Arma 3
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# What is Iron Front

It is a tactical shooter video game set in World War II Eastern Front built by AWAR - a group of former OFP and Arma modders. It was released mid 2012 as a standalone game using the Real Virtuality 3 engine also powering Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

The highlights:
  • Five outstanding terrains of various sizes
  • A large variety of very high quality and historically accurate units, weapons and vehicles
  • A German and Russian singleplayer campaign across eight missions in an authentic setting
  • Advanced gameplay features like the high level tank simulation, gun towing and artillery system or the realistic mine system
  • Great gameplay with its low tech world war 2 setting

# What is Iron Front in Arma

Our development team has ported the assets to Arma 3 to be used in the latest RV engine. This most recent version supports many of the new technologies and features of Arma 3 and is continued to be made more complete.

# What is the LITE version
  • Exactly the same selection of assets and features as in the FULL version.
  • Free version with lower quality textures and sounds.
  • SP missions and campaigns are not available.

Do note that it is NO LONGER fully MP compatible to the converted FULL version.
So you can play together with your friends or other players that have the FULL version and see how it goes.
We don't not endorse mixed play any longer and DO NOT ENCOURAGE to buy the Iron Front game at this point!

Read the full statement on discontinued support for the IFA conversion (IFA3 FULL).

# What is different to previous releases
  • Reduced to a single modfolder for simple install and use.
  • Available on Steam workshop for simple install and automated updating.
  • Bumped textures from 128x128 to decent looking 512x512 resolution (2048x2048 in FULL version).
  • Native TFAR support for radios available.

# Why is it called Preview version

This version contains still some issues we are aware of or some we are not aware of. However we want to provide people finally with an easy-to-use, hassle free, up-to-date and decent quality LITE version to be able to enjoy WW2 in Arma 3.

In addition we mainly more feedback on the scripted features - especially in MP environment.

# How to participate
  • Try it, play it, enjoy it
  • Tell your friends or reddit, if you like it
  • Share your screenshots and videos
  • Tell popular streamers to try it or steam playing it yourself
  • Give feedback/report issues[]
  • Join our discord server[] for assistance, discussions or just to have a chat
  • Create new missions or new content (reskins/weapons/vehicles/new terrains), or make it more realistic by tweaking
  • Or join the team to improve the mod itself:

# Joining the team

Mainly we are looking for:
  • Modellers to help polish p3d, model.cfg and related config parameters
  • Modellers to help port the vehicles to Old's RAM system
  • Texture artists to help create winter/desert versions
  • PhysX gurus to help tweak the vehicles
  • Web designer to help realize a decent web presence
  • IT/server admin to help with configuration and maintaining our backend (web server, build pipeline, CI, distribution, etc)

Join our discord server[] and we will have a chat.


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Full details in the BI forum release thread:
Popular Discussions View All (68)
Oct 5 @ 11:31pm
Tank range to engage infantry
Oct 4 @ 7:18am
IFA3 'eventhandlers' error
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Sep 29 @ 1:57pm
WWII Artillery???
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[BG21] El Tyranos  [author] 8 hours ago 
@DankMemes: all terrains from Iron Front game in winter version with all objects (snowed, frozen) and vegetation (leafless trees, frozen leaves).
Pfc Dank Memes 21 hours ago 
whats comming down the pipe next for this mod, any new factions?
Spunes Nov 22 @ 3:10pm 
@SharZ someone filed copyright or something so they are using a placeholder for most US Vests and Uniforms.
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Nov 21 @ 11:01am 
US soldiers guard a road from their foxholes, Ardennes, January 1945
adam Nov 21 @ 9:44am 
I can not see the vest. But only the American.
Instead of seeing the German vest.
Comrade Lenin (Matt ExpBG) Nov 19 @ 10:31am 
It a shame it was removed, I didn't experience any performance issues with the amount of debris the vehicles left behind, it was probably one of the only reason why I loved IF.
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Nov 19 @ 10:03am 
@ Comrade Lenin (Matt ExpBG)
Nope it has been removed from the models and configuration.
It was bad for performance, bugged and no compatibility to other mods.
Comrade Lenin (Matt ExpBG) Nov 19 @ 5:13am 
@[IFA3 PL] kju Is there anyway I could add in the ADM from Iron Front myself? As it was probably my most favourite feature from IF.
[KGHS]Sinon Nov 19 @ 4:34am 
@SharZ they are working on it
SharZ Nov 19 @ 4:33am 
I've got a problem:
Paratroopers uniform are bugged.
I don't know if it's the mod or something else