Mud in July ??? Forget historicity, this is pure fantasy. And besides, a heavy week of ran is not a Rasputitsa. Its a whole month of rain that produces the literal supply/movement quagmire. Not a mire week. But in July ?? If I seem a bit sensitive (we all can wear our feelings on our sleeves) I resigned a server game (I did lose some respect for myself) with Bomazz after the following...
Like Mogmark I got rain on turn three in the AGS sector, but the real hurt was that I transferred 3 Pz div to Rumania on turn 2 and not able to execute what can be a huge AGS strategy. No big deal, that's part of the game with non-Random weather,
but, shiver-me-timbers I also got turn 3 rain all south of the Dugava. Holy Crap !!!! But again that's the role of the die (and it is just a game.) Now Bomazz conducted a forward Pskov defense (I can imagine Flavius licking his lips knowing he has an additional turn to establish what can be a formidable defense) .
I fortunately had sent 9 Pz units north, was able to breech the river line south of Pskov, but got my Pz a little abused with no infantry support. A turn behind because of the rain, I hit Pskov's extensive defense network (25-30 units ??) with the infantry on turn 5, hard on turn 6 with a Pz buildup and isolated Pskoz and a bunch on units on turn 7.
As is often the case after the penetration of a major defense line, I was going to clean up shop (and started a build up chain), but, Holy Cow of Italy, got mud on turn 8 !!! No lie !!! But that's just the beginning !!!
With all the power at Pskov, I couldn't fully clean up the pocket at Pskov, had a worthless BUP, had the other Pz Corp planned for BUP out of supply and was unable to close a pocket of 10 or so units in between AGN and AGC . Also mud in AGC the same turn!!!
I had a nice pocket in AGC I couldn't reduce, one Pz Corp out of supply and another I couldn't build up. Could it get worse. Yep !!
Mud in the AGS to boot. I had breached a well defended Dnper on turn 7 had a chain ready and ... I won't continue to voice my pain. Now Bomazz is a good player and I wasn't playing the game just to win, but putting two hours a move into a game should elicit some pleasure. I was in pain. Seriously, weather die rolls shouldn't have such an impact.
You may say I was just unlucky. Duhhh... But wasn't wanting to feel like I had lost all at Las Vegas !!!
WITE is a good addiction with no cure.