Narvik PBEM: German Turn 15 (June 3 – 6, 1940)
We can’t roll our way out of a wet paper bag
Continuing with the cursed country theme from last turn Germany flew two major air mission. One to Bardufoss to bomb Swordfish and the other to support the ground attack (totally unnecessary). RAF fighters obliged the Luftwaffe over Bardufoss for a change and the Germans rolled at 3:1 with a 5 in 6 chance of eliminating one or both RAF squadrons. Missed with a 6, surprise, surprise. The Brits fire back with a 1:3 and shoot down one Me110 and abort another. The three Ju88s survive flak and manage 2 hits (mind you this is the 3rd bombing raid on this airbase and the first to get any hits). As I mentioned 4x Ju88s and 1x Me110 supported the ground attack, but that was already going in at the maximum of 6:1. Both British Bns were hit, but only because it didn’t make any difference. We would’ve bombed the flak trap at Alta to shut down the last Allied supply source if there were more turns.
Speaking of ground attacks, that 6:1 +/-0 resulted in yet another No Effect. A fitting way for the dice to remind me that a 50% chance to eliminate some British troops is just a special kind of tease.
The game will end in a Norwegian (Allied) marginal victory. Exactly what I expected 7 turns ago. Had the dice been a little more cooperative the VP total would’ve been lower, but not in this cursed country.