The Axis player rolls a 2 on the GE Weather Table; this means mud in weather zones A, B, and C. All scenario map seas are calm. With an eye towards the future, both sides notice that on the May I 40 game turn there’s a 50-50 chance of clear or mud weather in the critical C weather zone in Norway. The weather here on the May I turn could make or break either side’s chances for victory.
Although it is not mentioned on the SoS Master Sequence of Play Summary, Rule 24A-Disruption says that “a unit that becomes disrupted remains so until the start of the next friendly initial phase.” This situation certainly applies to the German forces in the Oslo hex and to the two 2-6 Inf IIIs C at clear terrain coast hex 10B:3117, adjacent to the now Allied occupied and controlled Bergen hex (3016). The later German stack is also isolated per Rule 3F-Isolation. Presumably at this time, after the disruption markers are removed, both the Oslo hex and the clear terrain coast hex at 10B:3117 become definitely Axis controlled. If so, then at the Oslo hex the at start Norwegian “fort marker in coastal hex” with an intrinsic CD strength level of 1 is now removed from the map.
Next is to determine the isolation and supply status of units, hexes, and airbases. In the far north, facing the Norwegian Sea, I believe the German forces in the Axis controlled Narvik major port hex (5C:1010) are in supply. The same is so along the Skagarrak coastline in southern Norway for the Ger 2-6 inf III F at Tonsberg (10B:4310) via an overland route to the Axis controlled minor port at Larvik at adjacent hex 4311, and also for the German forces on the same coastline a little farther to the west at hex 10B:4415, where there is the at start 1-cap permanent airstrip. The Axis forces at the airstrip woods coast hex get their supply via an overland route to the Axis controlled standard port of Kristiansand at adjacent hex 4416.
However, the German forces in SW Norway seven overland hexes away from Kristiansand at clear terrain coast rail hex 10B:3720 (adjacent to Stavanger), where there is a 3-cap permanent airfield, are still red U-1, but not isolated. There are also in this hex 4 supply points, which were delivered via air transport to this hex on the Apr I 40 Axis turn. These 4 supply points can now provide supply for up to four of the six units in the hex for rest of the German turn. But these supply markers, and the others delivered the same turn to the Narvik hex and to the previously mentioned airstrip at hex 10B:4415, will be removed from the map at the end of the current initial phase. Accordingly in hex 3720, the Axis player indicates as in special supply the two Ju 88A1 (S code) air units, the Ju 52 air unit, and the wint 2-6 Inf III E. This leaves fully red U-1 in the 3-cap permanent airfield hex the LW Me 109 E air unit and the 1-5 Para II I/1.
The two isolated and unsupported 2-6 Inf IIIs C at 10B:3117 are still red U-1, and will likely become red U-2 in the Apr II 40 Allied initial phase.
At the Oslo partial city hex the unsupported 2-6 Inf III F and the LW 1-5 Para II II/1 remain fully red U-1; the Germans were unable to deliver supply points to Oslo their previous turn. However, they are not isolated per Rule 3F-Isolation, as last turn the Norwegians managed to leave unoccupied adjacent forest hex 10B:4107, to the SE of Oslo. Per Rule 12D-Supply Effects, this small fact will enable the Ger 2-6 Inf III F at the Oslo hex to attack at normal (but unsupported) strength, if decides to do so.
All other Axis and Allied forces in the map are in supply, I believe.
Next in the initial phase comes the Axis reinforcement activities. Per the German North Theater, 1940-1945 Europa OB, on the Apr II 40 Axis turn the two LW 1-5 Para IIs I/1 and II/1 “transfer to Greater Germany.” Per Rule 40A-Reinforcements a transfer is the same as a withdraw. Here it says to “simply remove the withdrawing unit from the map or replacement pool.” It also says here “if possible the withdrawing unit should not be isolated,” but no VP penalty is stipulated anywhere in the SoS rules if the unit to be withdrawn is in fact isolated, I believe. Accordingly both LW para IIs are withdrawn from play on the game maps.
After making all his inoperative air units operative, the Axis player then flips to inoperative the Me 109E F type air unit at the 3-cap airfield at hex 10B:3720, adjacent to Stavenger, with the two Ju 88A1 B type (S code) air units and the Ju 52 T type air units also based there remaining operative.
Neither player flies CAP or naval patrol missions.
