Historical Board Gaming is proud to present the Imperial Elite of the Rising Sun (ERS) Expansion. The Elite Forces of the Japanese military existed mostly of the Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF). At the start of the war the city of Yokosuka had an important military base and shipyard. The Yokosuka naval district was one of the regions where battleships and carriers were built. The naval base was also home of the three Yokosuka marine paratrooper units of the SNLF, known in Japanese as Rikusentai.
Other Japanese Naval Districts also formed (and named) multiple Special Naval Landing Forces. This expansion enables you to take control of Japan’s elite forces, often entering the game at the historical date of entry in World War II. Some units have been formed two times in the Imperial Japanese Naval history. In this expansion the rules use either of two entry dates of these units to spread their entries between the Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific War.