Eighty years on. 26th February 1940


The Red Army renewed its offensive towards Viipuri.  The Finnish 23rd Division counterattacked with eight Vickers Mark E light tanks in the only Finnish tank attack of the war.  All 8 Finnish tanks broke down or are destroyed.

The passenger liner RMS Queen Elizabeth left Clydebank on a secret maiden voyage to New York for her final fitting. The British generated false intelligence to make the Germans believe that the ship’s destination was Southampton.

In Rome, U.S. Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles had his first day of meetings with European leaders during his fact-finding mission.

The British war office announced that northern Scotland will be out of bounds from 11th March.

Anti-Aircraft guns drove German reconnaissance aircraft away from the city of Paris.

Game day 179. USA

The escorted convoy with supplies for China (five merchants with 15 industrial points and six warships) continued westwards from the Carolines towards the north of the Philippines.

Gaming note. I have replaced occupation markers with national flags (of the period where I can find them). This has released the pennant symbol for use depicting naval forces once again.

Kwamgtung is shown with two national flags adjacent, showing a country under no overall domination.

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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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