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Subject: Tweak to RS.5 (more randomness) rss

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Brent Pollock
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Instead of allowing the player to "secretly select" the chit, have the opposing player randomly draw one out of a cup.

Afterall, this is the RANDOM SCENARIO GENERATOR, not the I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO USE THE SS COMPANY SCENARIO GENERATOR!
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Richard Irving
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WBRP wrote:
Instead of allowing the player to "secretly select" the chit, have the opposing player randomly draw one out of a cup.

Afterall, this is the RANDOM SCENARIO GENERATOR, not the I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO USE THE SS COMPANY SCENARIO GENERATOR!


Nothing stopping you from picking your chit randomly--I just point out that presumably you'd giving up some advantages of picking a correctly armed squad for the terrain you are attacking in, the mission you face, etc.

In a tightly packed city with few long firelanes, I'd rather have SMG squads. Wide open spaces, more likely to need Rifles, etc.
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Brent Pollock
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Point taken, but I've always thought that one of the reasons to use a random battle generator was to reflect the reality of being given orders to do something that might not be the best task for your unit.

"Just carry out your orders, soldier!"
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Colin Lewis
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Well, you do have to match the chit to the correct year. But I guess, after you roll the year, you could put all the available chits in a cup and randomly draw from those...

I'll give this idea a try.
 
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I'll give this idea a try.


And hope that you don't draw a German Platoon for a wide board; or a bunch of long-range pieces on a dense city board; or a Russian SMG formation on an open map like #11; or....
 
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WBRP wrote:
Afterall, this is the RANDOM SCENARIO GENERATOR, not the I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO USE THE SS COMPANY SCENARIO GENERATOR!




That made my day so much happier

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And hope that you don't draw a German Platoon for a wide board; or a bunch of long-range pieces on a dense city board; or a Russian SMG formation on an open map like #11; or....


I think WBRP said it best. Sometimes you gotta go into battle with the men you have, not the men you want to have
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