What Comes Next? Part Two!

If you’ve read What Comes Next? Part One then you’ll already know the basic format of this segment and the kinds of practicalities and desires that I’m talking about. To summarize, as 1CGS finishes up work on IL-2: Battle of Moscow and with Battle of Stalingrad firmly in the rearview mirror, its time to speculate…

It’s quiet…

A steady release of weekly updates from the 1CGS team over the last several months has been a kind of comforting cadence. Near the end of nearly every week we would be treated to some sort of update on the progress of IL-2: Battle of Moscow. In between those updates we would see some fairly…

The best in IL-2 fan made trailers

A very special set of flight simmers over the years have taken their love of this niche genre to another level. They have spent hours and multi-gigabytes of hard drive space to record and edit together fan made trailers and music video type presentations. The IL-2 series has been no stranger to some incredible fan…

New dev diary details Moscow improvements

Release for IL-2: Battle of Moscow is inching closer. Dev Diary Update 124 details some small but important changes coming to the release of the Battle of Moscow map and campaign. The Moscow Map Gets Evergreens The map is getting some improvements in the form of revised forests featuring new evergreen trees. This was something…

IL-2: Battle in the Far East?

I was browsing YouTube tonight when I came across an interesting video made by YouTube user ‘Bismark’ talking about the possibilities of an IL-2 expansion into the Far East/Burma theatre. While I’m still writing up my part two of “What Comes Next” I thought this might be an interesting interlude. Bismark’s video is all about…

What Comes Next? Part one.

IL-2: Battle of Moscow is pretty close to final release. The current patch we have (1.201d) is not quite content complete but all of the major components are quickly falling into place. We have all ten new aircraft, the Moscow map, an updated client, and the campaign system. We’re missing some of the hand-built missions…

IL2 Mission Planner

A¬†website called il2missionplanner.com has recently been updated with the Moscow and Velikie Luki maps. The creator, posting on the official forums as curiousGamblerr, rushed the latest update out for people flying campaigns on this map. Hey guys- Last week I posted in the 3rd party apps subforum about a new mission planning tool I’d created….

My journey through the Moscow campaign continues

I’ve had a chance over the weekend to put some more time into the Battle of Moscow campaign with my continued focus on unlocking the I-16 and IL-2 aircraft before I move on to other types. The focus is really helping me master the aircraft instead of being a jack of all trades. It’s turned…

Team Daidalos releases patch 4.13.1 for IL-2 1946

IL-2 1946 is still receiving official updates thanks to a dedicated third party team – Team Daidalos. An international collection of volunteers, Team Daidalos has been keeping IL-2 1946 alive for quite some time adding a host of new content over the years. Although interest in IL-2 1946 for me is slowly drying up, as…

The Moscow campaign is here and I love it!

I thought the Battle of Stalingrad campaign was pretty decent but it felt stale after playing it for a short while. The situation massively improved when the Battle of Moscow aircraft started being added in to the game. With new planes and some updated scenarios the campaign gained a little variety. Doubly so when the…

Battle of Moscow is here (nearly)

Update 1.201 from 1CGS updates the IL-2: Battle of Moscow project in a big way. Until now we’ve had new planes added to the series but the thing that ties it all together, the Moscow map and the campaign, have been absent. That changes now with this significant update as both seasonal variations of the…

The Stormbirds Blog launches

I’ve decided that its time that I started writing a blog about one of my interests – PC flight simulation. I’ve been a fan since I started playing A-10 Tank Killer by Dynamix in 1989 on a 386 PC. The joy and challenge of flight simulation is still with me over twenty years later. With…