About Us

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Introduction

The 4th Infantry Brigade Military Simulation unit often abbreviated as 4IB was founded in November 2015 consisting of members from various backgrounds and experiences including members who have or are currently in active military service.  This gives 4IB a solid foundation to accurately portray the real 4th Infantry Brigade within the limitations that ARMA 3 presents as collectively, the unit has over 150 years of military experience.

Within the first year, 4IB became the largest British MilSim unit in the ARMA 3 community where it remains to this date.

Mission Statement

At 4IB, our aim is to bring a professional and a fun experience to all of our members whilst continually finding the perfect balance between realism and the limitations that ARMA 3 provides. When a member of 4IB attends an event, Official or Unofficial, they do so with the intention that their attendance is not only just for their enjoyment but to enhance the experience for everyone else.

Values

Although we are an ARMA 3 MilSim unit, we share the same core values as the British Army. In the eyes of our members, these values should not just ring true in a work, or in our case a play environment, but in all walks of life.

Listed below are the core values of the British Army that we try to uphold within the 4IB:

Courage
"Soldiering has always demanded physical courage, to knowingly go into harm’s way on behalf of the nation. Physical courage is required to risk life, take life, show restraint, endure hardships and focus on the task; soldiers depend on each other for it. Equally important is moral courage, the strength and confidence to do what is right, even when it may be unpopular and to insist on maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and decency. This earns respect and fosters trust."

Discipline
"Discipline is the primary antidote to fear and maintains operational effectiveness: it is supported by team loyalty, trust and professionalism. Discipline instils self-confidence and self-control. Good discipline means soldiers will do the right thing even under the most difficult of circumstances."

Respect for Others
"Respect for others, both those inside and outside of our organisation is not only a legal obligation, it is a fundamental principle of the freedom that our society enjoys. Teams that embrace diversity, and value each individual for their contribution and viewpoint are always stronger for it. We must treat everyone we encounter, as we would wish to be treated"

Integrity
"Integrity means being truthful and honest, which develops trust amongst individuals and welds them into robust and effective teams.  Integrity is therefore critical to soldiering, as soldiers must have complete trust in one and other as their lives might ultimately depend on it. Trust in the Chain of Command is also key, and demands integrity from those in positions of authority."

Loyalty
"Loyalty binds all ranks of the Army together, creating cohesive teams that can achieve far more than the sum of their parts. The Nation, Army and Chain of Command rely on the continuing allegiance, commitment and support of all who serve. But, loyalty is not blind and must operate within the parameters of the other Values; it should not stop appropriate action to prevent transgressions by subordinates, peers or seniors."

Selfless Commitment
"Selfless commitment is a foundation of military service, soldiers must be prepared to serve where and when required and always give their best. The needs of the mission and the team come before personal interests. Ultimately, soldiers may be required to give their lives for their country, that is true selfless commitment."

Unit Composition

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2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, or 2 YORKS, is a light mechanised infantry battalion and part of the 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East and one of the British Army’s adaptable brigades. It is equipped with the Foxhound Protected Patrol Vehicle, Foxhound PPV, and a wide range of small arms and support weaponry. The Foxhound is an agile and versatile vehicle, fitting perfectly within 2 YORKS and in the ever changing combat environment.

Within the MilSim, 2 YORKS form the spearhead during all deployments and operations.

Alma Company

Alma Company, A COY, is a Rifle Company consisting of a Company HQ. 2 Rifle Platoons and 1 Support Platoon. Each Platoon have their own HQ who are in command of 3 sections of Infantry. They are experts in dismounted close combat and rigorously trained in light and light mechanised roles, to fight by foot or by vehicle and can, when required to work closely with Support Platoon and Detachments.

3 Platoon, as a Manoeuvre Support Platoon, is designed to be an organic supporting element to that of Alma Company, mirroring current British Military doctrine. The role of each Section is defined as below:

Fire Support Group

Fire Support Group are two sections of highly specialised infantrymen whose main priority is to suppress and destroy enemy positions whilst providing covering fire for the infantry to move into position and assault the enemy using some of the biggest pieces of kit the British Army offer. FSG use a wide range of weapons, this includes but limited to the Javelin to neutralize armour, the GPMG to suppress and Mortars to provide fire missions such as High Explosive rounds, Illumination and Smoke.

Junior Section

Members of 4IB who fall into the age bracket of 15-17 are placed into the Junior Section. Here they are able to study, practice and master the basic skills without the constant scrutiny and negativity that often will rise from older members within the unit. Ironically, our Junior Section is one of the best sections within 4IB and have proven themselves countless times and even show maturity when it matters.

