Arma 3
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Data Type: Mod
Scenario Gameplay: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Coop, PvP
File Size
8.121 MB
Jun 16, 2015 @ 2:49am
Jul 22, 2016 @ 8:27am
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Warlords for Arma 3 is a multiplayer mode set up as a sort of Sector Control / CTI hybrid supporting TvT, PvP as well as COOP and even solo play against the AI.

Version 0.98 (Jul 22 2016)

Detailed info, including how to set up your own Warlords mission, can be found on the BI forums:

DISCLAIMER: Although I'm a BIS employee, this is an UNOFFICIAL mod and should be treated as any other usermade content.

How do I run it?
After subscribing on Workshop and restarting the game, Warlords scenarios will appear when setting up a MP game. Stratis and Altis both have their dedicated missions.

Game rules

(Note that the current rules may change in the future)

Core mechanics
There are three contesting factions: BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independents (AAF). BLUFOR and OPFOR can be controlled by players, AAF is always AI only.
BLUFOR and OPFOR start in their bases and respawn there. In every scenario, there are multiple sectors linked with each other and with the bases themselves.
All sectors except faction bases are initially controlled by AAF.
All sectors except the player's faction's base are initially locked and inaccessible (zone restriction).
At the start of the game, players vote for the sector to unlock and attack via the Sector voting tab in the map screen.
Players can vote only for sectors directly linked with a sector controlled by their faction (at the start it's only those connected to their faction's base).
Once a sector is selected, it's unlocked and zone restriction is removed for the entirety of the game.
This means that even if a faction seizes a sector and then loses control over it, the sector can be reclaimed by that faction even without being selected again.
A sector is seized when the attacking faction is the dominating presence in its area.
Seizing progress is shown by a HUD in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Once the selected sector is seized, players vote for another sector, then another, ... until they select the enemy faction's base.
If a sector is targeted and was previously seized by the other faction, garrison of that faction will be spawned and defend the sector. This can happen only once per sector.
When a faction's base is targeted by the enemy, the members no longer respawn in the base but some distance away.
After a while after the base is targeted, Fast travel to the base is disabled as well.
The game ends when either BLUFOR or OPFOR lose control over their base.

Command Points
Each sector periodically (every 60 seconds) generates Command Points (CPs).
The amount of CPs generated by each sector might be different. It depends mainly on the sector side, its importance and how heavily it's guarded.
CPs are stored for each player individually.
Current amount of CPs and their income rate is shown by a HUD in the bottom right corner of the screen.
CPs are used to request soldiers, vehicles, gear etc.
Seizing a sector for the first time generates CPs equivalent to 10 minutes of controlling the sector.
Small amount of CPs is generated by eliminating enemy units and vehicles.

Request menu

Troops & hardware
Players can make various requests in exchange for Command Points via the Request tab in the map screen.
If a player requests soldiers, vehicles or an ammo box, he has to airdrop them on a specified location.
The location can be either a controlled sector or the player's position (which is significantly more expensive).
Maximum size of player's group is 10 men. This number is lower at the game start and increases over time, but can also decrease if subordinates die rapidly. This is to prevent zerg rushes and give some value to their lives.
Current available subordiate slots are shown by a HUD in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Planes, helicopters and naval hardware can be requested only if the player's faction currently holds a sector with the proper disposition. When requesting one of these:
Aircraft is delivered to the neirest sector with required disposition (heliport or airstrip).
Boats and SDVs are deployed anywhere on a water surface (player clicks on map).
Static defences are placed manually by the player.
With the exception of ammoboxes and static defences, all requested hardware will be deleted if not used for a specific time to prevent performance loss in long sessions.

Fast travel
If no enemies are nearby, Fast travel can be used to instantly travel to any currently held sector (for free) or close to a sector your faction is attacking (for CPs).
Fast travel can be used only on foot.
Subordiate units will travel along with their leader if they're on foot and closer to him than 200 meters.

Sector scan
Sector scan reveals all enemies inside an unlocked sector to a faction which requested it.

Detailed info, including how to set up your own Warlords mission, can be found on the BI forums:
Popular Discussions View All (22)
Dec 11, 2018 @ 12:02am
AI don't purchase helicopters?
Billa (Ash)
May 4, 2019 @ 7:53pm
Spawn AI troops at a sector?
Jul 16, 2023 @ 7:54pm
Can't open request menu
Emme Jan 18 @ 4:11am 
Trying to do a custom SPE warlords mission. US = BLUFOR, GER = OPFOR and FFI = IND. Basically like the official SPE warlords mission from BI. How do I make purchased units not spawn as their original coalition, so that they don't get killed? I can't find any info about how to do it and threads who ask the same stay unawsared.
Mac MortiMer Dec 3, 2023 @ 3:08am 
What is the difference between this and the warlords that come with arma 3 default?
Big Buck Oct 31, 2023 @ 6:08am 
It works
Ady-Judge Aug 28, 2023 @ 5:55pm 
2023 September -does this still work ?
Is it worth subbing ?
DaSmalla Jul 6, 2023 @ 9:51am 
I cant figure out how to play with AI. Can someone help me.
Spartan Mar 12, 2023 @ 7:13pm 
Request menu won't appear. I have no other mods loaded.
Stormdancer Oct 9, 2022 @ 9:00am 
I really like the mode, but could you please explain how I can play as AAF against Bluefor or Opfor? It would be really great if we could change the factions. For example play as AAF against CSAT, while AI NATO holds the towns.
lying sack of fun Sep 11, 2022 @ 7:10pm 
Really wish the AI could use aircraft or defenses
Mofunkles Aug 3, 2022 @ 12:17pm 
AI only uses fast travel to combat zone, which is just a chaotic mess where the two teams never really fight properly.

So if you disable that only have fast travel to held sectors enabled I would expect the AI to choose to spawn on the nearest sector to the target zone. Only they never do, which means they always run from main base which just slows the game down in a pretty catastrophic way.

Anyway to fix this?
Kilo Sierra Jun 26, 2022 @ 4:10pm 
is there any way to customly assign factions to the BLUFOR/OPFOR/INDEP factions like how we can in Dynamic Recon Ops and Dynamic Combat Ops?