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 Marine Corps Special Operations Command Marine Raider Regiment

(MARSOC Marine Raiders, formerly Marine Special Operations Regiment.)

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Marine Raiders with a Daniel Defence Mk18 and M136 AT4. 

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The M27 IAR replaces the M249 SAW on a fireteam level, with the M249 SAW being moved to a squad level weapon or used by heavier assault teams. Uses the Elcan Spectre as the default IAR optic to take advantage of it's superior accuracy compared to the SAW. 

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The USMC do not have dedicated medics, and rely on Navy forces- this guy is a SARC, Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsmen, who gets attached to Marine special forces elements as the corpsman/ medic. 

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Raider Recon forces- The Raiders have a liking for the 7.62 SCAR-H battle rifle, so I have issued the SCAR-H in more roles than just for designated marksman- this Recon element is issued them as standard. They are the forward recon unit for the Raiders, and have suppressors and lighter body armor and kit to make them more mobile- they also have access to quads as a light vehicle. 

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MARSOC Convoy- At the front is a LSV, with a NATO APC in the middle as a LAV stand-in- The MARSOC units have vehicles revolving around quick, mobile deployments of their forces, and if needed have access to a heavy assault team mounted in an APC as a QRF (Quick Reaction Force) 

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2 Raider scouts, 2010. 

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Source image- someone make some standalone bikes already :)

 

On a more general note, the raiders were based primarily on a deployment in 2010 to the Farah province, Bala Baluk District, Afghanistan, 2010, but I also have sources from 2012, 2013 and 2016. 

 

 

 

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MARSOC Marine Raiders now available to download. 

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A Raider QRF/ heavy assault team push into a town. 

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A SARC stabilises an injured Scout for MEDEVAC by helicopter, Spain. 

 

I'm going to be slowing down now that I've gotten rid of the factions in various states of completion on the PC, so apart from the ANA Commandos and the Rangers/ PMC's I might not make any units for a while- no more daily factions. If you have ideas for units that could be made with VSM/SMA, go ahead and post them here and I'll consider making them in the future. 

 

Special Forces Faction mod [SFF] that contains the United States MARSOC Marine Raider Regiment. 
They form one of the Special Forces units in the Marine Corps, and are under the command of MARSOC- Marine Special Operations Command. The faction contains several units of Raiders, with supporting Scout elements and light vehicle and helicopter support. 
The faction is based upon photos and helmet-camera footage, primarily on a deployment in 2010 to the Farah province, Bala Baluk District, Afghanistan, 2010, but I also have sources from 2012, 2013 and 2016. 

 

Historical Info-


Named after the Marine Raiders unit from WW2, the Marine Raiders are a Marine Special Forces unit, created as the Marine's element of SOCOM, Special Operations Command, in 2005- members were drawn from other Marine SF units such as Force Recon. The unit was initially trained by the Navy SEALS but is now independent. 

Motto- "Always Faithful, Always Forward" 

The Faction-


The Marine Raiders units have a distinct appearance, being one of the only remaining combat units in the US who still use the M81 Woodland Camo pattern. Armaments consist of 2 primary infantry rifles- the Daniel Defence MK18 and the FN SCAR-H, in both Marksman roles and as an infantry weapon. Supporting units carry weapons such as the M27 IAR (Fireteam Level) and M249 SAW (Squad level) with other weapons including small numbers of M4A1's, SCAR-L's and 338. Lapua Magnum rifles. They wear M81 Woodland camo with Tan equipment. 

Specialist Elements- 

The Raiders have support from a Raider Scout team, who are lightly armored, fast moving infiltration units who carry heavy 7.62 battle rifles as standard, and have supressors. The Scouts have less body armor than the regular Raiders, but have much heavier firepower and access to long-range rifles such as the 338. Lapua Magnum. 

Supports-

They have vehicle support from Light Strike Vehicles and from APC's, who can also transport a heavily armed assault team as a Quick-Reaction-Force (QRF) The Raiders also have helicopter support from a MH-60 aircraft or Zodiac boat for insertions. 

