History Main / WeatherOfWar

27th Apr '17 12:12:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Both'' UsefulNotes/{{Mongol|ia}} invasions of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} were thwarted by freak typhoons, known as kamikaze (divine winds). It's can be presumed that after two consecutive failed attempts, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan decided that Japan was personally protected by the forces of nature and weren't to be screwed with.

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* ''Both'' UsefulNotes/{{Mongol|ia}} invasions of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} were thwarted by freak typhoons, known as kamikaze (divine winds). It's can be presumed that after two consecutive failed attempts, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan decided that Japan was personally protected by the forces of nature and weren't wasn't to be screwed with.
27th Apr '17 12:12:06 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Both Mongol invasions of Japan were thwarted by (extremely unlikely) hurricanes, known as kamikaze (divine winds). It's can be presumed that after two consecutive failed attempts, the Mongols decided that Japan was personally protected by the forces of nature and weren't to be screwed with.

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* Both Mongol ''Both'' UsefulNotes/{{Mongol|ia}} invasions of Japan UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} were thwarted by (extremely unlikely) hurricanes, freak typhoons, known as kamikaze (divine winds). It's can be presumed that after two consecutive failed attempts, the Mongols UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan decided that Japan was personally protected by the forces of nature and weren't to be screwed with.
27th Apr '17 12:10:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->-- '''Darth Vader''', ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', on his rival Adolf Hitler's ill-fated campaign in Russia

Weather frequently effects the outcome of battles. Rain, snow, sandstorms, etc. can make a big impact on strategy; it can be used to great effect by the better-prepared force-- or everyone can get screwed over by it. "And then everybody on the temporarily victorious side suffered exposure" is a common form of PyrrhicVictory. (It's also a quick summary of [[RussiansWithRifles Russian military history]].)

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-->-- '''Darth Vader''', '''DarthWiki/DarthVader''', ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', on his rival Adolf Hitler's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ill-fated campaign in Russia

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Weather frequently effects the outcome of battles. Rain, snow, sandstorms, etc. can make a big impact on strategy; it can be used to great effect by the better-prepared force-- or everyone can get screwed over by it. "And then everybody on the temporarily victorious side suffered exposure" is a common form of PyrrhicVictory. (It's also a quick summary of [[RussiansWithRifles [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles Russian military history]].)
13th Apr '17 8:56:06 AM EponymousKid
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** In ''Days of Ruin'', snow reduces maximum movement range by one space, rain induces FogOfWar and reduces vision range ''to'' one space for units and ''zero'' for properties and fire pillars, and sandstorms significantly reduce attack power. [[LethalJokeCharacter Penny]] is immune to all of these effects (in rain, she is affected by FogOfWar, but her vision range is normal).

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** In ''Days of Ruin'', snow reduces maximum movement range by one space, rain induces FogOfWar and reduces vision range ''to'' one to ''one'' space for units and ''zero'' for properties and fire pillars, and sandstorms significantly reduce attack power. [[LethalJokeCharacter Penny]] Penny is immune to all of these effects (in rain, she is affected by FogOfWar, but her vision range is normal).normal), and her CO Power induces any one of the three at random for a few days.
13th Mar '17 11:00:10 AM Discar
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. When Lon Nolan is in the DMC's OCS program one of the lessons points out that large-scale battles with chemical firearms are actually known to ''produce'' bad weather after the second or third day or so because of the combustion byproducts and such.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': The hint is in the name of the series: we are dealing with a world of some seriously [[BizarreSeasons messed-up seasons]] that mainly hit one continent of it (one other, at least, does get much more mildly affected -- but, it's to nowhere near the same degree). And, if that wasn't enough, there are always the words of House Stark: ''[[HostileWeather Winter Is Coming]]''. When it does arrive in Westeros, ''of course'' people will try to fight in it!

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': The hint is in the name of the series: we are dealing with a world of some seriously [[BizarreSeasons messed-up seasons]] that mainly hit one continent of it (one other, at least, does get much more mildly affected -- but, it's to nowhere near the same degree). And, if that wasn't enough, there are always the words of House Stark: ''[[HostileWeather Winter Is Coming]]''. When it does arrive in Westeros, ''of course'' people will try to fight in it!it.



* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. When Lon Nolan is in the DMC's OCS program one of the lessons points out that large-scale battles with chemical firearms are actually known to ''produce'' bad weather after the second or third day or so because of the combustion byproducts and such.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): When Lon Nolan is in the DMC's OCS program one of Parshendi get really desperate, they decide to use the lessons points out rediscovered stormform to summon an unexpected [[HostileWeather highstorm]] against the Alethi. Highstorms are massive hurricanes that large-scale battles travel from east to west across the entire continent; if summoned at the right time, the Alethi would be annihilated. However, the Parshendi are worried that stormform would open them up to [[DemonicPossession possession by their gods]], and are hesitant to use it. [[spoiler:They're right. Eshonai becomes the first new [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Voidbringers]], and [[FightingFromTheInside despite her best efforts]], turns the rest of her people into Voidbringers as well. They then summon the Everstorm, a highstorm filled with chemical firearms are actually known to ''produce'' bad weather after the second or third day or so because power of [[GodOfEvil Odium]] and blowing the combustion byproducts and such.wrong way, from west to east]].


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7th Mar '17 9:42:15 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The Nights King uses his magic to send a blizzard towards the wildling camp at Hardhome, through which his [[ZombieApocalypse army of wights attack]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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The Nights King uses his magic to send a blizzard towards the wildling camp at Hardhome, through which his [[ZombieApocalypse army of wights attack]].attack]].
** When Joffrey argues that they should subjugate the North in Season 1, Cersei points out that not even the gods will save their army from winter.
8th Jan '17 12:14:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* Some military board games have weather rules, such as Avalon Hill's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Russian_Campaign The Russian Campaign]]'', which covers the WorldWar2 Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The rules depict the difficulties the German invaders had with "General Winter".

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* Some military board games have weather rules, such as Avalon Hill's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Russian_Campaign The Russian Campaign]]'', which covers the WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The rules depict the difficulties the German invaders had with "General Winter".
6th Jan '17 3:15:17 PM Rmpdc
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* '''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' has the cyclones that randomly appear in matches. Once one takes place, visibility is tremendously reduced, and can have the capability of changing the outcome of a match.

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* '''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' has the cyclones that randomly appear in matches. Once one takes place, visibility is tremendously reduced, and can have the capability of changing the outcome of a match.match either in the player's team's or enemy team's favor.
6th Jan '17 3:08:09 PM Rmpdc
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* '''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' has the cyclones that randomly appear in matches. Once one takes place, visibility is tremendously reduced, and can have the capability of changing the outcome of a match.
11th Dec '16 1:27:26 AM JackG
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* ''Wyatt's Hurricane'' by Desmond Bagley. Wyatt is a meteorologist [[CassandraTruth trying to convince people]] that a hurricane is about to strike a BananaRepublic in the middle of a revolution. TheCaligula throws Wyatt out of his office, but the rebel leader believes him, has his men evacuate the citizenry by force and withdraw to higher ground, [[GoodIsNotNice knowing that the government forces will reoccupy the city and get wiped out by the hurricane]].

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* ''Wyatt's Hurricane'' by Desmond Bagley. Wyatt is a meteorologist [[CassandraTruth trying to convince people]] that a hurricane is about to strike a BananaRepublic in the middle of a revolution. TheCaligula throws Wyatt out of his office, but the rebel leader believes him, has his men evacuate the citizenry by force and withdraw withdraws to higher ground, [[GoodIsNotNice knowing that the government forces will reoccupy the city and get wiped out by the hurricane]].
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