JAMiAM: I'll set up a game. In my opinion, random weather just makes 1941 more difficult for the Axis...
Good...then you'll have no excuses, and I will...
...and I prefer historical weather for both sides, but if you want to play random weather, that's fine too...
I prefer random weather for a couple of reasons. First off, I sort of like not knowing what to expect. The original commanders couldn't predict the weather, nor plan weeks in advance for an exact weather change on a particular date, and neither should we. Secondly, going hand in hand with that, I feel that the non-random weather lends itself to a whole "paint-by-numbers" mentality on the part of players. Or, perhaps that should be "war-by-numbers"...
Locking oneself into a mode of thinking that something must be done a certain way, is a sure fire way of allowing oneself to be constantly, and unpleasantly, surprised when his opponent refuses to stay within the lines, so to speak. I tend to do a bit of metagaming when I'm playing against live opponents, so keeping it real, fresh and unpredictable makes the game much more exciting, in my opinion.
I'll start with locked HQ's. If you don't want locked HQ's you can fix that in a few seconds in the CR screen, and there's no automated support unit movement on turn 1.
Sounds good. Let me know in a PM when you've actually set up the game. Please set a password for it, and set it up on the Slitherine server, when you have a chance. I didn't see any open challenges that looked like you. Do you use a different name on the server? I have the same username both places.
Finally, I would be interested in doing an AAR with you, if you have the time. We can make them so that each of us stays out of the others thread, if you'd like, or institute a couple of turn delay. Your choice, in any event.
Look forward to the challenge.