My first scenario. Would like feedback. Pearl Harbor
P-40’s vs. Vals
On December 7, 1941, many US aircraft were destroyed on the ground. Included in the few that did get airborne were two P-40's that were aloft in time to intercept the Japanese second wave. The two P-40's tangled with four vics (twelve) Vals on their way in. Historically, they shot down 6 Vals. Can you do the same?
The American player wins if he shoots down the six Vals.
The Japanese player wins if he survives at the end of the game.
Map: Blue sky
Map Setup Notes:
1. Set the Vals up in four Vics at altitude 2 at speed 2.
2. Set the P-40s at attitude 4 at speed 3.
1. Turn two: American out of ammo. Return to airfield to rearm.
2. Turn three: Re-engage. Take off directly towards the bombers.
3. Taylor performs a chandelle.
4. P-40 pilots as average (Kenneth A. Taylor, George S. Welch)
5. Vals are 8 average, 4 green (1 green to each vic), the Japanese are second wave bomber pilots.
20 turns Aftermath:
Both pilots headed back to Haleiwa. After landing and driving back to Wheeler, Taylor and Welch passed by their squadron commander, Major Gordon H. Austin, who noticed that they were wearing their tuxedo attire. Unaware of their earlier dogfights, he shouted at the two men, saying "Get back to Haleiwa! You know there's a war on?" The two pilots explained what they had done, and the commander thanked them.
First, I'm wondering where you are going to get 12 Vals (you've got a bigger budget than me, for sure). And second, the Vals had some OK forward firepower, and were manoeuvrable enough to engage fighters. I can't see how two P-40s have a hope against 12 Vals.
Those who don't remember their history are bound to do something or other...
That's what's great about the scenario. you can adjust it to fit your need. The P-40's had the altitude advantage and surprised the Vals. The Vals just dropped their load and were headed back. The idea came from www.hyperwar.com