Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka full review

Sometimes taking the greatest risks lead to the greatest reward. I think this is the maxim that the 1C Game Studios team was thinking about when they decided to try something different and put a historical tank simulator in a flight sim. Creating Tank Crew was a bold move but it also invites a lot…

Tank Journal: On the offensive in the Kuban

Time another Tank Journal (a slight deviation from the usual Flight Journal) to tell another story about IL-2: Great Battles and Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka. This time I’m on the ground together with Tank Crew enthusiast and YouTube/Twitch streamer Wolfpack345 on the Finnish Virtual Pilots – Dynamic War server and another tank offensive…

IL-2 Sturmovik 2020 year in review

We’ve nearly made it to the end of 2020 and its time to review the past 12-months of IL-2 Sturmovik. This is a summary some of the highlights of the work coming from 1C Game Studios and Team Fusion Simulations over the last year with the two branches of the IL-2 Sturmovik series. Let’s get…

Tank Journal: A snowy team effort

My usual Flight Journal is interrupted by a ‘tank journal’ story. This one happened over a week ago and involved driving around in some Panzer IV’s on the Finnish Virtual Pilots – Dynamic War server. This is just one story of what a combined arms experience looks like in IL-2: Great Battles. Setting out Finnish…

Need more Tank Crew single player? Check out these 140 missions

IL-2: Great Battles Series community member TIGRE88 is very much into making missions for Tank Crew, the series’ offshoot into armored warfare. His mission pack has grown to the hefty size of 140 missions making ample use of the armor from Tank Crew to put single players into all kinds of different tank scenarios. Let’s…

1CGS shows off new visual effects for Tank Crew

This week’s developer diary for the IL-2: Great Battles Series introduces new visual effects detailing that is, for now, aimed at improving the visuals for Tank Crew although there are some hints of what this work will do for airplanes as well. Let’s have a look! More realistic muzzle flashes, rough terrain The highlights of…

Mobile AAA ‘Collector Vehicles’ coming to IL-2

The announcement that Jason was teasing earlier in the week is here. Some of you might be quite interested in this announcement while I suspect some of you were hoping for something that might have a few more wings attached. In any case, two new vehicles, the GAZ-MM 72-K and Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38 are…

Is 1CGS about to announce something new?

This evening we got what might be construed as a teaser from IL-2: Great Battles Series producer Jason Williams. It’s cryptic and it may be nothing but it could also be something so let’s have a quick look at what is going on. Something is coming? Earlier this evening, Jason Williams took to the IL-2:…