The moment is here for Me262 fans with launch of 3.101

IL-2: Great Battles fans have been waiting anxiously for the launch of the Me262 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and as of earlier today, it has arrived! It comes with an 80 point change list including Flying Circus aircraft in the form of the S.E.5a and Albatross D.Va and a new tank for Tank Crew…

A closer look at the Prokhorovka map for Tank Crew

In the trio of titles announced in late 2017, Tank Crew was the first to get its new map and it gives us an area of the Eastern Front that has been well explored in multiple previous titles including the original IL-2 series. What’s the new map like and how does it fit into the…

Last chance to register for FS Expo 2019!

We’re now just days away from Flight-Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando Florida and that means that registration is closing soon. Last chance to register is coming up tomorrow so those of you making last minute decisions – now’s the time! Press release and other show details Here’s the latest press release with all kinds of…

Me262 debuts next week along with massive 3.101 patch

IL-2’s patch 3.101 is promising to be a big one although we don’t have a full picture of everything that will be available, the team promises over 70 points of changes coming. Of course the Me262 is the headliner here for many of the fans of the series along with the Albatross D.Va and S.E.5.a….

Tank Crew first impressions!

This has been a long time in coming but it’s here now and I’ve finally had a chance to buy in and spend a few minutes with Tank Crew – Clash a Prokhorovka. This is the first WWII tank sim in years and its all part of the IL-2: Great Battles Series which means that…

Tank Crew T-34 UVZ mod. 1943 in next patch, new damage model

1CGS trio of projects is pushing forward and today we’ve learned that they and their third party developers have nearly completed work on their next tank – introducing the T-34 UVZ model 1943. With it comes an enhanced damage model for all tanks and some interesting new gameplay possibilities that also affect pilots. Let’s dig…

Me262 in two or three weeks, IL-2 FS-Expo setup info

The wait has been long but its nearly over as 1CGS is preparing the Me262 jet fighter for release as part of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and that release is apparently scheduled to happen in the next three weeks. I’ve also learned a little more about what will be at the 1CGS/IL-2: Great Battles Series…

FS Expo price increase coming

Flight-Sim Expo 2019 is coming up in just under a month now. If you’re on the fence about coming to Flight-Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando Florida this year, now may be the time to jump in as prices are increasing tonight. Plus, we now have a good look at the floor arrangement for the show…

Stormbirds flies to Flight-Sim Expo 2019

Some exciting news! I’m taking the blog on a jet to Orlando Florida for Flight-Sim Expo 2019! It’s been in the works for a few weeks now and I’m now all booked and set to go. There’s a lot going on at the expo and I’m hoping to bring some of the show experience to…

A word on IL-2’s trio of release dates

Development work on IL-2: Great Battles has continued, nearly continuously, for several years now and the 1CGS team has done an incredible job on the series. With three titles released and a trio of new ones currently under development, we have a considerable amount of content available. Of course, and as is always the way,…