From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Hi, i think using historical weather data has one big advantage over randomly generating weather in that it actually allows you to have some chance of predicting likely changes if you can track changes in pressure, wind direction, wind speed, cloud cover, and precipitation at any given moment. location. While this doesn't matter much to most wargames, it does matter a lot to one genre - naval wargames in the sailing era. Players who know something about the weather will have a huge advantage over those who don't. As such, these players are clearly senior captains. In a naval or air campaign of the XX-XXI centuries, you will actually have a weather forecast and you will know with some accuracy how the weather will develop over the next five days or so. In the event of World War II, the Allies would have a huge advantage here, with a 5-day bad weather warning, while the Germans would only have a day or two.