Author: Cole
Author Website:

Requirements: mikebart's Vegetation, CUP Terrains Core

Version: 1.02
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Blood & Iron is a total conversion style mod aiming to bring the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to ArmA 3.

Date: 2019-02-18 10:33

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Blood & Iron: Franco-Prussian War


"Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided—that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849—but by blood and iron," Otto von Bismarck, 1862

Blood & Iron is a total conversion style mod aiming to bring the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to ArmA 3.

Various structures
- Townhouses / Factory / Barn
- Chevaux de Friese
- Tents


- Brunswicker Regiment
- Guard Regiment

- Zouaves
- Grenadier Guard Regiment
- Chasseur a Pied Regiment

- Dreyse Rifle
- Chassepot Rifle

- French Farm (3.2km x 3.2km)

The following is content that is currently being configged and polished and due to be included sometime in the near future:
- Hot air balloon
- Krupp 7cm + 12 pounder artillery
- Officer Revolvers

To install Blood & Iron: Franco-Prussian War you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Known issues:
Poor weighting
- I did all the character importing and adjustment for the A3 skeleton back in 2015. For reference, I was a young and dumb 15 year old back then. I've come a long way since then and redoing all weighting is first on the todo list.

CLE_Balloon/CLE_Revolvers Dependency
- This warning can always be ignored.

After much hesitation, I've decided to release this to the public. For the most part, it has been sitting on my hard drive for the past 2 years. This mod is released intentionally in an unfinished, un-polished state. I'm not sure how much more content or how much more polishing/issue fixing will take place after this initial release.

"Skirmish" includes a 3.2x3.2 map "French Farm" based off real life Tronville just west of Metz, France. Although this mod is unfinished it presents multiple exciting gameplay opportunities for 19th century warfare such as multiplayer TvT, single player/multiplayer AI "commander battles" (in the same vein as Warband) or multiplayer PvE campaigns.

Credits & Thanks:
Bushlurker (RIP)

Character models and firearms were kindly given permission to be used from the Mount & Blade: Warband mod of the same name, "Blood & Iron: Age of Imperialism".

Parrot - French Uniforms and various other bits (work released as OSP 'open source pack' and personal permission granted)
Willhelm - Created all firearms (work released as OSP and personal permission granted)
Docm30 - Prussian Uniforms (permission was granted to use them through Parrot)

The aforementioned personages can be contacted on the TaleWorlds forum (

- Fixed some mesh weighting issues
-Adjusted spawning cartridge amounts
-Adjusted mass of Dreyse cartridges

Public Release

- mikebart's Vegetation
- CUP Terrains Core

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