Whenever you want to to create a battle report, for your tabletop miniature game you need a structured way to record the game events. There are many ways to do this. Most people just write things down on paper, and draw small maps to show unit movement.
Unfortunately, if you are not careful your battle notes may end up being incomprehensible 2-3 days after the game, when all the details are no longer fresh in your mind. It may be difficult to piece together a coherent report from incomplete or scrambled notes. Thus some people use “templates” to structure the data collection process.
Today I stumbled upon one of these template sheets while browsing some 40k forums. It is very compact, and yet usable enough to keep fairly detailed notes. Next time someone invites me to a battle report game, I will recommend using this sheet.
[tags]warhammer, warhammer 40k, battle report, tabletop gaming[/tags]