Eighty years on. 6th April 1940


U-59 sank the Norwegian SS Navarra off the Scottish coast.  U-1 disappeared in the North Sea, probably lost to a British mine.

Marine Gruppe 1 consisting of the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and ten destroyers carrying 2,000 troops sailed from Cuxhaven for Narvik.   Marine Gruppe 2, consisting of the cruiser Admiral Hipper and four destroyers carrying 1,700 troops departed Wesermünde for Trondheim.   

British submarines HMS Truant and HMS Seal departed Rosyth naval dockyard, Scotland, for the Norwegian coast.  HMS Tarpon was ordered to patrol the German coast near the Heligoland Bight.

In the North Sea between Narvik & Trondheim, the British destroyer HMS Glowworm stopped to rescue a crewman lost overboard in heavy seas and lost sight of HMS Renown and the minelaying squadron.

RAF reconnaissance flights over the Kiel area reported increased naval activity.  The RAF suspended its campaign of dropping leaflets over Germany.

Game day 219. Denmark

Denmark received one half of an industrial resource point.  Infantry were moved south to the border with Germany.

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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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