Arma 3
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Community Factions Project (CFP)
Data Type: Mod
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4.641 GB
Apr 24, 2018 @ 3:50pm
Oct 7, 2020 @ 3:46pm
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Community Factions Project (CFP)

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"On behalf of the CFP team we are extremely excited to announce a new community mod designed to bring a rich and diverse set of factions to Arma 3! This ambitious project is off to a flying start with 73(!) new or enhanced factions, over 900 new custom retextures, items, and support for ZEUS, VCOM, ACE3 and ALiVE. We're building factions using CUP as a base, as CUP includes a huge array of vehicles, weapons and equipment in use by today's aggressors. We specifically built the factions with mission making in mind, with a wide variety of groups (including static weapons) and support for mods such as ALiVE and VCOM. We're very thankful to the community donations of assets so far and we welcome the community in helping us bring more factions to Arma 3!" - CFP Lead Developers - Tupolov & AuburnAlumni

CFP is a community project to provide Arma 3 with 100 new or enhanced real world factions/sub-factions involved in current and historical armed conflicts.

CFP offers not only enhanced vanilla CUP factions but also a huge number of new factions using CUP and community donated assets. CFP includes custom assets and textures in order to help expand whats possible with CUP. 

Factions are delivered in a modular way, enabling groups to maintain their own tailored version of CFP by simply excluding any components they don't need, or those possibly in conflict with other mods. 

CFP Features

CFP introduces 73 new factions based on CUP + custom assets (including 9 new civilian factions)
Replaces certain CUP factions with factions split by theater (i.e. Arid/Desert, Woodland/Jungle, Artic/Snow etc)
Enhances certain CUP factions with additonal groups and loadouts (i.e. special forces)
Includes AccuracyThruVolume's Iraq/Syria pack
Includes SP Craig's gear pack
Includes Siege-A's insignias and patches content
Includes Hawaiian's 75th Ranger Regiment content
Additional custom textures and assets donated by community members
900+ custom helmets, vests, uniforms, rucks and more
Randomization tech that provides variation of gear and equipment to appropriate units and vehicles resulting in hundreds of possible civilian, insurgent, PMC, clandestine operative and special forces units and vehicles.
Standardizes faction and group configurations for the community
Follows best practice configuration and implementation using CBA and ACE3 standards
Full support for ZEUS, ALiVE, ACE3 and VCOM, Lambs Danger FSM

CFP Factions

CFP factions cover major current conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Philippines, Ukraine, South America and African states dealing with Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and islamic insurgencies such as Nigeria, Kenya, Central African Republic, Somalia, Yemen and Mali. In addition, western regular forces and special forces are represented along with historical and current aggressors.

List of CFP Factions completed and upcoming (Completed factions have their faction name listed to the right. No faction name means that faction has not been completed yet).


Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas) - CFP_O_HAMAS
Boko Haram (Nigeria) - CFP_O_BOKOHARAM
Central African Rebels - CFP_O_CFRebels
Chernarussian Red Star Movement (Winter) - CFP_O_CHDKZ_SNW
Columbian FARC Rebels
Houthis (Yemen) - CFP_O_ANSARALLAH
Iraqi Army (2003) - CFP_O_IQARMY
Islamic Republic of Iran Army - CFP_O_IRARMY
Islamic State - CFP_O_IS
Libyan National Army
Mali Islamic Rebels
North Korea - CFP_O_NKARMY
Russian Ground Forces - split into various theater specific factions including Special Operations Forces - CUP_O_RU, CFP_O_RUARMY_DES
Russian National Guard (formerly MVD) - CFP_O_RUMVD
Russian Navy
Somali Rebels - CFP_O_SOREBEL
South Thailand Insurgents
Sudanese Armed Forces - CFP_O_SDARMY
Sudanese Rapid Support Forces / Janjaweed - CFP_O_SDMILITIA
Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition - CFP_O_SSREBELS
Syrian Air Force
Syrian Arab Army - CFP_O_SYARMY
Taliban Insurgents - CFP_O_TBAN
Wagner Russian PMC (Arid/Desert) - CFP_O_WAGNER
Wagner Russian PMC (Woodland) - CFP_O_WAGNER_WDL
Wagner Russian PMC (Winter) - CFP_O_WAGNER_WIN

Afghani Militia
Central African Republic Armed Forces
Chechnya Militia
Columbian Armed Forces
Egyptian Armed Forces
Free Syrian Army
Islamic State - CFP_I_IS
Myanmar Armed Forces
PMC: Blackwater
PMC: ION - split into various theater specific factions
South Sudan People's Defense Force - CFP_I_SSARMY
Sudan Revolutionary Front - CFP_I_SDRebelsrf
Sudan People's Liberation Movement North - CFP_I_SDRebels
Tuareg Rebels - CFP_I_TUAREG
Ulster Loyalist Paramilitaries (Ulster Volunteer Force)
UNAMID (♥♥♥♥♥, Chad, Cameroon etc)
United Nations - split into various theater specific factions
Western Ultra-nationalists / Terrorist - CFP_I_WestUltra
Wagner Russian PMC (Arid/Desert) - CFP_I_WAGNER
Wagner Russian PMC (Woodland) - CFP_I_WAGNER_WDL
Wagner Russian PMC (Winter) - CFP_I_WAGNER_WIN
Yemen Armed Forces


