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Friday, April 5, 2013

THE SECRETS OF THE IJN FLEET

A miniature rain squall drops a temporary mantle over several dark hulls moving swiftly along a line of South Pacific islands, wrapping what are warships in even tighter darkness than the moonless night has accomplished.  Momentarily flitting in and out of a low deck of clouds spilling across the 1942-era Solomon Sea, the indistinct forms emerge long enough to take a faint bearing on one another before plunging back into blindness again.  As rivulets of rain showers course off their armored turrets, the five heavy cruisers - Aoba, Cholai, Kako, Kinugasw, and Furataka are on their way to keep a date with destiny, one that the Emperor will be pleased to toast.


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