1 pointThis worked! Also, just launching from the lL-2.exe normally works too. Thanks chaps.
1 pointOne suggestion: right click Il-2.exe, run as administrator (?)
1 pointDo you use the launcher or exe ? best to use exe ( mine is found here "C:\Program Files (x86)\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\bin\game\Il-2.exe" ) One thing to try is to put the exe and master server address in the exceptions list for your firewall