Hall of Shame - tales of the worst dice ever

  • '15 '14

    Well, the rest of the turn was below average but no disaster.

    Yugo made 3/5, the DD in 109 hit and BB, CC and DD scored 2 hits in 111. Both my subs survived in 106. As I won 106 I’d say the rest of the battles was just slightly below average.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    But that is relevant information, because coupled with France it’s even worse.  A horrible France could be offset partially by great results everywhere else

  • '15 '14

    I have to say I would disagree here.

    In case you lose your entire 7346 in France, this can’t be compensated even with flawless battles on any other place in G1:)
    Germany is doomed unless extraordinarily lucky in later phases or playing a very weak opponent or be lucky that the opponent makes a major blunder in later rounds (e.g. losing Moscow by overlooking blitz move or losing entire US fleet by oversight or so)


  • Playing a live game with a friend, he attacked me with a few inf and 15 tanks. I remember 15 because i remember taking the calculator afterwards.

    I forget the # of hits with his infs, but he hit me 0 times with tanks. Zero. Nil. None. Kaput. Rien. Nada.

    That’s one chance out of 32768 or 0.00305%. Yeah.

    Also starting the game with snake eyes on two german bombers doing SBR stinks. Happened before once if not twice - not huge statistics, 2.77% chance, but it’s pretty brutal.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    Got one for you today.  I’ll post it since he probably won’t.

    Boldfresh v Ghostglider, 2 of the top players in the league

    G4 attack on London

    15 infantry, 13 artillery, 5 tanks, 2 fighters, 3 tactical, 1 bomber, 1 cruiser shot
    v
    5 AA, 23 infantry, 1 mech, 2 artillery

    Average result, Germany wins losing 1 fighter and 15 infantry, taking with 13 artillery, 5 tanks, 5 air

    .02% chance - 1 tank, 4 air
    <.01% chance - 1 tank, 3 air
    <.01% chance - 1 tank, 2 air

    Germany wins the battle, but with only 1 tank, 1 fighter, 1 bomber

    Chance is incalculable, but significantly less than 1/10,000, in the biggest battle of the game
    Ghostglider says he thinks he will still win.  I highly doubt it.  🙂

  • '19 '18

    Wow this is crazy. Really crazy dice.

    You know what drives me nuts? When you position your army in such a way, that an attack from the opponent would be insane. And when that opponent still attacks… and wins!

    The latest example I experienced (but not the craziest) is in my game against Shin Ji, where his Japanese fleet attacked with a ~45% success chance and average -36 TUV. It resulted in +86 for him…

  • 2022 '19 '17 '15

    Combat - Germans
               Battle in France
                   Germans attack with 4 armour, 3 artilleries, 1 fighter, 7 infantry, 2 mech_infantrys and 1 tactical_bomber
                   British defend with 1 armour and 1 artillery; French defend with 1 aaGun, 1 airfield, 1 armour, 1 artillery, 1 factory_major, 1 fighter and 6 infantry
                   French win with 2 armour, 2 artilleries and 1 fighter remaining. Battle score for attacker is -63
                   Casualties for Germans: 4 armour, 3 artilleries, 1 fighter, 7 infantry, 2 mech_infantrys and 1 tactical_bomber
                   Casualties for French: 1 aaGun and 6 infantry
               Battle in Southern France
                   Germans attack with 2 armour and 2 mech_infantrys
                   French defend with 1 artillery, 1 factory_minor, 1 harbour and 1 infantry
                   French win with 1 artillery remaining. Battle score for attacker is -17
                   Casualties for Germans: 2 armour and 2 mech_infantrys
                   Casualties for French: 1 infantry

    We are looking at loosing two ~99% battles in G1…  😐

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    AAAGHH!!!  That is horrible, El!!


  • This one got the whole table singing the soviet national anthem- worst and best dice rolls.
    Germany is hounding Russia hard and gets to the gates of moscow with 17 tanks, 5 inf and 2 mech inf (Germanys big stack of planes are one space behind landed in friendly territory).  Russia has 15 inf, a fighter and 2 art.  Russia is looking like it will fall next German turn.  Rather than deal with the planes Russia decides to go on the offensive and attacks the stack of tanks.  Russia rolls 14 hits first round (ironically, the plane missed)  😮 while Germany only gets 5.  The odds for either one are bad.  Together it was unbelievable.  Odds evened out after the first round, but it didn’t matter by that point.  Germany was screwed.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    Nice one, magoo, thanks


  • I dont remember specific situations, but I played P40 for first time yesterday and all of my attacks with China (both equal and 99% win chance) went wrong.
    I remember attacking with FTR, ART and around 8 INF against some 4 Japanese INF and not scoring a single hit (Japs scoring a full hit (!))- I lost that battle saving only the fighter and killing only a single INF. I found myself in a Hitlerrant.  😐


  • This one isn’t a battle but rather an entire round and I was the one to take advantage of it. In the end my opponent said he’d concede the game (waiting to see if a compromise will continue the game or not)

    So it’s G1 and I went with a Barbarossa. Hit Paris plus all the Russian border terr on the ground and went after sz110, sz111, sz91, and sz106. Ended up losing 6 inf & 1 sub (24ipc) for the entire round. In return I killed 13inf, 2art, aa, 2arm, ftr, trn, 2dds, 4cas, & 2bbs (185ipc). Hard to beat a +161 IPC swing in battles alone on G1.

