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  1. Finally, after 3 years of development, Northern Fronts 1.0.0 is released!
    Old assets are replaced with new ones and plenty more are added, enjoy the changelog below while we are preparing the workshop upload:
     

    Major additions:

    - ADDED: Finnish Army 1939, 1941 and 1944 factions
    - ADDED: Red Army 1939, 1941 and 1944 factions
    - ADDED: More bugs aka features for players to enjoy

     

    Weapons:

    -    ADDED: [FIN] Kp/31 Suomi SJR
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/91 Tikka Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/91-24 Lotta Rifle  
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 PH Sniper Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/28 Civil Guard Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/28-30 Civil Guard Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/30 Mosin Nagant Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 SOV Sniper Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Panzerschreck (+3 color variants)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant (PEM)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant (PU)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-40
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-40 PU
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-34
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-34/38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-40
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPSh-41
    -    ADDED: [SOV] TT-33
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/91 Mosin Nagant
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/27 Pystykorva
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Ukko-Pekka
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 PH Sniper Rifle
    -    CHANGED: Most if not all of the weapon textures
    -    CHANGED: Accuracy, recoil, ROF, mass, and AI behaviour tweaks
    -    CHANGED: Zeroing for most weapons
    -    CHANGED: Nagant reload animations & sounds
    -    CHANGED: Most weapon reload animations

     

    Explosives:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/44 Sokaisupullo
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RDG-1
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RGD-33
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RGD-42
    -    ADDED: [SOV] F1
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] Molotov Cocktail
    -    CHANGED: All textures of the Finnish grenades and explosives!

     

    Static Weapons:
    -    ADDED: 50mm RM-38
    -    ADDED: 81 KrH 32
    -    ADDED: 37 PstK 36
    -    ADDED: 45mm AT-Gun Obr. 37
    -    ADDED: 76mm Regimental Gun Obr. 27
    -    ADDED: 76mm Divisional Gun Obr. 36
    -    ADDED: 152mm Howitzer Obr. 38
    -    ADDED: Raised variants of the Maxim M/09-21
    -    FIXED: 76 K 02 related issues. Artillery computer works now (hopefully!)


    Vehicles
    -    ADDED: Vickers 6-ton
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1931
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1933
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1938
    -    ADDED: T-26-K obr. 1933
    -   ADDED: T-26E ”Vickers”
    -    ADDED: KhT-130
    -    ADDED: T-28 obr. 1938
    -    ADDED: T-28-K obr.1938
    -    ADDED: T-28E

     

    Uniforms:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22-36 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Uniforms
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Snowsuits
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/30 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Leather Jackets
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 31 Polushubuks
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 32 Telogreikas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Shinels
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Gimnasterkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35-41 Shinels
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Gimnasterkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 37 Camouflage Uniforms
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Summer Tunic
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Uniform
    -    FIXED: Shadow issues on Norwegian Civilian clothing


    Headgear:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/16 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/18 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Field Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Fur Hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Officer Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/26 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Civil Guard Field Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Fur hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Hats with piping
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 Officer Fur hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 Fur Hat opened variants
    -    ADDED: [GER] M35 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [GER] M40 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [GER] M42 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 27 Budenovkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 31 Finkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Furazhkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Pilotkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 40 Ushankas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-36
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-40
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/17 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/33 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/34 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/35 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Field Caps
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/37 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/38 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Side Caps
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Fur Hats
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/40 Helmets


    Cosmetics:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Balaclavas
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Scarves
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Glasses
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Sunglasses
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Medical armband
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Balaclavas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Scarves
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Glasses
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Guards Badge
    -    ADDED: Various types of gloves

     

    Gear:
    - ADDED: 49 Finnish gearing variants
    - ADDED: 20 Soviet gearing variants
    - ADDED: [FIN] Kyynel radio (TFAR-compatible)
    - ADDED: [FIN] Molotov Bag
    - ADDED: [FIN] Panzershreck Frame
    - ADDED: [SOV] Gasmask Bag
    - ADDED: [SOV] M35 Backpack
    - ADDED: [SOV] M38 Backpack
    - ADDED: [SOV] Meshok
    - ADDED: [SOV] Shinel
    - NEW MODEL: [FIN] Gasmask Bag
    - NEW MODEL: [FIN] Breadbag
    - CHANGED: All other Finnish backpacks textures updated

     

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  2. To those of you who missed it - Northern Fronts got updated yesterday!
    The Winter War started 79 years ago today on the 30th of November 1939 and because of this significant day in the history of the Finnish nation, the NF team and I are proud to bring you the Cavalry Update, featuring many hours of blood, sweat and tears as well as small elements of Sokolonko's sanity. This update took the team back to the days of Finnish cavalry and features all the content shown to you via our previous announcements as well as much more! From our ragtag family to yours, thank you for all the support and kind words, we hope to have more news and screenshots for you soon! For a full changelog check out our steam workshop site or BIforums page! 76k02.png?width=1202&height=677

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  3. Hey Cullin, I've double checked LS26 dimensions. The gun is about 2% percent smaller than it historically was :D. I'm not sure if that's the case, but for now we will keep the current size scince making it 2% bigger would also require us to do much animation work and would postpone implementation of any new assets, while the visual difference would be almost unnoticable :)
    The magazine repack module has been disabled in latest fix, we've found some bugs not spotted earlier and will implement the module back when those are fixed. The lack of module should not cause already created missions to stop working though.


