Eighty years on. 7th April 1940


An  RAF Hudson reconnaissance aircraft reported a German cruiser and 6 destroyers  heading north off Norway. 12 Blenheim and 24 Wellington bombers bombed the ships unsuccessfully.

The Admiralty assumed the German ships were breaking out into the Atlantic.  The Home Fleet – HMS Rodney, Valiant, Repulse, two cruisers and ten destroyers – left  Scapa Flow late in the evening.

The submarines HMS Shark and HMS Seawolf left Harwich naval base to patrol the Dutch coast.  HMS Clyde and HMS Thistle sailed from Scapa Flow to patrol the coast of Norway.

Game day 220. The Netherlands

The Netherlands collected 3.5 Industrial resource points, including 0.5 in the home country.

Infantry moved south to confront the German armoured forces just across the border.

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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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