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….

Reviewing the Bf110: Enter the Zerstörer

The Bf110 was conceived as a heavy fighter that was to be flown by the elite of the Luftwaffe fighter force and used in long range operations supporting the Luftwaffe’s medium bombers. Though proving inadequate in that role, they were quickly turned into potent fighter-bombers and bomber destroyers or Zerstörer. Is the Bf110 still a…

Reviewing the Ju52/3m

In the fall of 2016 it was announced that the Ju52/3m would be upgraded from a non-flyable aircraft type in IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad into a fully flyable type. Adding the Ju52 to the series was not just an exercise in adding another plane to the hangar but adding a new type of plane and…

Review: VKB Gladiator

A few weeks ago, my trusty old Saitek X-52 started to act up. After 9-years of service, the twist sensors were spiking and causing all kinds of trouble so I started my research project on what stick I should get to replace it. I was faced with a difficult decision to go with what I…

Reviewing the Yak-1B Series 127

The Yak-1B Series 127 is an excellent addition to the IL-2 aircraft lineup adding a top tier Russian fighter that can compete with the best of the German fighter force – at low and medium altitudes. This aircraft was added in the IL-2 version 1.005 patch and is available only to players who purchase it…

IL-2: Battle of Moscow Full Review

It’s been a week since the final release of IL-2: Battle of Moscow and I thought it was long past time for my review. I’m going to break it up into several pieces and review each piece independently with an overall score at the end. Visit the Battlefields UK server blog for my original IL-2:…