Eighty years on. 11th April 1940


The British submarine HMS Spearfish, patrolling in the Kattegat, met the damaged German heavy cruiser Lützow returning from Oslo and torpedoed her, nearly ripping off her stern. Lützow was towed back to Kiel.

The German 196th Division moved north from Oslo up the Gudbrandsdal and Østerdal valleys with air support, brushing aside Norwegian roadblocks.

General Kristian Laake was removed from command of the Norwegian Army and replaced with General Otto Ruge.

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill announced that the strategically important Faroe Islands belonging to Denmark were now being occupied by Britain.

Belgium cancelled army leave.

Game day 224.  Great Britain

Britain collected 28.5 Industrial Resources from around the empire and commonwealth.

Six submarines were deployed and sent to patrol the North Sea and Norwegian coast, encountering the German merchant fleet off Stavanger.  One enemy transport was sunk for the loss of one submarine.  The Battleship at Scapa Flow was despatched to Singapore as part of the Malay Force.

A small convoy carrying 6 industrial resources docked at Bristol.  Six merchantmen departed Liverpool for Halifax, Nova Scotia to collect resources.

Six battalions of Indian Infantry disembarked at Cairo.  Their transports sailed on to Alexandria, reloaded with 9 industrial resources for Britain.

Six battalions of Australian infantry sailed from Adelaide on three transports.

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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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