Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
So there is no rule restriction on lend leased aircraft other than this one for the Chinese-US. Otherwise, as long as the unit is in the force pool and the owning player says ok, then it can be transferred to the major power that is 'borrowing' it.
I would even go further, by reading the rule, the players should be allowed to say ok to this during the setup.
As no player would remember about this, I suggest that the game asks the player whether he wants some possible lend leased planes to be effectively leased, during the setup. Preferably before the planes are randomly picked up for setup.
I am not so sure about that. The set up rules explicitly say that the C-47 should be placed on the board. It says nothing about other lend lease planes. However, given that most scenarios start in 1940 or later, the situation of lend lease should be directly considered and decided upon.
My take on this is that all of the rest of set up details are laid out in fine detail so I would have expected the inclusion of lend lease air units in the force pools to have been part of setup. That nothing is said leads me to conclude that, historically, no requests/permission for lend lease air units had occurred.
I need to redo the entire lend lease process anyway, based on the discussion we had in the forum earlier this year on how the air units would be handled.
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