IL-2 Combat Box server introduces new voice recognition system

Looking for a little more immersion with your IL-2 multiplayer session? Combat Box, one of the series more popular servers, has introduced a new voice recognition system that lets you combine your IL-2 multiplayer and SRS radio communications together. Let’s have a look at what they are up to! Immersive radio experience In a post…

Flight Journal: Dual role fork tail devil

This story takes me back several weeks ago to a memorable sortie that I flew on the Combat Box server in the P-38J Lightning. Famed as a long range escort fighter, in Europe it saw more limited use in the later part of the war but it did develop a reputation as a fearsome ground…

Flight Journal: Varied flights and scenarios in IL-2: Great Battles

I’ve been doing plenty of IL-2: Great Battles flying recently on several of the series’ popular multiplayer servers. This won’t be a full flight journal but rather a summary of each and an example of the kinds of multiplayer experiences you can have on IL-2 right now. Transport run in a Ju52 I wanted to…

SRS for IL-2 adds immersion, teamplay possibilities

SimpleRadio Standalone, it’s become a staple of DCS World multiplayer and for the last several weeks its been available to the IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer community. Although many are now using it, others have yet to check it out. What is SRS? How can it be used? How do you set it up? How are…

Flight Journal: A summary of Sturmovikfest multiplayer flying

I’m starting a new series that I will occasionally contribute to called ‘Flight Journal’ where I write a brief summary of some of the recent single player or multiplayer missions I’ve flown and then captured screenshots from. I’ve done this kind of thing before but I’d like to make them into a series that I…

Sturmovikfest Day Two!

The Sturmovikfest continues with day two of the festival. Yesterday was a big day with a big beginning while today is a little more straightforward but still lots of potential fun to be had. Here’s what’s coming next and a few adjustments to the schedule Fly-in’s all week long Monday starts our regular fly-in schedule….

The thrill of Project R air racing

Sturmovikfest 2020 is underway and what a way to begin with Combat Box’s new ‘Project R’ air racing! The first test flights were underway this morning with a couple dozen pilots joining in for some fun and challenging flying along with our fair share of crashes, collisions and hilarious moments. Ready, set, go! Project R…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…