Spitfire aerobatics

One of the fun things that the developers at 1CGS do is show off their aerobatic skills. Today, we were treated to some stunning aerobatics thanks to 1CGS’ Han. Check out his flying with this Spitfire Vb aerobatic preview! It’s not the first time either. We’ve seen this Yak-1B Series 127 airshow previously. Also this…

Playing a new IL-2 campaign: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

Ever since the Scripted Campaign feature came out, I’ve been collecting new campaign packs to play and over the weekend I started playing another semi-recent entry into the scripted campaign list: Veteranen’s Velikie Luki based JG 51 campaign. Rebuilding single missions into a campaign “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” is a bit of a mouthful and…

Announcing my second IL-2 cinematic: Sturmovik

The IL-2 Sturmovik is a legendary aircraft of World War II and it was time that I produced a video about this aircraft. Armored and well armed, 36,183 IL-2 Sturmovik attack aircraft were produced during World War II. Stalin declared it “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and demanded factory managers…

Supersonic over the Las Vegas strip in DCS 2.1

I decided to take a little tour over Nevada in DCS 2.1 with my Mirage 2000C and it looks pretty stunning! With the update of DCS 2.0 alpha to DCS 2.1 alpha, the folks at Eagle Dynamics are continuing to update their game engine with the ultimate goal of unifying both DCS World 1.5 and…

A nostalgic look back at the P-51 Mustang in IL-2: 1946

One of my favourite compilation videos from any sim from any time is “Mustang” created by DBS Thor. Its been a while since I watched it but this nostalgic look back at an earlier IL-2 version is an entertaining testament to what that sim was and to the skills of one sim fighter pilot. This…

Exciting multiplayer DCS gameplay with the Grim Reapers

I’ve been watching a DCS related YouTube channel for an online squad known as the Grim Reapers. They live stream and then post to YouTube later on and while some of their videos are just ok, they have also had some absolutely epic missions! Here are a few of the best. Scary Valley Bombing Mission…

Ten Days of Autumn campaign progress

I’ve been really busy and my IL-2 time has been fairly limited recently. That said, I’ve put a lot of time into Ten Days of Autumn and I’m enjoying the slow burn of not playing it through all at once but enjoying the campaign as it progresses. But it’s nearly over. Enjoying the experience I…

‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic

Having watched many incredible IL-2, DCS, and Rise of Flight cinematics over the years I wanted to start putting together my own. Today I’m pleased to present to you ‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic. This video has taken me several weeks of learning and two false starts before I settled on something that was working for me….

Adventures with the Mirage 2000C

I took advantage of the DCS Easter Sale today by buying the Mirage 2000C for 40% off. I’ve been interested in trying out one of the more full fidelity simulations even as I was just starting out with Flaming Cliffs content. This is a short look at my adventure so far. Full fidelity The Mirage…

Training in DCS: Day one

I’ve owned DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 for more than a year now but my understanding of the sim and its basic systems is spotty. I’ve gotten into some pretty good dogfights in the quick mission builder and tried some of the single player but the honest truth is that I’m still pretty bad at the…

Cold Winter campaign review

Mission builders have been busy creating campaigns for players to work their way through since IL-2 added Scripted Campaigns back into the series in the December patch. Cold Winter is a remake of the Blinding Sun campaign from the original IL-2 and though the presentation is a little rough – the missions themselves are outstanding….

More stories from IL-2 multiplayer

Most of you know that I spend the majority of my time flying single player missions and campaigns with the new IL-2 series but I do sometimes jump on multiplayer. I’ve played on the official 1CGS server in Normal mode and I sometimes jump into Wings of Liberty to get some experience with a more…