(being a daily report of a solo wargame campaign)
7th September 1939
The Italians had not yet declared war but began to prepare. Italy itself produces 5 IPCs per month, Libya 1 and Italian East Africa 1. IPCs were stored for the construction of cargo ships expected to be needed in the Mediterranean for contact with Libya.
The main battle fleet is at Taranto in the south. Industry is concentrated in the north, as are the army corps.
2 thoughts on “Eighty years on – 7th September 1939”
I was reading about Italy’s preparations for war. Apparently the majority Italy’s merchant fleet were overseas when war was declared and so the vast majority was interned before they did anything. It seems like there was a serious lack of coordination at the national level. I wonder how that could modelled in this game? Dice for acquisition while the theatre level is still played logically?
Thank you. This probably explains why in the adapted game set-up Italy has no cargo ships. The simplest method I think is to use their industrial resources for shipbuilding, if only to be able to supply the troops in Libya. This of course will delay building up the armed forces for a month or two.