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

 

Download Links-

 

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

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

 

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Love it that u are using sma. I'd like to see Norwegian fsk


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Marine Raiders doest spawn with ammo to their weapons

 

Nvm. only when using Recon ops scenario.

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Recon Ops mission is confirmed broken for now- sorry, but nothing I can do on my end but wait for some compatibility updates.

 

British SAS (and SBS, never forget SBS) - I have considered them, but not soon.

 

Considering maybe doing Australian or New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in the future though. For as little coverage as modern SAS gets these guys get even less. 

 

Right now my focus is on making the 75th Ranger Regiment and PMC Contractors in a state where they are on-par with the other factions for dependencies. 

 

I made them for personal use in my own unit, the 4th S.F.G, so they have things like Burnes Husky in the faction, which is a non-workshop mod- If you guys are fine with requiring a non-workshop mod I could have them released by January, but otherwise they may take longer.

 

Afghan National Army/ ANA Commando unit is one I'm drawing up as well, getting sources, photographs and video footage of right now. 

 

A request from a very good friend of mine to see his own unit portrayed in game, US Operational Detachment Alpha, commonly known as 'Green Berets' may also be done. I won't be naming names or any particular ODA Team, you understand, but they will obviously be a very accurate portrayal of the ODA Teams in 2016/2017.

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Nice. Maybe you should try to go a different use than mas. Like some European factions and such


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Glad to hear one of the ODA's will be being represented. They are often overlooked for the more flashy units like DEVGRU or SFOD-D, but the work they do is some of the most daring and varied stuff around. For example the ODA who entered Afghanistan 2 weeks after 9/11 on horseback... :D

If you do plan an SAS faction like you said, I urge you to ask the 3CB guys about maybe using their DPM smock they have-perfect for an SAS look all the way from early 90's right up to about 2007.

As modeled by my glamorous assistant here :

 

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I'm waiting for a VSM update right now, I'll be adding a few concept factions in game after that. Possibly European factions, but I also want to do Middle Eastern or Indian/ South American as well- I want to have a faction from every part of the globe if I don't burn out by then. 

 

(EDIT) I love 3CB, so I could talk to them about having some kit as a kind of one-off, yeah- Ideally I would keep all the factions with the same broad requirements (VSM, TF47, SMA) but to keep the authenticity and have superior quality I may have to branch out on occasion for some units. I'll contact them over the next few days and we can talk.

 

Oh- on the topic of other mods, I got a request for some WW2 US Airbourne units, from someone who played my Workshop mission, 'Operation Neptune' that portrays them- I contacted IFA3 about making a 101st Airbourne faction mod and was knocked back, so there will be no WW2 factions for now. 

(EDIT- IFA has now given me permission to do WW2 units, so they are planned)

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Yea. A middle eastern opfor faction would be great, so u can use sma for everything. Now I need massi or rhs just for a opfor class


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3 hours ago, jarrad96 said:

Recon Ops mission is confirmed broken for now- sorry, but nothing I can do on my end but wait for some compatibility updates.

 

British SAS (and SBS, never forget SBS) - I have considered them, as I do have some L85's in SMA, and I do want to those those rifles at some point, but not soon.

 

Considering maybe doing Australian or New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in the future though. For as little coverage as modern SAS gets these guys get even less. 

 

Right now my focus is on making the 75th Ranger Regiment and PMC Contractors in a state where they are on-par with the other factions for dependencies. 

 

I made them for personal use in my own unit, the 4th S.F.G, so they have things like Burnes Husky in the faction, which is a non-workshop mod- If you guys are fine with requiring a non-workshop mod I could have them released by January, but otherwise they may take longer.

 

Afghan National Army/ ANA Commando unit is one I'm drawing up as well, getting sources, photographs and video footage of right now. 

 

A request from a very good friend of mine to see his own unit portrayed in game, US Operational Detachment Alpha, commonly known as 'Green Berets' may also be done. I won't be naming names or any particular ODA Team, you understand, but they will obviously be a very accurate portrayal of the ODA Teams in 2016/2017.

