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Special Operation Forces Factions [SFF]

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This topic will cover all the various SOF based faction mods I'm making, from different Special Operation Forces or Commando/ Elite regiments across the globe. They will all have similar core dependencies so it's easier to have multiple factions at the same time, and will all work together with full Editor, Zeus, ACE3, TFAR, AI Mods and ALiVE support. 


SOF and OPFOR from around the world. 


SEAL Fireteam, 2012, Central Europe. 


Polish GROM team, Spain, 2016. 


MARSOC Marine Raiders, 2013.


British Special Air Service and SBS soldiers, 2015, Afghanistan deployment. 


Hezbollah fighters, December 2016, Alleppo. 


Russian Spetznaz 'Vympel' Sniper team, mid-2015


75th Ranger Regiment, 2014. 




US Navy S.E.A.L.S and USAF Pararescue (PJ's)

"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday" and "So Other's May Live"

Special thanks to 'H---------', who is a member of the SEALS and one of my consultants. 

Faction classname- SL


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821140377

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32075

Arma3.de- http://arma3.de/include.php?path=download&contentid=4767


Polish GROM

Special Forces of Poland- One of the best in the world. 

"Siła i Honor Tobie Ojczyzno!"

Faction classname- GM


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=823664320

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32103


MARSOC Marine Raiders

The US Marine Corps Special Forces Unit. 

"Always Faithful, Always Forward"

Faction classname- MR


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=826018608

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32105

Arma3.de- http://arma3.de/include.php?path=download&contentid=4781


75th Ranger Regiment and PMC Contractors

The US Army's Ranger Regiment, 2014, and PMC contractors from Iraq, 2007. 

"Rangers Lead The Way"

Faction classname-  BLU_AI


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=779932339

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32115

Arma3.de- http://arma3.de/include.php?path=download&contentid=4779


Afghan National Army and ANA 2nd Commando Brigade

National Army of Afghanistan, and it's Commando Unit, pre-2011

Faction classname- ANA


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=827872006

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32120

Arma3.de- http://arma3.de/include.php?path=download&contentid=4765


British Special Air Service and Special Boat Service (SAS and SBS)

The original Special Forces, fighting bad guys since 1941. 

"By Strength And Guile" and "Who Dares Wins"

Faction classname- SAS


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=830455109 

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32144


Central African Rebels 

Anti-Balaka Movement, Central African Republic. 

"The Invincible"

Faction classname- CAR


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=831284682

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32158



Lebanese Shi'ia Islamist political and military group.

Faction classname- HZ


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=833316053 

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32162


1st Brandenburg Division, 1944. 

Elite German unit from WW2 specialising in sabotage and infiltration. 

Faction classname- BB


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=835581569


Australian 2nd Commando Regiment and New Zealand SAS. 

Special Forces from Australia and New Zealand. 

"Foras Admonitio"

Faction classname- 2C


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838402883

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32187


Israeli Shayetet 13

Israeli Naval Special Forces

Faction classname- S13


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=839868777

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32197


Colombian Special Forces

Based on the 'Fuerzas Especiales Colombianas' of the Colombian Army

"Patria, Honor, Lealtad"

Faction classname- MSF


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=844283765

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32211


People's Liberation Army Special Forces

Based on the Guangzhou Military Region Special Forces Unit, "South Blade" from January 2015. 

Faction classname- PLA


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845947248

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32217


'Praying Mantis' PMC's

Fictional PMC group from Metal Gear Solid 4. 

Faction classname- MGS


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=848441775

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32236


Russian Spetznaz

Based on 'Vympel' unit in SURPAT (2012-2016)

"Timing, Thoroughness,  Reliablity"

Faction classname- RUS


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=849038969

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32254


African Special Forces

Both Kenyan and Somali Special Forces (2010-2015)

Faction classname- KSF


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=849723142

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32243


US CAG- 'Delta Force'

Combat Applications Group (2016-2017)

Faction classname- CAG


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=851480288

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32263


Abu Sayyaf Group 

A Pacific Islamist extremist group with connections to Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (2011-2016)

Faction classname- ASG


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=853221518

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32275


German Special Forces

Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine (KSM, Naval Special Forces) and Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) (KSM-2011-2015, KSK 2035)

Faction classname- KSM


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=855118984

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32295


RHS Versions of SFF Factions


MARSOC Marine Raiders (RHS Version) 


[SFF-R] Series (Special Forces Factions, RHS)

This is recreations of several of my factions with alternate dependancies on RHS instead of NIA/ SMA weapons. Note that these cannot be enabled at the same time as the normal version due to sharing classnames. 


