Author: Twangydave
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Requirements: United States Air Force, UK Special Forces, NATO SF and Russian Spetsnaz Weapons
Island(s): Stratis
Playable options: N/A

Version: 0.13 Alpha

Date: 2014-08-20 05:56

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Icarus Burns


Following the successful CSAT invasions of Stratis and Altis, NATO retreated behind a defensive air perimeter to lick its wounds.

As the months passed, CSAT's brutal rule of the islands stoked the fires of insurgency and young men fled from the towns in their hundreds to join with the FIA in their mountain bases.

Lacking both the manpower and political will to mount a re-invasion, NATO continued to assist the FIA struggle with Special Forces and drone strikes. The FIA fought hard but began to lose traction in the face of sustained air strikes that threatened to destroyed their ability to resist.

The FIA reached out to London and begged for a raid that could significantly degrade CSAT's air superiority. Given assurances that such an outcome might trigger a wider uprising in the Aegean region, NATO decided to roll the dice.

Somewhere in Hereford a phone was ringing.........

  • Story driven and structured mission ideal for newer players or Arma veterans wanting some old fashioned entertainment.
  • Play as British SAS troops with accurately modelled uniforms and weapons.
  • Set piece battles featuring over 350 AI. Combat includes building clearance, long range engagements in mountainous terrain and urban fire fights involving house to house fighting.
  • Random outcomes influence the mission meaning each play through is different. Troop transport aircraft can be damaged or destroyed as can Close Air Support aircraft, re-enforcement choppers and other vehicles. The ability of friendlies to complete their objectives and stay alive will have a bearing on the difficulty of your own tasks.
  • Realistic ammo loads. Further ammunition must be scavenged from the fallen or taken from squad mates.
  • Airborne re-enforcements.
  • Auto-saves at key points with a further user save available if needed.
  • Group menu included to allow you to join and lead a new squad if yours is killed or lacks enough manpower to complete the task.
  • Voice acting by Twangydave and original music by Josh Woodward -

  • Installation:
    Extract the .pbo file(s) to your Steam/SteamApps/common/ArmA 3/Missions folder.

    A single player British Special Forces mission loosely based on Operation Mikado,

    and taking some inspiration from Operation Entebbe.

    Optional sound and vision enhancements:
    - Blastcore A3
    - JSRS2.2
    - Community Base addons A3

    My computer is almost 3 years old now and it runs everything very smoothly with the base game and the dependencies needed for the mission. There is just the tiniest bit of slow down in the busiest sections when I'm also running Blastcore A3 and J.S.R.S 2.2. I'm hoping that means most people will be able to play the mission smoothly but I do have an over clocked processor and lots of RAM so this one might be best avoided if your system is very modest.

    My specs:
      Intel Core i5 2500K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
      Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
      12GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (3 x 4GB sticks)
      AMD Radeon HD 6850 1024MB Graphics Card
      1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps

    Steam Workshop:
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    Credits & thanks:
    Bohemia Interactive and the awesome community.
    United States Air Force mod by fullerpj, Peral, Randomslap, Dezkit and Sig.
    UK Special Forces Mod by massi.
    NATO SF and Russian Spetsnaz Weapons mod by massi.
    Zuff's Group Managment Script 1.1 by Zuff.
    AI Spawn Script Pack 0.90 by fdsspun.
    I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful by Josh Woodward -
    Cherubs by Josh Woodward -
    Dedicated to the bravery of the men, women and animals of UKSF.

    Forum topic:
    - BI forums

    - United States Air Force
    - UK Special Forces
    - NATO SF and Russian Spetsnaz Weapons

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