07/14/2020 (Tue) 21:59:16
Single-roll battle decision was meant to speed up physical play and required tables. In our context it isn't necessary but I've still used it. I don't remember how exactly I did it back then and thought of something new.
This is the procedure for casualty calculation:
Every connection between provinces has a "Width" or "Frontage" value; terrain comes already built-in with this feature. The system works so that the only way to employ a numerical advantage, other than several turns of attrition warfare, is to outflank the enemy. During a player's turn -for now I thought of this for player by player rather than simultaneous movement- he commands a certain number of attacking units against an enemy province. He counts the following values:
-The outcome of a d100 roll (0 is the best result for defender, 100 for attacker)
-Total Attacker Strength (TAS)
-Total Defender Strength (TDS)
-Total Frontage (F) in province connections
(There are cases where there's a lot of total frontage but the attacker doesn't have the units in the right provinces, that changes the procedure, but assume it's not for now)
Compare TAS and F.
TAS>F, F = Committed Attacker Strength (CAS).
TAS<F, TAS = CAS.
Same procedure to calculate Committed Defender Strength (CDS).
With insufficient frontage the attacker can't put all of his strength on his frontline.
Next, CAS-CDS = Outflanking Strength.
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