1CGS shows off P-47D-22 ‘Razorback’ and talks next patches

The latest developer diary for the IL-2: Great Battles Series shows us the next aircraft coming to the series and also the first aircraft for the IL-2: Battle of Normandy series to arrive – the P-47D-22 ‘Razorback!’ Plus they are also talking plans for the next two patches and some nice new 4K skins for…

IL-2 ‘Ice Ring’ Scripted Campaign coming this Summer

1CGS premier scripted campaign builder Alex =BlackSix= Timoshkov has been busy building a new campaign for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and with today’s announcement we now have a third campaign that forms a kind of trilogy on the Battle of Stalingrad. Ice Ring is all about the aerial operations performed by IL-2’s during December…

Flight Journal: Online with the Yak-9T

Last night I ventured onto Wings of Liberty on IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer with the express intention of flying a Yak-9T in one of their mid to late war scenarios and putting the new aircraf through its paces in a series of online battles. Here are some brief recaps and a few thoughts on using…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

Stormbirds podcast featuring a Q&A with Jason Williams is up!

Episode 2 is live and ready for you to listen in as Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, and I do a Q&A on all things IL-2: Great Battles and even a little on Team Fusion and the Cliffs of Dover series. Listen in! Jason and I talked about past, present, and future of the IL-2…

Radeon cards and the latest IL-2 patch

If you have an AMD Radeon card you may be seeing some visual artifacts as a result of the new rendering changes for IL-2: Great Battles patch 4.006. The developers have created a thread on the official forums that you may find useful to try and mitigate some of the graphics problems and report your…

First impressions of IL-2 4.006!

Patch 4.006 is a consequential patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series as it adds new content and makes some serious under the hood changes to the series. Here are some first impressions of the new patch and what it has delivered to us. It’s a Yak attack in pairs The Yak-9 and Yak-9T are…

IL-2 patch 4.006 due in the next 24-48 hours

The latest announcement coming just a few minutes ago from Jason Williams is that 1CGS is preparing to release patch 4.006 for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and that it will be coming in the next 24-48 hours. So, get ready for 4.006, the new deferred shading system, and of course the release of the…

It’s Episode 1 of the Stormbirds Podcast! Let’s talk multiplayer!

I’m very pleased to be able to take the wrapper off of the first episode of the Stormbirds podcast. The first episode brings together four members of the community and I to talk about how to get started in IL-2: Great Battles Series multiplayer. Listen in! Episode background There’s a couple of reasons I wanted…