Eighty years on. 8th October 1939


Hitler formally announced that Western Poland, up to the agreed border with the Soviet occupation forces, was part of the German Reich.  He also ordered preparation for an attack on the Netherlands, Belgium and France – “Case Yellow”.

Game day 38. Italy

Italy deployed a new infantry corps in Rome.  Orders were issued to create ships to transport troops to Libya.  These will not be available until December.

Game Note

The map below shows how I have subdivided Spain and Western Europe into greater detail.  For game purposes, From the French industrial production, 2 of the 6 points will be allocated to Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium combined, allowing some national defence forces to be created.  These smaller countries will be activated during the French game turn.