Grounded due to equipment malfunction

If you play FPS games or strategy games and you have an equipment malfunction where your mouse or keyboard stops working, it’s not a big deal to go grab a spare one that you might have on hand and get back to playing in a pretty short period of time. If you don’t have one,…

My first impressions of the P-47D-28

It’s only been a few days but I’ve been spending most of myflight time checking out the new P-47D-28 which was released on Wedesday in patch 3.007. The P-47 Thunderbolt coming to IL-2 represents the first of a trio of classic American fighter aircraft of WWII that made such an impact in the skies over…

Excitement and anxiousness for the next IL-2 patch

One of my favourite past times covering combat flight sims like IL-2 and DCS World is looking towards future potential for those series. Both have made remarkable progress and 2018 has been a great year for both series as they have thrown off some old shackles and developed some great new content. Of course, we…

What’s coming to the IL-2 series before the end of 2018?

With just over two months left in 2018 I thought it might be good to summarize what we are looking forward to in the IL-2 series before the end of the year including new content for Bodenplatte and Flying Circus and what is coming after that. Let’s look at the official information and read between…

Some thoughts on the DCS: AV-8B

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people lamenting the DCS: AV-8B Harrier. It’s an aircraft that seems to provoke some ire among some fans of the series and its a type that has been at least one piece of a lightning rod for some of the various controversies that have arisen recently. It’s not perfect…

The DCS Tomcat versus Hornet showdown

With Heatblur’s DCS: F-14 Tomcat due out by “winter” and Eagle Dynamics adding more features to the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet I feel like there is a kind of friendly rivalry going on in the virtual hangars of DCS World. I thought it would be fun to have a showdown between these two carrier based aircraft…

The FW190A-8 is now three aircraft in IL-2

When the FW190A-8 appeared on the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte aircraft list 10-months ago, I wondered if 1CGS would modify the aircraft to make it both a FW190A-8 and a F-8. The FW190F-8 being a direct modification of the A-8 and optimized for ground attack. It seemed like an easy update. What I hadn’t counted…

What’s the point of the Me262 in Battle of Bodenplatte?

I’ve seen it leveled in some quarters that the Me262 has little to do in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte as its traditional enemy, the heavy bomber, isn’t currently present in the series. I don’t agree and I’d like to spell out the reasons why introducing this jet in the line-up is both interesting and historically…

Battling it out on Hoggit’s DCS: Georgia at War server

“Uzi 9-2, Fox 3!” Followed by a second “Uzi 9-2, Fox 3!” and then a triumphant “Splash one bandit!” That was my night tonight on Hoggit’s excellent Georgia at War server that they have setup on DCS World. This newbie friendly server is relatively new on the DCS multiplayer scene but they have an excellent…

Do you fly the season that is outside?

I’m getting my first taste of fall this past weekend with a blustery fall day filled with rain showers and darkened skies. To get into the season I’ve found myself flying more autumn themed scenarios in the last few days to match. What about you? Do you tend to fly the season that is outside?…