WWII History

A very special, Special Event, will be happening on January 25th so don’t miss it. That is the night we will have “This Day In World War II” featuring The Battle of the Bulge.

One of the most famous battles of World War 2 will be highlighted on that night in a thrilling scenario you won’t want to miss. Strap on your helmets and fly the skies of Aces High and find out why we have been the number one combat flight simulator for over a decade.

The Invasion of Yugoslavia occurred between April 6-April 17, 1941 and it is one of those battles that still has repercussions today on the Yugoslavian political scene.

Earlier in 1941 Hitler has persuaded Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to join the Axis; after discussions with the Yugoslavian leader it was believed that Yugoslavia would follow suit and join the Axis Powers but an uprising by the anti-Axis Serbian public and military led to a coup d’etat. Upon hearing of this uprising Hitler became incensed and vowed to destroy Yugoslavia for its transgressions.

The Invasion began on April 6th and it was over fairly quickly. The Yugoslavian resisters insisted on trying to defend the entire Yugoslavian border and simply did not have the resources or manpower to do so. With continual attacks by the German Luftwaffe and coordinated movements by the German, Italian and Hungarian ground troops, the resistance ended quickly and order was restored in Hitler’s world.

German casualties were remarkably light as only 151 soldiers were killed. On the other side of the battlefield thousands of civilians and soldiers were killed for Yugoslavia and more than a quarter-million were captured and imprisoned. Yugoslavia itself was divided between Germany, Italy and Hungary and a separate Croatia was formed. Sadly this area is still in the news today as these political divisions and deep-rooted hatred seem to cause uprisings and reprisals many decades after the war.

We at HiTech Creations find World War 2 fascinating and it was our fascination that led us to create Aces High; it was also that fascination and reverence towards the soldiers who fought in that war that led us to concentrate all of our efforts on making Aces High the only game in our stable, and we fervently attempted to make it the best combat flight simulator on the market.

After over a decade of producing Aces High we can proudly say that we achieved our goals. Aces High is the preferred flight sim game for serious games around the world. If you are looking for a World War 2 Flight Simulator then look no further than Aces High. Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High; find out why our flight sim has been the leader for so many years. One word of caution to those of you who have never played Aces High: be prepared to be hooked and spend many hours playing. It truly is an addictive experience.

Flight sim games come and flight sim games go, but for over a decade Aces High has remained the number one combat flight simulator. One reason is our special events which are ongoing throughout each and every month.

On the 14th you have a chance to participate in a King of the Hill special event, using a Spitfire Mk.IX. This should be challenging and thrilling and we just might find out just how good you are pitted against some of the best gamers on the planet. Fly the skies with Aces High!

So here we go; another week of Special Events guaranteed to test you to your limits. Are you ready?

Today, the 17th, we have another AHXARL or Aces High Xtreme Air Racing League for you beginners. On the 18th will be a new Snapshot, this one entitled “Clash of the Victors,” and on the 20th we have a KOTH (King of The Hill) and an FSO, or Friday Night Squadron, this one continuing the Normandy theme.

Four great Special Events in three days; sign up and get ready. It looks like you will have to eat on the fly!

The Battle of the Bismark Sea may be a misnomer simply because it wasn’t much of a battle. The word battle signifies that there is a two-sided confrontation and in the case of the Bismark Sea encounter it was hardly two-sided.

To set the stage, in December of 1942 the Japanese brain trust decided to reinforce their New Guinea station in Lae by moving some 6,900 troops by ship convoy from Rabaul to Lae. The Japanese leaders knew this was risky because Allied air power in the area was strong and the ship convoy would essentially be defenseless if the movement were detected.

And detected it soon was; using naval codebreakers and decrypting messages, the Allies were fully aware of the planned convoy and the U.S. Fifth Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force were more than up to the task.

A sustained attack against the convoy occurred on March 2-3, 1943 with follow-up attacks by PT boats and other aircraft on March 4th. When the attack was finished all eight transports and four supporting destroyers were sunk. Of the 6,900 troops only 1,200 made it to Lae, some were rescued by Japanese submarines and the rest died in the South West Pacific waters.

As with all military engagements this was not an isolated incident; because Lae could not be reinforced, the Japanese hold on New Guinea was weakened and New Guinea eventually fell back to the Allies under increased efforts by MacArthur and Nimitz, and because of that the Pacific Theater was eventually controlled by the Allies.

At HiTech Creations we love this stuff! Delving into the nuances of battles and seeing the repercussions of them are what make gaming interesting and fun for us, and it is because of this almost fanatical interest in all things related to World War 2 that our staff and volunteers are able to create the best darn combat flight simulator on the market. Aces High is the real deal, a flight sim that leaves you feeling like you just participated in that attack on the Japanese convoy in 1942.

Sign up to play Aces High and find out what a real World War 2 flight Simulator is all about. This ain’t like playing Pong so strap on your helmet, plan on having sweaty palms and fly the skies with Aces High. We offer a free 2-week trial so nobody has an excuse not to play our flight sim game.