Tyrant with Tenderiser


I was curious how effective the Tenderiser was over the Skullplucker which gives the Tyrant killing blow. So being a computer programmer I decided to write a computer program, this program played a number of combats between an Ogre Tyrant and a Chaos Lord with the characters having various upgrade options.

A typical combat

Ogre Tyrant attacks Chaos Lord.
Ogre Tyrant has 5 attacks, needing 4 to hit and 2 to wound.
Ogre Tyrant rolls 5 4 2 4 2
Ogre Tyrant 3 hits.
Ogre Tyrant rolls 3 2 6
Ogre Tyrant 7 wounds.
Chaos Lord armour save rolls 1 1 5 2 5 2 6
Chaos Lord Armour saves 3 wounds.
Ogre Tyrant kills Chaos Lord.

The Chaos Lord was equipped with Chaos Armour and a Shield giving a 3+ Armour Save. The Ogre Tyrant was equipped with the following.

These are the results of 300 combats for each of the Ogre Tyrant options. The figures show the nunber of combats won as a percentage.

Heavy Armour Great Weapon Killing Blow Tenderiser
Ogre Tyrant 40% 62% 68% 80%
Chaos Lord 60% 38% 32% 20%
I think the results are pretty conclusive. The Tenderiser is definitely the upgrade option to go for. I was surprised how better the Tenderiser was over Killing blow with a massive 12% increase in wins.

I will probably expand and tidy up the user interface of this program, may be also add in a unit combat option. Then at some point release the program to the public, but at the moment I am busy painting ogres.

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One response

  1. saves before multipliers.

    August 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

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