ArmA 3 - Confirmed Features / Information & Media Coverage
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OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 PROCESSOR: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3830 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU MEMORY: 512 MB DirectX® 10 RAM: 2 GB HARD DRIVE: 15 GB free space HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 10 GB free space AUDIO: DirectX® compatible on-board OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate
OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2300 / AMD Phenom II X4 940 GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTS 560 / AMD Radeon HD 7750 GPU MEMORY: 1 GB DirectX® 11 RAM: 4 GB HARD DRIVE: 25 GB free space HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 20 GB free space AUDIO: DirectX® compatible soundcard OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate
NOTE Pettka has confirmed that PhysX in Arma3 works fine on systems with ATI/AMD cards. PhysX will be handled by your CPU(processor) and not your GPU (video card)
Clocking-in at 270 km2, Altis truly is the star of Arma 3. From expansive cities to rolling hills, from wind farms to solar farms, whether steamrolling your tank across the southern plains, or waging asymmetric warfare from the northern hills, the Altis landscape lends itself to some of the most detailed locales and varied engagements.
With rugged terrain, expansive forests and a man-made airbase, Stratis offers a wealth of opportunities with which to wage war. Take to the skies in an attack helicopter, or fight on foot across this 20 km2, near-future battlefield. The choice is yours.
Tensions rise as NATO and Iranian forces stand-off in the Aegean: the strategic fault-line between crumbling European influence and a powerful, resurgent East. But when a key radar facility drops off the grid, a Greek flashpoint risks escalating into global conflict.
Caught up in a situation beyond their control, a botched withdrawal traps men of the US 7th Infantry Division and a clandestine group of UKSF operators in a fight for survival. With only a crippled local resistance to turn to, they must rapidly adapt to overcome an unforgiving environment and defeat a brutal enemy.
Blighted by the long tail of a deep-rooted economic crisis and sliding toward the threshold of war, beleaguered NATO member-states stand weakened against an ambitious, resurgent Iran.
Flooded with profits from the rich export markets of a resource-thirsty SE-Asia and the rising price of oil, bolstered by strong ties with China and strategic entente with Russia, Iran sought to expand its influence.
Deployed under the auspices of a swift humanitarian response, Turkey – decimated by a series of devastating and unprecedented natural disasters – fell within months to ruthless Iranian Armed Forces. Iran’s aggressive expansion – spilling over into Greek sovereign territory – was brought to a halt in Rhodope Prefecture with the ratification of the Jerusalem Peace Accord of 2034, which crystallised a new strategic front along the shorelines of the Aegean Sea.
With the US locked into its own proxy-wars against aggressive Chinese expansionism in the Pacific, with each year more member-states leaving NATO on the promise of Russian oil, the fragmented alliance faces the growing risk of a global conflict that they can ill-afford.
Captain Scott Miller Character bio:
CTRG // Security Team A Commanding Officer / SHAPE
British national, born June 22nd 1992 in Killingworth, Northern England. Married (Kate née Greggs, 39), 1 child (Susan, 7). Enlisted into the Royal Marines in 2010, underwent Commando training following tour of duty in Afghanistan. Completed his studies and the Officer’s course in 2016. In 2021, joined Special Boat Service, becoming one of its troop commanders.
Took part in covert NATO joint operations in the Pacific Theater, Middle East and Turkey. After recovering from a severe injury, he was transferred from active service until drafted to the newly formed Combat Technology Research Group – a small NATO task force established to gather the intelligence on the opposing forces’ advanced weapons technologies – in 2032. Cpt Miller commands CTRG security team A.
Col Martin Novak, MSc. PhD.
