All I am trying to say here is that the dice rolls are not random. I am not critcizing the program, in fact I repeatedly have said how much I enjoy it. All I am saying is that the dice rolls are not random.
The computer code means nothing to me, I am not a programmer. Hearing that it is a windows function answers alot.
Todays' game, I controlled Venezuela, Peru and Argentina. Brazil had no extra troops on it. I attacked it with 20 from Argentina. Somehow I lost all of them without gaining the territory. I then attacked with 15 from Peru. Again, I lost them all without gaining the territory. Lastly, I attacked with everything I had left on Vensuela, 16 of them. Again I lost them all.
To say that this sort of thing is bound to happen if you play enough, is like saying that if you play the lottery every week you are bound to have a streak where you win every week. Again, just not possible.
On another note I have started changing the numbers of competitors and armies etc, and am enjoying the game anew. The dice still frustrates me, but I am getting a lot of fun for my $20.