If the players want to make the game more realistic, they can use the weather option. The different weather conditions can influence the values of the units, or slow down their movement. We use a three-position marker to simulate the changing weather conditions. Since the battle actually took place in winter, the weather can be snowy, rainy or clear.
The weather changes at the start of every turn and is decided by a dice roll by the player commanding the 8th Russian army.