1st Naval Movement Step
Finally this turn, the Kriegsmarine combat naval group at all-sea hex 10B:4320 that the German high command had pegged its high hopes on for righting all that went wrong in their invasion of Norway on the Apr I 40 Axis turn spends 18 MPs to sail back to the Northern Germany holding box, where there it then expends 12 MPs beginning its replenishment. Prior to sailing back to Greater Germany the task force rolls a 3on the Danger Zones Chart.
At the Danish Protectorate major port of Aahrus at 13A:0616, two NTPs spend 30 MPs embarking the Ger 3-10 Mot Inf X 11 there. At the standard port of Frederikshavn (10B:5013) on the NE coast of the Danish peninsula, two NTPs spend 30 MPs embarking the LW 1-10 Mot Inf II GG and the 1-10 Mot MG II 13 there. At the Danish minor port of Nybrog (13A:1017), on the isle of Fyn, a NTP spends 30 MPs embarking the 1-8 Art X 109 there. Finally, at the Northern Germany holding box, a NTP spends 30 MPs embarking the 2-1-10 Pz 40 there.
2nd Naval Movement Step
In the Northern Germany holding box the affected German naval units there spend 18 MPs finishing their replenishment. Then the two 3-pt DD light TFs Flotillas-1 and Flotilla-2 each spend 12 MPs to begin embarking the wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E and F there, respectively. The 3-pt CL light TF Cruiser-1 sails out of the Northern Germany holding box and via the Kaiser Wilhelm canal spends its last 12 MPs moving eastwards in the Baltic Sea to all-hex 13A:1517, two hexes north of the German standard port of Rostok (1719).
The 2 NTPs carrying the 3-10 Mot Inf X 11 embarked at Aahrus and the NTP carrying the 1-8 Art X 109 embarked at Nybrog all sail northwards to the Axis held Norwegian minor port of Larvik (10B:4311) on the southern Norwegian coast, using a sea route conveniently avoiding the firing range of the 2 strength level intrinsic CD located at the Allied held minor port hex of Fredrikstad (4309), on the eastern shore of the Oslofjord’s entrance. Upon their arrival at the Larvik port these NTPs begin disembarking their ground unit cargoes. The unimportant rote sea movement and disembarkation MP cost details of this naval transport operation can be omitted here because the main point is that the disembarkation MP costs will be completed by the 3rd naval movement step, whereby the disembarked German ground units’ important remaining MPs done in the ground movement sup-phase (in the mud weather) can be calculated using the Naval Transport Costs Summary found on SoS Play Chart 2.
The 2 NTPs carrying the LW 1-10 Mot Inf II GG and the 1-10 Mot MG II 13 embarked at Frederikshavn sail to the Axis held Norwegian minor port of Kristiansand (10B:4416) on the Norwegian Skagarrak coastline and subsequently begin disembarking their ground unit cargo there. Similar to the Larvik sea transport operation, the disembarkations will the completed by the 3rd naval movement step.
Back at the Northern Germany holding box, the Axis player’s sixth NTP carrying the 2-1-10 Pz II 40 spends its 30 MP naval movement step allowance to sail into the Baltic Sea via the Kiaser Wilhelm canal and veer northwards through the Danish archipelago and end its movement at 10B:4614, two hexes SE of Kristiansand.
3rd Naval Movement Step
In the Northern Germany holding box the two Flotillas-1 and 2 DD TFs each spend 18 MPs to finish embarking the wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E and F, respectively, and then together, as a combat naval group carrying their two inf IIIs as cargo, use the Kaiser Wilhelm canal to sail into the Baltic Sea and end the naval movement step at all-sea hex 10B:1117, in between the Danish isles of Sjaelland and Fyn.
The Cruiser-1 CL TF at the Baltic Sea hex 13A:1527 spends 12 MPs to enter the Danish minor port of Helsingor at 13A:1012, where it begins embarking the wint 1-6 Inf III G there, expending its remaining 18 MPs of the naval movement step doing so.
At the port of Larvik the three NTPs finish disembarking there the 3-10 Mot Inf X 11 and the 1-8 Art X 109. In the following ground movement sub-phase the c/m unit will have 4 MPs and the art X will have 3 MPs left, in mud weather.
At Kristiansand (10B:4616) the two NTPs carrying the LW 1-10 Mot Inf II GG and the 1-10 Mot MG II 13 finish disembarking their ground unit cargo there. In the ground movement sub-phase these two c/m units will have 4 MPs left, in mud weather. Then the NTP carrying the 2-1-10 Pz II 40 at 4614 in the middle of the Skagarrak spends 3 MPs to enter the port of Kristiansand and then begins disembarking its cargo there.