CTRG Field Team Specialist
Canadian national with Eastern European roots, Dr Novak is a physicist with particular expertise in reverse-engineering, although his original specialty is particle physics. Born April 2nd 1995 in Vancouver, divorced. Dr Novak studied at MIT with a military sponsorship, later took part in military arms research. Following the outbreak of hostilities, he went through extensive language training and became a member of a military scientific board which later lead to the establishment of CTRG. During 2032-2033, he went through extended military training, SERE course and several Special Forces survival and clandestine ops courses to become a full member of the CTRG field team.
Sgt Evan Illing
Deep Reconnaissance Team “Ice-8″ Commander
American, single, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa March 15th 2001. Pursued a military career his whole life, he climbed the professional ladder due to his indisputable qualities, capable leadership and daring execution of missions behind enemy lines. He became a member of the 10th Special Forces Group in 2025, just to be deployed in the deadliest hotspots in the defense of Europe: Iraq, Caucasus, Turkey. After the European defenses broke, he and the rest of SOCOM elements were transferred to Great Britain, where Sgt Illing was assigned another duty. He became leader of a deep reconnaissance team, one of many under the European branch of SOCOM. In 2034, he was captured by Iranian troops during a mission on Crete, but was liberated by a joint NATO task force operating in the area.
Sgt Illing commands the last surviving team of operation Ice Shard, the EJSOC’s attempt to gather information about the Iranian weapons test range on Limnos. His team, codenamed “Ice-8″, is still stationed on Limnos as the critical asset of operation Magnitude.
Cpl. Ben Kerry Character bio:
TF Aegis // RSTA Squadron / 1st Btn / 4th IBCT (Light Infantry) / 7th ID / US Army Europe
Born in 2015 in Portland, OR. Drafted into the army at the age of 18, undergoing Airborne Infantry training at Fort Lewis, WA. Sent to Europe in 2034.
Earned exceptional infantry training records, promoted to Corporal and transferred to 1st Battalion’s organic Reconnaissance Platoon as Specialist. The Aegean deployment is his first combat assignment.
Sgt. Rick Hutchison
TF Bayonet // A Troop / Cavalry Sqn / 3rd BCT (Heavy) / 7th ID / US Army Europe
Born in 2008, comes from Broken Arrow suburb of Tulsa. Started service at 18, went through Army courses and education programmes. Joined 3rd BCT(H) / 7th ID cavalry in 2030 as tank gunner.
Took part in 2031 conflict in Turkey; field-promoted, combat injury, later served as armor gunnery instructor for 7th ID in Grafenwöhr. Requested transfer to a combat unit. His unit was assigned to the TF Bayonet reserves under Mediterranean JFC.
Ltn. Jeff Larkin
TF Bayonet // 3rd General Support Btn (Aviation) / 4th IBCT (Light Infantry) / 7th ID / US Army Europe
Born in 2014 in Seattle, WA; brought up around helicopters in a successful family business. A wealth of first-hand experience with a keen understanding of what it takes to operate and maintain complicated and expensive machines.
Naturally gifted with technical work and flying helicopters, university drop-out, passed through the ROTC pilot courses with ease. Trained to fly the M-900 and CH-49. Drafted to a transport wing and transferred to Europe after failing to qualify for gunship training. Assigned to fly transport copters for the 3rd BCT.
Intelligence agent, CIA
One of the principal HUMINT sources for operation Magnitude, long-term resident in the Mediterranean. It’s assumed the source is genuine, however, its nature is a high-level secret.
Military Commander of the Limnos Resistance
Most probably former officer or NCO of the Hellenic Armed Forces who took part in delaying the Iranian assault on Limnos in 2033.
Reports suggest that this figure, related to the resistance high command, was appointed to be the military leader of the guerrillas on the island by a figure known as “Maroula”.
Nikos Panagopoulos Character bio:
Limnos Resistance Asset in Myrina
Local Greek from Platy, former manager of Kourou Import Export Ltd. Age ~28-32. Runs weapons, bribes Iranian soldiers with synthetic narcotics; involved various questionable businesses to protect his network, supply the resistance, and secure his personal standing. Behaviour, appearance and taste of a petty criminal.
