Solar Empire of Japan
|Solar Empire of Japan|
|The Solar Empire's Banner|
|Type||Original Blue Alert 3 Faction|
|Dev. Status||Original units and building In-game|
"May your reign
Continue for a thousand,
Éight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles'
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss"
- - "Kimigayo" - "Japanese National Anthem"
The Solar Empire of Japan, also known as the Empire, the Japanese, or Japan, is the polity representing Japan and her Imperial Dominions . Once an obscure power that shut itself away after a strange incident in the Russo-Japanese war, coming out only to manage its relatively modest colonial empire and engage in trade; the Empire of the Rising sun first came to the world's attention when it attacked the Allies during the second world war with the intent of securing some important concessions from the Comintern, acquire some key islands and loot from the Allies, testing its ideas for war and seeing the mettle of its enemies. The reasoning for Japan's requests for its participation in the war would not become fully clear until the third world war, where it used what it had gained and learned in the second world war to launch a devastating attack on the Comintern and the Allies; accompanied by a number of factions opposed to the current world order, and also being forced to confront Epsilon when that force went rogue.
As the Axis that the Empire fought three different world power blocs across every continent on the planet, the Empire eventually found that it had underestimated the resolve and the strength of its opponents. And even their fantastical technology and warrior spirit could not overcome the simple reality of them being gravely outnumbered by their enemies who had the reserves to recover from initial setbacks and strike blows the Empire could not easily recover from. With the Crown Prince and Emperor dead in the wake of the third world war, the crown has passed to Kamina, a direct relative of the house of Yamato who was sworn in as the new Emperor and the new heir to the divine lineage of Ryujin and Amaterasu. For now, the Empire seems content to try for economic supremacy and control in the world, using its fantastical technology to gain great wealth; but while the Empire has been humbled, it has not been defeated, and millions of soldiers still stand ready to finish what had been started.
- 1 At a Glance
- 2 Background
- 3 Imperial Armed Forces of Japan
- 4 Protocols
At a Glance
|Preferred Theatre of Operations||Open waters|
|Strengths||Abundance of amphibious options, very powerful late game, extreme speed focus, flexible transforming units, fast expanding.|
|Weaknesses||Fragile units and structures, slow teching, best units not amphibious, weak air force, late game prohibitively expensive, units tend to require babysitting|
|Intended Players||"Pro" Players with high APM|
|Motives||World Conquest, Economic Expansion, Technological Supremacy|
Land of Cherry Blossoms
The event that is perhaps most responsible for the path the Empire took is a strange incident during the Russo-Japanese war; as the Japanese were assaulting Port Arthur, a flash of light heralded the sudden emergence of a number of Comintern vehicles sent backwards in time due to a malfunction in the Chronosphere that was meant to teleport them into an Allied base. The Comintern vehicles quickly engaged both sides in confusion, dealing substantial damage before naval artillery from a number of battleships was called down by the Japanese. Even modern tank armor could not hope to contest the impact of the twelve inch guns and the crews of the vehicles were reduced into bloody mash. Eventually victorious but confused, an enterprising commander ordered the vehicles to be taken back to Japan for study. The incident convinced the Japanese to focus their efforts on studying the devices and cancelled their planned occupation of Korea; settling for a simple state of protectorateship.
For decades, Japan would remain quiet, taking what they had learned from the future and combining it with the formidable power of Japanese science to advance considerably. Due to the seemingly miraculous nature of the event; the idea of Japan's divine destiny to rule the world began to gain considerable traction. How could they not have the favour of the Gods when they had so clearly been blessed with such a gift after all? Briefly participating in the first world war to take some German colonial concessions and shore up Entente defenses in Southeast Asia with a naval blockade and some amphibious actions, the Empire generally remained a quiet observer in world politics. It was not until the second world war that they would come to the fore.
Seeing that the Comintern was in difficult straits in their war with the Allies in the pacific region due to other commitments drawing away their ability to help Jingwei's North China or revolutionaries; and feeling more threatened by the Allies' Eurocentric overtones than the Comintern's strategic goals; the Empire came to the Internationale with an offer. They would support the Comintern war effort in exchange for certain concessions of territory, funds, trade (particularly in resources the Empire was poor in such as Oil and Iron) as well as supporting their claim to a number of allied held islands. Seeing little other option to save Jingwei's Socialist China and Communist guerrillas in the east; the Comintern acceded to Japanese requests. With the trades in place, the Empire waited for the right moment to strike, and when that moment came it fell upon the Allies like a divine wind.