4th Naval Movement Step
At Kristiansand, on the southern coast of Norway, the NTP carrying the 2-1-10 Pz II 40 finishes disembarking its c/m ground unit cargo. The pz II will have 2 MPs left in the movement phase, in mud weather.
At all-sea hex 13A:1117 in the midst of the Danish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the two Flotillas-1 and 2 DD TFs carrying the unsupported wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E and F (w/out heavy equipment) continue sailing northwards 21 MPs to the beach at the German controlled clear terrain Larvik hex at 10B:4311. Here per the Naval MP Cost Summary found on SoS Game Play Chart 2 they now expend the remaining 9 MPs of their naval movement beginning to disembark their non-amphibious ground unit cargo at the friendly-owned beach. Interested players might review the Rule 30B (Beaches, addition to rule) clauses found in the SoS Errata Sheet 18 Jan 1999. Note per the Naval MP Cost Summary it will take a total of 60 MPs to to disembark non-amphibious cargo at the friendly-owned beach, which in this situation means the disembarkation of the non-mot ground units will not be complete until the 2nd naval movement step of the Axis exploitation phase.
At the Danish Protectorate minor port of Helsingor at hex 13A:1527 the Cruiser-1 CL TF spends 12 MPs to finish embarking the unsupported wint 1-6 Inf III G (w/out heavy equipment) there and then sails to all-sea hex 10B:4411, one hex south of Larvik, where it ends the 4th naval movement step.
5th Naval Movement Step
At the Larvik beach hex at 10B:4311 the two Flotillas-1 and 2 DD TFs carrying the unsupported wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E and F each spend 30 MPs to continue disembarking their non-amphibious cargo (w/out heavy equipment) at the friendly-owned beach, for a tally of 39 MPs each, so far. Then the Cruiser-1 CL TF at adjacent all-sea hex 10B:4411 which is carrying the unsupported wint 1-6 Inf III G spends 2 MPs to enter the Larvik beach hex, where it expends the rest of its 28 MP naval movement step allowance to begin disembarking its non-amphibious cargo (w/out heavy equipment) at the friendly-owned beach.
Ground Movement Sub-Phase
The first ground unit the Axis player moves is the wint 2-6 Inf III E at the 3-cap permanent airfield at 10B:3720. The Ger wint inf III moves one hex northwards to the hitherto Allied controlled Stavanger reference city/standard port hex at 3619, and then back to the 3-cap permanent airfield. In addition to gaining control of the important Stavanger hex, the Axis player also eliminates the intrinsic CD with a strength level of 1 present there as a reinf since the Apr I 40 Allied initial phase.
Then the Axis player rails the 1-6 Inf III C in the Northern Germany holding box to the Danish Protectorate dot city of Aahrus (13A:0616) where two Ju 52 T type air units air transport it to the newly Axis controlled Stavanger reference city airbase. This unit will likely become the Axis 1 RE occupation garrison per Rule 37G-Occupation for this Norwegian reference city while Norway remains hostile. The two Ju 52 air units return to base in the Danish Protectorate. To conserve space the purely rote details of the staging and rebasing of each LW T type air unit will be skipped, unless deemed necessary to understanding the Axis player’s turn.
Next a Ju 52 T type air unit from the Aahrus dot city airbase stages to the 3-cap permanent airfield at 10B:3720, and along with the operative Ju 52 air unit already based there air transport the wint 2-6 Inf III E (in special supply) also at hex 3720 to the Oslo hex airbase (10B:4007). Afterwards the two Ju 52 air units return to base at Aahrus on the Danish peninsula. This turn the Axis player is not particularly concerned about rebasing his LW air units stacked in excess of an airfield’s capacity as many of these air units will be withdrawn in the initial phase of the May I 40 Axis turn.
Then the two unsupported 3-8 Mtn IIIs A at the Northern Germany holding box rail to Aahrus, where four more Ju 52 T type air units stage and air transport the two mtn IIIs to the Oslo airbase. The four Ju 52 air units rebase in the Danish Protectorate.
The wint 2-6 Inf III G at Kjobenhavn (13A:1113) rails to Aahrus, where the last two operative Ju 52 air units based at Kiel stage to and then air transport the inf III to the Oslo hex. Afterwards the LW T type air units rebase at Aahrus.
