Is IL-2: Battle of Kuban final release close?

I think I write about this nearly weekly as new information trickles out and questions keep coming: When is patch 3.001 coming out? Here’s the latest hints we have. The sale theory The most optimistic among us think that release is imminent and the latest reason for that follows the announcement of the Lunar Sale…

IL-2 community Discord server turns one

A year ago, IL-2 community member miloupdog started an IL-2 community server on Discord. A year later the community is going strong and continues to grow with the hopes of adding more players and enabling more teamwork. Voice comms and more Having voice communication available for flight sims is really useful for coordinating with your…

The number one question on IL-2 fans minds

If you’ve been following the development of IL-2: Battle of Kuban, you probably have one big question on your mind. It’s the question that everyone has been asking. The one that pops up in every other thread. When is IL-2: Battle of Kuban, aka patch 3.001, coming out? What we know and don’t And the…

Revisiting the LaGG-3

Being the very first aircraft to be flyable in the new IL-2: Great Battles series, the LaGG-3 Series 29 has long since been the centre of any excitement or hype. It was in many ways the “default” fighter and as a result it’s been overshadowed. But is it deserving of its “mediocre” reputation? Let’s revisit…

Battle of Stalingrad 75th Anniversary

The last of the official armed resistance in the war torn city of Stalingrad ended on February 2nd, 1943 – 75 years ago. It’s a somber anniversary and a key moment in the annals of history but one worth remembering. Beginning of the end Stalingrad and the battle for the city lasted from the summer…

Waiting for big things just around the corner

We’re sitting in the flight sim twilight zone right now – this is the weird space in between and the proverbial calm before the storm. I’m excited and anxious all at the same time and I can’t wait to try some of the new stuff coming down the pipeline. We’re waiting on some big things…

An actual date for DCS World 2.5

A few weeks ago I wrote that Eagle Dynamics were promising that DCS World 2.5 would be out by the end of January. Now, we have confirmation from the Eagle Dynamics DCS Facebook page that there is a release date: January 31st! Down to the wire (with a catch) January 31st is now officially the…

Doing a little night fighting in IL-2

When you’ve flown and done many of the same kinds of missions over and over again it’s sometimes good to break from the mould. Yesterday I flew a few missions in Sampson’s new Taman Peninsula campaign and came across this brilliant mission where you had to intercept IL-2’s – at night Looking for aircraft in…

DCS: Hornet: Should you pre-order DCS World’s most expensive module?

At $79.99 USD the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is the most expensive module that Eagle Dynamics has offered in the history of DCS World. Are there good reasons for that? Is the Hornet worth the price? Should you pre-order? Let’s talk about all things Hornet. The gnashing of teeth pre-order edition For weeks and months there…

Speculating on Collector Planes for IL-2

It’s always fun to look ahead and think about what sort of aircraft we might be flying in the future. With the switch to the Western Front, I thought it’d be interesting to speculate on a couple more Collector Planes that we might see. Room for two more? The development of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! Another year has passed and it has been a good one for fans of the genre. Look for some big payoffs this year Both DCS and IL-2 series had foundational years in 2017 with a lot of content being worked on and planned for….