The sweet spot? How Bf109G-6 Late fits into IL-2: Great Battles

Yesterday patch 4.503 was released for the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. With it, the release of the Bf109G-6 Late. This model of Bf109 fills in a gap in the 109 series that helps cover the time that is being covered by Battle of Normandy and it represents the second aircraft to be released for…

Checking out the C-47 in IL-2

The last patch for IL-2: Great Battles brought us the C-47A Skytrain. This military focused derivative of the famous DC-3 airliner saw extensive use in WWII with its most iconic role being that of the transport that delivered Allied airborne troops in the hours before the storming of the beaches during Operation Overlord. Now that…

DCS: F-16C is over a year old now. Is it worth it?

It’s hard to believe but it has been over a year since Eagle Dynamics released DCS: F-16C to the public through their early access program. The module is still in early access and likely will be for some time, however, I want to look at the current state of the module now and ask the…

Lest we forget

Every year I think it important to take a moment and remember veterans of past conflicts. It’s Remembrance Day for me here in Canada and in many countries around the world. It’s also Veterans Day in the United States. This is meant to be a contemplative and solemn day. This year, as I do every…

Waiting patiently for IL-2 patch 4.502 and beyond

It hasn’t been that long of a wait but it still seems like we’ve been waiting for a while for IL-2 patch 4.502 but the latest information we have now suggests that it is getting close. What’s in the new patch and why are so many of us so excited and anxious to see it…

Deciding on the upgrade to DCS: A-10C II

Just over a week ago, Eagle Dynamics released the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer module on to their store while simultaneously offering an upgrade to everyone who already owned the original A-10C. Two weeks left on the promotion that makes the new module a cheap upgrade. Is the $9.99 USD price worth the upgrade for…

Star Wars Squadrons first impressions from a flight simmer

Last night I had a few hours with the new Star Wars Squadrons game from EA and I thought I would write a bit about my experiences with the title from the perspective of a flight simmer. I’ve found quite a bit of crossover between the more serious side of flight simming and people who…

The new 4.501 spotting changes in IL-2 make a big difference

I’ve had a chance to get some flying in since the new 4.501 patch arrived for IL-2: Great Battles. Here are my first impressions on the changes and some further thoughts on the issue. The problems of the past Let me be clear what the differences are between now and the previous patch. Prior to…