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…

IL-2’s Holiday Sale Extended

If you’ve been waffling on purchasing one of the various IL-2 Collector Planes or the IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad or Battle of Moscow title, you have a little more time to waffle. Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer, announced today that the sale has been extended to January 9. Sale recap Here’s a recap of everything…

Final flight of 2017

We’re in the last hours of 2017 now and I thought I might be able to squeeze in one last flight of the year. Jumping into multiplayer For today’s mission I decided to jump into the EU Official 1CGS server. This is a Normal settings server with slightly relaxed settings and featuring both aircraft and…

2017: A year in combat flight simulation

This year has been a very good one for fans of combat flight simulations. Old stalwarts like Falcon BMS and IL-2: 1946 continue on, Cliffs of Dover has new lease on life, and ongoing developments take the DCS and IL-2: Great Battles series forward with new content and new hopes for expanded gameplay in the…

FW190 pilot shows what the Wulf is capable of

Alex VVV on YouTube posted a great video featuring his exploits with the FW190A-3 on the Berloga multiplayer server. In a series of cuts the short 2-minute video shows some truly impressive flying and gunnery skills as he systematically shoots down enemy aircraft with some utterly impressive shots. The FW190 may still be a bit…

Review: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

I’ve been on the lookout for good Scripted Campaigns since the feature debut late last year and I’ve been pleasantly surprised on the whole. Cold Winter was a decent remake of an old favourite and Ten Days of Autumn was an epic opus to the Bf109F-2 at Moscow. So where does “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” stand…

Playing a new IL-2 campaign: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

Ever since the Scripted Campaign feature came out, I’ve been collecting new campaign packs to play and over the weekend I started playing another semi-recent entry into the scripted campaign list: Veteranen’s Velikie Luki based JG 51 campaign. Rebuilding single missions into a campaign “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” is a bit of a mouthful and…

Reviewing the FW190A-5

The FW190A-5 forms the other half of the legendary Luftwaffe fighter duo of World War II and its come to IL-2: Battle of Kuban. Firepower, crisp handling, and excellent view are all hallmarks of the FW190 series and they are represented well with this aircraft. Overall performance Normally I like to pull some of the official…

A Wulf for any occasion

Flying the Focke Wulf 190 in IL-2 for the last year has been a challenging proposition with many pilots complaining about the aircraft being difficult to fly. All of that changes in Update 2.007. Stalling, always stalling The FW190A-3 was twitchy, it stalled frequently, and pulling back on the stick more than a few degrees…

FW190 flight model progress

Today’s 1CGS IL-2 developer update was a fair short one but it was packed with content on the progress towards an improved FW190 flight model. The background The FW190 has always been a difficult aircraft to get right. High wingloading, small compact design, speed and firepower emphasis over tight turning, a rapid roll rate, unique…