After running the setup program, you will be able to run Campaign Watcher from the start menu.




The user interface of Campaign Watcher is organized into the following tabs:


When you start Campaign Watcher for the first time, you should set some default paths. You can define up to five folders where Campaign Watcher will look for new saves. Additionaly, you can set one folder where information in CSV format can be exported to.

To set the paths:

  1. select the folder you want to set from the list
  2. use the drive/directory boxes to change the path
  3. click Set Folder

From now on, you can change to these folders directly by clicking on them. The path to the selected folder is shown below the list of folders.

Note: An invalid path is shown in red.

Tab: Records

Creating a record

Click on New record. You will be prompted for a filename and a title for the record. The filename appears in the listbox to the left and becomes the current record. The filename and the title are displayed at the top of the window. This title will also be the header for all printouts.

To change the title later, doubleclick the titlebar at the top of the window.

The listbox to the right on the Records tab will show saves of which snapshots have already been taken and added to the current record grayed out.

Taking snapshots

  1. Select the save(s) you want to include in the record from the list to the right. For best results, saves from the very start of each battle are recommended. (See also Additional Information below.)
    You can select multiple saves by using the standard Windows mouse/key combinations (SHIFT/CTRL).
    For each save, the filename and the date in MM/DD/YY, HH (Turn) format are shown.
  2. Click on Add Snapshot(s).

You need to add at least one snapshot to be able to use the Roster tab and at least two to be able to use the Graphs tab.

Note: As far as I know, saving is handled automatically for Mega Campaigns. So to take a snapshot at the start of a battle you probably have to exit the game, take the snapshot and return.

Tab: Roster

The roster tab displays information on all units in a snapshot. In the box to the right you see a list of snapshots sorted by date/turn. The format of the dates is MM/DD/YY, HH (Turn).
The buttons Prev and 1st toggle between different display modes:

The meanings of the colors used are: good, neutral, bad. An asterisk denotes a bailed crew.

Note: To sort the table by different columns, click on the table headers.

Exporting the roster

Above the snapshot list are two buttons, which both will export the roster in CSV format (the tabulator character will be the delimiter).

Printing the roster

Click on the Printer Setup button to configure your printer. See also tab Options. Click on Print to send the currently displayed snapshot to the printer.

Tab: Element history

This tab works like the Roster tab, but instead of comparing two snapshots for all elements it compares all snapshot for a single element.

Tab: Report

The Report tells you at a glance which units are the most experienced, have the most kills etc. You could gather the same data by looking at the Roster, but using the Report should be more convenient.

Tab: Graphs

Click on the Graphs tab for a number of graphs that visualize the development of your forces over the timeframe covered by all snapshots.

If you select Show turns, multiple turns for a given date (i.e. a single battle) will be spread out along the x-axis. Otherwise the first and last turn (if available) for a single date are displayed. In neither case will the graphs show values for more than one snapshot from the same date and turn.

The Kills/Losses graph is not affected by the Show turns button.

You can select a unit class from the second dropdown box to filter the graphs by unit class. The filter is ignored by the Force Composition and Kills/Losses graphs.

Printing the graphs

Click on the Printer Setup button to configure your printer. See also tab Options. Click on Print to send the currently displayed graph to the printer.

Tab: Options

Here you can set window behaviour and printing options. Changes will come in effect once you hit Apply.

Window size

You can choose from 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, Custom and Maximized window sizes.
Note that custom mode acts differently from the other options. If custom is selected, pressing apply will cause the program to remember its current position and size. In all other modes, hitting apply changes the window size to the selected value.

Roster printing

Graph printing

Additional information

Known issues & limitations


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Additional resources


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