Community Q&A with Red Flight and the Combat Box server

Combat Box by Red Flight is an IL-2 multiplayer server that has, in recent months, been consistently at the top of the list for player counts. This 80 player multiplayer server hosts some of the most frequented multiplayer air battles of the IL-2 series in 2020 with a focus on western front aircraft and the…

KOTA "Battle of Huertgen Forest" event Sunday January 19

Knights of the Air multiplayer server operators have announced their latest multiplayer event is based on the Western Front “Battle of Huertgen Forest” centered near Aachen on the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte map. Here are the details! This Sunday! Happening this Sunday, January 19th at 6pm (or 1800 CET, 1700 GMT, 1200 EST, 0900 PST,…

IL-2: Great Battles Series 2019 year in review

To say that 2019 was a busy year for the 1C Game Studios team and for the IL-2: Great Battles Series would probably be an understatement. By the end of this year, 1CGS has released two of three titles that they announced back at the end of 2017 and announced a new title. They also…

Meet 'Francis Hall,' fictional squad leader of No. 3 RAF squadron in IL-2

One of the goals of IL-2’s Career mode, introduced in 2018 with Battle of Kuban and applied retroactively through the rest of the series, was to make you value your simulated combat pilot alter ego. Over the years I’ve occasionally written about my experiences including the untimely death of my first career pilot and I…

Bodenplatte, Flying Circus now on Steam, pre-orders going well

Plenty of news surrounding IL-2: Great Battles right now as we see the wrap-up of one development cycle and the beginning of another one. Battle of Bodenplatte, Flying Circus Vol 1, and the FW190D-9 and P-38J are now all available on the Steam Store. We’ve also learned that pre-orders for Battle of Normandy are going…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Full Review

In November of 2017, 1C Game Studios announced that their next title in the IL-2: Great Battles Series would be IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This western front themed expansion to the IL-2 series is the first of this third generation of the series to move away from the eastern front and instead tackle the late…

Aircraft analysis of IL-2: Battle of Normandy’s new aircraft

With the announcement of IL-2: Battle of Normandy we have ten new aircraft to look forward to. Some of the aircraft are immediately recognizable but others are quite interesting and may have hidden histories that not everyone knows about. Let’s have a look at some of the new aircraft announced and how they fit not…