With staggeringly successful and daring campaigns the Japanese had stabilized the situation in China and even allowed counter attacks and reseizure of occupied territory to take place. In the southern pacific they had given the Vietminh, Katipunan, and Indonesian Industrialists what they needed to turn Indochina, the Phillipines, and the east Indies from a recruitment base into a quagmire for the Allies. And in the North when Leese pressured Korea to break ties with Japan and declare war on the Empire and the Comintern, their interventions lead to Korea becoming an Allied debacle. So roughly had the Allies been handled in the Pacific that they struggled to even supply their holdings in the southern pacific and were forced to siphon off huge amounts of resources to deal with spirited insurgencies and emboldened communist and Japanese pacific fleets.
When the end of the war came; Japan emerged as an absolute victor. Everything they had set out to accomplish had been done with little cost to the Empire and when the reconstruction period came; Japan was highly sought out as a creditor and a source of engineers to repair the damage done. The Empire was now respected and considered a world class power, granting the Japanese unprecedented prestige. With such a glorious outcome, the Empire of the Rising Sun believed itself invincible and that soon it would be time to carry out their heavenly mandate to rule the world.
The Wind Builds
Emperor Yoshiro and his son Tatsu would prove to be a formidable duo. Just as they had built the military that had gained them such glory and spoils in world war two, they would build an army that would surely win them the third world war to come. All able bodied men and women were trained to some degree for battle; though women would not be permitted in the military outside of a number of usually gender segregated roles. The Empire's continued heavily pro-birth policies had created a large population suitable for the conquest they sought even as people moved out of the crowded old holdings of the Empire and into its newer acquisitions, creating Japanese metropoli and majorities where there had been none overnight. The Empire's industrial capacity continually grew as Yoshiro, Tatsu, and the shogunate sought to create their military machine and all manner of strange projects and weapons of war were commissioned.
Just as important was the Empire's outreach for allies. Contacting others who opposed the Allies and the Comintern in equal measure, the Empire formed a powerful Axis with rebuilt remnants of the old world order destroyed by the first world war, those who followed a cabal of people who wanted to strike down the shadows they saw in the world, those who sought a restoration of extinct monarchies and dynasties, and those who dreamed of a free Africa. Each seemed to have a contradicting goal, but they all had common enemies in both the Alliance and the Communists if they were to achieve those respective ideals, they could determine who among them would be the sole ruler of the world after they had won. In clandestine meetings they conducted in the years between the world wars, they built the bedrock for what would be their challenge to the first and second worlds.
The Empire would build a massive army. Using the labour freed up by the increasing mechanization of their economy, the Empire would secretly build an empire that numbered in the tens of millions. Whether they were ashigaru reservists or were full time members of the mighty Imperial Japanese Army, they would be amassed to prepare for the greatest surprise attack in human history; all according to the meticulous planning of the Japanese high command. But it would not just be infantry wielding rifles who would bring forth Japan's destiny to rule all the lands the sun shone upon, it would be a vast fleet of tanks, new mecha, robots, aircraft, ships, and more. And they would be fighting with one of the world's most formidable arsenals.
Knowing full well about Japan's population limits, the Empire sunk vast amounts of funding into research projects to give them an edge over their opponents. They would not fight their foes with conventional arms any longer. Standard guns gave way to kinetic burst weapons and superheated slugs, new anti-tank plasma cutters were developed, rockets replaced with intelligent burst missiles, wave force weapons would bring a new standard of firepower to the Japanese military, nanotechnology would be weaponized on a powerful new scale, and earlier experiments into psychic research were intensified so as to provide Japan with a technological edge against any possible foe.
And to go with these new weapons would come new platforms. New robots, new vehicles, new ships, new planes, new mecha that would put the clumsy old designs from the prior war to shame. Blended together in an army that would combine the thinking of the futurists of Japan with the militarist establishment and the traditionalist bloc into an army worthy of the divine wind that would scour the world and bring all under the sun under one house. Serving as the lynchpin of this peerless assault would be the new floating fortresses that would serve as the logistical backbone of this mighty army. With their assets readied, all that needed to happen was an opportunity for the right moment to strike.
