Simple answers: About 4 weeks and Serious.
Longer answers: We intend to release Rising Sun in 4 phases...in chronological order. Phase One will start at Pearl Harbor. We have those models. We are delaying release based upon where we END phase one. Since the main reason for the attack on Pearl Harbor was to cover the invasion of Malaysia, we want that to be part of the opening sequence.
Well, brother...if you are going to do the whole Pearl Harbour-to-South-East-Asia-to-Manchuria thing, you got me interested.
Guess where I'm located.
It's a fascinating hop by the Japanese, one which has not been given as much coverage as other more notable events. My dad lived through the occupation. Even saw some Brewster Buffaloes trying to intercept. Funnily enough, when the Japanese got a foothold in Malaysia, they marched straight for a big batch of Lithium stocks (in the form of raw Mica) at a place called Chenderiang. Seems like their intelligence knew about this and hungry for Lithium (for making batteries and the like).....Anyway I'm blabbering.
What would be the extent of incorporating missions involving Singapore and Malaysia into the storyline ? I can't think of many notable battles other than the Repulse and Prince of Wales getting hammered. Well, in any case, looking forward to Pearl and eventually all the way to Manchuria