Then the 0-1-5 Const III 6 at the 1-cap permanent airstrip at woods coast hex 10B:4415, adjacent to Kristiansand, spends 4 MPs to repair a hit of damage at the airstrip there, essentially upgrading it to a 3-cap permanent airfield with one remaining damage hit on it. After this the wint 2-6 Inf III E at Kristiansand spends 6 MPs to regular move east two hexes in mud weather along the southern Norway Skagarrak coastline. It ends its movement at the point city/minor port of Arendal, at 10B:4413, capturing it for the Axis side. Then the LW 0-8 Lt AA II I/611 at the airfield at 4415 moves one coast hex west to enter and guard the Kristiansand point city/standard port at hex 4416.
The 1-10 Mot MG II 13 and the LW 1-10 Mot Inf II GG and the 2-1-10 PZ II 40 at the Kristiansand port hex all move inland one hex to woods road hex 4316. The pz II moves into the hex via admin movement after the first two mot IIs regular move into the hex, gaining control of it for the Axis side.
At the point city/minor port of Tonsberg (10B:4310) the wint 2-6 Inf III F, which began the turn there, regular moves three rail hexes northwards along the western shore of the Oslofjord and ends its move at the reference city/minor port clear terrain coast rail junction hex 4009 (Drammen). Afterwards the sea transported 3-10 Mot Inf X 11 at Larvik regular moves north one hex to woods rail coast hex 4210, on the west bank of the Lagen River. Finally the 1-8 Art X 109 admin moves one coast hex east to enter and guard the Tonsgberg point city/minor port hex on the west side of the entrance to the Oslofjord.
The He 111H4 (S code) B type air unit based at the southern Norway coastal 2-cap permanent airfield at 10B:4415, utilizing Rule 23D2-Bombers as Transports, picks up as cargo 2 supply points at the supplied airfield and then flies them to the target hex at clear terrain coast hex 10B:3117, SW of Bergen, where it attempts to air drop the 2 supply points to the two isolated and red U-1 Ger 2-6 Inf IIIs C there. The Disruption Table is used with a -2 die roll modifier for Mud weather; one supply point is successfully air dropped, the other is scattered. The He 111H4 (S code) air unit returns to base at the 2-cap permanent airfield on the southern Norway coastline adjacent to Kristiansand.
Then the long range He 115B (SF code) floatplane air unit based in the Northern Germany holding box performs the same supply point air drop mission to hex 10B:3117 and successfully drops a second supply point there, the other supply point being scattered. It returns to base at the Northern Germany holding box. The two isolated and red U-1 Ger Inf IIIs C at hex 10B:3117 adjacent to Bergen now have 2 supply points with them at the beach hex.
The Axis units in the Oslo hex still cannot trace a supply line to a functioning Axis controlled port in southern Norway per Rule 12-Supply. Nor can a naval-element supply line be traced from the Oslo port hex itself back to Greater Germany due the the blocking naval combat zones of the Norwegian intrinsic CDs along the Oslofjord at 4108, 4109, and farther south at Fredrikstad, at 4309. So first the Axis player stages from the Sylt holding box the Mxd T (F code) floatplane air unit to the 3-cap permanent airfield at 10B:5014 in NE Denmark, where it picks up 2 supply points as cargo and air transports them to Oslo. The LW floatplane air unit returns to base at the reference city airbase at the major port hex of Aalborg(10B:5115) in northern Denmark. Then the He111 H1 NB type air unit at the Felnsburg reference city airbase stages to the same 3-cap airfield on the NE Danish coast, picks up 2 supply points as cargo and air transports them to Oslo. The He 111H1 NB type air unit bases at the Oslo airbase. Finally the three He 111P4 B type air units at the Kjobenhavn full city airbase load up 6 supply points as cargo and air transport them to Oslo. Two of the three He 111P4 B air units return to base at Aahrus and one returns to base as Esbjerg (10B:0621) on the western Danish coast.
In Denmark both the wint 6-6 inf XX 198 and the 6-6 Inf XX 214 are able to regular move to the dot city/major port of Aahrus. The three suported inf IIIs D also move to Aahrus and assemble back into the 6-6 Inf XX 170.
The wint Inf XX HQ unit G and the wint 2-6 Inf III G stacked with it move to the reference city/major port of Aalborg in NE Denmark. Then the two wint Inf XX HQ Units E and F and the Mtn XX HQ unit A all rail to Aahrus from the Northern Germany holding box.
The Inf XX HQ unit C and the LW 1-10 Hv AA II I/132 leave the Northern Germany holding box and rail to point city/standard port Frederikshavn (10B:5013) in NE Denmark.
