Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

So what can the Assualt Cannon do to a Space Marine

Well I have shown what it can do to a Rhino, what can the assault cannon do to the Marines in its sights?

That is an average of 1.8 kills per firing.

And speaking of that Rhino, what do the are the odds that Penetrating hit does something interesting, Weapon destroyed are better.

It best to view this as two separate question rather then two halves of the same question.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My new MathHammer trick.

Do you remember this post, if not go back and read it.

OK here some thing new; so for my lovely assistant I will use turn three with four units waiting in the wings to come on. Remember on each roll that a 66.7% chance of a successful dice roll.

1.2%   chance that zero will come on.
9.9%   chance that one will come on.
29.6% chance that two will come on.
39.5% chance that three will come on.
19.6% chance that four will come on.

Well that come out to an average 2.7 units will come on given this set up.  How does .7 of a unit come on, you ask, or even were does this number come from?  Well think of it this way, let say that you have to make this roll 100 times.  This means you will get zero units on 1.2 times out of the 100. One unit 9.9 times out of a 100, 29.6 of 100 rolls will get you two units, 39.5 of 100 three units come on, and finally four units will come on 19.6 times out of the 100 dice rolls. 
Then we need to see home many total untis come on for the 100 rolls.
(0 x 1.2) + (1 x 9.9) + (2 x 29.6) + (3 x 39.5) + (4 x 19.6) = 266 unit* coming on to the board if you rolled this out 100 times.  Well you rolled the dice 100 times so if you divide 266 by 100 you get an average of 2.7 units per roll.

Still confused yet me know an I see if I can explain in another way. 

* statically, results may vary in actual game play.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Assault Cannon vs. Rhino (Armour 12)

Here gust a quick post that I did after reading about an assault cannon vs. a psycannon.  As far as they go, odds wise, they are the same expert in one regard, an auto cannon can not get a shaken result vs. Armour 12.


And here my new trick I picked up, that on average .4 penetrating hits each time fired.  More on were that number comes from next time.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Eye Candy

Here is a servitor that I painted up while I should have been finishing my blood bowl team (six down seven to go).