The Glare of the Sun
That day would come with the outbreak of world war three. With the struggle between New Ultimatism and Democratic Communism fully underway the world was once again plunged into war on essentially every inhabited continent. But the Empire would bide its time for just the right moment to strike; shepherding itself and its allies as it moved the pieces into the right positions on the board. There would be no mercy for the Gaijin who had not seen the wisdom of joining the Axis of Powers. And waiting for just the right moment for the Alliance and Internationale to be at the crux of their war with one another; the Empire and her allies struck out all at once. Alliance and Internationale forces engaging in Leningrad were suddenly greeted with an Imperial attack force, while port facilities across the pacific were suddenly struck by the mighty arm of the Kido Butai to make way for brutal amphibious invasions.
In Africa, Japan's allies in the Pan-African League rose up all at once and started to relentlessly drive the Alliance out of their own colonies, adversely affecting their war effort as the Majestica inclusive poured out of its bases around the world; particularly in the Atlantic through which they made a number of destructive surgical strikes. And around the world, the Guardians of Monarchy proved to be wily foes in their mad quest to restore as many old monarchies as possible, attacking places such as France, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and more to bring back their beloved Kings and Emperors. Meanwhile the Empire ran rampant through the Indian and Pacific Oceans and even launched probing strikes as far as gibraltar.
In these blows, Japan dreamed of a conquest even more ambitious than that of Hideyoshi, with Japanese troops making rapid progress all over the world. However, there was an uncounted for factor in the Empire's plans, as the powerful force of Epsilon rose forth to make its own play for world domination simultaneously. Though the Dominion was as surprised by the Empire's furious assault as the Empire was by the Dominion's plans for global conquest, the clashing attempts to conquer the world had proven to be the final straw for this third world war going according to anyone's plans. Even the mighty spirit of Bushido was shaken by the horrendous abominations that Geoffrey's minions threw at them, and the indoctrinated and cloned hordes of Epsilon and its own allies seemed endless.
Even worse, the enemies of the Empire began to rally and the Empire found that it had overestimated its own forces. The weight of the world began to turn against it as its forces began to withdraw farther and farther from their furthest points of advance. They were being driven from America, they were being driven from the Soviets, they were being driven from India, they were being driven from Indonesia. Their dream of global empire was starting to seem more and more far fetched with each passing day. Then a series of blows struck them. The battle of Guam tied up a great number of ships, many of their occupations were turning into bleeding sores that drained resources, Epsilon forces had defeated them at Tasmania, then the Interntionale struck at Pearl harbor to disguise a strike force just as the Alliance did the same at Taiwan; then the triple blows came.
An assault at Mt.Fuji and northern Honshu and Hokkaido lead to the deaths of Yoshiro in a clandestine raid while Internationale forces were busily trying to do as much damage as they could before the Imperial Fleet could stop them, then the Alliance launched the invasion of Tokyo with a massive army just as Tatsu was enthroned as the new Emperor. Though the Axis fought hard, Tokyo was lost and the northern part of Japan was proving difficult to reclaim. The Shogunate had hoped to regroup and retaliate, but a surprise Epsilon invasion of Kyushu ended up killing much of Japan's high command. While there were some encouraging results like the stabilization of fronts elsewhere and a successful strike on an Epsilon genetic superfactory; Japan decided to sue for peace. Though the peace was far from as harsh as it could have been (the Empire was allowed to keep many territorial gains such as the Philippines), the experience had been humbling.
However, the Empire has recovered tremendously quickly, its GDP already bouncing back as the Empire once again flexes its mighty financial muscles. And while the Empire is officially now a nation that claims to have reflected on the feasibility of violent conquest and now pursues the path of peace, the land of the rising sun still waits and plots. And for all of the new Emperor Kamina's talk of a new direction for Japan, the Imperial military remains vast and is rebuilding and inventing new weapons of war. Weapons that are being tested in the new theaters of conflict the Empire finds itself involved with such as containing the Chinese or leftist or nationalist revolutionaries in its sphere of influence, weapons that may one day take what is rightfully Japan's.