Finally the 1-10 Mot MG II 4 at 10A:5020 clear terrain coast hex in NW Denmark moves to the railway in the Danish peninsula and rails back to the Northern Germany holding box.
Near the end of the movement phase the Axis player announces two CAP air missions. The Me 110C1 F type air unit at the 3-cap permanent airfield at 10B:5014 in NE Denmark flies a CAP air mission to target hex 10B:3907, just NE of the Oslo hex. Next the Me 110C1 F type air unit based at the Aalborg reference city airbase at 10B:5115 in NE Denmark flies the CAP air mission to target hex 10B:4108, just to the SW of the Oslo hex. The certain implication of these two Axis CAP air missions is that the Germans intend to attack these two hexes, each containing Norwegian ground units, with units in the Oslo hex in the combat phase, possibly in conjunction with GS. The purpose of the Me 110C1 F type air units on their CAP missions is to hopefully prevent by the threat of interception the Norwegians from attempting to use for DAS their C.V A type air unit based at the 1-cap permanent airstrip at 10B:3908, just NW of Oslo.
The Allied player, after pondering the situation in the Oslo zone, studying the SoS Air Combat Results Table, and reviewing the large array of still operative LW air units in range of the zone, decides to do a non-phasing air op and flies the C.V A type air unit based adjacent to the Axis held Oslo hex on an air transfer mission to the Bergen dot city airbase at 10B:3016.
At clear terrain coast rail hex 10B:4108 the Norwegians have the 1-6 inf III 1/1 Of, the 0-1-8 Cav II 2 Op (both unsupported), and an intrinsic CD with a strength level of 2. Overhead the Me 110C1 F type air unit is already flying a CAP air mission. The Axis player sends on the GS air mission to the hex the two Ju 88A1 B type (S code) air units based at the 3-cap permanent airfield at 3720 in SW Norway and the Ju 87R D type air unit based at the 3-cap permanent airfield at 5014 on the NE Danish coast. From the Oslo hex the Axis attacks with the two unsupported 3-8 Mtn IIIs A and the unsupported wint 2-6 Inf III E (red U-1 but in special supply since the initial phase). The attack appears to be a 9 to 1 -2 for mud weather. The die roll is a 6, which modifies to a 4: DE. The Axis advances after combat the wint 2-6 Inf III E into hex 4108. The two Ju 88A1 B type air units return to base at the 3-cap airfield at 3720, adjacent to Stavanger. The Ju 87R D type air unit bases at the Oslo hex.
At woods rail hex 10B:3907 the Norwegians have the unsupported 1-6 Inf III 5/11Mo. Overhead is the second LW Me 110C1 F type air unit flying the CAP air mission. The Axis player sends to 3907 on the GS air mission the He 111H4 B type (S code) air unit at the 3-cap permanent airfield at 5014 in NE Denmark. Next he stages to the same 3-cap permanent airfield the He 111P1 B type air unit based at the Sylt holding box and then sends it on the GS air mission to hex 3907, adjacent to Oslo. From the Oslo hex the Axis player attacks with the unsupported wint 2-6 Inf III G and the unsupported wint 2-6 Inf III F (at red U-1 but unisolated). The attack appears to be an 8 to 1 -3 (-2 for Mud weather + -1 for woods). The die roll is a 3, which modifies to a 0: DR. The lucky Nor 1-6 Inf III 5/11Mo retreats to wooded rough hex 3806. The Axis player advances into 3907 after combat both the attacking wint 2-6 Inf IIIs F and G. The Axis player bases the He 111H4 B type (S code) air unit at the 2-cap permanent airfield at 4415, in southern Norway adjacent to Kristiansand, where the other He 111H4 B type (S code) air unit is also based. The He 111P1 B type air unit bases at the Oslo hex.
For the time being the two Me 110C1 F type air units flying their CAP missions linger at their respective target hexes.
1st Naval Movement Step
At the Larvik beach hex at 10B:4311 the two Flotillas-1 and 2 DD TFs carrying the unsupported wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E and F each spend 21 MPs to finish disembarking their non-amphibious cargo (w/out heavy equipment) at the friendly-owned beach, for a grand total of 60 MPs per the Naval MP Cost Summary. Afterwards the two DD flotilla TFs pull anchors and spend their last 9 MPs sailing south back towards Greater Germany, ending the 1st naval movement step at NE Danish coast hex 10B:5113.
Back at the Larvik beach the Cruiser-1 CL TF spends its 30 MP naval movement step allowance continuing to disembark the wint 1-6 Inf III G at the friendly-owned beach, for a tally of 58 MPs, so far.
