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…

Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server is a hidden gem

The folks who run the Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server are running a server that doesn’t seem to always rise to the top of the server list but after my two flights on the server over the last two days of Sturmovikfest, I honestly think that it should. Here are my thoughts on what…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…

Up in the deep blue. Bomber formation experience on IL-2’s Combat Box!

Multiplayer scenarios tend to be centered around objectives on the ground with each team attacking or defending a target. This is a straightforward multiplayer experience for most flight simulations. What you don’t see very much of is a bomber formation around which a lot of challenging flying and combat situations evolve – but you do…

IL-2's Tactical Air War went western front and it's been fun

IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer server Tactical Air War (TAW) is one of the most intense and also likely the most challenging server in the IL-2 multiplayer universe. Flying there usually favours teamwork, definitely requires a little planning, and this season has been unique as it is the first time the server has gone west to…

IL-2 had one of its most popular multiplayer days this past Sunday!

If you were online this afternoon (Eastern time) you were among over 500 players that had signed in to IL-2 multiplayer filling many of the most popular servers in the community to their maximum capacity. It’s a small yet important victory for the series that is worth celebrating! Five hundred plus! In a post on…

TAW starts a 1944-45 Europe campaign

Tactical Air War (TAW) is one of the most unique servers in the IL-2 multiplayer world with its sign-up only, persistent campaign lasting over many weeks of continuous back and forth. Now the popular server launches a 1944-45 western Europe campaign! What you need to know Launched officially yesterday, TAW 1944 is the first time…

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…

Knights of the Air releases new server trailer

Knights of the Air, one of the more popular IL-2 multiplayer servers out there, has released a trailer showcasing what their server is all about in 2020 along with a list of scenarios and features that they are supporting. Have you flown on the KOTA server yet? It’s worth checking out! All new trailer KOTA’s…