Imperial Japan

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Only recently brought out of an almost feudal world, Japan is eager to prove that she is the equal of any of the Great Powers. Unlike many other nations, She seems to want to walk each and every path opened by Invader technology or Steam Technology.

Forces of the German Empire

Although most of the Japanese forces are conventionally armed, certain Special Units (called Smoke Stalkers) are equipped with Black Smoke devices.

Japanese striders and colossi, aerostats and aeroscaphs, panzers and even mechanical men have all been noted accompanying Japanese forces. On the whole, these Japanese machines seem less robust and more problem prone than those of other nations, but none can fault the dedication and courage of their crews.

Troops
Japanese infantry
Japanese Infantry
  • Hat: blue with black brim; trooper’s band is yellow, officer’s band is red
  • Tunic: blue with red trim
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Belt: brown
  • Equipment: brown
  • Blanket roll: gray
  • Trousers: white
  • Leggings: white
  • Shoes: brown
This soldier represents a trooper of the Japanese imperial Army serving on Mars. He is armed with a Arisaka bolt-action rifle.
smoke stalker
Smoke Stalkers
  • Smoke Hood: dark gray with leather goggles
  • Tunic: blue with black trim
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Belt: black
  • Equipment: black
  • Blanket roll: gray
  • Trousers: white
  • Leggings: white
  • Shoes: black
This soldier represents a trooper of the infamous “Smoke Stalkers,” troops trained to operate effectively in an environment dominated by the Black Smoke, an environment that the Smoke Stalkers are willing and equipped to create. He is armed with a Arisaka bolt-action rifle.
Japanese MG
Machine Gun Teams
Machine guns attached to the infantry wear infantry uniforms; those attached to the cavalry wear cavalry unifoms but exchange the boots for shoes and gaiters.
Japanese machine gun teams are armed with the new French Hotchkiss machine gun in a “portable” mount.
Japanese cavalry
Cavalry
  • Hat: blue with black brim and green band
  • Tunic: blue with black braid and green collar and cuffs
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Belt: brown
  • Equipment: brown
  • Blanket roll: gray
  • Trousers: red with green seam stripe
  • Boots: black
  • Horse harness: brown
  • Saddle Blanket: green
  • Bedroll: gray
Steam technology
tatushiro suit
Tatsuhiro Mechanified Infantry Suits
Standard mechanified Infantry suits are painted medium gray. Those associated with elite units can be other colors, most often black with gilded rivets.
The Japanese Tatsuhiro Mechanified Infantry Suit usually operates in support of regular infantry.
japanese colossus
Colossi
paint schemes on colossi are as individual as the colossi themselves.

Japanese colossi are very individual machines. Most are smaller than those employed by other nations, and while often as well armed, they are equally as often less durable.

The colossus Gojiraji pictured here was created from a toy “robot,” adding a Steam Tech smoke stacks and extra rivets.