MARSOC Marine Raiders [SFF-R]

The US Marine Corps Special Forces Unit. 

"Always Faithful, Always Forward"

Faction classname- MR


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=873455461

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32421


Abu Sayyaf Group [SFF-R]

Pacific Islamist extremists who have ties to Al Qaeda, the Mexican Cartel, and Islamic State. 

"Bearer Of The Sword"

Faction classname- ASG


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=875241040

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32431


Central African Rebels [SFF-R]

Anti-Balaka gangs of the Central African Republic.

Faction classname- CAR


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=879843800

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32465


Afghan National Army and ANA Commandos [SFF-R]

The Afghan Army and their 2nd Commando forces from 2007-2011. 


Faction classname- ANA


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=890504822

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32559


Russian Spetzaz [SFF-R]

Special forces from 'Vympel' and SSO of the Russian armed forces. 

Faction classname- RUS


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895826156

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32601


Islamic State [SSF-R]

Extremist Terrorist organisation from the Middle East, based on photos and videos from Jan 2016 to Feb 2017. 

Faction classname- IS


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=899977490

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32631


Campaign Faction Overhauls/ Replacement Packs.


Freedom and Independence Army (FIA) briefing near Bomos Island, 2035. 


Faction Overhauls

This is campaign and mission replacements for default Arma 3 and Arma 3 Apex factions. 


FIA Overhauled

A replacement pack for FIA units in the official campaign and scenarios that gives them equipment more in line with modern day NATO-backed guerrilla fighters. 

Faction classname- BLU_G_F


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858764894

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32299&highlight=858764894


Gendarme Overhauled

A replacement pack for the Tanoan Police Force units in the Apex campaign and scenarios that gives them a much wider selection of units and a SWAT type team. No mods required. 

Faction classname- BLU_GEN_F


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860128361

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32312


Syndikate Overhauled

A replacement pack for the Syndikate Cartel units in the Apex campaign and scenarios that gives them several units that appear in the campaign that are not usable, such as Technicals, and adds the un-used Tactical chest rig to some units. 

Faction classname- IND_C_F


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906538619

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32669


Tanoan Defence Forces

Tanoa's Defence Forces are loosely based around the Republic of Fiji's Armed Forces and the Indonesian Armed forces. Due to the location of the Horizon island chain in the Pacific, they are using primarily older Western equipment, with some older Soviet-Block equipment in use by Reserve and training units. 


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=949495255



ALiVE Civilian Pack

The purpose of the mod is to give more accurate looking civilians for Milsim groups without having to rely on large download of civilian equipment. 


Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=935810174



And my future plans for upcoming units-


WW2 Allied (US 101st Airbourne Division) faction. 

Using IFA3 content. 


CIA SAD and 'Ground Branch'/ SOG

With hopefully some very new uniforms included. 


US Army Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha, the 'Green Berets'

Special thanks to my friend 'M---------" who is a member of this unit and one of my consultants. 


"Task Force Orange/The Activity" (2017)

Will be a secondary faction attached to one of the above


Irish Army Rangers

In national camo, modern day.  


Slovakian 5th Special Forces Group

Because they are suitably obscure. 





You do not need to contact me to use any of the SFF mods on a server or anything, you can go ahead, but if you wanted to modify or make a custom version of any faction PM me. 

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US Navy S.E.A.L.S now up for download. 












US Navy S.E.A.L faction mod, which contains a range of SEAL units, including supporting elements of the SEALs like UDT (Underwater Demolition Teams) and VBSS (Visit, Board, Search, Seizure) ship boarding teams. 


Historical Info-
The U.S. Navy SEALs were established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a small, elite maritime military force to conduct Unconventional Warfare. They carry out the types of clandestine, small-unit, high-impact missions that large forces with high-profile platforms (such as ships, tanks, jets and submarines) cannot. They form the US Navy's premier Special Operations Force (SOF) and are a component in NAVSPECWAR. 

Motto- "The only easy day was yesterday."


The Faction-

The SEALS in this mod are accurate to a 2009-2012 time period, based on photographs, helmet camera footage or my unnamed consultant, with weapons and equipment based on the gear they used at that time. M4A1's, HK416 and HK416 CQB form the bulk of the infantry rifles, with the Mk43 Mod 0 (SEAL designation for the M60E4) and M14 EBR in supporting roles. They wear AOR-1 Camo and LBV-6094 vests, as similar as possible as I could get to real life. 


Specialist Elements-

The VBSS ship boarding teams are based on a 2009-2010 Persian Gulf deployment, and have the HK416 cut down as a CQC carbine and OD spray camoed, with a few M249 SAWS and MP5K-PDW's- they also wear flat OD gear and carry close range dot optics for on-ship fighting. 