Imperial Armed Forces of Japan
"Just as there is one Sun in the sky, so too is there one Empire. And under that one Empire, there is one Nation of people. And to protect that nation, there is the Defence Force. See the rows upon rows of loyal warriors, each one the pinnacle of their position within society! See the shining Mechanicals and Armoured Divisions, their paint bright and their banners gleaming with the light of the Sun! Listen to the roar of the glorious Imperial Airforce and the ripples left in the wake of the Imperial Navy, and know that together they will overcome any obstacle. Everything is in its place, and like a great machine it all comes together into one vast whole."
- - Opening broadcast of the "Imperial Defence Force And You" show, which instructs and teaches Imperial subjects about proper interaction with soldiers and military officials.
|Construction Yard||The Construction Yard builds Nanocores, which in turn unfurl into structures.|
|Instant Generator||These cheap but fragile generators supply power to Imperial bases.|
|Instant Dojo||These structures house the Empire's infantry out in the field, and can be upgraded to accomodate more advanced infantry.|
|Infantry Base||This structure heals infantry in a radius around it, and can produce motorbikes that infantry can use to get around quickly.|
|Instant Processor||Ore Collectors bring their cargo here, where ore is broken down into its raw elements with nanotechnology to fund the Empire's war effort.|
|Mecha Bay||The Mecha Bay assembles the famed Imperial mecha divisions, and can be upgraded to support more advanced mecha.|
|Instant Garage||This amphibious garage houses the amphibious vehicles of the Empire, and can be upgraded to support the more advanced vehicles in the Imperial arsenal.|
|Instant Docks||These Docks support the ships of the formidable Imperial Navy, and can be upgraded to support the Empire's more advanced naval vessels.|
|Imperial Airfield||The Imperial Airfield houses, maintains, and supplies the Empire's land based aircraft that aren't already mecha.|
|Nanotech Mainframe||This expensive structure allows for the construction of several new technologies and unlocks the Breakthrough upgrade, allowing production buildings to be upgraded further to deploy the mightiest units of the Empire.|
|Plasma Generator||A large, advanced power plant that generates a huge amount of energy, a single Imperial Plasma generator can satisfy the needs of a small base, though if destroyed the results can be...spectacular.|
|Ultimate Assembly||Containing everything needed to assemble the ultimate weaponry of the Empire, the Ultimate assembly also can call forth the Empire's heroes; allowing the Empire to advance to the final stage of a conflict to ensure its decisive end in an overwhelming victory for the empire.|
|Nanoswarm Hive||This structure creates a barrier of nanomachines that blocks enemy units and fire, in addition to degrading their armour over time. Friendly units, however, can pass through and fire at will.|
|Psionic Decimator||When fully charged, this device unleashes a powerful wave of psionic energy that kills infantry, empties vehicles of their crews, and disables defences and structures temporarily.|
|Fortress Wall||These sculpted nano-alloy walls are similar in function to other factions' walls, if different in design.|
|Nanoscreen Wall||These walls act like normal walls, but when ordered to can dissolve into a massive cloud of nanites, which wipe out tanks within range almost instantly, but are harmless to infantry.|
|Security Gate||Gates reinforced with nano-alloys and stylistic assets from the walls. They blend in nicely into an Imperial base and protect critical points from infiltration.|
|Defender VX||This base defence can change its fire mode between anti-ground burst cannons and anti-air missiles.|
|Tankbuster Turret||Armed with an upscaled plasma-cutter cannon like those used by the Tankbusters, Tankbuster Turrets can retreat under their hardened shells, which makes them extremely hard to destroy, and they hit very hard against vehicles of all sorts.|
|Disassembler Tower||This weapon takes apart enemy vehicles using a beam of nanites, and then uses the parts it takes to boost the effectiveness of nearby units. It is rather fragile, but can fire over walls.|
|Noise Detector||Named as part of deception efforts meant to disguise the Empire's actual technological capabilities, the Noise Detector provides valuable capabilities. Computer calculation and monitoring systems allow long range early warning of approaching aircraft. When an enemy is detected, specially modified burst drones are sent out, attaching to enemy aircraft before engaging stealth systems. They lower the defence of aircraft they attach to and monitor their movements.|
