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#12 w/Chennault's First Fight

By: Against the Odds

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Against the Odds - #01 - #50

MSRP $34.95

(unpunched)
(ziplock edition, no box, unpunched)
(no box, rules loose, unpunched)

Product Info

Title
#12 w/Chennault's First Fight
Publisher
Category
Sub-category
Publish Year
2005
Dimensions
8.75x11.25x.75"
NKG Part #
2147630802
MFG. Part #
ATO-12
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
300 Minutes

Description

As 1941 moved from winter into spring and then into summer, it was becoming increasingly apparent that war was coming to the United States. Most American political and military leaders viewed the Nazi war machine in Europe as the greatest menace, and fear that US intervention/involvement would come too late grew with each passing month. Most who viewed the escalating conflict in Asia felt that diplomacy and economic sanctions could bring Japanese aggression on that continent to an end; even if military force was needed, US and western military prowess would make short work of the armed forces from the empire of the Rising Sun. The sudden attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, the devastating air raids in the Philippines the next day, as well as the loss of Great Britain's battleships Repulse and Price of Wales brought the war home in a shocking and horrifying manner.

Despite pre-war warnings and plans, only in the Pacific, the Phillipines, and China were there Americans ready and able to fight the Axis forces. Of those, only a small group of mercenary airmen and ground crew, desperately outnumbered and led by man who had been vilified while in the US Army Air Force, met with success in the opening weeks of the war.

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