Ships with lots of weapons - attack dice rolls


Banded Mongoose

I'm doing Pirates of Drinax and noticed that some ships have lots of weapons (10 or 30+). How do you practically manage rolling attack dice for when ships of such size are attacking each other?

You can look at Fleet Combat in High Guard for a simpler system.

Since I'm lazy I use statistical combat resolution from Classic Traveller (CT A5, p15).

Basically if you have X% chance of hitting, then X% of fired weapons hit, no dice rolled.
Just roll crits to make life interesting...

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This tells you how many chances of 36 you have to hit. E.g. rolling 7+ is 21/36 ≈ 58.3% chance, so if you hit at 7+ then 58% of attacks will hit.