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Old 01-29-2020, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default Rule on 5:1 Automatic Kills?

Over the holiday, my brother, niece and nephew were playing a big game of OGRE miniatures.

About half way through the game I noticed the little footnote below the CRT:

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Combat ratios are always rounded off in favor of the defending unit.
Attacks at 5-to-1 or better are an automatic XX.
Attacks at less than 1-to-2 have no effect.
So, has it always been that way? Did I overlook it as a holdover from Panzer Blitz type rules sets?

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Odds are always simplified and rounded off in defender's favor.
No attacks permitted at worse than 1-4.
Odds greater than 4-1 are treated as 4-1.
Have I been playing it wrong for decades?

Or possibly worse, have I been playing it RIGHT for decades and am just having a senior moment?

Or was it a conscious change in a later edition?

Tanks in advance!
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:03 AM   #2
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Over the holiday, my brother, niece and nephew were playing a big game of OGRE miniatures.

About half way through the game I noticed the little footnote below the CRT:



So, has it always been that way? Did I overlook it as a holdover from Panzer Blitz type rules sets?



Have I been playing it wrong for decades?

Or possibly worse, have I been playing it RIGHT for decades and am just having a senior moment?

Or was it a conscious change in a later edition?

Tanks in advance!
The Ogre CRT rules (under 1-2 is automatic NE, 5-1 or greater is automatic X (or XX for Ogre Minis)) have always been that way. The only attack at "less" than 1-2 odds that I know of is that an A1 unit (e.g., LGEV) can make a 1-2 attack against terrain (D4) every other turn (which reminds me - it should probably be errata'd that it cannot make an attack at all on the turn it doesn't attack terrain, since it's theoretically building up for that 1-2...).
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rule on 5:1 Automatic Kills?

As offsides notes, it's always been that way.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:07 PM   #4
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Okay, thanks guys.
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