When a member reaches the age of 17, they are automatically transferred from the Junior Section and into the main bulk of the unit. It is Company HQ’s discretion if the member held a rank above Junior Private if they are to keep their rank when they are transferred as the training required to become a Junior Lance Corporal and above has the same requirements as a regular LCpl within the 4th Infantry Brigade.

Assault Pioneers

Assault Pioneers, AP, are trained Combat Engineers who are proficient in demolition watermanship, bridge laying, water purification, field defences, mine laying or mine clearance and are an incredibly important part of the Battalion. Without AP, the Battalion are often unable to carry out the job that they are required to do.

Alma Company’s ORBAT currently caters for almost 100 members, they conduct Training and Operations on Saturdays, commencing at 19:00 hours, in addition to their own section trainings during the week.

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The 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, or 4 YORKS as it is known, is an Army Reserve infantry battalion and is also part of 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East. It provides individuals and groups to support the Regular Army and in particular our other Yorkshire Regiment battalions during operations. Members of the 4th Battalion within the 4th Infantry Brigade Arma 3 Unit consists of members whose real lives dictate that they cannot regularly attend sessions, however when they do have some spare time on their hands enjoy filling in the ORBAT and assisting their 2nd Battalion counterparts, both in Training and Operations.

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3 Medical Regiment currently provide a Section of trained Medics to treat any casualties whilst on Operations. Using the Advanced ACE Medical System, our Medics will deploy forward to the frontline to stabilise and retrieve casualties. Depending on the seriousness of the casualty, the Medics will stay with them whilst they are extracted via Helicopter and taken back to a Forward Operating Base where they can be fully stabilised and the relevant treatment given before enabling that person to brought back into the battle. 

Our Medics are highly dedicated, providing and excellent service in a largely non-combat role.

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Members of 2 Signals Regiment provide Signallers to the Platoons of 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment to help manage the volume of radio traffic dealt with at that level in the Chain of Command. Signallers of the 2 Signals Regiment are the link-pin between all the assets that we utilise at the 4th Infantry Brigade, without whom Platoon HQ's would be overwhelmed with the amount of communications they would have to manage.

Like our Medics, our Signallers are another group of highly motivated and dedicated individuals who conduct themselves brilliantly in another non - combat role.

11 EOD Regiment, RLC

11 EOD is a highly specialist regiment of the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps and are responsible for counter terrorist Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the safe recovery or disposal of conventional munitions. Within 4IB, 11 EOD work very closely with spreadsheets and meticulously track every single interaction they have with civilians, local government officials, IED, mines and munitions. Because they are small in number, most of 11 EOD’s functions are conducted by drones and remote controlled devices such as the Talon, Dragonrunner and T-Hawk.

12 Military Intelligence

12MI are the Zeus operators that provide an immersive experience for the rest of the unit. They closely work alongside the G-Offices to make sure that both deployment and training runs smoothly and indirectly work with 11 EOD’s ordnance spreadsheets to make sure that all equipment both the enemy and the friendly forces leave behind, are disposed of otherwise 12MI will take the gear and adapt it for their cause. 12MI is generally a thankless job and not everyone’s cup of tea as they tend to be noticed when something bad happens either an “Unique Feature” ARMA presents or a rogue AI wandering off into the distance.



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The Pilots and Aircraftman of No.18 Squadron, Royal Air Force fly and crew our Chinook HC4 aircraft. They fly many missions in support of ground forces that include but are not limited too; the transportation of troops, medical evacuations, transporting battle casualty replacements, heavy lifting and resupply.

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Members of the Army Air Corps, 1 Regiment, 652 Squadron, Pilot and Crew the AH1 Wildcat Helicopter. The Wildcat is a very adaptable airframe, capable of doing all the same tasks as the HC4 Chinook on a smaller scale as well as being an ideal platform for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance and Light Close Air Support tasking's. The Wildcat Helicopter really is the jack of all trades of our Joint Helicopter Command.

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Members of the Army Air Corps, 3 Regiment, 653 Squadron, Pilot and Gun the AH-64 Apache. The Apache is a four-blade attack helicopter, capable of Close Air Support.  In addition to the 30 mm M230E1 Chain Gun, the Apache carries a range weapons on its stub-wing pylons, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles, and Hydra 70 general-purpose unguided rocket. Besides its close air support capability, the Apache is capable of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance tasking.