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=33576.msg1282778#msg1282778


  • Wow, he gave up after round 1? That kind of sucks. I wouldn’t want to play with someone like that. The game is still very much winnable for the allies at that point. Even if you did get rather lucky, it’s not that unlikely that you win all of those battles.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    Yeah, I’m with pancake on this one  🙂


  • I remember a game of the classic Pacific A&A. In the first round, all allies only score hits in the defense on a 1. So as Japan you keep in mind with every attack that you will lose about one in six of your units. My opponent had a 1 about 50% on all his rolls. Especially on crucial ones, where I lost expensive units or didn’t take an island, so my transport could be killed the next turn by an allied fighter which could land on the non-occupied island!

    It was maybe about 10 years ago, but that same opponent keeps reminding me about it when he has a handful of dice and needs 1’s. Like for mines in 1914 or radar in Global.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    Ha!  About him reminding you.

    Expecting average rolls is very perilous!

  • '15

    Had a game this past weekend and was bailed out by some bad rolls for our opposition.

    The UK foolishly left four fighters and a bomber in Caucasus, missing that it was connected to Kazakhstan.  Amateur mistake, but what can we do?  Japan rolls in with 2 inf, 2 art, 3 tanks a tac bomber and a str bomber.  They get only 1 hit; UK in response gets five hits!  Japan presses on but hits nothing in return, UK hits all four remaining fighters to win the battle with only a loss of 1 bomber.

    On the same turn Japan sends two bombers to Moscow for a complex raid only to have my partner roll a snake eyes on him!

    One of the best 1-2 defensive (lucky) punches I’ve ever seen

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    WOW
    Thanks, Nippon, that is certainly a worthy post to the thread.  Always nice when it doesn’t happen to you


  • @axisandalliesplayer:

    This one isn’t a battle but rather an entire round and I was the one to take advantage of it. In the end my opponent said he’d concede the game (waiting to see if a compromise will continue the game or not)

    So it’s G1 and I went with a Barbarossa. Hit Paris plus all the Russian border terr on the ground and went after sz110, sz111, sz91, and sz106. Ended up losing 6 inf & 1 sub (24ipc) for the entire round. In return I killed 13inf, 2art, aa, 2arm, ftr, trn, 2dds, 4cas, & 2bbs (185ipc). Hard to beat a +161 IPC swing in battles alone on G1.

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=33576.msg1282778#msg1282778

    Unreal! I honestly would have a hard time playing that one out as well. Such a huge advantage right off the start is hard to overcome.

  • TripleA

    My very first game of global…  on Germany’s first turn I attacked france with everything that could reach and an additional 2 air units… I lost to France.

    I was like… I just lost half my stuff on the first turn for nothing… can I try again?  The second time around I took it, did sea lion, and the allies were like this game is bs… because uk built everything it could to defend it round 1-2 only to lose it on round 3 anyway.

  • '19 '18

    I need to blow some steam somewhere.

    I have under-average dice for 2-3 rounds in 4 games at the same time at the moment.

    My axis game was in a horrible situation after the first round already and it got worse after the second round - europe is lost already, only clinging to Japan hope now.
    And in all of my other games it’s looking grim - and while I don’t claim that my faults have not played their part, it is mostly due to dice.

    Sometimes I just hate this game. I was so close to say “fck this game, I’m quitting it”.

  • TripleA

    Yeah you had some bad dice. Everything going my way in our game. Kind of unexpected, because I made some mistakes that ended up working out.


  • @MrRoboto:

    I need to blow some steam somewhere.

    I have under-average dice for 2-3 rounds in 4 games at the same time at the moment.

    My axis game was in a horrible situation after the first round already and it got worse after the second round - europe is lost already, only clinging to Japan hope now.
    And in all of my other games it’s looking grim - and while I don’t claim that my faults have not played their part, it is mostly due to dice.

    Sometimes I just hate this game. I was so close to say “fck this game, I’m quitting it”.

    That’s why you need to try LL game.

  • '19 '18

    unfortunately the bad dice streak continues.

    4 out of my 6 games right now seem to be decided by dice, although I am still alive with winning chances in one of them despite having suffered incredible losses due to bad luck.

    Really makes me think about continueing this game…

    LL on the other hand is boring. I don’t like it. But yeah, perhaps it is the better alternative.

  • '20 '16 '15 '14

    Dicings are dicings, but this one I’ll never forget….

    A long time ago, we were having a poker night, and one of the guys got frustrated with the girl I was with saying she was so lucky and at the end of the night challenged her for a small bet to a simple game of cut the cards.  She won the first one (having the highest card).  So, he went double or nothing…

    She then proceeded to win the next FOURTEEN in a row, never losing (and not even a tie).

    I never saw that guy again… 😉

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