WWII History

We gotta tell ya, this weekend our Special Events line up at Aces High is spectacular. If you want to play against the best combat flight simulator gamers in the world then sign up for one of these events:

  • November 11th there will be a King of the Hill competition AND a Friday Squad Operation
  • November 12th another King of the Hill competition
  • November 13th will be the Sunday European Campaign featuring the Battle of Midway

If that doesn’t get your engines revving we don’t know what will.

The Battle For The Hague, as part of the Battle of the Netherlands, was fought on May 10, 1940 between the Royal Netherlands Army, the Dutch Airforce, and the 22nd Luftlande-Division and Luftwaffe of the German forces. An interesting battle, generally overlooked but with wide-ranging effects later on in the war, the Battle For The Hague is our focus today as we continue to take a look at the battles of World War II.

The Germans planned on a surprise attack, bombing the airfields, controlling main sites, and hopefully forcing the Queen to announce surrender. It didn’t go quite according to schedule as plans in battle have a way of changing rapidly.

In the early morning of May 10th the bombing did, indeed, commence, and immediately after that bombing paratroopers were dropped from transport planes. However, there was intense resistance and the Germans lost a considerable number of men and transport planes during this assault.   The German forces failed to take the Queen but did control the city after reinforcements from the German Army relieved the original attacking paratroopers.

The loss of manpower was about equal for both sides, losing about 500 men each, but the Germans sustained huge losses in transport aircraft with 125 lost and another 47 damaged. It was this loss of transports that seriously delayed any plans Germany had for invading Great Britain in later months, and further attacks using transports were also delayed or cancelled. This was, in fact, a crippling blow to Germany in a battle that seemed to be a sure-thing on the planning board.

Wars throughout history are littered with seemingly insignificant battles that turned out to have much greater significance. In the American Civil War, for each victory achieved by the South, the subsequent loss of men and supplies eventually weakened them to the point of subsequent loss of the entire war. This is fascinating stuff for history students and at HiTech Creations we are the ultimate in history nerds when it comes to World War II. Perhaps that is a large reason why our combat flight simulator, Aces High, is so detailed and realistic. Our staff and volunteers have gone the extra mile in designing the most realistic World War 2 Flight Simulator on the market. Once you fly the skies

So you have tried Aces High, the highly popular combat flight simulator, but you don’t think you are improving quickly enough. No problem! Go to http://trainers.hitechcreations.com/ and any possible question you may have about our flight sim will be answered for you.

We at HiTech Creations understand that not everyone is a veteran and we all start out as rookies when playing Aces High. That’s why we have a dedicated band of volunteers who man the phones and work the internet so that your questions are answered and you can become a better player of our World War 2 Flight Simulator. Hop in our cockpit and enjoy the flight; we are right next to you in the co-pilots seat.

Do you want to know what’s happening in the Special Events this month? Go to the “community” link on our website, then choose “Special Events” and then choose “Calendar.” It’s that simple and if you look at our newly expanded special events for November you will note that there is a new Aces High Extreme Air Racing League tonight at 10p.m. EDT.

Tomorrow night, the 9th of November, there will be a Snapshots held at 10 p.m. EDT. These two special events are always popular and attract the best of the best in flight sim players, so sign up, strap on your helmet, and fly the skies of Aces High.

We at HiTech Creations love all things having to do with World War II. We are students of that war, interested in the strategies, the action, the victories and the defeats, and we have tried to pattern Aces High after that war in order to make it the most realistic flight sim on the market. With that in mind we bring you another battle from that war.

Operation Market Garden was part of the Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine River. Crossing the Rhine was considered extremely important to the Allied Forces because if they were able to do so they could outflank the Siegried Line and completely circle Germany’s industrial center, the Ruhr.

From September 17-25 the Allies tried to do exactly that in one of the largest airborne operations up to that point in the war. 41,628 airborne troops, 1 armoured division, 2 infantry divisions and 1 armoured brigade took part in the operation for the Allies against an undetermined force for Germany.

After initial successes between Eindhoven and Nijmergen the expedition ground to a halt when they could not cross the Wilhelmina Canal and their supply line became too thin. Ensuing setbacks forced the Allies to evacuate one entire division which had become trapped and shortly thereafter the operation was cancelled, ending the Allied dream of ending the war by Christmas 1944.

It was a costly operation for the Allies as they lost approximately 16,000 men, 88 tanks and 144 transport aircraft. The Germans lost between 6,000-13,000 men, 30 tanks and SP guns and 159 aircraft. The war would grind on for quite a few months after this strategic failure.

Combat flight simulators are only as good as their creators and we at HiTech are manned by a remarkable staff that includes some pretty dedicated volunteers. Together we make darn sure that we cross our t’s and dot our i’s with every detail in Aces High. We didn’t become the number one World War 2 Flight Simulator by accident. Our competition is always howling at our door but that’s the way we like it. It keeps us on our toes and it ensures that you, the gamer, will always have the very best we can muster in our Flight Simulator World War 2 game.

Sign in, climb into your cockpit, and fly the skies of Aces High. Once you do you will never try another flight simulator.