Europe Ablaze (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Studies Group - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Europe Ablaze
Packaging cover Europe Ablaze.
Product ID STRST0010
Platform(s) Apple II
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Strategic Studies Group
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame, World War II Wargame
Country of Origin Australia

Description from the packaging.

The Air War Over England and Germany 1939-1945.

Europe Ablaze is a complete game system designed to bring to life the vital struggle in the air which raged over Europe for almost five years.

Three scenarios, selected from the various phases of the war, are presented to simulate the changing fortunes of battle as Britain, at first beleaguered by an overwhelming Luftwaffe, finally becomes the bastion from which American and British bombing forces wreak havoc upon the German war machine.

Each scenario offers up to six command positions per side, any or all of which may be computer controlled. The player takes the role of C in C (Air Forces) and/or up to five subordinate commands. The result is an entertaining and rewarding experience for either solitaire or group play.

Major bombing missions are planned twice per day (daylight ops at midnight, night ops at noon) and require target selection, course plotting, speed and H hour determination and finally squadron allocation. Other operations available to strike aircraft include harassment, raid, and recon missions.

Fighter aircraft perform intercept and patrol (both standing patrols and intruder patrols) ops in response to ground and radar sightings. These ops can be launched at any time.

Targets range from city centers (population, industry, communications and port facilities) to radar stations, airfields and shipping lanes.

The weather routines have been carefully integrated into the game system and such occurrences as storm fronts, ground fog and moonlight are certain to frustrate the would-be mission controller.

Each air commander is blessed (or cursed) with a comprehensive doctrine which may restrict his target selection, limit his escort allocation and/or determine the combat actions of his air formations. Sometimes it's not just the enemy which must be overcome, but also your own higher command.

Europe Ablaze is not limited in scope to the three historical scenarios provided. The creative gamer and historians have available to them a comprehensive Game Design Kit which can be used to create scenario variants as well as original campaigns. To explain their use, the design routines are illustrated with an entirely new scenario recreating the strategic air operations from the Mediterranean theater in March 1944.

At your disposal are the following data bases.

  • A 42 by 36 hex grid.
  • 24 Aircraft types.
  • 255 Squadrons.
  • 127 Airbases.
  • 63 Centers (each with population, industry, communication and port facilities defined).
  • 63 Radar stations.
  • 63 Shipping lanes.
  • 63 Flak units.
  • A weather creation utility.
  • National doctrine.
  • Cursor selection.
  • A victory determination utility.
  • Identity and briefing routines.

System Requirements

Apple II
Required CPU Apple II
Required RAM 64K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Europe Ablaze. Retail Box back Europe Ablaze.



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