IL-2 ‘Wind of Fury’ campaign review

It may have slipped past, unnoticed in the patch notes, but I want to make sure to get some attention for a very fun Scripted Campaign for IL-2 Battle of Bodenplatte. ‘Wind of Fury’ is a free Scripted Campaign featuring the Tempest Mark V and after completing a play through I can say that it’s…

IL-2 winter sale includes 35% off Tank Crew, Hurricane

Jason Williams announced today that the IL-2 Winter 2.0 Sale has begun and it comes with some great discounts on all kinds of aircraft, campaigns, and it even includes Tank Crew and the Hurricane Mark II. Here’s what’s on sale! Tank Crew and Hurricane Mark II on sale for 35% off! For everyone who read…

Typhoon, 72-K AAA, Normandy map update for IL-2 (updated)

It’s the first 1CGS IL-2 Great Battles Series update of 2021 and it comes bearing some great new screenshots and a few new details on what they are busy doing behind the scenes right now. Most prominent are the screenshots of the Typhoon Mark IB and of the 72-K 25mm gun from the GAZ-MM Collector…

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka full review

Sometimes taking the greatest risks lead to the greatest reward. I think this is the maxim that the 1C Game Studios team was thinking about when they decided to try something different and put a historical tank simulator in a flight sim. Creating Tank Crew was a bold move but it also invites a lot…

IL-2 Winter Sale extended

Need a little more time to make a purchase in the IL-2 winter sale? You have a bit more time to pick something up as the team has announced that the sale will continue on a bit longer. Up to 85% off The annual winter sale has been extended with the discounts running up to…

Tank Journal: On the offensive in the Kuban

Time another Tank Journal (a slight deviation from the usual Flight Journal) to tell another story about IL-2: Great Battles and Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka. This time I’m on the ground together with Tank Crew enthusiast and YouTube/Twitch streamer Wolfpack345 on the Finnish Virtual Pilots – Dynamic War server and another tank offensive…

Goals in flight simulation for 2021

It’s a new year and it’s time to do some goal settling for my flight simulation experiences this year. There are so many good simulation experiences out there and this year I want to add some new things to those experiences. Here are some of my goals for 2021! The bus driver On the list…

The state of flight simulation at the end of 2020

To say that 2020 has been a bad year would be understating the experience that everyone that I know has been going through. It’s in that light that I want to try and understand the irony and circumstances that conspired to make 2020 a very good year for flight simulation. This year saw some big…

IL-2 Sturmovik 2020 year in review

We’ve nearly made it to the end of 2020 and its time to review the past 12-months of IL-2 Sturmovik. This is a summary some of the highlights of the work coming from 1C Game Studios and Team Fusion Simulations over the last year with the two branches of the IL-2 Sturmovik series. Let’s get…