Command Center: An Introduction & Update v.1.21

Command CenterFirst an introduction to Command Center for those who have not been following along.

I originally built Command Center for myself to be able to easily save rosters and access them from anywhere. It has evolved since then to offer more features to make things easier but one tenet remains the same, Command Center is not a utility to build your rosters for you. If you want something that let’s your build a roster with virtually no knowledge of an army then you should check out Army Builder.

The idea behind Command Center, other than easily accessible rosters, is to get you to learn your army. You need to manually enter in units, their stats and costs, Command Center won’t do so for you. Think of it like a glorified spreadsheet with features aimed at roster building. There are time saving auto-complete features to quickly enter in units, weapons and wargear but they require you to have entered them previously and saved it in order to be accessible. Auto-complete will only ever use items you’ve saved on your rosters; there is no global library to choose from. Command Center will not save costs either and this is by design for two reasons. The first, again to get you to better learn your army. The second is to abide by Games Workshop’s laws regarding their intellectual property.

That’s about it. Command Center is an easy to use and intuitive army building tool. It’s not for everyone and was never meant to be. Currently it’s designed for Warhammer 40K but in the near future I plan to expand it to include other GW games.

To those not yet using Command Center, you can create an account over here or just see what it’s about. This is a soft launch for Command Center. Oh, ignore the sort of lame 10-years ago style header I created. I wanted to get a header area designated in the layout and whipped that one up in a few minutes. I’ll get something more professional created at some point.

For those who have been using Command Center all along, here’s some more minors:

  • You can now recover your account information in case you forgot it
  • About page set up explaining Command Center
  • Help page set up to explain the features of Command Center to any logged in user
  • Any time you delete a roster it will now delete that roster and reload the roster drop down instead of reloading the entire page


I began playing Warhammer 40K in 2006, and have been an avid player and hobbyist since then. I have also been blogging about 40K for almost as long as I've been playing it, having started Creative Twilight in 2009.

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    So when I press enter in the # field it resets the whole field.
    From my few min of use this will be helpful to making a lists on my computers w/o army builder. Typing in jump pack tries to make me list reaver jetbike or something silly. Good work so far. After most of the bugs are straightened out we should make people at crg use this or army builder over hand written lists. Reading other peoples hand writing sucks. Good work!

    • Hmm…I’ll check into the jump pack thing. Obviously it’s crossing over between you and some other user who has previously entered in a jetbike.

      You know, I never tried hitting enter in any of the fields. Doing so triggers the delete button at the end of the row it seems. I’ll have to change the default behavior of enter to avoid that.

      Yeah, I’ll post it up at the XRG forum shortly. It’s better than nothing and not everyone has Army Builder so should be useful to many there. I prefer it to Army Builder just because the data you get is what you enter and not something someone else provided that’s buggy.

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