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    Mod description:

    Northern Fronts devteam in cooperation with FWW2 is proud to announce development of Northern Fronts mod for Arma 3. The mod will add armies fighting in Scandinavia during World War two, including:

    • Finnish Army [1939 - 1945] - Winter War, Continuation War and Lapland War,
    • Royal Norwegian Army and Navy [1940] - Invasion of Norway,
    • Norwegian Ressistance fighters [1940 - 1945] - Occupied Norway,
    • Red Army [1939 - 1940] - Winter War,
    • Danish Army [1940] - Invasion of Denmark,
    • Foreign volounteers - fighting in Finland and Norway
       

    About: Mod is going to include realistic representations of weaponry, equipment and vehicles used by all the forces listed above, allowing the community to create great scenarios taking place in cold, northern countreis. The development started in November 2017 and with increasing support from community, FWW2 team and Finnish community modders it was possible to create huge variety of assets with custom models, textures, animations and sounds. After first succesfull beta-test we are happy to announce the mod to the public. It is important to note that Northern Fronts is aiming to be a standalone mod, it doesn't use any dependencies, although it includes ACE compatibility. We do realise that players will be using other mods just to have oposing faction for forces included in Northern Fronts, but we don't want to force usage of any mods. It is also worth noting that Northern Fronts team stands strongly against ripping the assets from other mods or games without their permission and will take seriously any violation of team's rights to the created content.

    Development: Although our aim is to include all the listed factions in A3, we had to start somewhere and set up a list of priorities.The decision has been made to start with Finnish Army in Continuation/Lapland War and currently the mod includes most of infantry weaponry used by Finnish forces in that period. Further development will include both small and big updates:

    Big updates will consist of bunch of fresh assets, altough won't be frequent. Those assets might be an introduction of new army, a pack of weapons an uniforms, or some vehicles.

    Small updates will be thematical and limited to small ammount of assets, yet more frequent than the big ones: example can be a Sissi/Jaeger update which will include pieces of equipment unique for light infantry or scout units, such as long-range radio, explosives or bicycles. Those updates will always be focused around a theme, making each of them something unique and giving possibilities for new scenarios to be created.


    Status and contact: Currently, mod is in v.0.2 - Cavalry Update! Here are the links:

    Discord: https://discord.gg/2UeReb
    Steam workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507586063
    ACE compat: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507963938&tscn=1536513102
     

     

    To get in touch with us or take a closer look at development, feel invited to our Discord: https://discord.gg/2UeReb

     

    Credits (by the date of joining the team):

    - Sokolonko - head dev, hard surface 3D, soft surface 3D, animations, implementation, management, failing to understand github, poking people with a stick to do more work
    - Caselius - soft surface 3D, textures, historical information, multiplying mod size by adding termendious ammounts of Variety™, insane ammount of unit configs

    - Brave Sir Charge - props 3D, public relations, memes

    - h- -all custom scripted features, sounds, FWW2 cooperation, breaking the mod one day before each update, fixing the mod 15 minutes before the update, re-scripting the whole engine
    - Troska - hard surface 3D,  ArmaFinland cooperation, being actually consistent with delivering assets
    - Temppa - mass producting terrains, beer and sauna

     

    Special thanks:

    - Jellonavesa - for kp31, m39 and l35 models
    - IFA3 team for helping me start with modding, thanks Kju, El Tyranos and GSTAVO,

    - KJ, HorribleGoat, Rob (Eggbeast), X3KJ and many others for helping out with anny issues reported on ArmA 3 discord,
    - Muzeum Uzbrojenia w Poznaniu - Polish museum that invited us to record their WW2 weapons with some top-noch equipment. Really huge respect for those guys,
    - My friends that borrowed me their recording equipment for the recordings without asking for anything,
    - Forgotten Fronts - for cooperation on overlaping assets and supplying our discord with memes,
    - ArmaFinland - for helping us with beta-tests and providing both server and players,

    - Saucco for ls26 sounds,
    - CSA38 - for creating great source of refrence photos and helping out with configs,
    - Yle Arkisto - Finnish weapons sound reffrences and samples,
    - http://etulinja.net/ - for great support in historical information,

    - Justin N. & Renner from FF for M35 helmet model and Panzerfaust decals,
    - Michael Cecconet (RedRogueXIII) - plenty of high-poly weapon models donated to our devteam (that are yet to be revealed!),
    - Steelexia from FWW2 - Maxim model,
    - Basher - helping with unit configs,
    - Tuntematon - For static weapon re-supply script and beta-testing.