|Wave-Force Tower||Those towers unleash annihilating beams onto enemy ground units and can fire prematurely, but will then have a weaker shot than with full power.|
|Wave-Force Trigun||The most powerful and long ranged form of base defence for the Empire of the Rising Sun, the Wave-Force Trigun can combine its beams into a massive blast to destroy many units at once, or fire the beams individually for rapid effect.|
|Spider Hole||Camouflaged from prying eyes, the Spider Hole can garrison one squad of soldiers and is highly resistant to damage. It is spawned via the Spider Nest protocol.|
|Burst Drone||These dragonfly-like drones detect stealth and can attach to friendly vehicles to act as a stealth detector, or attach to enemy vehicles to slow them down. They can self destruct while attached to an enemy vehicle to damage it.|
|Imperial Warrior||Imperial warriors are armed with kinetic burst carbines that continue to harm their enemies after being hit as well as beam katanas to cut down their enemies and can hype themselves up into a banzai charge to slaughter enemies in their way and clear buildings|
|Tank Busters||Tankbusters wield plasma cutters which can rip hostile tanks to shreds in a single slash. They can also bury into the ground which not only keeps them from being crushed but, can open up passages to the underground portions of a map.|
|Masamune||A small, amphibious robot, the Masamune is armed with anti-air rocket pods, and can switch to shock paddles that can temporarily disable enemy vehicles and buildings.|
|Kachi||Armed and ready for the glorious assault, the Robotic Kachi are fitted with kinetic burst SMGs in their shoulders and when they get close, make use of kinetic impact Kanabos to smash open enemy heads. The Kachi can encourage their comrades to engage to fight for death and glory, moving faster and taking less damage but having reduced accuracy.|
|Engineer||Unarmed, amphibious and capable of capturing or repairing structures, Imperial Engineers distinguish themselves from other engineers by their ability to sprint for short periods of time|
|Holotree Sniper||Armed with a high suppression SMG while moving, the robotic Holotree Sniper must deploy a sniper perch to use his sniper rifle. He is shorter ranged than most snipers, but his holographically disguised perch makes him hard to root out once hidden.|
|Shinobi||Fast and amphibious infiltrators, these warriors assassinate infantry with a ninja-to and shurikens, and can also throw smoke bombs to distract enemies. They are very strong when working alone but weak when massed.|
|Ashigaru Bombardier||Robotic infantry able to free human warriors for more heroic and glorious tasks, Ashigaru support the front line troopers with light automortars that can clear out buildings. They are also demolition experts who can completely destroy a structure given a few seconds in close proximity to it. When garrisoned, they lob grenades at enemies.|
|Archer Maidens||Women clad in light battlesuits wielding powerful plasma bows, Archer Maidens are excellent at suppressing enemy infantry and harrying light vehicles and aircraft, and can bombard an area with a storm of plasma arrows to punish enemies who are bunched together.|
|Rocket Angel||Women clad in flight-capable battlesuits and armed with missile pods and kinetic blasters, Rocket Angels can take on both ground and air targets, and can switch to paralysis whips that hold a single enemy unit in place.|
|Tsukumogami Proto-Suit||An A.I. with human-like intellect and a startlingly lifelike shell, the Tsukumogami starts off with no weapon, but can use a rapid prototyping system to copy weapons from friends and foes alike.|
|Battle Psychic||Lightly armoured psychic agents who can take down both ground and air targets with telekinetic darts, Battle Psychics can also project shields to intercept enemy attacks. In groups, they boost the effectiveness of one another and of Yuriko Omega, and are immune to her psychic scream.|
|MCV||The Imperial MCV can deploy into a Construction Yard to produce Nanocores. It is fully amphibious like other MCVs.|
|Ore Collector||Intended to collect ore to fund the Empire's war effort, the Imperial Ore Collector can switch to combat mode if it is attacked, gaining an anti-infantry machine gun and a shield, but dropping its ore in the process.|
|Sudden Transport||An amphibious 5-man transport, the Sudden Transport has paper thin armour and is unarmed, but can assume the guise of another vehicle.|
|Auto Go||This cheap, fast moving car is amphibious and armed with an anti-air missile array. With its speed and ability to jump across terrain, the Auto-Go can pursue enemy aircraft until they are brought down.|
