The Narvik project has certainly been on a back-burner for a long time. No games using this collection in longer than I can remember (I could look it up) and very little painting activity. The beginning of the year saw the addition of British mortars, AT guns, and a company of infantry. Since then, nothing.
Well, my recent trip to the fjords of Alaska got me thinking about Norway which led to thoughts on the "Battles at the Top of the World" which led to a rekindling of interest in the project. Perhaps this is a corollary to the Butterfly Effect? Probably a good thing that I do not get out more!
Since German paratroops were present in the Norwegian campaign and only one company can presently muster for service, why not field a second? Why not, indeed!
Off the painting desk are a handful of 15mm Old Glory paratroops complete with support weapons. In a painting mishap, I lost the 81mm mortar tube during staining and the tube was replaced by a small length of coat hanger. Not having the original tube dimension, I guessed as to suitable size. For me, it works.
Having a number of books on the campaign, I may dig out a small action from one to recreate on the table. In the last game using the collection, the guys were coerced into trying the rules, 1943. I recall them not being too enamored with the system but the level of abstraction produced an enjoyable game (to me, anyway). I thought they worked better than Battlefront but I was likely alone in that assessment. The collection should get a dusting and given another chance on the field of battle even if only solo.