Cardboard Wars

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Archive for the month “February, 2018”

SoS Narvik, Turn 2 (April 12 – 15, 1940)


I realized after I had started the German turn that I neglected to move the Norwegian trucks fleeing from Oslo during the exploitation phase. They are exposed, unprotected, and prime targets for an air assault.

As I looked over the reinforcement schedule prior to playing, I saw that eighteen Ju-52 transports were withdrawn early, but I mistakenly thought it was on turn 3. It’s not. Here on turn 2, the Ju-52s are withdrawn, leaving 12 air units behind. This could cause a problem for the Germans. Read more…

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SoS Narvik: Turn 1 (April 8 – 11, 1940)


I was recently reminded of the conundrum that Alan and I were in regarding landing float planes in hexes that are interdicted by warships. It seems to me that any float plane that lands within reach of warships is a sitting duck while it unloads, yet the rules are silent in this regard. It appears to be perfectly legal. Read more…

Narvik: More Changes


Rule Changes & Clarifications

Norwegian soldiers on the Narvik front (click image to enlarge) [source: https://commons.wikimedia.org]

The Swedish Supply Depot

I found the GDW Narvik rulebook that I (*cough* *cough*) misplaced. In the older version of Narvik, the German supply depot that appears in Sweden receives 4 MP and can move independently. In the new game, it receives an extra movement point.

The Victory Point Schedule

There are a couple of changes to the VP schedule, but I’m not sure all of them were intentional. Read more…

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