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Take command over RAF during the WW2 history turning point, the Battle of Britain! The goal of the game is to defend Great Britain against German bombing raids.
Release Date: Jun 18, 2014
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The Few Update 0.980.12

July 8th, 2014

Changes:

  • Added possibility to edit pilots names.
  • Media files are moved outside main binary file (to have smaller file sizes of future updates).
  • Bug fixes.


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About the Game

Take command over RAF during the WW2 history turning point, the Battle of Britain!

The goal of the game is to defend Great Britain against German bombing raids.

The game has two distinct gameplay experiences where:
* The player manages war production and squadron placement
* The player organizes patrol routes and tactics

Once combat is initiated the player can lead their squadrons to attack waves of German bombers utilizing simple touch or mouse commands.

The game follows the historical timeline very closely, but at the same time - the game mechanics are easy to learn (yet hard to master) and it provides great entertainment for both seasoned and novice players.

* There are 8 aircraft types in the game - including of course the famous Supermarine Spitfire!
* Every pilot is earning his own experience - witness your rookies become aces!
* Manage the British war machine - decide what should be built and where
* Fight epic air battles!
* Lead English, Polish, Czechs, Canadian and New Zealands squadrons to fight for freedom!

The game implements ‘German Command AI” which results in each campaign playing out differently. No two games will ever be the same.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2,33 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Produced after 2009
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1,83 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Produced after 2009
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
103 of 111 people (93%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
1 review
7.2 hrs on record
I'm the guy who checks New releases on Simulations and Strategy games daily looking for the diamonds in the rough. This Game puts you in the role of Air marshall In Charge of the Raf during the battle of britain. It has 3 different scenario, 10days 25 days and 50 days. It has a very good tutorial, I've played about 3 hours so far and am confident that I have the mechanics mostly down. You manage your budget, Decide what to build, (factories, airfields, radar, artillery) WHere to place it and of course you are in charge of your squadrons. WHen you actually enter combat, you can auto resolve and the let the computer do it or you can take charge yourself. The battles do occur in real time, but the pause feature is there when you want to update your orders due to changes in the battle. I've played about 3 1/2 hours and gotten about 4 days in our 50 days, so you are defintely going to get your monies worth. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys simulation/management/tactical combat games. Anyone who enjoys air combat in xenonaughts will love this game, anyone who enjoys the panzer general, panzer corps series will also love this game, I do hope this game does well for them, i would like to see some expanded features via pathces or dlc or even another game where we can play the german side. All in all well worth the money for the time and gameplay experience.
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
107 products in account
1 review
11.6 hrs on record
A really fantastic game that reminds me a lot of Battle of Britian on my old commodore 64 many years ago. I have to say though with modern computing and gaming in general this a really whole new world. The AI is crafty and can wipe you out if you can't keep up. Interesting tactical map situations put you into real binds. Do I need a Radar? or do I place a AA gun and try to soften the German bombing groups en route and then strike? Oh and there is that little thing about lacking planes. maybe i need to build a factory. It reall is quite a puzzler. Also the battle map is super simplified yet very satisfying as you try your best to cause the maximum damage in a situation where you are ussually outnumbered, without losing pilots and machines. A great game that will have you suffering from missing time syndrome. If you tell yourself, okay 15 minutes then off to the movies, you may find that 15 minutes multiplying into hours. Good stuff!
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
205 products in account
5 reviews
24.4 hrs on record
This is a really good and budding game. It'll make you think strategically, tactially and has a brilliant campaign map/Real Time Combat feature.

It is full of potential, and makes people nostalgic of older games .

Some may recognise the combat mechanics from flash games, but with the money coming in might come shipping convoys, 113 day grand campaign and many details to be added.

It is a game that rewards patience and practise and I highly, highly reccommend this addicting game!

There is no auto-save feature, but I recommend saving each midnight rather than before each battle - take the casulties!
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
1 review
17.9 hrs on record
Really enjoying this game so far. Its a simple game to get into but the challenge it provides is what is going to keep me coming back. If you don't know what this game is about, here's a synopsis: You assume the command of the RAF during the Battle of Britain and are in charge of creating, maintaining, and deploying squadrons of Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft to defend airfields, cities, and installations inside of England to halt the Luftwaffe from gaining air dominance.
Posted: June 20th, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
165 products in account
16 reviews
28.4 hrs on record
Well, at first I was not impressed by this game. It really looked stupid - top down view, graphics and so on. But I've decided to give a second change ... I did purchese it after all. There really are not graphics to get breathless about. But the more I played and got the hang of it, the more I enjoyed it. So much so that I decided to change my vote of No to YES. Jip, this small game has the potential to get really very, very addictive. It's the sort of game that says "give me one more go ... just one".

Happy gaming.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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