Almost a full month since my last post?!?!?! WHHOOOAAATT???
So the weather has been warm, work needs to be done, kids need to be fed, dog needs some attention, blah, blah, blah.
I forget that painting is seriously curtailed in the summer.
What I have also been doing is dealing with this discussion called "the BAR." Like many of you, I have grown to get a headache on the topic. I believe there is something seriously wrong with the list. And I am not about to get into an argument about the list. As I have said on the forums, my belief does not require you to believe.
So, Joe and I have played several EW games. I like the period, but winning 6-1 gets old - especially winning with the BAR.
I have gotten in a number of games, all with a wide range of results. Last night was fun, in a "what are the odds" kind of way. I played off the brand new official pdf listing for British 11th armor. I brought Croms and Challengers. Joe brought FT Fallschirmjager. I didn't deploy as best as I could have and in the end it cost me. But I was tactically sound (I think). Anyway, let's just say the dice were not in my favor. How so you ask? Example 1: Range in (smoke) on concealed, trained infantry, with a re-roll of the first range in attempt. 4 dice total. Just one needs to be above 4. The odds of success are 94%. No fours show up, target is not smoked (Pak40 guns) and the results were ugly. Three turns later, same roll, and yes, same result. Odds of both results happening? 0.39% Yes, four times in a thousand. And it really didn't stop there. I just seemed to roll a lot of 1,2 and 3s. 12 dice at a 4 to hit? 1 hit. That happened too.
Moral of the story? I think the Battlefront dice are possessed. Man, I need to get back to painting!!