2nd Naval Movement Step
The two Flotillas-1 and 2 DD TFs at NE Danish coast hex 10B:5113 spend 24 MPs continuing south through the Danish archipelago and use the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to enter the Northern Germany holding box. They each then spend their last 6 MPs to begin replenishing at the naval base there.
At the Larvik beach the Cruiser-1 CL TF spends 2 MPs to finish disembarking the wint 1-6 Inf III G at the beach and then expends its remaining 28 MPs sailing back to Greater Germany through the Danish archipelago, ending the movement phase at beach hex 13A:1319 of the Danish isle of Langeland.
3rd Naval Movement Step
The two DD flotilla TFs finish replenishing at the Northern Germany holding box naval base, and then linger there with the rest of the Kriegsmarine fleet. The Cruiser-1 CL TF spends 5 MPs to enter the Northern Germany holding box via the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal and then spends 25 MPs beginning to replenish at the naval base.
4th and 5th Naval Movement Step
The Cruiser-1 CL TF finishes its replenishment at the naval base and then remains there with the rest of the German fleet. The consensus ashore is not to sally forth onto the high seas during the Apr II 40 Allied turn when the Allies will have a huge naval force available for operations off Norway. There may be better employment for the Kriegsmarine on the May I 40 Axis turn.
Ground Movement Sub-Phase (c/m units only)
The 3-10 Mot Inf X 11 at woods rail coast hex 10B:4210 just north of the minor port of Larvik moves northwards two rail hexes to wooded rough rail hex 4010, just west of the wint 2-6 Inf III F at Drammen, at the point of the southern Norway front line facing the Norwegians arced around the northern perimeter of the German held Oslo hex. At Larvik are stacked the three recently beach disembarked wint 1-6 Inf IIIs E, F, and G.
The LW Mot Inf II GG, the 2-1-10 PZ II 40, and the 1-10 Mot MG II 13 move as a stack two rail hexes east to woods rail junction hex 4314, NW of Arendal, which is guarded by the wint 2-6 Inf III E.
Then the Axis player stages the two He 111H4 B type air units at the Kjobenhavn airbase to the 3-cap permanent airfield at 10B:5014 on the NE Danish coastline and performs a rail marshaling yard strat bombing air mission against the Allied controlled dot city/major port hex of Bergen (10B:3016). The LW rolls two dice using the “2” column (for mud weather) on the Bombing Table and gets a 5 and 1: good for one strat bombing hit on the Bergen rail marshaling yard and also a hit marker on the Bergen hex rail line. Both He 111H4 B type air units rebase at the 3-cap airfield at 5014 in NE Denmark.
A preliminary check of the Scandinavian Rail Net capacity may be in order. Per the SoS Campaign for Norway Allied OB the Allies begin the scenario with a Scandinavian Rail Net capacity of 10. Right now in the game the Norwegians have lost two standard ports: Stavanger and Kristiansand, and two major ports: Narvik and Oslo. Note that all these Norwegian port hexes have rail links to the Scandinavian Rail Net. Pere Rule 7A-Railroads, I believe this equates to a current usable Allied Scandinavian Rail Net subtotal of 4. With the rail marshaling yard strat bombing hit just done by the LW at the Allied controlled Bergen major port/rail hex, this rail net capacity will be temporarily reduced to 3 on the Apr II 40 Allied turn. The Axis player appears to currently have a captured, but fragmented Scandinavian Rail Net capacity divided up as follows: 1 RE at the Narvik rail zone, 1 RE at the Oslo rail zone, ½ RE at the Kristiansand rail zone, and ½ RE at the Stavanger rail zone. Note that the Kristiansand and Stavanger rail zones have not yet been linked together by a contiguous chain of Axis owned rail hexes; the same goes for each of the other aforementioned Axis controlled rail zones.
From Narvik the Axis player air transfers the Mxd T (LR) T type air unit there to the Northern Germany holding box.
Near the very end of his exploitation phase the Axis player rebases his two Me 110C1 F type air units on the CAP mission over the two hexes adjacent to the Oslo hex. One lands at the Oslo airbase and the other bases at the 3-cap airfield at 5014 in NE Denmark.
At the end of the Axis exploitation phase the Allied player announces a non-phasing air transfer of the Well 1C and the Whit 5 NB type air units in the Orkney Islands holding box to the 1-cap permanent airstrip at 5C:2431 and the Trondheim reference city airbase (5C:2432), respectively.