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Cool That's ADMIRAL Dreaded Thread Necromancer to you, Spacer. :p

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This is excellent reading and I am printing out a copy for later study.

The War Diaries Kick Much Butt!

Love "fresh fur" and "What is C. thinking handicapping the fleet this way...."

As for Star Burst for Extreme Heroism with a Diamond, not only should the valiant 3277th Imperial StarMarine Regiment, but also Captain [NAME UNKNOWN] of INB Quar SBD #17 for holding out against the numerous psionic attempts that would in the end lead to the detection and destruction of the vessel and all its crew at the guns and minds of the Zhodani 14th Colonial Fleet be awarded post humously to their heirs on behalf of the grateful Third Imperium of the Stars and Rule of Man.

And last of all, if anyone gets brave enough to do another one, I'm game.
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I was also thinking of volunteering to run the next game
did this ever happen?
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You can turn that argument around 180 degrees and say that the boardgame has some unrealistic elements that doesn't match 'reality' for the sake of making it a balanced game.

Incidentally, Jewell should have forces 6 times greater than those portrayed in the game. Why? Because when FFW was published GDW hadn't come up with the population multiplier yet, which means that all planetary forces were computed as if their pop multipliers were 1.

Of course, that means that the Imperial and Zhodani forces should be multiplied too (since they're presumably based on tax revenues calculated as if the worlds all had pop multipliers of 1). The question is, how much more? If you believe that all pop A worlds have multipliers distributed evenly from 1 to 9 and all pay proportional taxes, then they should be 5 times higher. Other assumptions may allow you to reduce the figures. Personally I prefer to say a factor 3, but I'm aware that my justification is shaky (Basically I don't think worlds with 90 billion people should be as plentiful as worlds with 10 billion people).


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Hans, your intuition is very right. Consider Benford's Law, that is very pertinant to population growth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford's_law.

The "average" (arithmetic mean) digit would be ~3.4, but as we know the actual distribution, one should use that. Considering Benford's Law we can prove that the numbers of the PopMod were not modelled but basically just evenly generated.
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