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This is a place to store old page design experiments. These are retained for two main reasons: to provide a reference point for any proposed modifications of existing page designs, and to provide inspirational material for any new page design.

Note that all text on this page remains in the state it was in when it was created, and so may refer to things which are no longer true or relevant.

"Building Roster" Style[edit | edit source]

The current style for "building rosters" (e.g. Empire buildings) has several issues. There is currently no information provided as to what tier/level the main settlement needs to before each building can be constructed. There is also no information about which buildings are part of the same chain (what buildings upgrade into).
These ought to be resolved before anyone creates the pages required for Wood Elf Buildings, and Beastmen buildings, and before updating the Bretonnia buildings. Therefore, I have proposed the 2 new styles demonstrated below (I have also included the old style for comparison).

Official encyclopedia style[edit | edit source]

Example1.jpg

Official in-game style[edit | edit source]

In game style.jpg

Current wiki style[edit | edit source]

Pros & Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Ua arrow decrease 1.png Missing information on what tier the building is
  • Ua arrow decrease 1.png Missing information on what buildings are part of what chain
  • Arrow increase 1.png Shows effects, costs, and requirements efficiently
  • Arrow increase 1.png Fairly compact

Example[edit | edit source]

Building Effect Cost Requirements
Empire forge.png
Gunsmith

Mortar
5000 money
3 turns
Empire forge.png
Foundry
Allows recruitment:
Great Cannon
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Mortar
7500 money
4 turns
Empire forge.png
Engineer's Workshop (Empire)
Allows recruitment:
Great Cannon
Helblaster Volley Gun
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Mortar
Steam Tank
11250 money
5 turns
Empire stables.png
Stables (Empire)
Allows recruitment:
Pistoliers
2500 money
2 turns
Empire stables.png
Livery (Empire)
Allows recruitment:
Empire Knights
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Pistoliers
5000 money
3 turns
Empire stables.png
Menagerie
Allows recruitment:
Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Empire Knights
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Pistoliers
7500 money
4 turns
Empire reiksfort.png
Reiksfort
Allows recruitment:
Reiksguard
4000 money
3 turns
Can only be built by the Empire.

Proposed (new) style 1[edit | edit source]

Pros & Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Arrow increase 1.png Clearly shows what tier the building is
  • Arrow increase 1.png Much easier to compare costs and effects of different tiers of the same building
  • Arrow increase 1.png Clearly shows what chain the building is part of (if any)
  • Arrow increase 1.png Shows effects, and costs (could show requirements easily)
  • Ua arrow decrease 1.png Takes up more space
  • Ua arrow decrease 1.png Design still feels somewhat crowded

Example[edit | edit source]

Tier
Forge I II III IV V
Icon Empire forge.png Empire forge.png Empire forge.png
Name Gunsmith Foundry Engineer's Workshop (Empire)
Cost 5000 money
3 turns
7500 money
4 turns
11250 money
5 turns
Effect Allows recruitment:
Mortar
Allows recruitment:
Mortar
Great Cannon
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Allows recruitment:
Mortar
Great Cannon
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Helblaster Volley Gun
Steam Tank
Stables I II III IV V
Icon Empire stables.png
Empire stables.png
Empire stables.png
Name Stables Livery Menagerie
Cost 2500 money
2 turns
5000 money
3 turns
7500 money
4 turns
Effect Allows recruitment:
Pistoliers
Allows recruitment:
Pistoliers
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Empire Knights
Allows recruitment:
Pistoliers
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Empire Knights
Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Reiksguard I II III IV V
Icon Empire reiksfort.png
Name Reiksfort
Cost 4000 money
3 turns
Effect Allows recruitment:
Reiksguard

Proposed (new) style 2[edit | edit source]

Pros & Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Arrow increase 1.png Clearly shows what tier the building is
  • Arrow increase 1.png Clearly shows what chain the building is part of (if any)
  • Arrow increase 1.png Extremely compact
  • Ua arrow decrease 1.png Does not shows effects, costs, or requirements

Example[edit | edit source]

Category Tier
I II III IV V
Forge Empire forge.png
Gunsmith
Empire forge.png
Foundry
Empire forge.png
Engineer's Workshop (Empire)
Stables Empire stables.png
Stables
Empire stables.png
Livery
Empire stables.png
Menagerie
Reiksguard Empire reiksfort.png
Reiksfort

Combined style 4[edit | edit source]

Building Chain Tier Effect Cost Requirements
Empire forge.png
Gunsmith
Forge III
Allows recruitment
Mortar
5000 money
3 turns
Empire forge.png
Foundry
IV
Allows recruitment
Great Cannon
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Mortar
7500 money
4 turns
Empire forge.png
Engineer's Workshop (Empire)
V
Allows recruitment
Great Cannon
Helblaster Volley Gun
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Mortar
Steam Tank
11250 money
5 turns
Empire stables.png
Stables (Empire)
Stables II
Allows recruitment
Pistoliers
2500 money
2 turns
Empire stables.png
Livery (Empire)
III
Allows recruitment
Empire Knights
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Pistoliers
5000 money
3 turns
Empire stables.png
Menagerie
IV
Allows recruitment
Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Empire Knights
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Pistoliers
7500 money
4 turns
Empire reiksfort.png
Reiksfort
Reiksguard III
Allows recruitment

Reiksguard
4000 money
3 turns
Can only be built by the Empire.


Combined Style 5[edit | edit source]

Chain Tier Building Effect Cost Requirements
Empire forge.png
Forge
III Gunsmith
Allows recruitment
Mortar
Icon treasury.png 5000
Icon hourglass.png 3 turns
IV Foundry
Allows additional recruitment
Great Cannon
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Icon treasury.png 7500
Icon hourglass.png 4 turns
V Engineer's Workshop
Allows additional recruitment
Helblaster Volley Gun
Steam Tank
Icon treasury.png 11250
Icon hourglass.png 5 turns
Empire stables.png
Stables
II Stables
Allows recruitment
Pistoliers
Icon treasury.png 2500
Icon hourglass.png 2 turns
III Livery
Allows additional recruitment
Empire Knights
Outriders
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Icon treasury.png 5000
Icon hourglass.png 3 turns
IV Menagerie
Allows additional recruitment
Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Icon treasury.png 7500
Icon hourglass.png 4 turns
empire_reiksfort.png
Reiksguard
III Reiksfort
Allows recruitment
Reiksguard
Icon treasury.png 4000
Icon hourglass.png 3 turns
Can only be built by the Empire.