Rumours circulate that he may be closely related to “Maroula”, thought to be a significant figure in the resistance.
Athene Kourou (“Maroula”)
Former Owner of Kourou Import Export Ltd; identified as “Maroula”
Georgios Akhanteros ["Tyrant"]
Former Mayor of Limnos
Greek national, age 60-65, marital status and children unknown. Former mayor of Limnos, now collaborating with Iranian occupation. Previously mayor of Myrina for several terms; ran local businesses and owned several hotels and other tourism-oriented companies.
According to the available resources, runs smuggling and confident networks. Tolerated by Iranians; provides information against resistance weapons traffickers.
Col. Vahid Namdar
Military commander of Limnos
Colonel Namdar, a career officer of the Iranian Armed Forces in his forties, is Supreme Military Commander of the Limnos task force. During his youth, he took part in The Lions Movement, joined the army and became an airborne officer; he led one of the Nationalist commandos in the Esfahan Coup d’état in 2024. His military record encompasses the Iranian campaign in Europe. In the First Battle of Brno, his airborne regiment assisted in the breakthrough in the NATO defenses. In 2030, he became a staff officer on an unidentified post in the European Theater Command in Izmir. His transfer to Limnos suggests an ongoing important military operation or facility development. According to several sources, Colonel Namdar lately became a subordinate of General Ostad Javeed Attar, one of the chief officers of the Iranian military research and arms production.
Note: General Ostad (title for academics, adopted by NI) Javeed Attar – research director, P8H8 during opposition, Red Pegasus
Gen. Ostad Javeed Attar
CEO of Red Pegasus Engineering
NATO Faction info:
The troops serving under NATO’s Mediterranean Joint Force Command are deployed across the North and South Aegean municipal regions of Greece. Bases across the archipelago – a strategic borderline between NATO and Iranian influence – are in a state of alert, following a period of heightened tension since The Jerusalem Peace Accord of 2034.
The serving contingent is a composition of elements of the reactivated US 7th Infantry Division (7th US Army Europe), primarily tasked with the security and maintenance of Air Station Mike-26 – a critical part of NATO’s radar shield – and providing air support in the Aegean Sea region
OPFOR: Iranian Armed Forces (2)
The presence of Iranian Armed Forces in the Aegean is estimated to consist of a battalion-sized combined fighting force with conventional capabilities. This deployment is concentrated around a newly constructed military base, adjacent to a former NATO/Greek air force base (ICAO: LGLM). The majority of this force is designated to base perimeter protection and a counter-insurgency campaign, fending off the threat posed by an active local resistance movement.
The equipment and order of battle of the Iranian troops is reportedly compliant with the common Resource Zone Protection Force structure, including enhanced defensive, ELINT and SIGINT capabilities. Due to the proximity of the Turkish coast, the force is estimated to be fairly well supplied.
Greek resistance Faction info:
With rumored joint CIA and SIS support, an armed local resistance was formed on Limnos in the weeks and months following the Iranian annexation of the island. Composed of former Hellenic Armed Forces and aided by smugglers and weapon merchants, the resistance is an active, hostile, guerrilla faction acting against Iranian forces.
Little is known about their current strength or capabilities. Presumably, the resistance relies upon only light equipment, augmented by captured or stolen assets of the Iranian army, obtained from hidden military depots or via a black market network. Cooperation with local resistance seems viable, yet a cautious approach is required.
Located at the crossroads of eastern and western sociopolitical dogma, 2035 Greek society struggles to remain a part of Europe. The financial crisis contributed to the rapid downfall of centralized governance, with smaller regional units and local areas becoming more close-knit; yet, standing apart from each other, economically and militarily weakened.
Locals now try to avoid foreign influence; they dislike the militant Iranian presence, and blame the rest of the Europe for the crisis that forced Greece to leave the European Union, and exposed them to rampant Iranian strategic expansionism.
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