End of summer IL-2 sale is on!

Though not officially announced yet, it appears that an end of summer IL-2 sale is now on with various titles in the IL-2: Great Battle Series being offered at a substantial discount. If you were thinking about picking up something from the 1CGS IL-2 store or Steam, now is definitely the time! What’s on sale?…

New screenshots for Achtung Spitfire!

1CGS has released just over a dozen new screenshots for the forthcoming Achtung Spitfire! campaign by IL-2 third party group ‘The Syndicate.’ Let’s check out the new screenshots! Scenes from the upcoming campaign Though Spitfire’s saw limited combat with the Soviet Union, just over a hundred Spitfire’s were used over the Kuban region making the…

Actung Spitfire! campaign announced for IL-2: Battle of Kuban

The team behind Fritz Life and Alberts Life, calling themselves The Syndicate, has collaborated with 1C Game Studios to release a new Scripted Campaign for IL-2: Battle of Kuban featuring the lend-lease Spitfire Vb. Pre-orders are now open and it’s coming very soon! Campaign description, length The announcement makes it clear that this is a…

Legends of the East Part Four: IL-2 Sturmovik

It’s time for part four of my ‘Legends of the East’ series focusing on both the history and the virtual representations of WWII era Soviet aircraft featured in the IL-2: Great Battles Series. The goal as stated in earlier version is to try and shed light on both the history and the use of these…

Legends of the East Part Three: LaGG-3 and La-5

For the second aircraft family in this series I focus on the legacy of the Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov designed LaGG-3 and, its far more successful follow-up, the La-5. This aircraft family often played second fiddle to the better liked Yak series, however, with 6,528 LaGG-3s and 9,920 La-5s completed before the end of the war, its hard…

Legends of the East Part Two: Yakovlev’s Yak-1 and Yak-7

For the first aircraft in the series I focus on Yakovlev’s famous Yak-1 and Yak-7 series of fighter that is popular in the virtual skies of the IL-2 series. We’re going to look at this aircraft with an eye to everything from its history to its performance both in the real world and in the…

IL-2 Summer Sale is on!

The IL-2 Summer Sale is here! Celebrate the warmer months (in the northern hemisphere anyways) with some serious discounts on IL-2 titles include IL-2: Battle of Kuban which gets its first 50% off treatment. Here’s the details! Discounts are on From June 25th (today) to July 9, 2019 you’ll be able to get the following…

IL-2’s ‘Hot Weather, Hot Deals Sale’ now on!

If there’s a blank spot in your IL-2: Great Battles Series hangar now is another great opportunity to snag a good deal on some IL-2 content with discount prices on most of the IL-2 store available from now until May 31st on the IL-2 website store and until May 29th on the Steam Store. What’s…

Second KOTA squad event write-up

Last weekend, Knights of the Air hosted their second squadron event and I was fortunately able to make the time for that and enjoy some more time on that IL-2 multiplayer server. I wanted to highlight a few moments and share some screenshots. Teamwork! One of the best things about flight sim multiplayer is the…