- United Task Force
- Wrapping Up
United Task Force ("UNITAF") was formed in June 2019 by a group of experienced Arma players, the founder previously ran a successful Arma 2 group, before getting back into Arma 3 last year. We have members from all over the world, including Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. All operations are conducted in UTC and center around the European timezone, but we are flexible - and plan to support as many operations as possible.
We take the game seriously when we’re in the game. We simulate the military in game, through solid teamwork and cooperative gameplay. We do not carry the simulation outside of the game, where it's much more relaxed, there are no customs and courtesies and no shouty drill instructors. We do not believe in calling people Sir based on an online rank. That said, we have a solid organisational structure, and every member is appointed someone in the chain of command that they directly contact for whatever reason.
We don’t require you to attend specific dates or times, or excessive sessions. All that we ask is that you attend 1 operation every 30 days when it works for you. Members are organised into two groups, Regulars and Reserves, depending on their activity level. Super active persons can pursue joining the staff or contributing teams, which is encouraged.
We use a dynamic ORBAT system using the software built by our members. Unlike many groups, our teams are not fixed, but we also don’t wing-it at night either. ORBATs for operations are posted at least one week in advance, and members fill the ORBAT on a first come first serve basis.
- You can ‘slot’ as any role you are qualified for, giving you variety
- You can play with the same people, or different people - depending on your preference
- You’ll know exactly with whom, and what your doing before you even turn up
- You’ll get instant confirmation when you choose your role.
- You’ll be able to try advanced roles in every area, with our 1UP and 2UP system.
The software built by our members is exclusive to us, and week-by-week is expanded. We’re not on about some off-the-shelf, mickey mouse forum software either. The whole application has been and is being built from scratch by us, with ideas from our members. Every member logs in to a single system and it’s used to coordinate and automate the majority of the day-to-day operations. Some of the features are;
UNITAF is not designed to be a teamspeak or place to 'hang out' or be chained to. Its primary purpose is hosting regular operations and activities for the game, for members to attend. You can get as involved as you like and we encourage other groups or individuals from other groups to join UNITAF and deploy on them.
We currently simulate the US Armed Forces, British Armed forces and other NATO counterparts. However we have the flexibility and plan to add more and more countries to the task-force in the future. For the same reason, we also have the ability to simulate different branches of these nations.
We’ve got the infrastructure, we have Dedicated Servers, Teamspeak, Discord and Website supported and paid for. Mods we use the workshop for mod-distribution, we don’t have plans to change this right now, as it’s worked really well for us. We use the usual culprits such as RHS, TFAR, ACE, 3CB, CUP and we change this as our campaigns require it.
We’re designed for growth Pretty much everything in UNITAF was designed with hundreds of active members in mind covering all time-zones. Right now we’re a small fish, but we’ve built everything from the ground up with this in mind, and it’s why we put such a big focus on software. We’re not quite sure how groups of this size survive on Forums and Spreadsheets.
When we reach this size, simply the size and frequency of our operations will increase, and we hope to support other games that compliment our playstyle, for example DCS, using the same software and ORBATing systems.
We’re conscious of Arma 3’s lifecycle. We founded UNITAF in 2019, and it’s sole focus is currently Arma 3, our members and founders are long-term players, most since Operation Flashpoint and many of us have run large groups before, especially in Arma 2. Our aim with United Task Force is to create and organisation centered around our application called United Task Force Network (UTFN), that curates a community of people who like to play the way we do. Right now that’s in Arma 3, but who knows which game we'll add next, or move to in the years to come.
Visit our main website, our discord link is on the front page, and you can sign up and apply right now.