Historical Board Gaming is thrilled to introduce the Imperial Elite of the Rising Sun (ERS) Expansion, a deep dive into the formidable Elite Forces of the Japanese military during World War II. Primarily composed of the Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF), these elite units were stationed in key naval districts across Japan, with Yokosuka being one of the most significant. Not only was Yokosuka a vital shipyard for constructing battleships and carriers, but it was also the home base for three distinct marine paratrooper units of the SNLF, known in Japanese as Rikusentai.
This meticulously crafted expansion allows you to command Japan's greatest, with units entering the game based on their historical dates of deployment. From the early days of the Sino-Japanese War to the intense battles of the Pacific War, the expansion offers a nuanced approach to unit entry, reflecting the multiple formations of some units throughout Imperial Japanese Naval history. Experience the strategic depth and historical accuracy that only the ERS Expansion can provide, as you navigate Japan's elite forces through pivotal moments in World War II