Eighty years on. 13th November 1939


Negotiations between the Soviet Union and Finland broke down.  The Finns suspected that the Germans and Russians had secretly agreed to include Finland in the Soviet sphere of influence.

Canadian General Henry Crerar set up his headquarters in London.

The British destroyer HMS Blanche hit a mine in the Thames estuary and sank.  The Luftwaffe attacked the Shetland Islands and claimed to have scored hits on a cruiser and two flying boats.  Actual damage caused was to an empty crofter’s cottage and the unfortunate death of a rabbit.

Game day 74.  Germany

The bomber group was moved to the north-west to be within range of more of the UK.  5th Infantry Corps moved from Berlin to the south-west.

In the Atlantic the U-boats were sent south towards the coast of Canada.  The 1st Battleship Flotilla moved south-west, and in the South Atlantic the 2nd Battleship Flotilla moved north-east towards the African coast.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley Games

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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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