When you've made a list with ArmyBuilder, don't post it straight away on here, take the time to tweak out any unnecessary and possibly confusing info.

First of all, save your list with the "Save As Text Summary" option, which removes alot of the useless information.

Secondly, you have to clean up the file.
  • Summarise things when possible. If you have a unit with a champion, standard bearer and musician, you can write this down as "Full Command".
  • Don't mention options that cannot be changed or removed in any way. Swordmasters always have Great Weapons and Heavy Armour, no need to post this.
  • Army Builder unfortunatly uses a structure where champions with different stats, mounts and crew are listed seperately, it's simply how the program works. Remove any mention of these, except when you have the option to make adjustments to it. For instance, you should mention your Goblin Chariot has an additional crew member, but for Chaos Chariots this is not an option so it needs no mention.

Example

An example of what a cleaned up list looks like, plus a prettier version for those who care.
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1 Archmage @ 355 Pts
Magic Level 4; Lore of Fire
Book of Hoeth [100]


Archmage, Level 4, Lore of Fire, Book Of Hoeth; 355 points.

Archmage, Level 4, Lore of Fire, Book Of Hoeth; 355 points.
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4 Silver Helms @ 129 Pts
Barding; Lance; Heavy Armour; Shield

1 Captain @ [14] Pts

5 Elf Steed @ [0] Pts


5 Silver Helms, Heavy Armour, Shield, Champion; 129 points.

5 Silver Helms, Heavy Armour, Shield, Champion; 129 points.
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19 Swordmasters @ 365 Pts
Great Weapon; Heavy Armour; Standard; Musician
Banner of Sorcery [50]

1 Bladelord @ [37] Pts
Blessed Tome


20 Swordmasters, Full Command, Banner Of Sorcery, Blessed Tome; 365 points.

20 Swordmasters, Full Command, Banner Of Sorcery, Blessed Tome; 365 points.
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2 Repeater Bolt Thrower @ 200 Pts

4 Crew @ [0] Pts
Light Armour


2 Repeater Bolt Throwers; 200 points.

2 Repeater Bolt Throwers; 200 points.
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I've used my own formatting for the prettier version, but any use of bold, italic, underline, etc helps alot to break up the unit entry and allow for a quicker read. This will vastly improve the amount and the quality of the response you will get, as it shows you are worthy of putting some time into.

Also, if you don't clean up your file, you will make me angry and sad, and you don't want that, don't you?

On another note, it really helps if you give some information about how you intend to use the units listed, what armies you will likely be playing against and how competitive you are.


Note for users of Army Builder 2

At the moment datafile managers for AB2 are unable to notify people of official updates through Army Builder 2 itself. You can download the latest WFB 7th edition datafile from datafiles r us as usual, though to get a notification you'll have to join the Yahoo Group (Warhammer Fantasy files for AB2). Beta files are released through there as well. I think none of the other datafiles are maintained anymore, but please let us know if someone is still working on them!