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Here’s a suggestion for those stuck at home during the pandemic, looking for something to do: download a combat simulator like Aces High, and have unlimited access to exciting World War 2 action.

What is a combat simulator?

Combat flight simulators are online MMO simulation games (similar to amateur flight simulation software) used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. These are distinct from dedicated flight simulators used for professional pilot and military flight training which consist of realistic physical recreations of the actual aircraft cockpit, often with a full-motion platform.

Many of these games also put the player in charge of ships and ground vehicles, thus simulating actual battle conditions. The players are also given different “arenas” in which to experience battle conditions, and they challenge and battle other players from around the world in “real time” action.

How can you learn to play a simulator?

Every online game has an instruction page which can be used to learn the details of actually participating in the game. In addition, games like Aces High provide a full support team of employees and volunteers who will help, an array of instructional videos, and forums where questions can be asked. In addition, one-on-one tutoring is available with some games like Aces High, although that is rare with most games on the market.

What do they cost?

Some of these games, like Aces High, will provide a free trial-period so you can try the game and see if you like it. With Aces High, that free two-week download is important in helping new players to feel at ease with the game while learning.

If a player should decide to sign up with Aces High, the cost is then $14.95 per month after that free two-week download. That monthly cost qualified for unlimited play of the game, 24/7. With other flight sim games, the cost can vary from $10-$50 per month.

Again, it should be noted, that monthly cost is for unlimited play. There are players always available to play from the distant corners of the world, so no matter what time you log on, there will always be players waiting for you.

A word about Aces High and HiTech Creations

Aces High first hit the market in 2000. For twenty years the makers of Aces High, HiTech Creations, have been tweaking and improving their product, so that in the year 2020, Aces High stands tall among the flight sim game companies who have not been doing this for nearly that long.

We at HiTech Creations take great pride in our assistance program. We have hundreds of training videos which teach players about every aspect of the game. We have a dedicated staff who are always available to answer questions and guide you through the finer points of the game. And we have the best group of combat simulator players in the world, providing challenging competition day in, day out, 365.

How can you pass the time during the pandemic? Sign on for Aces High and find out just how much fun your down time can be.

Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

We welcome you to World War 2 Trivia #393, “we” being HiTech Creations, the makers of Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators. We hope you enjoy today’s question.

QUESTION: On January 2, 1941, British bombers and naval vessels bombarded Bardia. What was the importance of Bardia in the early war?

You can find out what it was like, taking part in a bombardment, and planning battle strategy, when you sign on for our free two-week download of Aces High. No credit card required.

ANSWER: Bardia was an important port in Northern Africa, crucial for resupplying German forces in the early war.

At last count there were over fifty combat simulators on the market, waiting for consumers to gobble them up. This fact begs an obvious question: how do you choose from among so many combat simulators, and the companion question – what should you expect from a combat flight simulator?

We are here to answer that question today, we being HiTech Creations, the creators of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude, and one of the leading World War 2 flight simulators on the market since 2000. But more about us later; let’s tackle those two questions first.

How do you choose from so many?

Before writing this article, we did a quick Google search of combat simulators, and the amount of choices was dizzying. Mind you, we are in this business, and it blew us away how many there were to choose from, and we thought “man, that must be mind-blowing trying to choose from so many,” especially if you are a gamer new to flight simulators. How do you choose?

Our suggestion: try as many of them as you can. Some offer free downloads for a trial period. For example, we offer a free two-week download of Aces High, no credit card required, so that newbies can navigate our site, sit in on forums, chat with other players, and play the game. That, to us, is the only true way to get a feel for any online game. And, in our opinion, if the producers of a game don’t offer a free trial period, you might consider not considering them. It costs us not one penny to give a free download, so why wouldn’t we do it – unless we were afraid of what you would find during that free trial period.

Which we are not!

Anyway, look for free trials. The only way to truly choose from so many is to actually play them.

What you should expect from a combat simulator

Like any online game, a World War 2 flight simulator should offer great graphics. It should offer great response time between demand and action. It should offer authentic aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. It should, of course, be an MMO game, offering you the chance to play against the best flight sim players in the world. And it should offer great support and training throughout the players experience. If you can find all of those things in one combat simulator, sign up for a test period, drive it around the block, and then sign on for some great action.

A word about Aces High

We’ve been around since 2000. For twenty years we have been among the leaders in flight sim action, and that kind of longevity stands for quality in the gaming world. We are constantly redesigning our game, tinkering with it, improving it, because we refuse to rest on our laurels. Our competent staff of employees and volunteers will be there when you need them. Our weekly competitions will challenge you and give you a chance to meet many of our participants. Our graphics will make you feel like it is 1942 all over again.

Aces High is the name to remember. Check us out, download us for free, and play yourself into World War 2.

We usher in October, 2020, with World War 2 Trivia, and a question about December, 1940. Let’s see if you can answer it, shall we?

QUESTION: December 6-9, 1940, British and Indian troops launch Operation Compass against Italian forces in Egypt. The Italians have seven infantry divisions and the Maletti Group in fortified positions. What was the Maletti Group?

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ANSWER: The Maletti Group was an armored division for the Italian army.

Another week and another couple questions from our World War 2 Trivia series. #391 coming your way, brought to you by HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, leading World War 2 flight simulator.

QUESTION: On December 1, 1940, President Roosevelt asked for the resignation of Joseph P. Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Why did he request that resignation?

1940 was not a good year for those living in the UK. Bombing seemed to go on daily, and that little island nation held on by their fingernails. And Aces High will put you right in the middle of the action during the Battle of Britain.

ANSWER: Ambassador Kennedy had stated that “Democracy is finished in England,” prompting many to call for his resignation.