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      Rising Sun provides scenarios for the Admiralty Trilogy’s WW II tactical naval game system, Comand at Sea. Starting with Pearl Harbor, it covers the fierce surface, submarine, and air combats of the first half of the Pacific War, with detailed orders of battle, and historical accounts.

      The original edition of Rising Sun was the first supplement published for Command at Sea, in 1994. Over the past twenty-plus years, new scholarship and access to previously unavailable sources (not to mention the designers’ own greater understanding) has allowed us to produce this vastly improved edition.

      In addition to classic set-piece battles like Pearl Harbor or the midget submarine attack on Sydney, Australia, major campaigns like Coral Sea and Midway are presented as a series of linked scenarios, with possible variations and historical might-have-beens. Background information is provided to help the players place the battles in context.

            Noted historian Jon Parshall, co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, graciously wrote the foreword for this edition. His work, along with other researchers and authors, has helped us greatly in understanding Midway and the other battles published here.

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Melinda Franke F March 02, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Where does one get the core rules?
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JOHN SCOTT C March 02, 2018 3:04 am UTC
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Tomasz N May 10, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Where Doolittle's raid scenario had gone?
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JOHN SCOTT C February 25, 2017 2:19 am UTC
Okay. Been waiting for this one for quite a while. To use this scenario book, I need the core rules, American Fleets and The Emperor's Fleet, correct?
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Timothy D February 25, 2017 8:32 am UTC
There are some scenarios with the the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Netherlands Navy and The Royal Navy so I would also recommend Rising Sun Form 10s for the ships from the other navys.
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JOHN SCOTT C February 25, 2017 9:48 pm UTC

Thanks for the heads up; I hadn't thought about the ABDA forces.

Just to be certain, the Rising Sun 3E and the Form 10s are for use with the Command at Sea 4E rules?


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Evan P February 26, 2017 5:03 am UTC
They're all current. Depending on your interests, the Form 10 book may have enough ships for you to manage without the Fleet volumes for now (and you want to buy it in any case because it will save you lots of set up time).
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JOHN SCOTT C February 26, 2017 8:16 pm UTC

Thanks. My latent OCD tendencies will probably have me purchasing everything. Fortunately for me, I have no WW2 miniatures.... ;-)


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