The new Helicopter destroyer DHH-184 Kaga (24DDH) from the Izumo-class is re-opening again the discussion about the necessity of the JMSDF for a conventional fleet carrier with embarked F-35 fighters. To understand the issue of the Japanese F-35, we need to flash back to 2011. Since 2011, Japan initiated a large-scale program of $8 billion […]
Month – August 2015
I have analysed the possibility to add a few independent counters to the game Empire of the Sun, 2nd edition, and the results of my study are posted in the following page. I would like to test the counters in game, and they are only for increasing the historical (personal) flavor in the game. but […]
The sister of the Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-183 (22DDH) has already received her name: The name is Kaga, which is the same as the fleect carrier Kaga that operated in the combined fleet during the Pacific War together with the carrier Akagi. The Helicopter Destroyer Kaga DDH-184 護衛艦 (24DDH) will be similar to the Izumo DDH-183 and will […]
I was so happy to visit the memorial ship Mikasa at yokosuka. As you may now, Mikasa is one of the most famous ship in the world and was the flag ship of the Japanese Imperial Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima which was a decisive Japanese victory over the Russian Navy. It was the […]
[wonderplugin_slider id=”2″] Yes, finally, my box with the Empire of the Sun 2nd Edition has arrived home! I could not wait to open it and admire the components. GMT always produce high quality counters and components in general and this time is not an exception. The counters are lovely and colorful. The main change is […]
I started a detailed description of the current units of the JMSDF in parallel with the development of an extensive database of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The page can be found here.