Flying Tigers Mini-Campaign
In 1937 the Chinese government hired Claire Chenault to organize and train its air defenses. Chenault set up an early warning system, trained Chinese pilots, and helped the Chinese get aircraft to fight against the Japanese. By the end of 1940, the U.S. government gave the Chinese loans for new aircraft and permission to recruit pilots from the U.S. Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps.
Each pilot was promised $600 a month and $500 for each enemy airplane they shot down. The Chinese ended up with one hundred P-40s and about 350 pilots and aircrew. This force was called the American Volunteer Group and later earned the nickname 'Flying Tigers.'
In this mini-campaign the players are the leaders of different groups in the Flying Tigers during the later part of 1941 and early 1942. The goal of each player is to have the most cash at the end of the scenarios by shooting down Japanese planes.
By Dave Schueler
This mini-campaign was designed as a fun, quick, and easy way to generate linked scenarios with an overall player goal. It was not meant as a commentary on the Flying Tigers organization.