Next IL-2 historical campaign features I./JG 52

Ten Days of Autumn followed by Blazing Steppe and Sea Dragons after it have all been historically based campaigns created by 1CGS team member Black Six. Now, we have new information on the next campaign in the series and even a few hints at what may come after that.

Stalingrad in October 1942 with I./JG 52

The next historical scripted campaign will feature the Bf109G-2 and I./JG 52 over Stalingrad.

The Bf109 is one of the IL-2 series most popular aircraft types and Black Six is returning to the aircraft with a Bf109G-2 focused campaign featuring the exploits of I./JG 52 in September and October of 1942.

My new historical campaign is almost ready and we plan to release it before the end of the year. It will continue to illustrate the history of the Stalingrad battle and will be devoted to the actions of I./JG 52 (Bf 109 G-2) in September – October 1942.


Following in the footsteps of past efforts, this new campaign will likely retail on the store for $9.99 and according to the quote above, should be available before the end of the year.

A third Battle of Stalingrad campaign?

Might a 1942 winter campaign featuring the IL-2 be next? According to the latest poll, yes!

Following this new campaign, Black Six is asking for opinions on a third campaign to be set during the time of Battle of Stalingrad. With Blazing Steppe and this untitled JG 52 campaign being the first (summer) and second (fall) parts, he expects the third will be set during the winter.

You can weigh in on your opinion on which campaign should be next in a poll that has been posted. That said, currently a VVS RKKA ground attack campaign featuring the IL-2 commands a sizable lead.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mischiew Rithe says:

    How much do people like to read the story before jumping into their plane?

    Usually I do enjoy it, and sometimes I’m either a bit impatient or not in the mood/tired from work and so on, in which case I’m opting for a career mission or something else more casual. In general, I find it great when the author mixes the story with actual facts, historical or related to the war organization, technical details on the machines and so on. It’s a nice way to learn a little trivia and have fun in a more immersive campaign at the same time 🙂

    Still, I’m not sure many players/simmers enjoy that as much.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’m sure not all do but I really appreciate it and I think it adds a level of polish so even if people don’t read it – it’s there as added value.

      The ones for Ten Days, Blazing Steppe and Sea Dragons were both well written. I read every line!


  2. Blue 5 says:

    JG3 would be maybe better?


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I don’t know the unit histories of either group that well. How do they stack up in October of 192?


  3. Blue 5 says:

    Don to the Volga and they were the Pitomnik staffel. It has been done 3rd party as a campaign, which is possibly why Black 6 wants to so something different.

    But ‘52 get all the attention…

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  4. Blue 5 says:

    Graf (with a staffel detachment) was sent to Staligrad in September (from the Caucasus) to help his 200 score ambition. I suppose that is a reason why it makes for good drama. Steinhoff’s II Gruppe were on the outskirta as it all went wrong. He recounts harrowing transmissions from inside the pocket as liaison personnel begged the covering fighter forces not to leave.

    But JG3 were there to the bitter end. And then in the Kuban and Kursk AGS cover.

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