 

British SAS & SBS do not use the L85... They use the L119A1/2 

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I need to edit out that mention of the L85- I do NOT intend for the SAS/ SBS or any elite British force to use the L85 in any way, shape or form. I know they do not use that rifle, I was just saying that I want to use it for something in the future- possibility some form of allied Militia faction. The SAS forces will most likely use M4A1's or M4A1 CQBR's mocked up to resemble C8's if I can, and HK417's or other such weapons- I haven't done enough research yet to lock anything in as confirmed. 

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There is actually a C8 being worked on now- 

There is also one available in the Canadian mod.

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1 hour ago, ineptaphid said:

There is actually a C8 being worked on now- 

There is also one available in the Canadian mod.

 

 

No need to overthink this, there is already great quality Diemaco L119A1/A2 family of rifles included in 3CB BAF weapons mod:

SAS and SBS  don t use HK416 s either It was only been tested on trial basis few years ago.

 

Making ODA is fantastic idea. If I may ask which Group, which battalion, ODA with what delivery speciality and mission profile that greatly matters in terms of equipment and supporting vechicles both organic and of it s parent B Team? Ground Mobility Team with GMVs, MFF Team, Combat Diver Team, Mountain Team or maby CIF Force with their direct action kit? Fascinating... 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, bolo861 said:

 

 

No need to overthink this, there is already great quality Diemaco L119A1/A2 family of rifles included in 3CB BAF weapons mod:

SAS and SBS  don t use HK416 s either It was only been tested on trial basis few years ago.

 

Making ODA is fantastic idea. If I may ask which Group, which battalion, ODA with what delivery speciality and mission profile that greatly matters in terms of equipment and supporting vechicles both organic and of it s parent B Team? Ground Mobility Team with GMVs, MFF Team, Combat Diver Team, Mountain Team or maby CIF Force with their direct action kit? Fascinating... 

 

 

There's no need to make it based off any specific ODA, as through the "Insignia" selections and the current USP_Patches, it contains dozens of ODA patches, so you can chose the ODA of your liking.
 

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25 minutes ago, road runner said:

There's no need to make it based off any specific ODA, as through the "Insignia" selections and the current USP_Patches, it contains dozens of ODA patches, so you can chose the ODA of your liking.
 

If we consider operating in countries like Afghanistan where ODAs are deployed mainly for Foreign Internal Defence mentoring ALP, ANA and so on working for years as part of Coalition Special Operatons Task Forces on the same TO&Es the difference indeed will be only the patch on the uniform shoulder. In other environment differences could vary according to mission. In Iraq for example there was an SOP for many ODA s to use uniform of forces they were mentoring to better blend in the field, so they were using things like M81 woodland, desert tiger stripes or fake MARPAT pattern and so on, even on terms of manpower and tactical composition ODA doing FID would differ greatly from for example ODA being part of high speed CIF company.    

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Yeah- I know of the early ODA teams who intermixed with ANA forces in the various knock-off camos  and as a reference to that the ODA may make an appearance as a separate Special Forces element of the ANA Commandos, if that's something you guys would like.(Edit- On camos, there is currently no DCU or ACU, so older teams isn't really possible.)

 

 If people would prefer a standalone 'ANA Commando' and standalone 'ODA Teams' faction instead I can do whatever you guys prefer.

 

I will be basing them on modern day, 2016 kit- meaning Mk18's, Multicam Scorpion, and various bits and pieces- I may actually have some custom ODA kit made for them using gear by Haley Strategic, but no ETA for the kit, only 'Later'. 

 

As to what particular ODA type/ element I'm not sure yet. 

