TOKYO EXPRESS – Guadalcanal

Frontline Books – Overview

Pacific & South East Asia 1941 – 45: Rulebook / Regelwerk (english & deutsch)
Battle Organizer Books: Tarawa, Guadalcanal (Beach Red & Tokyo Express), Great Asia War
Tabletop miniatures size: 1/100 to 1/72 to 1/56 (28mm).

Tokyo Express – Guadalcanal
Japanese Forces in the Pacific Theatre 1942 – 1943

Frontline – “Tokyo Express” – Guadalcanal Jap. Forces – Pacific Theatre 1942 – 1943 (Book#) FR002 – 84 pages, softcover book, printed in good quality and in full colour. Contains 5 Japanese lists, special rules, a story part about the setting of the historical Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942 to 1943 between the US and the Japanese forces. (Book and PDF)

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Spotlight: What’s in the Book

The battle for Guadalcanal, codenamed “Operation Watchtower” (August 7, 1942 – February 9, 1943) was the first battle in the American amphibious campaign against Japanese Forces in the Pacific. It was fought on and around the Island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of WWII. 

Contains 5 Japanese lists, special rules, a story part about the setting of the historical Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942 to 1943 between the US and the Japanese forces.

– 28th Ichiki Detachment
– 35th Kawaguchi Detachment
– 3rd or 7th Special Naval Landing Force
– IJA Tank Company List
– IJA South East Infantry List

Plus: Missions for Guadalcanal
– Airfield Mission

– Historical information about Japanese Tanks on Guadalcanal 
– Japanese Tank Insignia
– Historical information about Japanese Artillery

Plus: Detailed maps, cards, inspiring photos and 3D graphics 

At Guadalcanal started the long way to the final Japanese surrender and the end of World War II. The price paid was very high on both sides. 

“Guadalcanal is no longer merely a name of an island in Japanese military history. It is the name of the graveyard of the Japanese Army” – Major General Kiyotake Kawaguchi, Japan, IJA Commander 35th Infantry Brigade on Guadalcanal

About the Books

Based on historical facts the books cover the period 1941 – 1945 and create briefings for playing Allied/US and Japanese tabletop armies and enable wargamers to refight the famous battles in Burma, the Philippines, the East Indies, Solomon Islands and New Guniea, including Guadalcanal, Bourgainville and at last the Gilbert Island campaign with the Battle of Tarawa, the landing on Betio Island in November 1943, the battles for Saipan 1944 and Iwo Jima 1945. You can choose from various lists and historical briefings for appropriate company sized battles for any size of tabletop miniatures from 1/100 to 1/72 or 28mm. In the books and in our apps we included all you need to set up your armies for this specific Pacific theatre. You can configure your company with a typical HQ, Combat and Weapons Platoons and of course some support units. You find all this in full overview on the company diagrams, with special rules, point values and more to use for many rule systems and, of course, our Core Rulebook for the Pacific and South East Asia.

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