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With the capture of Okinawa and the Philippines in 1945, the Allies had captured important territory in the western Pacific from which to base air, sea and land assets with which to engage in an invasion of the Japanese main islands. They called the entire project "Operation Downfall" and the first part of this colossal undertaking was called "Operation Olympic." The goal of Olympic was to capture airfields and ports in the southern half of the island of Kyushu from which they could use for the next phase of Downfall which was called "Operation Coronet," the invasion of the island of Honshu.
Japan '45 includes 44 Scenarios – covering all sizes and situations, including a solo tutorial scenario plus specialized versions for both head to head play and vs. the computer AI.
The master map (87,720 hexes) covering the island of Kyushu, from Yahata in the north to Kagoshima in the south. Major cities such as Fukuoka and Sendai are included.
The order of battle file covers the Axis and Allied forces that participated in the campaign with other formations added in for hypothetical situations.
Order-of-Battle, Parameter Data and Scenario Editors which allow players to customize the game.
Sub-map feature allows the main map to be subdivided into smaller segments for custom scenario creation.
All new images for unit art on both sides, including guns, infantry and vehicles covering all of the forces of the Allied and Axis armies involved in the operation.
Design notes which cover or include the production of the game, campaign notes and a bibliography that includes the sources used by the Wargame Design Studio team to produce this simulation game.
Japan '45 provides multiple play options including play against the computer AI, Play by E-mail (PBEM), LAN & Internet "live" play as well as two player hot seat.
The landing on Tanega-Shima: November 1-3 1945
The Invasion Phase: November 4-6 1945
The Breakout Phase: November 7-10 1945
The Linkup Phase: November 14-17 1945
The Final Phase: November 19-24 1945
Japanese Counterattacks: December 1945
Version 4.03 - 553 MB download
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB
Video Memory: 512 MB