Commands & Colors: Ancients – End of Part 1

If you are a fan of the ‘Into The Gamescape’ podcast, you may remember that several months ago they started a Commands & Colors: Ancients tournament, played on VASSAL.

One of my opponents was Jonathan Moody, and after we had played our battles, we chatted about possibly carrying on playing the game through all the scenarios.

Well, yesterday saw the final battle of Leptis, which is the last battle in the ‘Truthless War’ scenario booklet for the original game – a battle which I unfortunately lost.

However, I have been keeping track of the overall score, and it is surprisingly even.

We have now played 40 scenarios (each scenario played twice, so you command each force in each scenario) and the current score in battles won is 21-19 to Jonathan.

If you take into account the number of victory banners won in each game, the scores are still remarkably close – Jonathan again leads 193-188.

So it appears that we are very well matched opponents, which does make for a very good game.

And so, onwards to the Greeks & Macedonians…

2 Comments on Commands & Colors: Ancients – End of Part 1

  1. broadsword // April 20, 2009 at 23:14 // Reply

    Or it reflects that fact that possibly, who wins a game of CC:A is more or less ENTIRELY random. In fact your banner score is also statistical evidence that your results are simply due to chance.

    A classical test of significance in fact would be trying to account for any major difference in your scores as due to something OTHER THAN mere chance!

    • I’m sorry, but I cannot agree that C&C:A is a ‘random’ game.

      The game is all about making best use of your command options – OK, the random card draw can seriously ruin your day, there is no getting away from that, but there is a definite skill in playing the game well, IMO.

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