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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Feb 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

How Do You Handle Weather in Your Games?

44% said "usually ignore weather"
33% said "scenario design"
5% (tie) said "campaign rules" or "gamemaster's choice"

TMPWargamerabbit12 Feb 2019 10:05 a.m. PST

The gamer who doesn't look up. Scenarios at the warren always have weather… sometimes it is a good sunny day, other scenarios you take your chances. Two months ago played in multi-player eastern front 1942 late fall FOW game, I looked up the actual current forecast for the same area in Russia and used that day's real weather for the tabletop. It was 18 degrees and falling, light snow.

UshCha12 Feb 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

Much depends, D Day was postponed for weather so some scenarios would only be valid in certain weather types, so weather would not be an issue. Few actions or battles were as I understand, it fought in sand storms so again its not a case of not consulting it, as needing a certain conditions to enact the engagement.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 3:08 p.m. PST

Would be funny to have folks show up for your D-Day game then cancel it at the last minute to simulate weather delays. Not that they would probably accept another invite…:

RudyNelson17 Feb 2019 6:47 p.m. PST

When I designed Guard du Corps and the Fire and Discipline series, a section on weather effects was included. The main affect was only movement and sighting. Weapons affect reduction was included but not recommended.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

Part of the scenario design. Germantown is a good example.

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