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Narvik: German Turn 3 (April 16 – 19, 1940)


German turn 3 - south Norway (click image to enlarge)

German turn 3 – south Norway (click image to enlarge)

Not a lot happens on this turn. The Luftwaffe concentrates on flying supplies into the country, while ground units consolidate and assemble, preparing for the assault on Oslo.

Supply drops:

  • Bergen (MC9)
  • North Oslo airfield
  • Larvik
  • Fredrikstad
  • Kristiansand

Transports are landed at North Oslo airfield and at Kristiansand airfield in order to bring the airborne companies back to Germany for use in possible forthcoming missions.

Supplies are dropped over Bergen at Mobilization Center 9 (just outside of Bergen), and the 159th Regiment, who are on their second straight turn without supply, gather them up and flee the area. The only thing that saved them is that the British units cannot move after landing at a port.

Sola Air Station, outside of Stavanger, is captured by the 2nd battalion of the 69th infantry division.

The 214th infantry division gathers northwest of Oslo, and assembles, bringing the entire unit under the umbrella of divisional headquarters in preparation for the assault on Oslo.

More of the 196th infantry division continues to move north to the divisional assembly area at the north Oslo airfield. Headquarters is moving that direction slowly, having just been landed in Fredrikstad.

German turn 3 - Arctic (click image to enlarge)

German turn 3 – Arctic (click image to enlarge)

The 331st regiment of the 181st infantry division lands at Larvik, gathers the supplies waiting for it and heads west towards Krisitiansand, where the Norwegians are gathering. They are tasked with beginning a push to the port of Haugesund, between Stavanger and Bergen.

In the arctic, the naval regiment moves to occupy Harstad while the mountain battalion that had captured Harstad returns to Elvegaardsmoen with the rest of the 139th mountain regiment. The 138th mountain regiment, stationed on the Swedish border, withdraws to Narvik, because the French 5th mountain infantry regiment is due to arrive this turn.

Not a lot this turn, but things are going to be picking up soon. They had better if the Germans have any hope of winning the game.

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