JG1 and 103d Aero Thursday night Rise of Flight battles

Rise of Flight virtual squadrons JG1 and 103d Aero are battling it out every Thursday night at 9:00 PM Eastern and they are looking for more players to join in on the multiplayer action. Feel like joining in for some Rise of Flight fun? Something for everyone Battles are taking place on Wargrounds and Cuban-Syndicate…

Generosity in the IL-2 community

I want to write about something that I’ve seen happening in the IL-2 and Rise of Flight community that you don’t always see in other gaming communities: generosity. It’s something that has been happening for a while now and its a wonderful thing to see. For the love of flight sims Flight sims as a…

IL-2 in-depth: Flying Circus

Rise of Flight World War I aircraft are going to be joining the IL-2 series in Flying Circus. A recreation of Rise of Flight in the IL-2 series and its upgraded Digital Warfare Engine is hopefully the first of several releases aimed at bringing that World War I experience back to the fore. A love…

The IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide

A couple of days ago 1CGS announced that they were ending their own sale early, however, we knew also that a big Steam sale was about to hit. Now it has and there are some pretty good deals on offer! This is your IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide. Game and aircraft discounts Both fully released IL-2…

A look at Rise of Flight’s career system

Rise of Flight has had a successful career option available for quite some time now. The second generation IL-2 series is about to catch up to its World War I cousin with a new career mode of its own. All indications are that this new way of playing single player is going to draw heavily…

Rise of Flight Community Skin Pack released

This flew under my radar with all of the excitement in the IL-2 and DCS communities. 1CGS and 777 Studios are still providing some basic support for Rise of Flight and on June 8 they released a new community skin pack containing 36 historical and 277 fictional skins. The historical pack includes new skins for the…

IL-2, Rise of Flight summer sale and Spitfire release date

The summer video game sale season is upon us and the developers of IL-2 are getting in on the act with sale prices for IL-2 and Rise of Flight. If you were thinking about getting into the IL-2 series or Rise of Flight, now is a great time! The sales! Copied right from the post,…

Pfalz D.III: The other fighter

As a kid when you read about World War I, a couple of fighters immediately jump to mind and the Pfalz D.III is not one of them. Very much the ‘other’ fighter, the Pfalz D.IIIa is a competent complement to the Albatross D.III and D.Va fighters. Pretty good but never exceptional Impressed by the Nieuport…

Should IL-2 offer up a free to play option?

Today I thought I should write up something about what a free to play option might look like for the IL-2 series and if its a good thing. Other sims have done it so why not IL-2? What does free to play mean? The free to play model has been used around the gaming industry…

1CGS announces IL-2 sale, teases upcoming features

1CGS dropped some big news today announcing that Update 2.009 for the IL-2 series is due next week bringing with it VR plus some other previously unannounced features. Oh… and other IL-2 content is on sale too. IL-2 developer and forum personality Sneaksie was responsible for the update today teasing that Update 2.009 would be…