Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich - Update v1.06.57

Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich is a improved and enhanced edition of Talonsoft's older Battle of Britain and Bombing the Reich. This updated version represents the best simulation of the air war over Britain and the strategic bombing campaign over Europe that has ever been made.

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Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich - Update v1.06.57

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Hello everyone,

today we are glad to announce a new update for the game, here is the changelog:

Changes & Fixes:
• Fixed a few more situations where shuttle missions were still not working as intended. Escorts will now follow shuttle bombers if they have enough fuel, otherwise they go back to home base. Stragglers will return to home base or the shuttle base, whichever is closer. Detached groups will not receive new pilots or planes, and their parent groups will only receive replacement planes and pilots very slowly.
• Fixed an issue where the ability for a night raid to stay on course was not considering experience and fatigue, which was causing more night raids to “plow up the fields” instead of hitting their targets.
• Softened that infernal “click” sound when selecting radio buttons.
• Aircraft will now always attempt to climb above balloons to minimize accidental strikes against balloon cables.
• More fixes to “Auto Plan Raids” functionality. There is a method to setting up autoraids; mainly, any fighters you order to sweep will not be available for escort duty so try planning your bombing raids first because the AI only builds bombing raids that can be effectively escorted.
• More minor tweaks to Attacker AI in BoB and BtR.
• Fixed a bug where the AI was selecting non-existent targets for a secondary target.
• Defender groups now display “time to ready” when selected at airbase.
• “Delay” time is now displayed dynamically when adding escorts to raids while setting delay location by the map.
• Reconfigured some unnecessary routines to speed up play a little.
• Defender units Group Display now shows takeoff delay for group.
• Weapons Display will show more information about nightfighter radar and jamming systems.
• Nightfighters won’t lose their systems upgrades when swapping cannons. And replacements enter the game with current technology.
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I noticed a few threads beneath that 'Active development' had ceased. Is this just a one off patch or is the game now being developed?
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We have a dedicated team working on making the game better and squashing bugs. We have no deadlines or sales targets and we are not on the Matrix payroll. So it's been developed semi-officially for the past 5 years or so.
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Re: Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich - Update v1.06.57

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hello Team
I definitely need advice on how to "crack" the game not terminating 25th of July 1944 ( doing the allies 1944 grand campaign. What do I need - as the game narrows bombing options ( Avalanche and Overlord restrictions from April on). Have now played through the spring 5 times - air superiority: 5 , terror: 14 , - BUT.. due to restrictions my decent score in april 1944 on "16" on Industry droppes gradually to a low 4 in July. What on earth do I do wrong ? Any help much appriciated and have newest version (august 22). I have concentrated on high value targets , - but game simply wont procede after this date in July :?:
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There are plenty of Ports and Oil targets in both theaters to target with your heavies to keep up your industry values (use Target List and sort by target type) but yes, July '44 is a critical time. Don't waste the heavies on troops or rail, Make use of the Air Commands that don't have too many restrictions - Fighter Command is one which can do a lot of damage with the Mossies and Tiffy's.
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simovitch wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:32 am We have a dedicated team working on making the game better and squashing bugs. We have no deadlines or sales targets and we are not on the Matrix payroll. So it's been developed semi-officially for the past 5 years or so.
Thank you so much guys for the time and dedication you are giving to this game.

I think it's a great game and will only get better with your expertise.
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Thanks team! I really appreciate the hard work. There been so many interesting changes and tweaks that I’ve lost track.
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Thank you for all the hard work and dedication guys!
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