|Tanuki Vector Assault||This fast-moving hover vehicle is armed with a kinetic-burst canister gun great against groups of infantry. It can release small drones to intercept vehicles and slow them down with electromagnetic pulses to allow the Tanuki to escape.|
|Tsunami Tank||This amphibious tank has a main gun that performs well against vehicles and to a lesser extent structures. The Tsunami can also deactivate its main weapon to self repair and gain an armour and speed boost.|
|Jishin Buster Tank||Capable burying itself into the ground as a turret, the Jishin excels against tanks, but suffers against everything else.|
|O-Ri Assault Gun||Firing a powerful rocket assisted shell, the O-Ri gets vital support onto the front lines with fortification busting, tank harassing and infantry blasting shells; and interestingly it can tilt the chassis at an angle to fire over obstacles at a short range.|
|Tedate Projector||The Tedate Projector can place down a short-lived sphere of nanites that stops most ground based attacks, or lock down a unit, disabling it completely but making it completely indestructible.|
|Wave-Force Artillery||Firing tremendous blasts of energy that can pass through multiple targets and level structures with ease, the Wave-Force Artillery can also discharge its weapon prematurely at the cost of reducing damage.|
|Isha Vector Jet Tank||The Isha is best described as an anti-tank interceptor, with its blinding speed, rapid fire kinetic-burst cannon, and need to replenish its limited ammunition stores at a base once it runs out. It can activate its DoubleDrive system, turning it into an even faster heavy anti-aircraft vehicle able to quickly cut down large aircraft that the Striker VX is largely incapable of harming.|
|Izanagi Devastator Tank||In wheeled form, the Izanagi can cross water and land with impressive speed, engaging ground and air targets with kinetic-burst autocannons and missile pods. Switching into walker form allows it to use its Fujiwara cannon, a weapon of devastating power.|
|This kinetic-burst autocannon armed machine can switch forms between an amphibious anti-infantry mecha and a swift air superiority fighter.|
|Mecha Tentomushi||A mecha assault transport with an attack mortar and a kinetic burst machine gun that provides more firepower than the sudden transport at the cost of subtlety, the Tentomushi can double as a transport and a light artillery weapon|
|Ikiryo Mini-Mecha||Standing slightly taller than an infantryman, the Ikiryo is fast but unarmed, and can carry a single passenger. It can also leap onto an enemy vehicle to take control of it, though it can be shot off fairly easily.|
|The Kitsune can transform from a fast but unarmed quad form to a distinctly feminine mecha form, which is armed with a burst-dealing sniper cannon that can shoot over walls.|
|A transforming mecha, the missile armed VX can go from anti-air walker to anti-tank helicopter with a click of its secondary.|
|Hanzo Z||Wielding an oversized rifle effective against light vehicles and a thick shield that affords significant protection against frontal attacks, the Hanzo Z’s ability lets it briefly activate its thrusters, boosting its speed greatly.|
|Samehada Buster Mecha||Blade-like toes leave the Samehada with a ponderous speed on land, but a very fast speed on water. Its plasma-cutter is highly effective against tanks and ships, and it can dive underwater to transform into its submerged form, becoming an effective submarine hunter.|
|Steel Ronin||A powerful assault mecha capable of providing close support with a wave force naginata, thick armour, or the ability to release deadly lines of wave force energy to damage targets in a line|
|Tsurugi Transformation Mecha||Capable of transforming its weapon to a larger version of any infantry weapon, the Tsurugi's holofields allow it to act stealthily and set up ambushes before launching deadly attacks|
|King Oni||A monstrous robot without equal, the King Oni can melt tanks with its eye-beams and smash structures with its powerful arms. Its secondary has it rush at a target, slamming into it with its massive bulk and dealing tremendous damage.|
|The Nezumi's heavy machine-gun turret offers it protection while it moves into position across land and water, before it deploys into the relatively slow mecha form, which is armed with a large, indirect artillery piece taken from the Shogun battleship. Very powerful, but with a limited turning traverse, the Nezumi's size stands in direct contrast with its name; it can crush other vehicles under its tracks or feet.|
|Kintaro||A hulking, converted construction mecha with amphibious capabilities, the axe wielding Kintaro is normally limited to melee range. However, it can launch its right hand as a deadly rocket to strike enemy vehicles and reel them in.|
(Produced at the Construction Yard)
