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Weather Of War
(permanent link) added: 2010-10-10 17:50:07 sponsor: KZN02 (last reply: 2010-10-13 10:02:09)

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Weather affecting gameplay in Strategy Games. Rain, snow, sandstorms, etc can make a big impact on the outcome of battles.

See also Fog of War.


Anime and Manga
  • Nami from One Piece, even before she got her Weather-Control Machine, had such an intuitive understanding of the weather that she could use it offensively, avoiding storms to which others would fall prey.

Real Life
  • The British defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the repelling of the Mongol invasion of Japan.
  • English victory and Angincourt. Due to terrian and the fact that it had rained for a few days before the battle turning the earth soft. More French soldier died of drowning at the battle then from wounds.

Tabletop Games
  • Some military board games have weather rules, such as Avalon Hill's The Russian Campaign, which covers the World War 2 Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The rules depict the difficulties the German invaders had with "General Winter".

Video Games
  • Rain will limit your movement speed in Fire Emblem.
  • Rain and snow also limits your movement speed in Advance Wars. Drake and Olaf are not affected by those conditions respectively, and their CO Powers are related to them.
  • In the Dune series, a bad sandstorm can seriously damage your base
  • Several weather conditions were introduced in the second generation of Pokémon. Rain and bright sunlight will change the effectiveness of fire and water-typed moves, whereas Hail and Sandstorm will deal damage to all Pokemon on the field every turn unless they're a type that resists it. There are also several weather-dependent abilities as well as other moves that vary in effectiveness depending on the conditions.
    • Coliseum includes Shadow Sky, which damages all non-Shadow Pokemon in battle.
  • Any Total War game; rain and wind effect arrow accuracy. Snow can cause troops from northern acclimated to fight better. Storms at sea can completely wreck an invasion.

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