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Subject: How best to execute combat?? rss

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Mark Shilling
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Hi all

Im just wondering how best to execute the combat and whether Im doing it right?

Opt 1
I have 3 fighters, 2 cruisers, 1 carrier.
I roll 3 dice for the fighters, check for hits
Next I roll 2 dice for cruiser and then check for hits
Finally I roll 1 dice for the carrier and then check for hits

Opt 2
I have 3 fighters, 2 cruisers, 1 carrier.
I roll 6 dice all at once (one for each ship) and then work out what hits I can get from whatever is rolled.

It seems to me that option 2 would be quicker but that option 1 is what is intended in the rules.

How do you do it?

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mark sellmeyer
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well on option2 you would hit a lot more, but would skew the results quite a bit. (let's see, I'll assign that 10 to the carrier, and that 7 to the cruiser).

You have to do option1. It does help on time if you start with rolling the most deadly units first and then go down the line, stopping when you have enough hits to wipe out your enemy.
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Richard Young
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Or if you have a number of dice that are either different colors (or different sizes) you can roll them all at once declaring that, "all the red dice are fighters, the blue is the carrier and the black die is the cruiser."
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