|Nanocore||Nanocores are unconstrained by build radius, allowing the Empire to expand very rapidly. However, they are vulnerable when mobile or while deploying, allowing enemy forces to destroy them while they are like this.|
|Hachiman Aerial Transport||A fairly well armoured rotorcraft, the Hachiman transports infantry and nanocores, and support them with its kinetic-burst door guns.|
|Tsuchigumo Mecha Gunship/
|A powerful airship killing, high speed interceptor armed with powerful plasma cutters and heavy missile launchers, the tsuchigumo can transform into a flying mecha to blast apart tanks like a helicopter|
|Muramasa Bomber||A deadly tactical bomber capable of weaving through enemy fire to destroy enemy defenses and pound unfortunate units and even degarrison enemies with special smart missiles that can actually navigate the interior of a building to hit the important parts, Muramasas can throw off enemy attacks by shielding itself in a brief wave force field that will incinerate most incoming projectiles|
|Giga Fortress||Though the initial attempt to have this weapon be a transforming device proved to be too difficult to work properly, the concept of the Giga Fortress as a strategic bomber was kept around; using its tremendously powerful God's breath beam to devastate enemy ground forces; or activating nanoshields to increase their rate of self repair tremendously.|
|Masakari Drone Command||Kept aloft by huge vector jets, this massive aircraft has a variety of drones; ground-attack drones with anti-tank plasma cutters, kinetic burst drones to attack infantry, bomber drones for attacking buildings, and interceptor drones that engage fighters which stray too near. The Masakari also acts as a transport, with room for up to three Hanzo Z, Kitsune or Ikiryo mecha.|
|Tanken Hydrobot||The Empire's very own naval-scout attacks with small plasma cutters mounted in its eellike frame at close range or can constrict around a target to latch onto them and let the commander know what that unit is up to, small units such as amphibious infantry are rapidly constricted to death|
|Yari Mini-Sub||This mini-sub is armed with torpedoes, and can unleash a sonar pulse which reveals the surrounding area and any stealthed units.|
|Fukiya Hovercraft||An anti-air/anti-surface missile launcher good for hunting light ships and aircraft, the Fukiya is speedy but fragile.|
|Katana Destroyer||A powerful surface combatant warship with four wave force turrets to tear through surface ships, the Katana can either fire short charged shots or long charged ones for rapid fire or intense alpha damage|
|Yumi Submarine||A potent submarine that can menace improperly defended ships, the Yumi Submarine strikes out against the enemies of the empire with powerful guided torpedoes and can activate a nanite shield to defend itself when its in trouble.|
|Naginata Cruiser||This cruiser has a set of torpedo tubes and four triple eight inch superheated gun turrets that can make quick work of ships or submarines, as well as a set of hidden torpedo tubes that fire in a fan shaped pattern.|
|Using its secondary, this anti-aircraft submarine can transform into a ground attack aircraft, and vice versa.|
|Wakizashi Sea Transport||This transport can carry a single mecha or vehicle, and can also defend against airborne threats with its missile pods.|
|Tanegashima Battlecruiser||Named for the Japanese term for Arquebus the Tanegashima bears gifts for the enemy in the form of four powerful wave force turrets that can send enemy ships to the bottom in quick order while the secondaries deal with anything that's left after its terrifying bombardment. The Tanegashima can fire more frequently but at less power like land based wave force weapons.|
|Shogun Battleship||The mighty bombardment ship of the empire, this armoured battleship can bombard targets with its 460mm guns, or activate a shield and ram enemies to damage them.|
|Incredible Mobile Fortress Tatsu||Armed with an impressive array of kinetic burst guns and missiles, this powerful Aircraft Carrier can construct and support many Raijin and Fujin naval attack craft and service many land based planes. In addition, the Incredible Mobile Fortress can repair and rearm friendly units and transport a large number of ground vehicles.|
|Aerial Battleship Musashi||Intended to plough straight into the enemy, the Musashi and its sister ships have the firepower needed to ensure Japan's supremacy in the waves, as well as the capability to lift off into the air. This battleship’s vast arsenal lets it engage any enemy within reach, meaning that it cannot be destroyed by anything less than an equal deployment of brute force.|
|Sentai Command Mecha||This enormous mecha serves as the Imperial assassination target, and is formed from the parts of several units. As its secondary, the Sentai can deliver a finishing blow to a target, dealing massive damage and copying the target's weapon for itself.|
