I listened to Meeples and Minaitures today.
They had a very interesting interview with Richard Clarke from Too Fat Lardies.
He clearly does a great deal of research for his rulesets. I was particularly struck by the observation that the type of wheat grown in Normandy in 1944, would have allowed a tank to adopt a hull down position within the field. He gleaned this by attending an agricultural exhibition.
In itself it is a minor point.
But I have often come across situations when playing wargames that people will say things like, 'that bog shouldn't slow my troops down,' or 'there is no way that I can't see through that wood,' etc. Indeed it is a common sentiment that terrain should just be ignored.
But then much of the friction of war is ignored by wargamers, if it stops them doing exactly what they what when they want.