Training with DCS’s A-10A

My experience with DCS is still fairly shallow compared to the hundreds of hours I’ve put into IL-2 but I’m slowly building up my training repertoire and recent videos showing off what the A-10 and Su-25 can do have made me interested in putting some more time into these CAS/attack aircraft. Flying the A-10 is…

My joystick is fixed, this is what I did while it was broken

If you’ll remember back a couple of weeks ago, I had broken the plastic trigger on my VKB Gladiator during a particularly intense dogfight. The replacement trigger has been here for about a week but I haven’t had much of a chance to write about it. While the trigger was broken, I took advantage of…

April DCS and IL-2 video roundup

Frequent readers know that I like to highlight videos that I’ve watched out there featuring combat flight sims like DCS and IL-2 and this time around I have a bunch of different videos to highlight from both of those great series. Here’s a video round-up for April 14! Cinematic and gameplay videos aplenty Adrián Caparzo…

Revisiting skip bombing in IL-2

One of my favourite types of missions in IL-2 is the skip bombing attack on enemy shipping. Flying low, at high speeds, dodging a hail of flak, and skimming just meters above the surface of the water makes for tons of fun when all you risk is your virtual life. Let’s have another look at…

DCS: Persian Gulf live stream #2 recap

Earlier today, Matt Wagner did the second live stream of the DCS: Persian Gulf map featuring the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module. This time around we got to see a lot of the Iranian portion of the map checking out some of the terrain in that section. I’m happy to share some of my notes from…

The IL-2 Career mission that broke my joystick’s trigger

I broke the trigger on my VKB Gladiator joystick while flying a particularly intense IL-2 career mission. I popped on to the VKB online store and ordered myself a new one so that’s not really the story, but I thought it was a funny way to tell another tale about the IL-2 Career mode. 731st…

DCS World 2.5 Beta first impressions

When it was originally announced, the idea was that DCS World 2.5 would transition from beta to a full release and it would do so within a matter of weeks. Almost two months have passed as Eagle Dynamics hammers out some bugs but I couldn’t wait anymore so I’ve jumped straight in to DCS World…

IL-2 patch 3.001 video round-up

You guys asked for it and here we go with a video round-up featuring some of the latest video clips put out  by the IL-2 community in the days following the release of patch 3.001 and IL-2: Battle of Kuban. Aircraft focused Most of the new videos coming out right now are multiplayer gaming with…

Plenty of screenshots from IL-2 patch 3.001 in action

I take a lot of screenshots when flying IL-2 and DCS. Mostly its for fun but they also come in handy for when I need something for an article. This evening, however, I’m sharing plenty of screenshots just to show off what IL-2 version 3.001 looks like. With all of the visual changes I hope…

First missions in IL-2’s new Career Mode

Patch 3.001 introduced the brand new Career mode to the IL-2 series for the first time and I’ve been playing a fair bit of this new mode when time allows over the last few days. Here are some of my early experiences and a brief look at what the mode offers. What will you fly…

One of the toughest air battles I’ve fought

In recent memory I haven’t had that many air battles that were an absolute edge of the envelope tense back and forth exchange. But the other day while flying on Wings of Liberty I had one of those. It was just a little tense…. and incredibly satisfying! The setup Wings of Liberty always seems to…

Watch JG51 over Velikiye Luki

Months ago I finished playing the excellent JG 51 over Velikiye Luki campaign by Veteranen. I recorded a lot of my gameplay with the thought that I may eventually do a cinematic for it. But nothing quite clicked for me… until now. Fun with the FW190 I’ve been flying the FW190 a lot more in…