From: Oregon, USA
Well, I guess I must have just been lucky the first several times I tried it. I just tested it again between 15 and 20 times and my results were pretty close to yours. About 10-15% of the time, the artillary was not damaged, about 60% my infantry was wounded, and the rest the targeting AI doubled up, leaving a Tommy unit undamaged. I was successful once.
It has made me realize what a delicate balancing act the setup near the channel is. One more surface ship of any class or another bomber in West Germany, or a German bomber with speed 4, and the odds would jump dramatically.
There were a few other amusing aberrations too, like a JU-88 Shooting down a Spitfire, or the failure of the Tommy Air Defense to damage either bomber. I guess it's all about the dice rolls.
I have often wondered though if the game is built to gradually degrade your odds the more times you reload? It often seems to me that the more times I load and retry a particular combat, the worse and worse the average result gets. My one success this round was fairly early on, and as I continued the failures moved from targeting errors, into my infantry being wounded, into the infantry being destroyed.
< Message edited by Denbushi -- 8/21/2005 10:18:35 AM >