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Posted on Aug 31, 2006 in Games PR

PR: Defending the Reich Release Sept. 1

Armchair General

HPS Simulations is proud to announce the upcoming release of Defending the Reich, a Jim Lunsford & Greg Smith Game.

Take to the skies with Defending the Reich! Defending the Reich is an operational level simulation of the epic night struggle between RAF Bomber Command and the Luftwaffe’s Nachtjagdflieger night-fighters during the critical period of 1943-1944. Players can play as the British and attempt to devastate as much of Germany as possible, while keeping bomber and aircrew attrition to safe levels, or can play as the German, and attempt to defend the Reich’s cities from aerial destruction.

During a typical turn, the British player plans his raids, taking into account flak levels, bombloads, routes, and active nightfighter bases. The Germans can organize their gruppen with different type of aircraft squadrons, and upgrade aircraft types. Once RAF intruders have crossed the radar line, the German player must discern between spoof missions and main force raids, and launch his interceptors to knock as many bombers out of the sky as possible. The game includes rules for technology upgrades, He219 advanced nightfighters, schraege musik weapons, firestorms, ace pilots, and more.


Play options include head to head, internet, LAN, and play by e-mail.

Defending the Reich is scheduled for release on 1 September 2006.


400 MHz Pentium, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB of RAM, 250 MB Hard Drive, a CD/DVD drive, DirectX version 7 or higher. TCP/IP network card and an Internet connection for multi-player games.

UPC Code is: 7 13061 00602 6

SRP: $39.95

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