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In the years the Americans were in Iraq, I never once saw any US SOF wear Iraqi Army uniform, they wore primarily either the 3 colour DCU, up in the North, they tended to wear the M81's as it is more greener up there, then the ACU, and then Multicam, the only people I personally observed wearing Desert Tiger stripes were a PMC , I used to have my own set as well as I worked for them, I do know that it was worn by some SOF teams, but at that time, there was no Iraqi's wearing them. I used to see them roll out of Basrah Airport every night during Operation "Charge of the Knights" They wore patches but their uniforms were standard issue.

I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm going by personal observations. I do know that SAS personnel wore American BDU's to look the same as the team they rolled out with ;)

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Regardless of all that, I'm sure that whatever Jarrad comes up with it will be top notch :D

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ODA and ANA are on hold for a few days- I want to get the Rangers and PMC's out next for now. 

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5th SFG alongside ANA forces, mid to late 2015, Afghanistan

 

All the units I can have the same, or similar optics to what they used in the various photos/ videos I used as sources- for example GROM seem to prefer the XPS over a normal Eotech, so they have mostly XPS's- Also the Aimpoint COMP M2/M4 are used in a few photos of the SEALS/ GROM/ Rangers, in which case a Aimpoint Micro is used as a replacement. The Spectre is used as a ACOG replacement for the M27 IAR's 'recommended' attachment set as well.  

 

I actually posted a ton on photos in the Rangers a while back on the main A3 photo thread, I can re-post them here, with a few new ones of the more updated units if people want. 

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And a SCAR-L, 75th Ranger Regiment, 2014- Look, they're still around, despite the H being much more common. 

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4 minutes ago, jarrad96 said:

And a SCAR-L, 75th Ranger Regiment, 2014- Look, they're still around, despite the H being much more common. 

 

Actually, that's a Mk17/SCAR-H with 5.56 conversion kit, you can tell by the elongated trigger guard and that vertical piece of plastic inside it, behind the magazine well. Mk16s/SCAR-Ls were not used anymore back then, technically speaking. :wink_o:

 

But I'm a sucker for details, don't mind me xD

 

Great work so far!

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yeah- I mentioned the L/H conversion kit earlier in this thread?

For Arma reasons it's basically just a SCAR-L CQC. 

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On 12/21/2016 at 2:42 PM, jarrad96 said:

Ha, yep- I wanted to try and get more international units some coverage in A3- We've seen a few on the more common US Special Forces groups, 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 Sayeret Matkal 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. 

 

 

Thats awesome. As much as I love Massi's content he hasn't made anything in forever. Everything in this mod looks very top notch.

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9 hours ago, road runner said:

In the years the Americans were in Iraq, I never once saw any US SOF wear Iraqi Army uniform, they wore primarily either the 3 colour DCU, up in the North, they tended to wear the M81's as it is more greener up there, then the ACU, and then Multicam, the only people I personally observed wearing Desert Tiger stripes were a PMC , I used to have my own set as well as I worked for them, I do know that it was worn by some SOF teams, but at that time, there was no Iraqi's wearing them. I used to see them roll out of Basrah Airport every night during Operation "Charge of the Knights" They wore patches but their uniforms were standard issue.

I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm going by personal observations. I do know that SAS personnel wore American BDU's to look the same as the team they rolled out with ;)

 

Thanks for sharing personal insight. I ve based my remark abaut desert tiger stripes and fake MARPAT mainly on written and photographic sources by jack Murphy journalist and former Green Beret weapons sergeant who spent one of his Iraq tours training and mentoring ISWAT and other paramilitary iraqi security forces back in 2008-2009 as part of one of the 5th Group ODA Teams.

 

And I agree that whatever Jarrad comes up with it will be fantastic.

 

Regards and sorry for little off topic.

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By all means go off topic, as long as it stays relevant to Special Forces units (or elite infantry) in some way, anything informative can help :) 

From what research I've done so far it seems like 5th S.F.G also has the most photographs/ sources about them, so they will probably be who appear ingame. 

 

I've been thinking and splitting the ANA and ODA into seperate factions would be a better choice, as it allows me a much wider range of unit and squad compositions within each faction, and also can be helpful for you guys, if you would only like one of the two factions for your needs that would make it easier. 

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