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01 Nov 2018 4:55 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Nov 2018 4:53 p.m. PST

* read the rulebook?
* know their troops?
* have the home field advantage?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

Have a hot dice rolling hand. grin

But I really think it comes from a combination of knowledge of the rules and a clear understanding of the capabilities and tactics of your troops.

But sometimes it just comes from having a hot dice rolling effort.


Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

take moderate risks
take terrain into account
use tactics that make sense
keep the scenario objective in mind

Winston Smith01 Nov 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

Aren't drunk.

Toy Soldier Green01 Nov 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

* well dressed.
* has an army relic from the force their playing.
* owns dice with the mojo.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 7:16 p.m. PST

Read and practice the rules.
Read the scenario and pay attention to victory conditions.

Desert Fox01 Nov 2018 7:49 p.m. PST

have the hot dice

Stryderg01 Nov 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

* follow stupid rituals before rolling dice.
* pay attention to the game
* cheat (luck may favor him, but his opponents won't)
* wrote the rules

D A THB01 Nov 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

Turn up and play a set of rules and Armies supplied by your mate and then win. (happened to me last night)

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

Sacrifice 12 white bulls to Apollo.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 1:55 a.m. PST

Know the rules & the quirks therein.

dBerczerk02 Nov 2018 2:49 a.m. PST

…..who are under 15 years of age.

UshCha02 Nov 2018 3:44 a.m. PST

Rules that make more of tactics than just as play like ludo with expensive makers.
Have played and read enough of real world tactics of the period to understand the troops capabilities.
Understand the rules and have practiced so they can concentrate on tactics, not the rules.
Plan beforehand but know when to change the plan to fit the evolving situation.

(Real generals make their own Luck)

rustymusket02 Nov 2018 4:25 a.m. PST

Thoroughly know the rule book.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Fortune favours the prepared person (Machiavelli)

thosmoss02 Nov 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

Brings food. The kind that doesn't leave smeary or oily fingerprints.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

Funny Winston…

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Aren't drunk and read the rules.

PrivateSnafu02 Nov 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

…are lucky.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

Paint their F'n minis!

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Are bathed and practice good dental hygiene. Really! It's true.

Legion 402 Nov 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

It's classified …

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 2:40 p.m. PST

..Love the Dice .be the dice.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

..Die well!

evilgong02 Nov 2018 8:23 p.m. PST


bobspruster03 Nov 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

Exploit your opponent's errors.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

Incredible hot dice will overcome everything in games that are dice driven (Bolt Action for example). I've had games where my opponents have told me "you did nothing wrong tactically" and have still been blown out & completely destroyed. Played a RF&F game where my opponent killed 36 of 55 of my stands while losing only 3 stands. Scenario was 6 turns. Dice in wargames are an overriding force..

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

IMV (which is my view, only) many of the above responses are answers to the question "What ways does a gamer limit the effects of luck on outcome?"

JimSelzer04 Nov 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

who are "lucky" perhaps

seriously points 1 and 2 sure help

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