I’m in the process of basing my WW2 Japanese battalion for Crossfire. While I’m doing that I thought I’d sought out the flags. So I needed some Rising Sun flags in 15mm scale. A quick google revealed nothing so I made my own. I’m sharing them here so other folk can benefit.
Print at home WW2 Japanese Flags
The war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army (1870–1945) was the Rising Sun. The Imperial Japanese Navy, hence the Imperial Japanese Naval Landing Forces, used a off centre variant of the Rising Sun as the Naval ensign (1889–1945). I made large (13mm high) and small (9.5mm high) flags for both. From what I can tell from google a white tube of cloth covered the flag staff.
Flags in action
In my Japanese battalion for Crossfire, each of the company commanders, plus the battalion commander, are accompanied by a standard bearer. I used the larger flags from my template to make them stand out of the table.