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  • Flying_Pencil
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2010
    • 737

    World War II Online; Battleground Europe: Worthy flight sim

    World War II Online; Battleground Europe has been around for 12 years and STILL runs on code created when it was still in alpha code!

    The unique aspect of this game is a fully combined arms environment on the still largest fully useable game map ever produced (all the terrain is accessible with 3D objects throughout, not a flat featureless image).

    The flight sim portion of it uses performance curves instead of tables (a la IL-2) that lend some realistic flight characteristic.

    The time period of this game is also unique, generally from 1939 to 1943, incorporating a few unit types rarely modeled in other games.

    Currently they offer FREE PLAY, which is limited to a handful of units.


    A new trailer was produced to showcase its world.


    They are also going for Steam Greenlight, so far in top 10% of applicants for last 2 months (every vote helps, must be Steam member to do so).

    A reenactment of the Battle of Britain, the 70th anniversary, was done and posted earlier in this forum..

    Here is list of just aircraft units (details of rank and tier structure organized here), double that in ground targets,... I mean playable units.

    (fighter / fighter bomber)
    Hawker Hurricane Mk I
    Curtiss H-75
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1
    Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb
    Dewoitine D.520
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-4
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
    Curtiss H-81 A2
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIb
    Bell Model 14a / P-39 D-1 Airacobra
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2
    Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
    Curtiss H-87 B3
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 F/B
    Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc
    Lockheed 322-15 / P-38F Lightning
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/U-4
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4

    (bombers)
    Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
    Junkers Ju 87B Stuka
    Havoc Mk I
    Douglas DB-7
    Heinkel He 111H-2

    (Transports)
    Junkers Ju-52/3m
    Douglas C-47 Dakota


    Yes, it is dated, has a number of graphic issues, a few old 3D models and dated cockpit graphics, yet still high playability. It is worth spending some time playing and learning good ACM tactics. Each fighter has unique characteristics and one needs to adjust for maximum advantage.

    See you on the battlefield!
    Do17 recovery fund
    Since 2004 dedicated to researching Do-17, 1000+ period photos, manuals, history, technology to put aircraft in perspective.
  • Moggy C
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 20534

    #2
    Well that's all very well. But I joined to fly fighters and I find myself doing squaddie basic training for a Canadian Infantry Company.

    How do I get to Cranwell?

    Moggy
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    • Flying_Pencil
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2010
      • 737

      #3
      Originally posted by Moggy C View Post
      Well that's all very well. But I joined to fly fighters and I find myself doing squaddie basic training for a Canadian Infantry Company.

      How do I get to Cranwell?

      Moggy
      I think the recruiter pointed you in the wrong direction.

      Could be worse.
      Could be speaking German.
      Do17 recovery fund
      Since 2004 dedicated to researching Do-17, 1000+ period photos, manuals, history, technology to put aircraft in perspective.

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      • Flying_Pencil
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2010
        • 737

        #4
        Well, 18 years on, and STILL going!!

        They added a few more aircraft, the major ones are the tank buster Hurricane with Vickers 40mm and Ju 87D
        Do17 recovery fund
        Since 2004 dedicated to researching Do-17, 1000+ period photos, manuals, history, technology to put aircraft in perspective.

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        • wl745
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Aug 2007
          • 567

          #5
          The first game I played was put on my notebook by someone who new I was ex RAF!!It was called Overlord and was basically about typhoons destroying v1 sites in france and also trains!!Great fun ,wonder if it still exsists in a new form?

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          • Moggy C
            Moderator
            • Jan 2000
            • 20534

            #6
            If you are in the mood for nostalgia you can still revisit Overlord here:

            https://www.myabandonware.com/game/overlord-2wr

            I guess you have to use Dosbox (link on that page) in order to play it on current operating systems.

            Moggy
            "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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