Hammer of Math

Hammer of Math: Stats From the First 10,000 Games of Pariah Nexus

With nearly 10,000 games of Pariah Nexus logged in Tabletop Battles we're taking a look at how the new season is shaping up and how scoring has changed for the factions of Warhammer 40,000.

Hammer of Math: Pariah Nexus Deployments

This week's Hammer of Math takes a step away from probability and heads back to middle school to examine the geometry of the Pariah Nexus deployments. It's weird to think that 10th Edition is a year old. In a way...

Hammer of Math: Loota Logic and Fishing for Crits

This week's Hammer of Math goes DAKKA-DAKKA-DAKKA! and takes a look at the optimal play for Ork Lootas in a Dread Mob Detachment. One of the more enjoyable things about 40k is the way that players take the rules designed...

Hammer of Math: Fighting Your Way Out of Jail

This week's Hammer of Math takes a look at how long it takes units to escape big tarpit threats that can tie your units up in melee for multiple rounds. Depending on the edition melee can either be a massive...

Hammer of Math: Chaos Space Marine Detachment Effectiveness

We take a look at the different detachment bonuses available to Chaos Space Marines and how they compare when it comes to improving raw damage output against different targets.

Hammer of Math: Knight Shields

This week's Hammer of Math looks at the calculus behind when to best utilize certain Stratagems and Enhancements to protect Imperial and Chaos Knights. If Knights have one thing going for them (and usually they have more than that), it's...

Hammer of Math: Green Tide Boyz Resiliency

This week's Hammer of Math gets stuck in with the Boyz and looks at how difficult it is to kill a unit of Ork Boyz in a Green Tide when they're led by a Painboy. Orks is best. That is...

Hammer of Math: Probabilities in Conquest

This week's Hammer of Math takes a look at some of the probabilities behind the core rules of Para Bellum's Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings. One of the nice things about writing for a game website is that it...

Hammer of Math: Custodes Durability in the 10th Edition Codex

This week's Hammer of Math looks at how much less valuable Custodes got as a result of the recent changes to their codex, and whether it's possible to quantify Rob's joy as a result. Warhammer 40k is a game of...

Hammer of Math: Orky Extra-[HAZARDOUS] Weapons

This week's Hammer of Math succumbs to the temptation and pushes The Button on Test with the new Ork Codex. April brings about many changes. Spring has arrived in full force, the days get longer, Maryland gives us a...