Eighty years on. 18th April 1940


The German 181st Infantry Division reinforced Trondheim, arriving in transport aircraft, a transport ship and two submarines.

The British 148th Brigade arrived in Åndalsnes overnight with orders to advance 150 miles north-east to Trondheim.  But the C.O., Brigadier Morgan, had also received instructions from the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Ironside, to support the Norwegian troops defending the Gudbrandsdal and Østerdal valleys to the south-east.

The proposed British landings at Trondheim suffered a further setback when Brigadier Berney-Ficklin was put in charge but his plane crashed en route to Scapa Flow.

German troops moving North out of Oslo were held up by Norwegian forces in the village of Bagn in the district of Valdres, approximately midway between Oslo and Bergen.

The British submarine HMS Sterlet disappeared, either sunk by German anti-submarine trawlers or by striking a mine.

The German submarine U-99 was commissioned.

Game day 231. USA

The convoy returning from Hanoi left the Caroline Islands bound for Hawaii.  No further action was taken by the USA.

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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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