Please excuse my lack of knowledge, as I put the IL-2 series "on the shelf" after the "Pacific Fighters" release (not because of anything I didn't like -- just moved focus away from flight sims for a time, and when I came back I focused on DCS.)
I keep seeing references to ROF (rise of flight) and CLOD (cliffs over dover?) -- I had heard of Cliffs over Dover, but was never sure if it was part of the IL-2 family, or even produced by the same folks -- and as far as ROF goes -- never had even heard of it (somehow). Sounds like it is a WWI simulation? Is this also considered part of the "IL-2" family? Can ROF still be purchased? Finally, is everyone expecting this new IL2 (Stalingrad) to be comparable to the DCS P-51D in terms of flight model and engine management, etc.? Not trying to cause a flame-fest, just don't know what to expect -- I've listened/read the Developer's Blogs and it seems it will be just as "realistic" as the DCS P-51D -- or perhaps just a smidgen below it.
I've already become a founder for a few reasons:
I tend to support any combat flight simulation that comes out these days, to encourage and support the genre in general. I have much respect, and many fond memories of the original IL-2 series (probably had close to 2000 hours in it) and had produced a popular mod (English voice-overs) for it.
Thanks for any replies!