|AN ONGOING NEWSLETTER||July 2013|
The weather die sold by EM4 is quite a unique item.
But what to do with it? You call roll it now and then, but without it determining something, this is quite pointless.
And unfortunately it doesn't seem to have any effect on the weather outdoors...
Time to get the thinking cap on and come up with a weather table for Combat Zone. Depending on the weather activity you want, use only of the following rules:
Now unto the results for the weather die:
Sunshine - It's hot! The sun is terrorising every one that's outside.
Cloudy with some sun - As the birds whistle the clouds pass overhead blocking the sun now and then. A gentle breeze picks up and... well you get the drift, nothing out of the ordinary weatherwise.
Rain - A slight drizzle turns into a fierce downpour.
Snow - Suddenly it starts to snow and quickly everything is covered with a thick layer of crisp snow. It looks quite peacefull and makes people long for christmas.
But it's not all fun: because your miniatures have to be careful while moving over the now slippery surroundings.
Fog - A thick fog envelopes everthing and line of sight is reduced heavily.
Storm - Thunder and lightning! A storm passes over the area. As the sky brightens, the lightning strikes and hits the highest structure on the table.
If you and your opponent agree you can start the game with any of these weather types already in effect. You can also decide to play a game with any of these effects to be continuous. In this case the following equipment might be worthwhile:
Camelback - Rehydration is key to keep performing in a hot environment. Troopers equipped with a camelback can keep up the pace better than those without it and they may still spend all their actions on movement. (3 points)
Snow boots - Not sliding and slipping on the snow has it's benefits, but it has it's price as well. Models equipped with snow boots don't suffer the penalty from snow. (5 points)
Thermal scope - fitted with sofisticated heat sensors a thermal scope enables models to detect enemies that the naked eye can't see. Models equipped with a thermal scope don't suffer any penalties to their line of sight due to the weather. (8 points)
And that's that. Using the weather table will add a whole new dimension to any game!