Eighty years on – 9th September 1939.

(being the report of a solo wargame campaign)

9th September 1939

Historical

Poland: 4th Panzer Division reached the outskirts of Warsaw. A counterattack by 10 Polish divisions had limited success in the area of Kutno.

France: The last of 13 RAF fighter squadrons arrives in France.

Game day 9: Finland

Background (from Wikipedia)

The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in August 1939. The pact was nominally a non-aggression treaty, but it included a secret protocol in which Eastern European countries were divided into spheres of interest. Finland fell into the Soviet sphere. On 1 September 1939, Germany began its invasion of Poland and two days later Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. On 17 September, the Soviet Union invaded Eastern Poland. The Baltic states were soon forced to accept treaties allowing the USSR to establish military bases and to station troops on their soil.  The Government of Estonia accepted the ultimatum, signing the agreement in September. Latvia and Lithuania followed in October. Unlike the Baltic states, Finland started a gradual mobilisation under the guise of “additional refresher training.

Finland has 1 IPC, stockpiled.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley/Hasbro

Note: I have decided to add the actual historical incidents and activities for each day before the gaming report.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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