The Russo-Japanese War: Dawn of the Rising Sun
Publisher/Brand: Clash of Arms Games
Product Code: COA0401-98
"The fate of the empire rests upon this one battle, let every man do his utmost." Admiral Togo addressing the Japanese Fleet, 27 May 1905.
In February 1904, Russia had the world's 3rd largest fleet, while that of Japan's was ranked 4th. By September 1905, Japan had become number three and Russia had fallen below the top ten. Dawn of the Rising Sun contains 20 scenarios covering all the major surface engagements of the Russo-Japanese War that led to this stunning reversal of fortunes. Using the same rules as Fear God & Dread Nought, a novice can begin playing within a half hour of opening the box using the specially designed Jump start scenario.
Each scenario has its own map, showing the disposition of forces. In addition to the well known battles such as Port Arthur, Yellow Sea, and Tsushima Strait, several smaller battles are included. The scenario book is full of original after action reports as well as helpful sidebars on a wide range of topics. The Data Annex is complete for all the ships that were involved, as well as including line drawings of the major combatants and additional source material, making it a valuable reference in itself.
Note: Players will need to supply one 6-sided die for play, it is not included with the game.
- 210 full color ship counters (1" x 1/2")
- 140 full color counters (1/2")
- Fear God & Dread Nought Rules for tactical naval combat 1900-1924
- Jump Start Booklet
- Dawn of the Rising Sun scenario supplement
- Data Annex