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POLL: Do You Do the Math?


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MaJic Rat Inactive Member writes:

I think your "Math" has to be done before a game - in those systems where you are allowed to construct your army prior to play. I took "Doing the Math" to mean giving yourself the greatest possible chance to win.

For an example, in Warhammer (boo hiss I know) my core units would be constructed to a level of combat result pluses before a single dice is thrown.

During play you just have to know the rules well enough to know if a move would have any chance of success or at least what the effects of a failing move were. And, I would suggest doing your thinking while the other guy is taking his turn - makes you smarter and more confident when you already know what you will do once the other player is done.

However, as I always say in Strat-o-matic Baseball: taking risks wins championships! Now that's a game for the Mathematically inclined.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
all the time
78
13%
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quite often
115
19%
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sometimes
144
24%
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infrequently
62
10%
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rarely
73
12%
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never
101
17%
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not a gamer
2
0%
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not good enough at math
16
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

A recent article for Miniature Wargames magazine provided a mathematical analysis for different types of combat for a popular ruleset.

Have you ever used math to determine probabilities in the rules you play?