Eighty years on. 28th April 1940


The British War Cabinet ordered the evacuation of troops around Trondheim.  15th Brigade held up the German 196th Division all day at Otta before withdrawing overnight 25 miles North to Dombås, blowing road and rail bridges to delay the German advance during the evacuation.

At Namsos 146th Brigade retreated into a defensive perimeter. They were not pursued by German ground forces, allowing Luftwaffe bombing raids to proceed.

Game day 241. Great Britain

Six infantry battalions disembarked north of Narvik and attacked the Germans who landed yesterday.  The British lost two battalions, the Germans none.

Further south, six battalions supported by four fighter squadrons flying from Scotland attacked three battalions of German infantry at Bergen.  The Germans were wiped out for the loss of one British battalion.  No aircraft were lost.

The battleship off Ireland sailed south into the Bay of Biscay.  The empty merchant convoy reached the coast of Newfoundland.  Three loaded merchant ships sailed west along the North African Coast and three troop carriers from Australia entered the Indian Ocean.

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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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