Well, I guess there are two completely unrelated topics in my post title……or are there? Purgatus, will you be my Valentine? You know what a man who knows his maths does to me. Ok, enough of me being weak at the knees and lusting over mathematical prowess. Purgatus really has dropped a nice little piece that lays the foundation to why statistics are so important in the wargames we love. He also goes on to explain how simply rolling the dice or using anecdotal gaming experience are a total crock of horse shit, as they create bias. It’s a great read, even if you don’t really get statistics. Fear not, though, because I do believe there’s a follow up coming for this that will go into some of the basics of probability. Are you prepared for the insanity of no longer being tied to the combat calculator for all of your (really quite) simple stats needs? Purgatus’ Best overall post can be accessed via this handy link I’m providing you.
……….and since I was too busy doing anything but thinking of Valentine’s day yesterday, so here’s to making up for lost time (although the stack of Milka bars, Hazelnut truffles, and tickets to see the Lipizzaner this weekend have surely placated Dr. Girlfriend). Whether you spent a wonderful night with a loved one or wallowed in self-pity because everyone hates you, this should hit the spot…..