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How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?
Split Evenly between Chance, Skill and Army
Mostly Chance
Mostly Skill
Mostly Army
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I think there's a good chance these percent breakdowns and overall opinions may shift once people are settled into the new edition, so it may be worth rebooting this poll after 8th hits.

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Sneaky Kommando






How can it be anything other then army when it's this unbalanced

 
   
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Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna






Northern Ireland

Me and a friend played an experiment. We each had exactly the same Space Marines army.

Captain, with command squad.
10 Scouts
Tactical Squad
Rhino
Razorback
Devastator Squad
Venerable Dreadnought

And whatdya know, it came out a (really enjoyable) draw.
Now most surprising perhaps is that I'm no 40k wizz and my friend is a seasoned tournament gamer. So in all honesty he should've beat me. Makes me think more than anything else that army is all it comes down to.


Here's a shot from the gripping conclusion of that game. It came down to an all out slobberknocker between Captains and dreadnoughts!

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Purposeful Hammerhead Pilot






 theCrowe wrote:
Me and a friend played an experiment. We each had exactly the same Space Marines army.

Captain, with command squad.
10 Scouts
Tactical Squad
Rhino
Razorback
Devastator Squad
Venerable Dreadnought

And whatdya know, it came out a (really enjoyable) draw.
Now most surprising perhaps is that I'm no 40k wizz and my friend is a seasoned tournament gamer. So in all honesty he should've beat me. Makes me think more than anything else that army is all it comes down to.


Here's a shot from the gripping conclusion of that game. It came down to an all out slobberknocker between Captains and dreadnoughts!



So you removed the army part of this, so it came down to skill and luck. And no matter how skilled you are, nothing can help you if you roll nothing but 1s

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bittersashes wrote:One guy down my gaming club swore he saw an objective flag take out a full unit of Bane Thralls.
 
   
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Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna






Northern Ireland

True enough I suppose.

My point may be that where I would've expected a player who knows the game inside out to out play me with the same army, he didn't.

But you're right, Maybe he just rolled lots more 1s than me and luck balanced skill to result in a draw.

   
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Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate






I picked skill, but I think that includes army building and ensuring you have a list that can take all comers. I've seen top tier armies get destroyed by low tier armies because they lacked any knowledge or skill when it came to selecting their models/units. The really good players know the armies they play and put their models in a position to win the upper hand. Occasionally the dice will turn on you, but generally the odds will be in favor of those who put themselves in a good position.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I feel like chance has the biggest contribution, followed by army construction. Even with a ton of terrain on the field and a 6x4' table, most units can shoot each other most of the game. It keeps with the epic feeling GW pitches, but there really isn't a lot of tactics involved.

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A vacuum where wargaming is impossible :C

Oh lord, when will this thread die?

The poll was made in 2012. It's just wildly invalid now...

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