    - Ashton - Awesome 3D work: Krag, Madsens and more
    - Anddy - support on the early stages of the project

    Sound credits:
    - soundslikewillem (freesound.org) - molotov && improvised kasapanos fuse sound. License CC BY-NC 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode), file name:Fuse.wav, edits: low-cut EQ - slight cuts - normalized to 98%

    - 160033 (freesound.org) - Liquid In Square Glass Bottle.wav. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ ) Edits: Cut to several parts, low-cut EQ
    - plingativator (freesound.org) - munition_shells.wav. Licensed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Edits: Cut to several parts, low-cut EQ
    - OwlStorm (freesound.org) - blanket movement sounds. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
    - crescendo (freesound.org) - match.wav. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
    - brianhanson2nd (freesound.org) - loading clip. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
    - pugaeme (Freesound.org) - flamethrower.wav Licensed under: Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Edits: cut to pieces + EQ


    Most of all thanks to all men and women for the service in defence of their homeland during those dark times.

     

     


    FAQ
    Where do I report bugs or share my suggestions?

    We use our discord server as main way of communication with the community: https://discord.gg/2UeReb

     

    Will there be more terrain in the mod?

    Temppa's terrains are amazing but they take ages to create, therefore it's not expected to see much more terrains any time soon. This does not mean that work on terrains is closed, it only means you need to be patient and keep your eyes open for progress updates from the team. You can also support Temppa by inventing a device that would fuse drinking beer and being in sauna directly into Arma 3 terrains.
     

    I feel like this mod really needs a scenario, will you make one?

    Yes! One day we will. For now look for community made scenarios on Steam Workshop.
     

    I want to help with development, but I don't know anything about 3d modelling or texturing, how can I be of any use?

    Easiest way: go to our discord and tell the developers what you think about the mod, give some feedback or just throw some nice words. Remember that each time you tell developer he is doing a great job, he works 0,005% faster.
    The other way: learn modding, now it's best time to start. 3d modelling is suprisingly easy and with some tutoring you will have really nice results quickly. Your assets will be used in mod, with your name listed amongst the other devs (you can show it to your friends and family so they will ask you some uncomfortable questions). You can also try and make some weapon sounds, animations, textures, anything that you feel like doing, the community is full of people willing to share their knowledge, and Northern Fronts developers are more than happy to help you. Remember it has to be fun to you though, after all we make it for free and for our own satisfaction. Make sure to catch up with Sokolonko on our Discord if you feel like modding might be something fun for you, he will guide you through the grim and dangerous lands of Arma 3 modding.

     

    Will the Norwegians get more assets?

    Eventually, yes but it's not a high priority. Norwegians didn't use a lot of equipment during the war and it's really difficult to find refrence pictures of the assets that were used. Frankly speaking, most of the equipment used by Norwegians is already in the mod.

     

    When will Swedes and Danes be added?

    Eventually, yes but we are focusing more on Finnish and Soviet factions. Even though both Swedish and Danish forces (including Danish Ressistance!) are an exciting vision, we simply don't have enough manpower to focus on them. Finnish front is well docummented and due to the popularity a lot of 3D assets can be purchased online what makes the production much simpler. For less popular assets used by Swedes and Danes we have to work on everything from scratch, not only it's harder to find good refrence of the assets, but it's also much more time consuming. As an example: Bofors 37mm gun took about 40 hours only to create the model, in half of that time we were able to purchase, texture and implement 4 other static guns.

     

    More assets when?

    When ready! Implementation process for vehicles takes ages. Thankfully now after 1.0 we have a great base to build on so the progress should be a lot smoother.

    I'm a single girl attracted to Arma 3 modders, can I invite any of you guys for coffe?
    Jokes on you, we are all single girls!
     


    Changelogs:
    0.1 Release:

    Spoiler

    Uniforms:

    ADDED: [FIN] M36 Uniform (Artillery, Infantry, Jaegers & Armored Division)

    ADDED: [FIN] M36 Summer Tunic (Artillery, Infantry, Jaegers & Armored Division)

     

    Weapons:

    ADDED: [FIN] Kp/31 "Suomi"

    ADDED: [FIN] Mosin M39 "Ukko-Pekka"

    ADDED: [FIN] Mosin M91

    ADDED: [FIN] Lahti Saloranta LS26

    ADDED: [FIN] Lahti L35 ADDED: [FIN] Panzerfaust 30

    ADDED: [FIN] Panzerfaust 30 Klein

     

    Static weapons:

    ADDED: [FIN] Lahti L39 20mm

    ADDED: [FIN] Maxim M/09-21

     

    Explosives:

    ADDED: [FIN] Molotov Cocktail

    ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 2kg

    ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 3kg

    ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 3,5kg (improvised)

    ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 4kg

    ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 6kg (improvised)

    ADDED: [FIN] M32 Grenade

    ADDED: [FIN] M32 Mortar Grenade

    ADDED: [FIN] M43 Sirpalekranaatti

     

    Backpacks:

    ADDED: [FIN] Gasmask Bag

    ADDED: [FIN] Breadbag

    ADDED: [FIN] Map Bag

    ADDED: [FIN] Sipulisäkki Backpack

     

    Vests:

    ADDED: [FIN] Rifleman Belt (3 variants)

    ADDED: [FIN] SMG/Assault Belt (2 variants)

    ADDED: [FIN] Officer Belt

    ADDED: [FIN] M22 Belt

    ADDED: [FIN] M30 Belt

     

    Headgear:

    ADDED: [FIN] Hungarian M38 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] Austrian – German M16/17/18 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M40 / Swedish M37 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] German M35 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] Czech M34 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] Italian M33 Helmet

    ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M36 "Verikauha" Field Cap

    ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M39 "Suikka"

    ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M39 "Turkislakki" Fur Hat

     

    Misc:

    ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Breath Fog

    ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Rain FX

    ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Insect Swarm

    ADDED: Bolt Action & Casing Eject framework

    ADDED: Magazine cross-pack (available if running ACE) - enables re-packing ammunition between different weapons using the same ammunition

    ADDED: ~60 wartime unit insignias of Finnish units

    ADDED: Custom animations for all new weapons

    ADDED: Custom sounds for all new weapons (mixed with samples of WW2 equipment recorded by the devs in Muzeum Uzbrojenia w Poznaniu)


    0.2 Cavalry update:

    Spoiler

    Uniforms:

    ADDED: [FIN] M36 Cavalry Uniform
    ADDED: [FIN] Cavalry officer uniform

     

    Weapons:

    ADDED: [FIN] M27
    ADDED: [FIN] M27Rv
    ADDED: [SOV] DP27
    ADDED: [SOV] Nagan revolver


     

     

    Static weapons:

    ADDED: [FIN] 76/k02 howitzer

     

    Headgear:

    ADDED: [FIN] M36 Field Cap variants
    ADDED: [FIN] M38 Helmet variants
    ADDED: [FIN] M39 Sidecap variants

     

    Misc:

    ADDED: Static weapon UI icons
    ADDED: Static weapons magazines for infantry system (soldiers can carry additional magazines to static weapons to resupply them)
    FIXED: LS26 size
    FIXED: All mosin variants now have visible clip on reload animation
    FIXED: Uniform shadows missing heads
    FIXED: Minor gearing and bag shadow issues
    FIXED: Lahti L39 now prioritises vehicles over infantry when picking targets
    FIXED: Various weapons deploypoints (limited sinking into ground when deploying weapon in prone position)(edited)
    FIXED: Magazine crosspack
    FIXED: Molotov compatibility with IFA3 vehicles
    FIXED: NF units can be used in spawn module


    ADDED: weapons and magazines as editor placeable pickable items.
    FIXED: reported crosspack bug (visible scripting error and freezing repack dialog)
    ADDED: mag crosspack is available in the plain action menu if ACE is not used
    ADDED: Finnnns into the Spawn AI Eden modules.

    FIXED: Manual bolting was not synced across network
    FIXED: freelook key was blocked while bolting

    ADDED: Scenario start module to create a unified style "fade into scenario" film effect
    ADDED: Scenario end module, akin to above one with scenario end attributes (as in which ending to select etc).
    ADDED: A typewriter style font (default used by the above modules)
    ADDED: Modules for constant film effect (you know, for cutscenes etc), and for starting/ending the constant film effect (in case someone wants to do that) 
    ADDED: Module for adding the "film reel wiggling text" with extra functionality
    ADDED: Serverside Settings module. Possibility to override the client settings available in the in-game pause menu -> options -> north options

    FIXED: Insect swarms were not deleted when module was deleted(edited)
    Molotov:
    FIXED: the reported scripting error pop-up
    FIXED: another possible scripting error pop-up (most likely shown up for people but gone unreported)
    FIXED: IFA tanks were not being killed with fire
    FIXED: getting into a burning tank did not kill you, only when exiting it..
    FIXED: flames on vehicles and men would burn forever
    FIXED: Player killed by molotov should no longer respawn in flames...
    ADDED: burning men now lose all their inventory
    ADDED: burning men can have their inventory cook-off when caught on fire, at 30% probability. Probability can be tweaked in mod settings
    TWEAKED: molotoved vehicle may explode after being burned for a while.
    TWEAKED: molotov flames now go out faster depending on rain
    ADDED: if soldier moves through a molotov flame (on ground) depending on the speed of the movement the following will happen: move slow and you die into the flame, move faster and your feet will catch fire (and will get damaged ofc). In latter case if you stop you will be engulfed in flames after a few seconds (need feedback on this), if you keep running the flames will die out in some seconds, if you run into water they of course go out immediately.