Heroes and Epic Unit
|Yuriko Omega||This incredibly powerful psychic is without peer outside a handful of other commandos; Yuriko can attack ground and air targets with invisible darts, cast aside infantry platoons, levitate and crush aircraft carriers, or topple a Construction Yard. As she always levitates, water is no obstacle for her, and she can unleash an infantry killing and vehicle smacking psychic scream should she be surrounded.|
|Hagane||A large and remarkable robotic commando, Hagane utilizes a specialized Wave force gun to pound enemies at a distance while his flight systems keep him out of range from retaliation; periodically adding burst missiles from concealed pods in his shoulders to the mix. Hagane can also land to create a plasma shockwave, and on the ground he moves with incredible speed; virtually skating above the ground and leaping over obstacles and racing over water while continually peppering his enemies with nonstop weapons fire.|
|Aiko||The deadliest of the Empire's Shinobi, Aiko makes use of her wave force blades like a master, the lightness of her outfit doing little to stop her lethality. Psychic herself, she may not be able to match Yuriko's firepower, and her plasma shurikens might not be the most powerful ranged weapon in the hands of a commando, but this young girl is capable of misdirecting large numbers of foes at once with a psychic amnesia effect that can allow her to sneak past even stealth detection units as they simply forget she was even there.|
|Hiro||A teenaged prodigy dedicated to the study of Nanotechnology, Kirei keeps a cloud of neurally linked nanites with him at all times that can heal allies and harm enemies, copy the attacks of enemies, let him cross water with ease, as well as shield him from incoming attacks that might harm him through his distinctive and brightly coloured power suit. Acting more like a kid living his fantasies of being a superhero than anything else due to only being thirteen, he can help others by instantly creating walls with his nanites, blocking enemy advances with walls even stronger than those made by Imperial Nanocores which can block the advances of even a gotterdammerung. He is however, short ranged.|
|Kazuko||With a career built on testing out the Empire's latest and greatest air planes, Kazuko has proudly painted the outlines of countless downed aircraft on the nose of his aircraft. When not busy training new pilots or doing more routine testing jobs, he delights in going to take his planes out on a spin. Currently he's testing a next generation transforming mecha plane that takes the concepts introduced by the Tsuchigomo to the next level. The "robotech" fighter has special "ripple fire" missiles that fire in large numbers to seek out and destroy targets or corral them into the range of the primary wave force cannon; which in mecha mode is wielded like a rifle by the mecha while missile fire continues to pour from the "wings" of the mecha like rain. In mecha mode, Kazuko has much more range with which to fire upon enemies while in flight mode he has tremendous speed; often using flight mode as a means of getting into a place safely to unleash the power of his mecha.|
|Rin||Piloting the "God Ginrai" mecha is Rin, who comes to battle in a surprisingly humanoid and graceful looking Mecha, though don't let that fool you, as the God Ginrai is lethally fast; moving along the ground with the aid of jets to get in range to make devastating cuts with its two wave force swords that can carve apart just about anything in melee. As it charges in the God Ginrai softens up enemies with smart missiles and shoulder mounted wave force cannons; dancing around enemy fire with almost ballerina like ease. Perhaps Rin's most surprising trick is her ability to burrow just like the tank busters, firing up plasma cutters in the eyebeam to burrow herself away from the enemy and move underground.|
|Amaterasu Transforming Mecha||An incredible machine that can transform between an ultraheavy warship to put even the Musashi to shame and a colossal mecha that towers over skyscrapers; the Amaterasu takes on the form of a well armoured and somewhat feminine figure in its mecha form. In warship mode; it is equipped with a wide array of kinetic burst, plasma cutter, wave force, and smart burst missile weaponry; while in mecha mode it strikes with weapons mounted on the wrist, in the optics, on the shoulders; and on the chest, and can engage in melee with a wave force saber. Rare and valuable, only one Amaterasu is allowed to be deployed at a time.|
A list of protocols used by the Empire.
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|Infantry||Burst Drone • Kachi|