Author: max
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Requirements: Arma 3 Apex, CUP Units, CUP Vehicles, CUP Weapons

Version: 0.1
Signed: Yes

Short description: adds two factions with equipment appropriate to the 1980 eras, the Horizon Islands Army and the Revolutionary Forces of the Horizon Islands.

Date: 2020-10-24 14:14

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80s Tanoa [CUP Ver.]


Tanoa, 198X

Government forces wage a bloody civil war against a recently established insurgent faction fighting for the collectivisation of important Tanoan industries amidst a general economic depression.

The so-called „Revolutionary Forces of the Horizon Islands“ (RFHI) have, in the past few weeks, hit local institutions and international companies on Tanoa with bombings and kidnappings in order to destabilize the authoritan government. RHFI is rumored to have strong ties to local organized crime and is especially active on the islands of the Tanoan archipelago. Their arms and equipment are allegedly procured from the black market, no external backing is supposed to exist. While RFHI publicly displays a "communist" ideology, their true intentions are up for debate.

The Horizon Island’s geopolitical situation is dire: diplomatic relations to NATO-aligned allies (especially France as former colonial ruler) are deteriorating after several past coup-attempts (one successful) by the armed forces. The newly appointed government is underhandedly seeking new allies within the Soviet Union and states of the eastern bloc (including the GDR and China), mainly to procure weapons for their power-hungry military. While the Horizon Islands are certainly not a socialist state in alignment to Soviet doctrine, the eastern bloc is happy to oblige in exchange for foreign currency.

Thus, the „Horizon Islands Army“ (HIA) - in addition to their existing western armament - has recently been equipped with eastern vehicles and weapons that the West was unwilling to openly provide and is looking to exterminate the internal threat of RFHI with impunity and no mercy towards civilian "collaborators".

Involvement in human rights violations has been reported for both parties.

Rumors of secret NATO-backed involvement on the side of HIA against a) RFHI and b) a further shift to the East continue to persist.

This mod adds two factions with equipment appropriate to the era (1980s).
1) Horizon Islands Army - Independent
2) Revolutionary Forces of the Horizon Islands - OPFOR

To install 80s Tanoa [CUP Ver.] 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:

If you have any suggestions or questions, contact me on Steam or via e-mail

GM Version
The original GM version of this mod is available here 80s Tanoa.

Credits & Thanks:
CUP team for providing me with the Horizon Islands Legion roundel and allowing me to use it in this addon
CUP team for providing an awesome mod that is fun to work with
shout out to to the CUP and GM discord for feedback and input

License / Disclaimer:
If you wish to reupload this mod to other sites, please contact me first.

This mod is licensed under CUP-License (CUP-L).
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Changelog: (04-11-2020 - updated as it happens, displayed in news once every two months)
Initial release

- Arma 3 Apex
- CUP Units
- CUP Vehicles
- CUP Weapons

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- BI forums

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