     

    1.0 Winter War
     

    Spoiler

    Major additions:

    - ADDED: Finnish Army 1939, 1941 and 1944 factions
    - ADDED: Red Army 1939, 1941 and 1944 factions
    - ADDED: More bugs aka features for players to enjoy

     

    Weapons:

    -    ADDED: [FIN] Kp/31 Suomi SJR
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/91 Tikka Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/91-24 Lotta Rifle  
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 PH Sniper Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/28 Civil Guard Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/28-30 Civil Guard Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/30 Mosin Nagant Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 SOV Sniper Rifle
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Panzerschreck (+3 color variants)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant (PEM)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] M/91-30 Mosin Nagant (PU)
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-40
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SVT-40 PU
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-34
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-34/38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPD-40
    -    ADDED: [SOV] PPSh-41
    -    ADDED: [SOV] TT-33
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/91 Mosin Nagant
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/27 Pystykorva
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Ukko-Pekka
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 PH Sniper Rifle
    -    CHANGED: Most if not all of the weapon textures
    -    CHANGED: Accuracy, recoil, ROF, mass, and AI behaviour tweaks
    -    CHANGED: Zeroing for most weapons
    -    CHANGED: Nagant reload animations & sounds
    -    CHANGED: Most weapon reload animations

     

    Explosives:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/44 Sokaisupullo
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RDG-1
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RGD-33
    -    ADDED: [SOV] RGD-42
    -    ADDED: [SOV] F1
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] Molotov Cocktail
    -    CHANGED: All textures of the Finnish grenades and explosives!

     

    Static Weapons:
    -    ADDED: 50mm RM-38
    -    ADDED: 81 KrH 32
    -    ADDED: 37 PstK 36
    -    ADDED: 45mm AT-Gun Obr. 37
    -    ADDED: 76mm Regimental Gun Obr. 27
    -    ADDED: 76mm Divisional Gun Obr. 36
    -    ADDED: 152mm Howitzer Obr. 38
    -    ADDED: Raised variants of the Maxim M/09-21
    -    FIXED: 76 K 02 related issues. Artillery computer works now (hopefully!)


    Vehicles
    -    ADDED: Vickers 6-ton
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1931
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1933
    -    ADDED: T-26 obr. 1938
    -    ADDED: T-26-K obr. 1933
    -   ADDED: T-26E ”Vickers”
    -    ADDED: KhT-130
    -    ADDED: T-28 obr. 1938
    -    ADDED: T-28-K obr.1938
    -    ADDED: T-28E

     

    Uniforms:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22-36 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Uniforms
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Snowsuits
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/30 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Greatcoats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Leather Jackets
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 31 Polushubuks
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 32 Telogreikas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Shinels
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Gimnasterkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35-41 Shinels
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Gimnasterkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 37 Camouflage Uniforms
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Summer Tunic
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Uniform
    -    FIXED: Shadow issues on Norwegian Civilian clothing


    Headgear:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/16 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/18 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Field Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Fur Hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/22 Officer Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/26 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Civil Guard Field Caps
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/27 Fur hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/36 Hats with piping
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 Officer Fur hats
    -    ADDED: [FIN] M/39 Fur Hat opened variants
    -    ADDED: [GER] M35 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [GER] M40 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [GER] M42 Helmets
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 27 Budenovkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 31 Finkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Furazhkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 35 Pilotkas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Obr. 40 Ushankas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-36
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-38
    -    ADDED: [SOV] SSh-40
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/17 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/33 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/34 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/35 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/36 Field Caps
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/37 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/38 Helmets
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Side Caps
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/39 Fur Hats
    -    NEW MODEL: [FIN] M/40 Helmets


    Cosmetics:
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Balaclavas
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Scarves
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Glasses
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Sunglasses
    -    ADDED: [FIN] Medical armband
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Balaclavas
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Scarves
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Glasses
    -    ADDED: [SOV] Guards Badge
    -    ADDED: Various types of gloves

     

    Gear:
    - ADDED: 49 Finnish gearing variants
    - ADDED: 20 Soviet gearing variants
    - ADDED: [FIN] Kyynel radio (TFAR-compatible)
    - ADDED: [FIN] Molotov Bag
    - ADDED: [FIN] Panzershreck Frame
    - ADDED: [SOV] Gasmask Bag
    - ADDED: [SOV] M35 Backpack
    - ADDED: [SOV] M38 Backpack
    - ADDED: [SOV] Meshok
    - ADDED: [SOV] Shinel
    - NEW MODEL: [FIN] Gasmask Bag
    - NEW MODEL: [FIN] Breadbag
    - CHANGED: All other Finnish backpacks textures updated

     

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  5. The time has come. Northern Fronts are released on Steam Workshop and available to download via BiForums!
    Steam workshop links: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507586063
    ACE compat: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507963938&tscn=1536513102

    I'd like to thank all devs for their work and the whole community that supports us, it's a pleasure to work with you all :)

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  6. The riddle has been solved by Ringwraith Rick, he gets a special rank on our discord and eternal fame in the community, congratulations!


