Multiplayer fun with the new Kuban map

Wondering what the Kuban map looks like in multiplayer action? YouTube videos are slowly emerging featuring some intense multiplayer dogfights flying above the new Kuban map. Let’s have a look at a couple! Dedicated Bomber Squad… flies fighters? The DBS Squad, flying on Battle-Fields.com UK1 server which has been setup for “Kuban Spring Training” was…

FW190 pilot shows what the Wulf is capable of

Alex VVV on YouTube posted a great video featuring his exploits with the FW190A-3 on the Berloga multiplayer server. In a series of cuts the short 2-minute video shows some truly impressive flying and gunnery skills as he systematically shoots down enemy aircraft with some utterly impressive shots. The FW190 may still be a bit…

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…

Mission 7 is a killer in Blazing Steppe!

I’m playing IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad Blazing Steppe campaign by Black Six and its simply superb. But its also much harder than Ten Days of Autumn. I don’t think that was on purpose but I’ve fought some seriously tough missions in this campaign and Mission 7: Business As Usual is seriously tough! Warning: Spoilers ahead for…

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….