WWII History

In our ongoing attempt to keep you abreast of our increased Special Events calendar here is an update for the early part of this week.

Tomorrow, October 18th, there is another Aces High Extreme Air Racing League event; these are gaining in popularity and you’ll want to sign up as soon as possible so you can take part. Then on the 19th another Snapshots will take place; this is a great opportunity to find out what these special scenarios are all about and sharpen your skills during the learning process.

Aces High is THE combat flight simulator for serious gamers.

On Sunday October 16 there will be a rather fun SEC (Sunday European Campaign) held by Aces High volunteers. It will feature the P47 D 25 Escorts vs the Bf 109 G6 and the Bf 110 C, a great matchup of three of the classic aircraft from World War 2.

If you haven’t taken part in one of these special events then we at HiTech Creations strongly suggest you sign up and do so. You will be participating against the best gamers in the world playing the best Flight Simulator World War 2 style on the market.

Busy week ahead on our Aces High Special Events calendar, so let’s check it out.

On the 12th there is a Snapshots being held; on the 14th we have a King of the Hill (KOTH) and a FSO (Friday Squad Operation), and on the 15th is another King of the Hill.

That’s enough action packed into three days to keep the most avid combat flight simulator gamer occupied. Aces High, where beginners and experts meet 24/7 to fly the challenging skies. See you up there soon!

So oftentimes during discussions of World War II only the major battles are mentioned, the ones that had significant impact on the entire war or were glorified in books or movies. In fact, there were hundreds of battles and skirmishes during the war and it is one of the lesser-known battles that we will discuss today for our “Overview of WWII Battles” series.

The Battle of Nancy was fought from September 5-15, 1944, between the 3rd Army of the United States and the German XXXXVII Panzerkorps in the area around Nancy, France.

The 3rd Army was spread quite thin at this point in the war so for the Nancy campaign only the 4th Armored Division, the 35th Infantry Division and the 80th Infantry Division were available. After ten days of fierce fighting the United States lost 2,851 men from the 80th Division and the Germans lost 4,081 men from their 3rd PG and 553rd VG Divisions. With this hard-fought victory the United States was able to move across the Moselle River, liberate Nancy, and use this central city as a staging and communications center for the remainder of the war.

Having said all that, one is left with a rather tidy description of what was in no way a tidy little battle. For ten days soldiers pounded each other in a relentless attempt to defend and/or overtake a small, seemingly meaningless city in France. As with so many towns and cities and locations during a war, they are thrust into the limelight and the history books because of their geographical location and the fact that two massive armies happened to choose that spot to do warfare. Look at any war and you find countless examples of that fact; Gettysburg is a wonderful example of a location that was the right place at the right time and one of the most famous battles in warfare history took place because of that fact.

We at HiTech Creations love military history and in particular World War II history, and we know that our loyal customers must love it almost as much as we do; why else would they have made Aces High the number one combat flight simulator on the market? Our attention to detail in the design of our flight sim has led gamers from around the world to proclaim us as Number One and we intend to stay in that position.

The next time you are in the mood for a Flight Simulator world War 2 style then give Aces High a try; you won’t be disappointed.

One of the really great features on our website is our Bulletin Board found at http://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php. On this site you will find open forums on a variety of subjects designed to help you become a better flight sim player.

Aces High is not just a combat flight simulator, although we are easily the best war game on the market. No, Aces High is a community of dedicated players and volunteers who share a passion for Flight Simulators World War 2 style and who help each other to become better players.

Become a part of the Aces High community today and fly the skies of Aces High.