IL-2’s ‘Hot Weather, Hot Deals Sale’ now on!

If there’s a blank spot in your IL-2: Great Battles Series hangar now is another great opportunity to snag a good deal on some IL-2 content with discount prices on most of the IL-2 store available from now until May 31st on the IL-2 website store and until May 29th on the Steam Store.

What’s for sale?

An A-20B flies closely over the deck of an enemy ship. Note the bombs skipping above the water.

Here’s the full list of what is currently available for sale:

  • Battle of Stalingrad – 66% Off (Website and Steam)
  • Battle of Moscow – 66% Off (Website and Steam)
  • Battle of Kuban – 33% Off (Website and Steam)
  • Blazing Steppe Scripted Campaign – 50% Off (Website and Steam)
  • Fortress on the Volga Scripted Campaign – 50% Off (Website and Steam)
  • Ten days of Autumn Scripted Campaign – 50% Off (Website Only)
  • Havoc Over the Kuban Scripted Campaign – 50% Off (Website Only)
  • Cliffs of Dover BLITZ – 50% Off (Website Only)

Though not everything is on sale, there’s a fair chunk of content that is including Battle of Kuban at 33% off and all four of the premium campaigns that 1CGS has released over the last couple of years. If you’re a fan of single player content, these campaigns are excellently put together, lots of fun, and really benefit from the hand crafted approach that scripted campaigns in the series offer.

Read my reviews of Blazing Steppe, Fortress on the Volga, and Ten Days of Autumn and don’t forget to check out Gambit’s excellent Havoc Over the Kuban which I will write a review for as soon as I finish my playthrough.

Cliffs of Dover Blitz is also on sale at 50% off.

On the fence about some of these? Don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Stewmanji says:

    Hey Shamrock,

    As a veteran of DCS, but a complete newbie to IL-2, I’m strongly considering jumping into the series with the purchase of BoS and BoK.

    Having said that, I have very little knowledge of the Eastern Front and even less knowledge of the aircraft involved. Am I making a mistake if I only snag the normal versions of each edition and skip the collector planes? Are there any collector planes you feel a newbie should strongly consider? I’m a little overwhelmed by the number of aircraft that are available in this series and I would appreciate your thoughts (or the thoughts of any other readers).

    Huge fan of your site! Thanks for all the hard work you put into it and keep up the great work!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Hey Stewmanji,

      I’m glad you’re considering the series. As a dedicated fan of both series I have to say that I love jumping back and forth because both have their quirks and both do some things really well. I always appreciate what each can offer.

      Eastern Front is a fascinating theatre of war and I do highly recommend checking out some of the history and learning the aircraft. It’s every bit as interesting as what happened in the West and the Pacific.

      You don’t have to pick-up the premium versions to have a good experience. You can also decide to get the Collector Planes later (and there are currently four Collector Planes that aren’t specifically a part of any one title either). The Collector Planes certainly add to the overall effect. The ones that I personally enjoy the most are the Spitfire Vb (Battle of Kuban Collector Plane) and the Yak-1B Series 127 (independent Collector Plane although most relevant to Kuban).

      If you’re a bit hesitant, I’d jump in with Battle of Stalingrad and/or Battle of Moscow. At 66% off these are great deals and tons of content. However, Battle of Kuban does have the best map of the three and a very interesting aircraft set too. It is only 33% off. You could always snag it on the next sale too.

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  2. Robin Hart-Jones says:

    I fly mostly Allied so from that perspective, and just my opinion, the only ‘must have’ aircraft that comes with a Premium version is the Spit V and as you can buy that for $20 but must pay an extra $30 for the Premium edition of Kuban then it is better to get the Standard edition. Of course the Premium version will also get you the Hs-129 so technically saving a total of $40 but it is a niche aircraft that few people fly in multiplayer though if you fly single player the opposition is weak so it may still be fun. Generally, in BoM, BoS & BoK the Axis have superior fighters but the exceptions are the other two collector planes of the Kuban phase, the Yak-1b & La5-FN which can both give the best Axis fighters a bloody nose and are worth buying. TLDR version: If you want to fly Allied then buy the standard editions and then add the Yak-1b, Spit & La5-FN collectors aircraft in that order (IMHO)


    1. robinhj says:

      addendum….the way the Multiplayer game works is that you can only fly aircraft that you own amongst those allowable on the server you join. On that basis, if you can only afford to but one game then Stalingrad will give you the highest chance of owning something that is allowable on the average server. Owning just Moscow makes it very unlikely you could fly on a server set in the late war and owning just Kuban makes it very unlikely you will own something suitable for a server set in the early war but both servers are *likely* to have something from the Stalingrad game.


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