Empire of the Sun: The Pacific War 1941-45
Publisher/Brand: GMT Games
Product Code: GMT0501-21
Empire of the Sun (EotS) covers the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II, from Pearl Harbor until the surrender of Japan. EotS is the first card driven game (CDG) to move the system closer to a classic hexagon wargame, while retaining all the tension and uncertainty people have come to expect from a CDG. Players are cast in the role of MacArthur, Yamamoto, Nimitz, and Mountbatten as you direct your forces across the breadth of the globe from India to Hawaii and from Alaska to Australia. This is represented on a single map based on a 1942 equal area projection of the entire theater of conflict.
Combat in EotS is based on successfully bringing superior combined land, air, and sea forces to bear in a two-tiered combat system. The first tier is the resolution of air-naval combat, the second tier covers ground combat. The culmination of both tiers results in one side prevailing in battle.
In EotS included the Card Driven Solitaire System (CDSS) allowing you to play either side against an artificial opponent or for new players as a training program to rapidly improve your EotS IQ!
- One 22" x 34" Mounted Map
- 1 mapsheet (South Pacific)
- 1½ Counter Sheets
- Two decks of Event Cards (82 Japanese and 83 Allied)
- 1 Player Aid Card
- 2 (identical) Combat Tables Cards
- 2 Setup cards (1 Japanese and 1 Allied)
- 2 Erasmus Tri-folds (1 Japanese and 1 Allied)
- Rule booklet
- 1 CDSS booklet
- Two 10 six-sided dice