PINING FOR THE FJORDS is a scenario and campaign book for the popular CHECK YOUR 6! Air Combat and CampaignRules. The book provides three campaigns and 25 scenarios covering Operation Weserübung Nord, the German invasion ofNorway
in the spring of 1940. The first 11 scenarios begin with each side’s
attempts to interdict enemy fleet units just prior tothe invasion and continues until Bomber Command leaves Norway at the end of April to prepare for the Battle of France. Thenext 6 scenarios cover the month of May and include a Stuka attack against HMS Ark Royal, the deployment of 46 Squadron(Hurricanes) and the second deployment of 263 Squadron (Gladiators). The book ends with 8 scenarios depicting the lastaerial combats before the Allied withdrawal from Norway, British attempts to get revenge upon KMS Scharnhorst for the sinkingof HMS Glorious, and one showing that an Allied air presence over Norway would continue until liberation. Scenarios can beplayed as one-offs, linked as a mini-campaign, or joined as the whole campaign.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Information is provided regarding the reasoning behind the German invasion, the duplicityof both sides, what happened and why, mistakes made and lessons learned or not learned, and the generally poor state ofaerial gunnery that caused a Special Rule in many scenarios. Maps and a bibliography are included.
NEW AIRCRAFT STATISTICS: Some aircraft, such as the Gladiator and Sunderland, have not seen much use inpreviously published CHECK YOUR 6! books; others, like the Wellington, Skua, and Ju-88C-2 Zerstörer, have not appearedbefore. Complete statistics, in standard CHECK YOUR 6! format, are included for all of them.
SCENARIOS AND CAMPAIGN SYSTEM: The scenarios in this book vary in size, from some big enough for a clubevent or convention to some small enough for two players to knock out in an hour. The campaign system is easy to use andrequires minimal record keeping.