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Subject: Bombard card distribution rss

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Steve W
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Some stats I generated out of curiosity. Not double-checked at all yet.

Damage
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Precise: 1.5 average damage, 1.14 standard deviation
Reckless: 1.69 average damage, 2.32 standard deviation
Thunderhawk (per): 1.09 average damage, 0.73 standard deviation

Breaches
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Precise: 0.38 average, 0.48 standard deviation
Reckless: 0.19 average, 0.4 standard deviation

Laser defence
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1 Laser: 0.19 average, 0.4 standard deviation
2 Lasers: 0.41 average, 0.5 standard deviation
3 Lasers: 0.63 average, 0.49 standard deviation
4 Lasers: 0.78 average, 0.42 standard deviations

So reckless bombardment is slightly higher average damage than precise with a much larger swing up and down. If you really need to breach a zone, though, precision fire really seems like the way to go.
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Eric Engstrom
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True, curiously, there are 12 breach cards for precise, and 6 breach cards for reckless. In general, I look at the cards I draw for my opening corruption. If I see a lot of no effects drawn for reckless, I usually call those. If I see high damage card for reckless, I settle on precise.
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Notice NONE of the bombardment cards with the Eagle on them do ANY damage in reckless strikes.

However 12 of the 16 chaos bombardment cards do reckless damage and 16/16 chaos cards do precision damage.

It looks like a balancing mechanism that was engineered into the game to keep the Imperial player from getting so heavily corrupted and bombarded from the get go as to cripple him.

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that would explain the feeling that either my bombardemnts have worked well or corruption, never both (so far)

I've played it safe and always called presicion strikes (chip away) and only done reckless with magnus for that double chance.

however as all gamers know every time i've had the choice were it didn't really matter and i did prisise to be on the safe side i've drawn the 5 damage + breach on reckless every time!
 
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