pacific war

Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls

The heavy cruiser Haguro under attack at Rabaul on 2 November 1943, showing damage received in the battle of Empress Augusta Bay that morning.

Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls   David McCormack, the author, is a graduated with first class honours in Contemporary Military and International History. He has been a regular contributor of Japan based historical articles to the International Academic Forum’s Eye Magazine and a series of eight articles entitled Japan at War […]

OOB Order of Battle in the Pacific War: US Marine Corps and Japanese Army

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Battle Orders in the WW2 Pacific Theater: US Marine Corps and Japanese Army.   The OOB Order of Battle in the Pacific War can be researched in several websites, however, there are also some books and guides that explain with vivid illustrations the actions and evolution of fighting forces, and also describe their organisation, strength, command, […]

Light Cruiser Tenryu Timeline

The light cruiser Tenryu warship was one of the units corresponding to the Tenryu-class light cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was initially designed and planned to operate as flagships for destroyer flotillas and participated in many operations during the Pacific War. She was also involved in patrolling and combat operations during the Sino-Japanese war. […]

A new page ready for the timeline of the Japanese Battleship Yamato

By following previous experiments with different warships (see Heavy cruiser Chikuma, and Battleships Yamashiro and Musashi), we have prepared now the entire timeline of the Battleship Yamato. Yamato battleship, together with the Musashi battleship, was probably one of the most famous warships ever constructed by navies in the world. Yamato Battleship used advanced technology combined […]

New page for the Kongō-class battlecruiser (金剛型巡洋戦艦 Kongō-gata jun’yōsenkan)

A new page for the The Kongō-class battlecruiser (金剛型巡洋戦艦 Kongō-gata jun’yōsenkan) is shown here. The page includes information about the construction, successive modifications and major operations in which the ship was involved. The images also represents the original ship in those days. I also try to compare the ship characteristics with the counters statistics provided […]

Pacific War

Probably, the greatest game on the entire pacific theater is Pacific War designed by Mark Herman. I have enjoyed a lot each time I played scenarios and campaigns because it is extremely realistic and detailed. The game was published in 1985, and I think I bought it in 1995. Unfortunately, I could never play the […]