Flight Simulators

For any student of history, World War Two was truly fascinating. As the first war that literally encompassed the globe, the strategies involved must have been incredible in their planning. Coordinating so many troop movements, transporting supplies to every corner of the Earth, the overall strategies and implementation of those strategies are almost too much to comprehend.

One such battle that required months of planning and millions of personnel to implement was the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. As the major link in Operation Overlord, it was the largest amphibious operation in military history. 6,900 vessels, 4,100 landing craft, 12,000 aircraft, 1,000 transports, 10,000 bombs, and 14,000 attack sorties were used during the invasion of the beachfronts along France. Allied forces practiced for months along the coast of England as they prepared for the ultimate challenge.

Combat games like Aces High do not try to recreate actual battles in WW2 but they do bring to life the planning and actual combat involved in the major conflicts. Quick decision-making, instantaneous response to unexpected enemy attacks, all are skills needed to succeed in WW2 games. Different arenas can be chosen as you test your reactions against the best players from around the world. In that simulated sense you really are participating in a world war.

The Allied forces finally broke free from the beachfronts of France in late July, 1944, and made their push inland, eventually leading to the defeat of Germany in Europe. Cemeteries and memorial markers can still be found across the landscape of Western Europe commemorating the historic battles fought during those years. Survivors of those epic battles are diminishing in numbers but firsthand accounts are left to us in diary entries and interviews. All that is left for historical students who truly want to experience what it was like during those encounters is to play World War Two games like Aces High.

Try the free two-week download of Aces High to get a feel for what these simulations are all about; chances are once you do that you will be hooked and hundreds of hours of challenging fun will be yours with the click of your mouse. True, it’s not like actual combat, but you will gain a new perspective, understanding, and appreciation for what actual combat was all about.

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