Eighty years on – 10th September 1939

(being the reports from a solo wargame campaign)

10th September 1939

Historical: Canada declared war on Germany. The first BEF forces landed in France. The Polish attacked the Germans near Poznan.

USA reacts

The USA declared neutrality, but at the same time began to review its armed forces.  There was a preponderance of naval and air forces in the Pacific, but the U.S. army, particularly the armoured forces, was woefully ill equipped.

IPC resources were: 12 in Eastern USA.  10 were spent on two Armoured Corps for 1st October. Other IPC (Western USA 10, Philippines 3, Alaska 2, Hawaii 1)  were stockpiled to develop industrial capacity.

The most interesting map is that of the Pacific deployment:

Background image copyright Milton Bradley/Hasbro.

The map shows from top left to bottom right: 1 submarine flotilla, 1 fighter group, 1 battleship flotilla, 1 carrier flotilla, 1 infantry corps.

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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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