No of Attackers:
No of Defenders:
This hand to hand combat
calculator simulates a combat round between two squads (an attacker and a defender) to
help players gauge the probable outcome of that round.
The calculator works by
running the combat a number of times (your choice) according to the rules, using randomly
generated numbers to simulate the roll of dice.
Just as in the game
itself, one can be lucky and overcome probability with good dice roles in a round of
combat. The same holds true for this hand to hand combat calculator and that is why there
is an option to "run" the combat many times to get a better indication of the
true probabilities. In short, the more "runs" you make the more accurate the
calculator will be.
To use the calculator,
simply fill in the stats; number in the respective squads, their weapons and the number of
runs and then hit the "Calculate" button.
For troops like Howling
Banshees or other troops that always hit first, check the "always first" box.
If you want to see the
full details of a combat then select the "Full details" option. This option will
show all the dice rolls and their results for each run, whereas the summary is just that,
a summary of numerous runs.
Using the summary option
will enable the calculator perform hundreds or thousands of "runs" very quickly
(of course this does depend on your computer).
While the "Full
details" can be interesting, it does slow things down a a bit.
If you're having
trouble figuring out how the calculator should be filled in, just hit the sample button
below to see how 10 Eldar Howling Banshees (as attackers), do
against 10 Space Marines Terminators in cover as defenders.
was written by my girlfriend Karen. Lucky aren't I.
Also thanks to Tim Cooper for sending us some new coding
to turbo charge the calculator.