Afghan Police - CFP_B_AFGPOLICE
Afghanistan Army - CFP_B_AFARMY
Armed Forces of the Czech Republic - split into theater factions - CFP_B_CZARMY_WDL, CUP_B_CZ
British Army - split into theater factions - CUP_B_GB, CFP_B_GBARMY_WDL
Bundeswehr (KSK) - split into theater factions - CFP_B_DEARMY_WDL, CUP_B_GER
Chernarus Defence Force (Winter) - CFP_B_CDF_SNW
Iraqi Armed Forces - CFP_B_IQARMY
Iraqi Police - CFP_B_IQPOLICE
Israeli Defence Force - CFP_B_ILIDF
Jordanian Armed Forces
Kenyan Defence Forces - CFP_B_KEARMY
Kurdish Peshmurga - CFP_B_PESH
Libyan National Transitional Council / Government Forces
Malian Government Forces - CFP_B_MLARMY
Nigerian Armed Forces (Nigeria) - CFP_B_NAARMY
Philippine Army
Saudi Armed Forces
Somali National Army
Ugandan Defence Forces - CFP_B_UGARMY
Ukraine Armed Forces
US Army - split into theater factions (Delta Force enhanced) - CUP_B_US_ARMY, CFP_B_USARMY_WDL
US CIA (Middle East) - CFP_B_USCIA
US CIA (South America)
US Marine Corps - split into theater factions - CUP_B_USMC, CFP_B_USMC_DES
US Navy SEALs - split into theater factions - CFP_B_USSEALS_WDL, CFP_B_USSEALS_DES
US 1991 Army - split into theater factions - CFP_B_USARMY_1991_DES, CFP_B_USARMY_1991_WDL
US 2003 Army - split into theater factions - CFP_B_USARMY_2003_DES, CFP_B_USARMY_2003_WDL
YPG (Syrian Kurds) - CFP_B_YPG


African (Christian) - CFP_C_AFRCHRISTIAN
African (Muslim) - CFP_C_AFRISLAMIC
Asian - CFP_C_ASIA
Chernarus Winter - CFP_C_CHERNO_WINTER
Afghani/Pakistani - CFP_C_AFG
Middle Eastern (Iraqi/Syrian/Libyan) - CFP_C_ME
South American

Customizing load-outs for CFP units in 3D Editor (3DEN)
CFP uses technology to script and randomize loadouts of units - this provides a massive variety for the units you'll see on the battlefield. In order to customize the loadouts of units in 3DEN editor, you will first need to disable the scripted loadout and/or the randomization. To do this simply:

Right-Click the unit in 3D Editor (3DEN)
Select Attributes
Check the box Override ALiVE ORBAT Loadout and/or Disable CFP Randomization as needed.


SP Craig

For more information
Please come join us over at out GitHub page!

CFP is currently licensed under the Creative Commons No-Derivatives 4.0 License [CC-ND].
Popular Discussions View All (15)
Jan 15 @ 4:58am
CFP Faction Suggestions
Feb 1, 2022 @ 12:27pm
Bug / Glitch?
Mar 5, 2023 @ 2:57am
Saudi Armed Forces faction missing?
VICENTEFOX24 Apr 18 @ 1:45pm 
If you see grammatical errors it is because I am using a translator.
VICENTEFOX24 Apr 18 @ 1:44pm 
@ANTEK To be able to change the equipment of a unit and have the changes saved, you simply have to Right-Click the unit in 3D Editor (3DEN)
Select Attributes
Check the box Override ALiVE ORBAT Loadout and/or Disable CFP Randomization as needed, it says so in the description.
VICENTEFOX24 Apr 18 @ 1:38pm 
@VandrianX In the description it says that if a faction does not have a faction name listed on the right, it means that it is still in development. I don't think they are going to update this mod. It has been almost 4 years since the last update. I recommend using the Ukrainian Factions Project mod. , you can still use CUP Units or 3CB Factions that comes with the Ukrainian army Included.
VandrianX Mar 10 @ 2:34pm 
Ukraine doesnt show up
ANTEK Mar 10 @ 10:48am 
Its good to see the mod reorganized the original cup factions by camo and the quantity of troops. Really a pity that the mod is far out of date and when I was trying to replace some unit's gears via Alive it just got bugy. Hopefully in future the mod could be updates some day. Anyway, great work for this !
Fkin_Craig Mar 8 @ 10:00pm 
why does this mod make a change to the vanilla nato faction heli and pilots uniforms when looking at them i cant find any difference or changes except your mods icon now is present on those and a few other vanilla units and makes a mission dependent on the mods itself, is there any reason why those where changed when looking through them in arsenal is shows no use of any of your mods uniforms just vanilla ones, but in the editor asset browser you mods icons shows up as it replaces something in the unit but i cant find what.
solidgun118 Feb 24 @ 10:58am 
Where can i download just only the uniforms?
Devanney Feb 18 @ 5:08pm 
Nice and modular, it's good that we don't have to load every component to use one or two factions. Just one suggestion, keeping one line of code for the units in script, rather than in the config file itself and the additional .hpp files. It only needs to call from one, and conflicts here are probably causing the ammo issues people seem to be reporting.
Israel Jan 24 @ 3:25am 
Do these factions work with Antistasi on a server?
i do games Jan 2 @ 2:48am 
How do I use this mod? Is it just for making missions with?