    Here's the solution:
    1. The name of the picture is 8bit, that suggests that the solution is somewhat hidden via 8bit number, read here for more: http://artsites.ucsc.edu/ems/music/equipment/computers/bits_bytes/bits_bytes.html

    2. There are 8 soldiers in the picture, you can connect it with the first hint

    3. 6 of them are standing, 2 of them are sitting, if you give each soldier a binary value: 1 for standing and 0 for sitting, you will get: 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
    4. This number converted to decimal is 252
    5. 252th day of the year is 09.09, which is our release date!


    Once again, congratulations to Ringwraith Rick and Holz for suggesting the solution. Big thank you for everyone participating, hope you had as much fun as we did creating this riddle!

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  7. Hello Northern Fronts fans!
    Today's announcement is a special one, Northern Fronts will be released on Steam Workshop! The devs have spent hours analysing the planet movement and we've finally came to a conclusion when will be the right time for our mod will be released. This day is close, but it would be too simple if we'd just tell you the date. Instead, we've carefully hidden the release date in the following screenshot. The person who guesses the release date correct first will get a SPECIAL DISCORD RANK on our discord server. Good luck, keep an eye out for more content updates!
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  8. Hello @everyone, the NF team is extremely happy to announce Asset Update #2! This update features upgrades of assets we showed you last update as well as some brand new works for our existing Finnish Faction! The team would love for you to join us in watching the Live stream by the devs on this coming Friday, 10th of August. Below you can find both screenshots and the details of the live stream event. 
    Event on twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/events/5ugvrHo6QK-J3x7BfG8REg
    Screenshots:
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    Thanks for supporting us, make sure to join us on the beta-testing stream!
    Have a good one!

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  9. We are willing to cover the great variety of equipment used by Finnish Army, but at the same time we must keep the priority focused. This means we will be adding the most used assets quicker, with the less commonly used ones to follow, also depending on the work required to implement such assets. For example: we've already implemented a wide variety of helmets, including the Italian one, but it would require much more effort to include each piece of armament issued by other countries. We consider it more appealing to community to create a Swedish Mauser or a Mosin variant instead of Carcano, based on how commonly was a rifle used. Vehicles and planes are even longer story, so those will be somewhat limited, scince we would probably have Arma 4  before we even manage to get all the planes Finns used in game :D Nontheless we are aiming for adding as many assets as possible and make sure to have this great variety of assets that is so crucial for Finnish forces in WW2  :)

    Long story short: everything will be added, in time (if Arma 4 doesn't come out first) :)

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    Northern Fronts devteam in cooperation with FWW2 is proud to announce development of Northern Fronts mod for Arma 3. The mod will add armies fighting in Scandinavia during World War two, including:

    • Finnish Army [1939 - 1945] - Winter War, Continuation War and Lapland War,
    • Royal Norwegian Army and Navy [1940] - Invasion of Norway,
    • Norwegian Ressistance fighters [1940 - 1945] - Occupied Norway,
    • Red Army [1939 - 1940] - Winter War,
    • Danish Army [1940] - Invasion of Denmark,
    • Foreign volounteers - fighting in Finland and Norway


    About: Mod is going to include realistic representations of weaponry, equipment and vehicles used by all the forces listed above, allowing the community to create great scenarios taking place in cold, northern countreis. The development started in November 2017 and with increasing support from community, FWW2 team and Finnish community modders it was possible to create huge variety of assets with custom models, textures, animations and sounds. After first succesfull beta-test we are happy to announce the mod to the public. It is important to note that Northern Fronts is aiming to be a standalone mod, it doesn't use any dependencies, although it includes ACE compatibility. We do realise that players will be using other mods just to have oposing faction for forces included in Northern Fronts, but we don't want to force usage of any mods. It is also worth noting that Northern Fronts team stands strongly against ripping the assets from other mods or games without their permission and will take seriously any violation of team's rights to the created content.

    Development: Although our aim is to include all the listed factions in A3, we had to start somewhere and set up a list of priorities.The decision has been made to start with Finnish Army in Continuation/Lapland War and currently the mod includes most of infantry weaponry used by Finnish forces in that period. Further development will include both small and big updates:

    • Big updates will consist of bunch of fresh assets, altough won't be frequent. Those assets might be an introduction of new army, a pack of weapons an uniforms, or some vehicles.
    • Small updates will be thematical and limited to small ammount of assets, yet more frequent than the big ones: example can be a Sissi/Jaeger update which will include pieces of equipment unique for light infantry or scout units, such as long-range radio, explosives or bicycles. Those updates will always be focused around a theme, making each of them something unique and giving possibilities for new scenarios to be created.


    Status and contact: Currently, mod is in 0.1 Release! Here are the links:
    Steam workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507586063
    ACE compat: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1507963938&tscn=1536513102
    Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wtbI6buGrieRcIANuezzQxhrdUJH2pHi

     

    To get in touch with us or take a closer look at development, feel invited to our Discord: https://discord<dot>gg/fZd5Kkg . Please contact our community manager: Griffiths with any questions or cooperation propositions, also feel free to post in any of the coresponding text channels. 

