As chance is an important element in wargames dice are basic pieces of equipment. This hasn't stopped many people disliking dice or looking for alternatives - there is a whole slew of articles on this topic in Wargamer's Newsletter and this has to be my favourite, by Meredith Cozling from WN 128 in November 1972.
For those who imagine the more patrician end of the old wargaming spectrum wearing smoking jackets, brandishing cigars, using copies of Charge! printed on vellum and bound in calf skin, and fighting their battles on a billiard table in Deauville, a roulette wheel would seem to be the obvious accessory. And wouldn't take any time to use. Not at all.