pascal, can you please explain (again) 2 statistics to me:

- (army) costs estimated

- (army) ratio (100,000$)

what are they trying to tell me and how are they calculated?

please give the units of measurement, too, because i was irritated when i tried to understand your formula:

Kroah wrote:Something to analyse, is the ‘army ratio ($100.000)’ statistics. It shows for the whole game the ratio between the kills and losses according to the army cost: (kills/losses*100)/(cost/100,000) (without taking account vanished armies). Needless to say, the highest, the better. The result is strange: among several games, Russia always had the best ratio (~45) and England the worst (~15). It seems the bad factors doesn’t handicap Russia too much according to the price.

what i don't understand about it is that the result (e.g. ~45 for russia) seems to be a percentage.

but how did you get a percentage out of that formula?

the numerator is clear: (kills/losses*100) results in % (120% in my latest game for JAPAN)

but the denominator...: (cost/100,000) would mean in detail [for JAPAN]: (300,000$/10,000men)/100,000

or do you simply meant cost per 100,000 men? then it would be 300,000$ * 10 / 10,000 men * 10

(because 300,000$ is the price for 10,000 men...)

but in any case, the result wouldn't be a percentage. in the first case it would be:

120%/(30$/men)*100,000 = 400,000%*men/$ = 4,000 men/$

in the second case it would be:

120%/3,000,000$/100,000men = 120%*100,000men/3,000,000$ = 120%*men/30$ = 0,04 men/$ (= 4,000 men/100,000$ if that's what it should tell)

but it's all very confusing to me and i don't know what it wants to tell me ....help needed!