    Content (will be kept up-to-date, doesn't include WIP assets):

     

    Finnland:

    • Infantry weapons:
      • Kp/31 "Suomi"
      • Mosin M39 "Ukko-Pekka"
      • Mosin M91
      • Lahti Saloranta LS26
      • Lahti L35
      • Panzerfaust 30
      • Panzerfaust 30 Klein
    • Static weapons:
      • Lahti L39
      • Maxim
    • Explosives:
      • Kasapanos improvised satchel charges
      • 2kg, 3kg, 4kg throwable satchel charges
      • Molotov coctail
      • Variety of Finnish-made grenades
    • Uniforms and gear (note that all assets listed in this section come in great variety - from infatry to cavalry and artilery variants of caps, from private to lieutnant insignias, from clean to soaked in mud uniforms)
      • M36 Uniform
      • M36 Summer Tunic
      • Hungarian M38 Helmet
      • Czechoslovak M34 Helmet
      • Finnish/Swedish M37/M40 Helmet
      • Austrian-German M17 Helmet
      • Italian M33 helmet
      • German M35 helmet
      • Field cap "Verikauha"
      • Fur cap "Turkislakki"
      • Officer side cap "Suikka"
      • Sleeve insignias for all of the units fighting in Finnish Army (literally all of them)
      • 1.st Armoured Division variants of caps and uniforms
      • Belts with officer, rifleman, assault and universal variants, including iconic pukko knives
      • Gasmask bag
      • Breadbag
      • Sipulisäkki backpack
      • Map bag

     

    Credits (by the date of joining the team):

    - Sokolonko - head dev, models, textures, configs, management, ruining beta-tests
    - Caselius - textures, historical information, multiplying mod size by adding termendious ammounts of Variety™

    - Brave Sir Charge - models, public relations, FF cooperation, memes

    - h- - FWW2 cooperation, all custom audio effects, re-scripting the whole engine
    - Anddy - terrain, models, historical information, making beta-tests for Sokolonko to ruin
    - Troska - models, textures, ArmaFinland cooperation, actually working on the assets
    - Ashton - models, textures, pushing forward something (at last!) not Finnish

     

    Special thanks:

    - Jellonavesa - for kp31, m39 and l35 models
    - IFA3 team for helping me start with modding, thanks Kju, El Tyranos and GSTAVO,

    - KJ, HorribleGoat, Rob (Eggbeast), X3KJ and many others for helping out with anny issues reported on ArmA 3 discord,
    - Muzeum Uzbrojenia w Poznaniu - Polish museum that invited us to record their WW2 weapons with some top-noch equipment. Really huge respect for those guys,
    - My friends that borrowed me their recording equipment for the recordings without asking for anything,
    - Forgotten Fronts - for cooperation on overlaping assets and supplying our discord with memes,
    - ArmaFinland - for helping us with beta-tests and providing both server and players,

    - Saucco for ls26 sounds,
    - CSA38 - for creating great source of refrence photos and helping out with configs,
    - Yle Arkisto - Finnish weapons sound reffrences and samples,
    http://etulinja.net/ - for great support in historical information,

    - Justin N. & Renner from FF for M35 helmet model and Panzerfaust decals,
    - Michael Cecconet (RedRogueXIII) - plenty of high-poly weapon models donated to our devteam (that are yet to be revealed!),
    - Steelexia from FWW2 - Maxim model,
    - Basher - helping with unit configs,
    - Temppa - creating great terrain on which the promo shots were taken,
    - Griff - For being our Community Manager!

    Sound credits:
    - soundslikewillem (freesound.org) - molotov && improvised kasapanos fuse sound. License CC BY-NC 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode), file name:Fuse.wav, edits: low-cut EQ - slight cuts - normalized to 98%

    - 160033 (freesound.org) - Liquid In Square Glass Bottle.wav. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ ) Edits: Cut to several parts, low-cut EQ
    - plingativator (freesound.org) - munition_shells.wav. Licensed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Edits: Cut to several parts, low-cut EQ
    - OwlStorm (freesound.org) - blanket movement sounds. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
    - crescendo (freesound.org) - match.wav. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
    - brianhanson2nd (freesound.org) - loading clip. Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication


    Most of all thanks to all men and women for the service in defence of their homeland during those dark times.

     

     


    FAQ
    Where do I report bugs or share my suggestions?

    We use our discord server as main way of communication with the community: https://discord.gg/UdQyUxr

     

    Will there be more terrain in the mod?

    Unfortunatelly, we don't have any map creator active in our devteam, therefore I can't asure you if there will be any further maps added. If you are terrain designer and would like to cooperate with us, we will be more than happy to share some custom terrain assets.

     

    I feel like this mod really needs a scenario, will you make one?

    Our goal was to create a standalone mod (not depending on any other WW2 mod) and we only have one faction, therefore it's not possible to create any missions scince we don't have anybody to be the opposing side. Given how much people are asking for a scenario, we will consider making a NF preview mission/mission pack that will have dependencies on IFA3 and will be released separately on Workshop. This might be released with our next update if we decide to shift development towards it. Bear in mind that the community is full of great mission makers that will be more than happy to publish scenarios using NF, so we would probably be better off working on new assets :)
     

    I want to help with development, but I don't know anything about 3d modelling or texturing, how can I be of any use?

