Show Combat Calculation?

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Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby briklebritt » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:08 pm

Is it possible to get a detailed Combat calculation before attacking? How odds number is calculated - Show all shifts and how losses are calculated?

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Tomislav Uzelac
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Re: Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby Tomislav Uzelac » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:09 pm

The full calculation is never available in the game, but how the calculation is done is explained in the Manual on pages 20-24.

A full example of a combat calculation is then included on pages 24-25.

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Re: Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby briklebritt » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:49 am

Tomislav Uzelac wrote:The full calculation is never available in the game, but how the calculation is done is explained in the Manual on pages 20-24.

A full example of a combat calculation is then included on pages 24-25.


yeah, i know. it thought there is a full calculation sheet in the game. thx

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Re: Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby PirateJock » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:03 pm

Concerning the random element of combat, i.e. combat losses. On page 22 of the manual it mentions that losses are slightly randomised - does this mean a +1 or -1 shift on the Combat Results Table? Or can the shift be greater?

Is there a random element used on the Retreat Table?

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Re: Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby Tomislav Uzelac » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:04 am

PirateJock wrote:losses are slightly randomised - does this mean a +1 or -1 shift on the Combat Results Table? Or can the shift be greater?


The shifts from random can be greater, although most of the time they're -1, 0 or +1. Technically, a Gaussian distribution with a sigma of 1 is used.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution

PirateJock wrote:Is there a random element used on the Retreat Table?


Yes, retreat odds are randomized in the same way to get the actual retreat probability, which means it can be slightly higher or lower than what's on the sheet.

It's interesting to note that overrun odds are not randomized in this way. There was a real good reason why this is so, but I didn't write it down at the time and now I can't remember. I'll edit this post if it comes to me. ;)

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Re: Show Combat Calculation?

Unread postby PirateJock » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:57 pm

Tomislav Uzelac wrote:There was a real good reason why this is so, but I didn't write it down at the time and now I can't remember.


I know the feeling :) Thanks for the info.

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