Baltic Dragon announces F/A-18C campaign

Baltic Dragon has announced a brand new DCS World campaign in collaboration with two former Hornet pilots from The Fighter Pilots Podcast and based on the novel “Raven One.” Experts aplenty This campaign announcement brings with it a lot of interesting details and plenty of talent. Baltic Dragon himself is no stranger to DCS World…

Unnoticed new content in IL-2’s 3.005 patch: Missions!

Earlier versions of IL-2 shipped with their own small collection of single missions that were really nice, hand scripted, single player experiences. IL-2: Battle of Kuban didn’t launch with any but it seemed to be ok given how big of a deal things like the Career mode and the excellent Sea Dragons scripted campaign were….

Flying with the Sea Dragons

In all of the rush to find out just what the new Career mode was all about, many may have forgotten about the Sea Dragons campaign that shipped with IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s 3.001 patch. If you have forgotten about it, this is a reminder to check it out. If you like mud moving and…

First missions in IL-2’s new Career Mode

Patch 3.001 introduced the brand new Career mode to the IL-2 series for the first time and I’ve been playing a fair bit of this new mode when time allows over the last few days. Here are some of my early experiences and a brief look at what the mode offers. What will you fly…

New Bf109G-4 ‘Taman Bridgehead’ worth checking out!

I just played the first mission from Sampson’s campaign remake (a specialty of his) of the ‘Taman Bridgehead’ campaign from the original IL-2 series. The recently released Scripted Campaign for IL-2: Battle of Kuban is worth checking out! Over the Taman Bridgehead In the late summer of 1943, German forces in the Kuban region had…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban final release delayed

IL-2’s Lead Producer announced today that IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s final release has been delayed. The delay is small but it did warrant a significant update today on the status of the project and, interestingly, gave us our first glance at what Career Mode looks like. This is a short delay Compared to projects that…

Win a Battle of Kuban premium key in screenshot contest

The Syndicate, an IL-2 community group, recently released Fritz’s Life – an IL-2 Scripted Campaign detailing the life of one pilot flying during the Battle of Moscow. To celebrate the release, the team is hosting a screenshot contest where the winner gets a premium key for Battle of Kuban. Fritz’s life? Fictional Luftwaffe pilot Hermann…

‘Blazing Steppe’ IL-2 campaign has the secret sauce

Priced at $9.99 the Blazing Steppe campaign is not what we would call free. So is it worth it like its predecessor? Ten Days of Autumn was an excellent experience and I was curious if Black Six, the campaign author, was able to top it. Summer on the steppes A steppe is a geographical region…

1CGS shows off improved ship physics, career mode details

This week 1CGS elected to update us on their ship physics which looks pretty impressive and a little on what the new career mode is going to be like. The ship physics is a small detail for a flight simulator but the developers have given it some serious attention and career mode is going to…

Adventures in DCS: Hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by

I’ve written this many times before but its still true that I’m very much a World War II sim pilot with a great interest in modern jets. Its why I bought DCS: Flaming Cliffs on sale and why I ended up with the Mirage 2000C and the Nevada map as well. I haven’t regretted any…