you play either of these games I’d really appreciate you taking some time to create a report to ensure their varying mechanics are handled correctly.
I don’t play these games so having users that do play them using the site is really important in making sure the wider community can create and read these battle reports.
If you play these games keep your eyes peeled and comment below. I want to hear from you!
It’s been a while since my last post and a while since I have managed to do any development. But I’m starting to get back into it now and the first order of service is a new name.
We’ve moved away from the Latin name and into something less poetic but more fitting; The Battle Directory which uses a new domain name of .directory along with a whole host of sub domains.
The main site for registering, editing reports, editing your profile, etc will sit on the.battle.directory, this is essentially the report and account management side of the site. The actual domain of this site doesn’t matter, it just needs to be in one place.
Each game system now sits within its own sub domain, for example all Warhammer 40K games will be on 40k.battle.directory. This leaves you with no illusion as to where you in the site and what you’re looking at. If you’re into Warmachine only then you’ll stick to the Warmachine domain and never be bothered by 30K or X-Wing. Switching between game systems is easy and is done via a set of links at the top of the site. All game system reports will be edited from the main the.battle.directory domain so no need to start messing about with links to edit reports from different game systems.
I really like this approach and owe Jeff from Twitter a massive thank you for devising this new approach. You know who you are!
I really need to buckle down to knock out some final bugs and start on the very important view modes.
Another day, another update. We now have featured images specific to the whole Battle Report, the Man of the Match and the BFU. Allowing you to showcase the whole match or a specific event more clearly.