First video round-up of 2019

There are so many talented video creators out there producing great gameplay and cinematic videos for DCS, IL-2 and other series that I like to round up some of the best that I’ve seen over the last few months and share them with you. Let’s have a look at some of the best that I’ve…

Adding higher boost engines to Bodenplatte’s aircraft

Throughout World War II, engine designers were doing their best to increase performance any way that was available. One of those ways was to increase the engine boost pressure to higher levels using revised engine designs and specialized high octane fuel. Nowhere in the war is this method of increasing power more talked about in…

Two FW190s, the Po-2 and gyro gunsight talk in IL-2 dev diary

I’ve been saying for quite some time that the inclusion of the FW190A-8 in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte would probably also lead to the inclusion of a second and very similar FW190 variant, the FW190F-8, and it seems that the developers agree because we have confirmation that the FW190A-8 and F-8 are coming to IL-2:…

Spitfire IX vs Bf109G-14: an aircraft review

It’s a classic match-up of Spitfire versus Bf109 in the first aircraft review for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. These two foes once again meet in the air with two of the later versions of the series. How do they stack up and compare against each other and some other common foes. Let’s have a look!…

Spitfire: Bodenplatte ground attacker!

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte comes with mostly a fighter line-up, however, nearly all of them will have ground attack capabilities as was the case for the late 1944/1945 time period. One fighter rarely associated with ground attack is the Spitfire although it was certainly used in this role and in some cases fairly extensively. This…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte takes off with early access

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting a big patch or really anything from 1C Game Studios today. Then when I woke up this morning the word was that the forums and IL-2 website were in maintenance mode. A surefire sign that a patch would be coming. Here it is ladies and gentlemen – IL-2 version…

A few more IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte details

Plenty of developer activity on the official IL-2 forums today and with it we’ve learned some interesting new information about early access and the project itself. Let’s dive in! Spitfire AND Bf109G-14 coming in June The first bit of information that I wanted to get into is early access and the news on the Spitfire…

DCS WWII modules go on-sale

Eagle Dynamics has announced a WWII themed sale to commemorate V-E Day in Europe and Victory Day in Russia. May 7-9 is closely associated with the end of WWII in Europe (although it would carry on for a few more months in the Pacific) across multiple countries and to commemorate the end of that conflict…

The Spitfire IX in Battle of Bodenplatte

The charge made by a few have suggested that Bodenplatte’s forthcoming Spitfire IX is outdated and obsolete at the time of the Battle of Bodenplatte. That would be inaccurate at best, so let’s have a look at the Spitfire IX. A brief history of the Spitfire IX The Spitfire IX is a type that saw…

2017: A year in combat flight simulation

This year has been a very good one for fans of combat flight simulations. Old stalwarts like Falcon BMS and IL-2: 1946 continue on, Cliffs of Dover has new lease on life, and ongoing developments take the DCS and IL-2: Great Battles series forward with new content and new hopes for expanded gameplay in the…