Eighty years on. 26th March 1940


U-38 stopped the Norwegian MV Cometa northwest of the Orkney Islands, en route to Kirkwall, having been previously boarded by the Royal Navy.  After the crew and passengers had taken to the lifeboats U-38 sank the Cometa.

In the Denmark Strait the British armed merchant cruiser Transylvania intercepted the German merchant ship Mimi Horn, whose crew scuttled her.

Game day 208. Belgium.

Belgium, following the example of the Netherlands, also deployed six infantry battalions in preparation for a possible German attack.

Off topic. To wargaming followers of this blog. Yesterday the wargamer, graphic designer, author and prolific podcaster Henry Hyde made an appeal on “Patreon” for more supporters. During the uncertainty of the current Coronavirus pandemic, he and his wife, both self-employed and of necessity keeping themselves in isolation, are uncertain of how to keep their businesses functioning.

It costs as little as $2.50 per month to support Henry’s work. Please go to www.patreon.com, (if this search for creator “Henry Hyde”) and add your support. In return you will receive interesting interviews with well-known gamers, rule writers, game designers, etc. as well as “Q&A” sessions and other occasional perks.


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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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