It wouldn't be SEALS without naval assets, so in addition to the VBSS there is also Frogmen Combat Divers, Underwater Demolition teams and Seal Delivery Vehicles, as well as a range of water-bourne assets crewed by SWCC's, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen, aka 'Swicks', who man the weapon systems and drive the various boats in the faction, and wear M81 woodland camo, instead of the SEAL standard AOR-1. 

Because of the quick, rapid water or airbourne raids of the SEALs they lack in Anti-tank assets, only have AT4's at the Squad level- as a result they have a MX-9 UAV available that can provide recon and anti-tank fire support if needed on ground targets. They also have a rangle of air supports from the UH-60 SF (Ghosthawk) to the MH-6 and RAH-66 Commanche, all with custom pilots/ crew and real life names for all vehicles. 

Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio, ACE3 and ALiVE support (faction name BLU_SL )



Steam Workshop- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821140377

Armaholic- http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32075


Requires- VSM, TF47 AT weapons, SMA Weapons, NIA M60. 

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Nice man!!!

If I may, maybe you wanna add the list of addon dependencies.

Great work anyway...

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So, a bit of a hint as to the next faction- They are European, and were deployed in Afghanistan between at least Mid-2007 and October 2012. My source says they have a bit of a reputation for being hardcore, even among other SF groups. 

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Some WIP photos of the Polish "Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego" - GROM. 


GROM was established in 1990 and has fought alongside other SF units such as US Navy SEALS and British SAS/ SBS.


I was able to some fantastic sources for these guys from as far back as Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 2007 (When they carried M4A1's and F2000's) to more modern equipment such as the now-standard Hk416 and Multicam camo starting around late 2011/early 2012 -My first image of them in more modern kit was from December 2011/January 2012 and similar kit along those lines has continued to the present day. 


Some Work-In-Progress photos of them ingame-


GROM Units.



Carl-Gustav, which they have in an anti-structure and anti-tank role. 



And a Sniper/ Spotter team- The spotter carries a M14 DMR with a TWS thermal optic, and I chose the Marksman Ghille Suits because the underclothes resemble ATACS-AU camo, which the GROM use on occasion. 


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On 20.12.2016 at 10:47 AM, jarrad96 said:

...My source says they have a bit of a reputation for being hardcore, even among other SF groups. 


That's absolutely true. My sources also confirm this :icon_cool: GROM rules :shoot:

@jarrad96, thank you for paying attention to them. I appreciate it.

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Ha, yep- I wanted to try and get more international units some coverage in A3- We've seen a few on the more common groups, and plenty of US Army and Russian Army stuff, but nothing from places like the Middle East, Africa, South America or even the majority of Europe. I want to get more unit packs out, as there's plenty of fantastic kit lying around without AI compatible units wearing it. 


My goal is to make units based on as wide a range of forces as possible, everyone from CIA Special Activities Division, Israeli Sayetet 13 to Pakistani SSG- guys you've probably never heard of. I want to get as close to their actual equipment and weapons as possible using sources that are as recent and accurate as possible, but also keep the same core mod requirements, so someone can just grab those and run whatever SF units they want. 


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And Ingame-


GROM in Afghanistan, November 2012. 

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GROM Warrant Officer Andrzej K----- in Mosul, 2012. 


And Ingame-


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GROM should hopefully be released on or just before Christmas Day, they are functionally complete, just doing small details. 

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Dude this is exactly the kind of stuff I designed my mods for. Gear so people could make these custom factions. Bad-Ass my friend. Love em! :)

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6 hours ago, jarrad96 said:

GROM should hopefully be released on or just before Christmas Day, they are functionally complete, just doing small details. 


Fantastic news! @jarrad96, thank you.


"Siła i Honor"

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GROM Released a bit early. 


SEALS, GROM and an ANA Commando join in celebration of the Christmas Eve release. 


Historical Info- 

The Polish GW GROM ( Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego) are Poland's most elite Special Forces unit, and were founded in 1990, and trained by US Delta Force, US Navy SEAL Teams, and the British Special Air Service. Named after Poland's WW2 special forces unit, the 'Silent Unseen' and have since garnered a reputation, even among other international Special Forces Units as being one of the best units in the world. 