    Easiest way: go to our discord and tell the developers what you think about the mod, give some feedback or just throw some nice words. Remember that each time you tell developer he is doing a great job, he works 0,005% faster.
    The other way: learn modding, now it's best time to start. 3d modelling is suprisingly easy and with some tutoring you will have really nice results quickly. Your assets will be used in mod, with your name listed amongst the other devs (you can show it to your friends and family so they will ask you some uncomfortable questions). You can also try and make some weapon sounds, animations, textures, anything that you feel like doing, the community is full of people willing to share their knowledge, and Northern Fronts developers are more than happy to help you. Remember it has to be fun to you though, after all we make it for free and for our own satisfaction. Make sure to catch up with Sokolonko on our Discord if you feel like modding might be something fun for you, he will guide you through the grim and dangerous lands of Arma 3 modding.

     

    When will the Norwegians be added?

    First assets are being worked on already (eg. Krag Jorgensen), yet the development will shift more to them after the release. We've also recieved a lot of asset for Norwegian forces from Ashton, so the development went forward quite much.

     

    When will Swedes and Danes be added?

    Well, we focus more on Finnish and Norwegian theatres, so you shouldn't expect Swedes and Danes in their full glory too soon. Although Swedish (and other) volounteers fought during Winter War and we are willing to add those volounteer forces when we release more Winter War - themed units, so basic Swedish equipment should be expected shortly after or with Winter War update. Other important point is that weapons and equipment used by Norwegians and Danes are overlaping so making progress in Norwegian faction also brings us closer to releasing the Danes.

     

    When will the Red Army be added?

    It still needs a lot of time, first you should expect some russian equipmend used by Finnish soldiers, then we thought about Winter War update with both Red Army and some more Finnish winter assets. It is subject to change though.

     

    Tanks and planes when?

    When ready! Good thing is that we are cooperating with FWW2 team and tank models such as T26 and BT-5 were donated by them. Don't expect many vehicles on first release though, it is very complicated job to get them working properly.

    I'm a single girl attracted to Arma 3 modders, can I invite any of you guys for coffe?
    Jokes on you, we are all single girls!

     

    Changelogs:

     

    Features (version 0.1):

    Spoiler

    Uniforms:

    • ADDED: [FIN] M36 Uniform (Artillery, Infantry, Jaegers & Armored Division)
    • ADDED: [FIN] M36 Summer Tunic (Artillery, Infantry, Jaegers & Armored Division)

     

    Weapons:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Kp/31 "Suomi"
    • ADDED: [FIN] Mosin M39 "Ukko-Pekka"
    • ADDED: [FIN] Mosin M91
    • ADDED: [FIN] Lahti Saloranta LS26
    • ADDED: [FIN] Lahti L35 ADDED: [FIN] Panzerfaust 30
    • ADDED: [FIN] Panzerfaust 30 Klein

     

    Static weapons:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Lahti L39 20mm
    • ADDED: [FIN] Maxim M/09-21

     

    Explosives:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Molotov Cocktail
    • ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 2kg
    • ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 3kg
    • ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 3,5kg (improvised)
    • ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 4kg
    • ADDED: [FIN] Kasapanos 6kg (improvised)
    • ADDED: [FIN] M32 Grenade
    • ADDED: [FIN] M32 Mortar Grenade
    • ADDED: [FIN] M43 Sirpalekranaatti

     

    Backpacks:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Gasmask Bag
    • ADDED: [FIN] Breadbag
    • ADDED: [FIN] Map Bag
    • ADDED: [FIN] Sipulisäkki Backpack

     

    Vests:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Rifleman Belt (3 variants)
    • ADDED: [FIN] SMG/Assault Belt (2 variants)
    • ADDED: [FIN] Officer Belt
    • ADDED: [FIN] M22 Belt
    • ADDED: [FIN] M30 Belt

     

    Headgear:

    • ADDED: [FIN] Hungarian M38 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] Austrian – German M16/17/18 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M40 / Swedish M37 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] German M35 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] Czech M34 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] Italian M33 Helmet
    • ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M36 "Verikauha" Field Cap
    • ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M39 "Suikka"
    • ADDED: [FIN] Finnish M39 "Turkislakki" Fur Hat

     

    Misc:

    • ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Breath Fog
    • ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Rain FX
    • ADDED: Editor module: "World FX" -> Insect Swarm
    • ADDED: Bolt Action & Casing Eject framework
    • ADDED: Magazine cross-pack (available if running ACE) - enables re-packing ammunition between different weapons using the same ammunition
    • ADDED: ~60 wartime unit insignias of Finnish units
    • ADDED: Custom animations for all new weapons
    • ADDED: Custom sounds for all new weapons (mixed with samples of WW2 equipment recorded by the devs in Muzeum Uzbrojenia w Poznaniu)



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