Battle Error?


#1

In one of the recent 64 player games, this early battle happened:

Why did I lose all 5 ships while only taking one of his? the way I thought combat worked was defense strikes first (weapons level + 1) then the attacker strikes (with their weapons level)

So wouldn’t this fight have gone:
Kimbo (9 ships) strikes Derpadooo for 2 ships, Derpadooo goes from 5 -> 3 ships
Derpadooo (3 ships) strikes Kimbo for 1 ship, Kimbo goes from 9 -> 8 ships
Kimbo (8 ships) strikes Derpadooo for 2 ships, Derpadooo goes from 3 -> 1 ship
Derpadooo (1 ship) strikes Kimbo for 1 ship, Kimbo goes from 8 -> 7 ships
Kimbo (7 ships) strikes derpadoo for 2 ships, Derpadoo goes from 1 -> 0 ships

Am I missing something?


#2

nope. he should have lost 2 ships.


#3

There have been some very strange things going on with the server the last little while. I’ll investigate. Thanks for the heads up.


#4

I’m necroing the thread to report I’ve had the exact same thing happen to me.


#5

@Ketchua , There is nothing wrong with your screenshot.

Defender has first strike advantage.
Defender has Weapons +1 bonus.

Defender chargedriver has weapons 7 = 6 +1 , strikes first does 7 damage against attacker Tzug, and wipes out that fleet.
Attacker Tzug has no fleet available to make a strike, so does no damage against defender.

Shortcut Key “C” = Combat calculator agrees.


#6

I am obviously an idiot. The first strike advantage thing didn’t even cross my mind. Thanks for the clarification.


#7

Everyone starts somewhere, except . . . . .