Hell Hawks Over the Bulge IL-2 campaign review

The lesser known stories of WWII have always interested me. The exploits of fighter groups in the 8th Air Force dominate the history books and the role of the P-47 in keeping the Luftwaffe at bay is a well covered subject. Less well known is the role of the 9th Air Force whose efforts to…

IL-2 ‘DLC Madness’ sale is on

From September 1st to 8th you can take advantage of the ‘DLC Madness’ sale with the developers of IL-2: Great Battles offering some terrific sale prices for some of the add-on packages for the series including some relatively recent aircraft additions. Let’s have a look! Campaigns and collector planes This new sale is focused on…

IL-2 50% off promo codes take off today

If you were looking to add something to your IL-2: Great Battles Hangar, now may be the right time as the team is offering 50% off discount codes for fans of the series. Here’s how you get your code and what you can apply it to. Half-off most items in the IL-2 store According to…

IL-2 official poll asks about which Scripted Campaign you want next

An official poll started by 1CGS developer BlackSix asks which Great Battles Scripted Campaign you want next with a choice between two possible campaigns that they are starting to develop now that Ice Ring is in the finishing stages and is set to be released within the next few weeks. Fighter versus fighter-bomber over Kuban…

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…

Mission one of the Epsom Campaign for DCS: Spitfire IX

Flying warbirds in DCS World is an interesting experience for me as I had purposely separated the modern jets from the warbirds infavour of IL-2: Great Battles Series. Now with both WWII experiences now available to me it’s been a fun journey adapting to a sim that I know so well but with a subject…

Flying the Kaiserschlacht campaign for Flying Circus Vol 1

I had a chance to quickly check out the first missions of the Kaiserschlacht campaign by SYN_Vander and a small and dedicated group of community members who have put together this 6-mission mini campaign for Flying Circus. Let’s check it out! Six missions, two perspectives Cranking this campaign out in record time, SYN_Vander and a…

Mission 1 of the new ‘Wrath of Thunder’ campaign for AJS-37

My training for the AJS-37 Viggen is not yet complete which means that there’s still some critical systems that I don’t know to use well enough to consider myself really combat capable with the jet. But it’s a simulation and that sometimes means throwing caution to the wind and trying to have some fun anyways….

Tank Crew updates on campaign, platoon command, more

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is aiming to tell pieces of the Battle of Kursk story from the ground level perspective. It’s a new direction for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and it is an opportunity for the team to take a grounded approach to development while simultaneously drawing on the powerful flight simulation…

IL-2 is part of the Halloween Sale on Steam

Yesterday, 1CGS announced that IL-2: Great Battles is part of the Halloween Sale on Steam. It’s not spooky at all as you’ll be able to save some money on IL-2 and Rise of Flight content. Let’s have a look! Collector Planes and Scripted Campaigns on sale The Halloween Sale for IL-2 is focused on Collector…