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?…

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…

IL-2 devs talk AI, maps, aircraft and vehicles in new diary

The latest IL-2 developer diary is out – on a Tuesday no less! This one is wide ranging and it includes some new information that we haven’t heard about until now along with some updates on all of the latest efforts. This is a recap of everything that we’ve learned. AI, maps, vehicles – and…

Review: ‘Fortress on the Volga’ Scripted Campaign for IL-2

Scripted Campaigns still feel like a novelty to me despite the feature now being a couple of years old for the IL-2: Great Battles Series. A variety of premium and free campaigns are now available from the IL-2 website store and through the community forums and that diversity lets several different styles of campaign exist….

IL-2 March Madness Sale is on!

A new IL-2 sale is on and that means that there are some great discounts on IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow and Kuban starting today. The sale goes all month and ends on the 31st. Taking a bite out of the full price IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad and Moscow get their now typical 66% off…

Check out the IL-2 Simple Coop Mission Generator

It’s been months since Co-op multiplayer was added to the IL-2: Great Battles Series, however, the mode hasn’t yet achieved that critical mass where players hold regular co-op missions. That may begin to change with a new utility by IL-2 forum contributor Vander who has just released version 4 of his brand new IL-2 Simple…