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jeroen_R90S
01-29-2004, 02:32 PM
I've alway enjoyed that turn-based game very much. Very strategic, and with lots of planes, units etc etc.

As the Allies you could plan bombing raids, fighter sweeps etc etc at both day and night. As a German you had to oppose them in real time, the Allied player would have to look on. That was the main drawback, as well as it's complex user interface.

And the full 1943-1945 campaign would have lasted 2 full years to play through, that is, if you played every day! I played it with a friend of mine via e-mail quite some time.

As a German, you could even assign production facilities to engines and planes, so if you wanted to see what happened if you switched all of them to Me-262s and He-219s you could do that and re-equip your units with them. The drawback was a long re-tooling period during which you got thrashed pretty bad because no planes of older types were produced... Provided your opponent (human or AI) hadn't bombed either your plane/engine factories (yes, producing only DB-605 engines and Fw-190 airframes was possible, with huge stock of both building up! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) or fuel refeneries to smithereens by the time they were retooled.

I played the shorter the night-fighter campaigns quite often with my friend, me usually being German. Man, after that I knew why Do-217s and Ju 88C-6s were relatively ineffective: the Lanc's were faster! Fortunately both Flak and Wilde Sau Fw-190s and Bf-109s were there to help.
After later re-equiping units with He-219s and Ju-88Gs (with SN-2 radar, as Window was there too!) I could inflict at least a 50 plane loss for my friend each night. Only to find my friend re-equipping his squads with Lancasters, Mossie night-fighters and Mossie fighter-bombers shooting up my planes before they were even airborne. Can still get frustrated at that!!

The grand campaign would even allow the German player to win the war. (No, I'm not that freaky, I never got beyond 1943...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

A very fascinating game, back in 1999(!). Anyone else played it??

Jeroen

jeroen_R90S
01-29-2004, 02:32 PM
I've alway enjoyed that turn-based game very much. Very strategic, and with lots of planes, units etc etc.

As the Allies you could plan bombing raids, fighter sweeps etc etc at both day and night. As a German you had to oppose them in real time, the Allied player would have to look on. That was the main drawback, as well as it's complex user interface.

And the full 1943-1945 campaign would have lasted 2 full years to play through, that is, if you played every day! I played it with a friend of mine via e-mail quite some time.

As a German, you could even assign production facilities to engines and planes, so if you wanted to see what happened if you switched all of them to Me-262s and He-219s you could do that and re-equip your units with them. The drawback was a long re-tooling period during which you got thrashed pretty bad because no planes of older types were produced... Provided your opponent (human or AI) hadn't bombed either your plane/engine factories (yes, producing only DB-605 engines and Fw-190 airframes was possible, with huge stock of both building up! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) or fuel refeneries to smithereens by the time they were retooled.

I played the shorter the night-fighter campaigns quite often with my friend, me usually being German. Man, after that I knew why Do-217s and Ju 88C-6s were relatively ineffective: the Lanc's were faster! Fortunately both Flak and Wilde Sau Fw-190s and Bf-109s were there to help.
After later re-equiping units with He-219s and Ju-88Gs (with SN-2 radar, as Window was there too!) I could inflict at least a 50 plane loss for my friend each night. Only to find my friend re-equipping his squads with Lancasters, Mossie night-fighters and Mossie fighter-bombers shooting up my planes before they were even airborne. Can still get frustrated at that!!

The grand campaign would even allow the German player to win the war. (No, I'm not that freaky, I never got beyond 1943...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

A very fascinating game, back in 1999(!). Anyone else played it??

Jeroen

J30Vader
01-29-2004, 03:13 PM
http://pub103.ezboard.com/bbtrbombingthereich

Have it. Played it. Never finished it. waiting for the new OOB to become available from the above.

dizeee
01-29-2004, 03:27 PM
HEY!
lolol how nice is this? i thought i was pretty much the only1 who has that game. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
its truly an epic task to play the full campaign. i never finished it tho :/
its very complex, and in its own way very fancinating. you are truly in command of the whole air campaign. us or lw....

J30Vader
01-29-2004, 03:30 PM
http://pub103.ezboard.com/fbtrbombingthereichbtrproblemsandsuggestions.showM essage?topicID=189.topic

Read that. It tells you of a cheat. Actually it is a software bug. But in a nutshell daylight raids bombing at 17:30 to 18:30 are immune to interception.

I got to put this back on the drive.

I usually play the Allies. easier on my hand than playing the Luftwaffe. I also just play the 8th AF, and let the computer play everyone else. Speeds up a loooooong turn that way.

Much better than USAAF.

dizeee
01-29-2004, 03:34 PM
cant access that forum :/

J30Vader
01-29-2004, 03:46 PM
Try through EZboard. It is called BTR Bombing the Reich.

jeroen_R90S
01-30-2004, 09:48 AM
Cool! Glad to see I'm not the only one that played it!

Can't access that forum though, can't log in. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Jeroen