Motto- "Siła i Honor Tobie Ojczyzno! (Strength and Honor For you, Fatherland!) " 

The Faction- 

The Polish GROM in this mod are accurate to a 2011-2016 timeframe, based on photgraphs and sources, with weapons and equipment they used at that time. The Heckler & Koch HK416 forms their primary rifle, in both CQB 10 Inch versions and the standard 14.5 version. The M14 EBR serves as their DMR due to being in their inventory at the current time (2016) with the M249 SAW being their autorifleman weapon. They have heavier firepower on a squad level compared to other SF units as they carry a Carl-Gustav M3 lauchers, which can be used in both anti-infantry and anti-armor roles. They wear Multicam uniforms and OD/ Tan equipment, and a cosiderable number of their weapons have been spray-camo'ed in the field, which I have seen in photographs of GROM in Afghanistan. 

Specialist Elements- 

The GROM have a dedicated Sniper-Spotter team, wearing a ghille suit with ATACS-AU underclothes, giving them precision supporting fire, recon or for HVT assassination. 


The GW GROM lack the heavier air assets of other SF units, instead having a light Mh-6 Littlebird for transport or insertions, and having the Oshkosh M-ATV for vehicle support, with a mounted M2 50. Cal. They have a light Zodiac craft for water-bourne operations. All vehicles have real life names and designations. 

Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name GM ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system. 


Download link-




Mods required- VSM, TF47, SMA Weapons

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Next Faction- A few options for you to pick from. 



From Left-

US MARSOC Marine Raiders - 2011 onwards


Israeli 'Egoz' Commando and Guerilla warfare unit. - 2010 to 2016 if possible (only have sources til 2013 right now)


Afghan National Army Commandos. -Note that I will be portraying the ANA Commandos in a pre-2012 /ANASOC era, focusing between 2001 and 2011. 


Vote in comments. 


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Here's a few source photos, compared to the units ingame (Really early WIP, will update with more factions as I get the gear organised)


ANA Commandos in a parade in Shindand District after a sucessful operation against the Taliban. Photo taken on the 19th of July, 2008.

Ingame version-


Sorry about the lack of brightness, Arma morning lighting :(


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14 hours ago, jarrad96 said:

GROM Released a bit early. 


SEALS, GROM and an ANA Commando join in celebration of the Christmas release. 





Thank you very much buddy! They look fantastic!

I wish you and everyone a Merry Christmas.

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I like how you have actually given us a story for each team!

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I go to all the effort to get them close to real life as I can, I figure a general overview of the unit is well worth doing alongside the release. 

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Hi jarrad, merry christmas mate!

I like what you're doing here, there's a lot of potential in making a very unique and varied selection of SF units with the amount of awesome gear and weapon mods out there!


Im liking your plan of attack in doing this - using already existing high quality addons instead of making your own which means you get to devote more time on creating the actual configs for the troops.


Whats your end goal for this mod? How many factions/units/groups/branches would you like to portray?


Happy festive season and hope you have a great chrissy!

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My final end goal?

Beating Massi's units in quality and options for any Special Forces in the world. 


I want them to be as authentic as possible, which is something I consider very important to all the factions I plan to make- Mod limitations do come into play, so some weapons or equipment models that do not exist in Arma will be replaced by a similar or role-fulfilling weapon/ gear item.


Source wise I have a few contacts if a few SOF groups, so I generally field questions off them about equipment and appearance, or use source photos and videos whenever I can get them. 


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Oh, and right now it looks like MARSOC Marine Raiders are winning the poll for the next faction, followed by the Israelis and then the ANA Commandos. MARSOC forces will be using Magpul P-MAG Gen3 Windowed where possible, as since December 20th 2016 they have become a Marine issued item for combat deployments.

Issue NSN codes-

NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (BLACK) 

NSN 1005-01-659-7086 (COYOTE TAN)



If anyone is interested, here's some NSN codes for some of the upcoming Raider kit. 

NSN 1005-13-119-7704

NSN 1005-13-119-7703

NSN 1010-13-119-8614

NSN 1005-01-370-7353

Among others. 

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12 hours ago, jarrad96 said:

Russian 'V' Vympel Unit (2014-2017) - Waiting for VSM SURPAT camo. 

These are the 'secondary' special forces of Russia, behind the 'Alfa' FSB unit, and were chosen instead of the FSB due to being in less international attention.


I'm not sure if my remark is needed, but "Vympel" belongs to the FSB as well.

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Yeah, Vympel are in the same organisation and such, but they seem to get slightly different equipment- I want each of the factions I made to have some sort of distictive role, look, equipment or support, rather than just being so similar to each other- That's why I chose Vympel instead of Alfa, as V seems to wear SURPAT more often, compared to the Alfa's Multicam- I already have about 2-3 factions wearing some form of Multicam right now, so want a different look to my other factions. 

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