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CSLA Iron Curtain is a premium DLC made for ArmA 3's Creator DLC programme. It was released on June 16th, 2021.


Overview

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« Welcome behind the Iron Curtain! Take a look at what life behind the barbed wire could have been in an alternate universe of the 1980s in Czechoslovakia and its border with West Germany. Ride, fly, or run into battle against your enemy in an all-new lush and mountainous terrain. Conduct large-scale mechanized infantry operations, Special Forces raids and long-range reconnaissance patrols deep behind enemy lines. Choose to be a member of US Armed Forces, Czechoslovak People's Army, Independent Rebels, or even play as a civilian. It’s all up to you!
Official DLC Description
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Set at the height of the Cold War, CSLA Iron Curtain depicts an alternate timeline where the U.S. Armed Forces and Czechoslovak People's Army battle against one another in the landlocked terrain of Gabreta, a stretch of land running between Czechoslovakia and West Germany. This unique terrain features 256 km² of deep forests, windswept mountains, and calm valleys.

All proceeds made from the sale of CSLA Iron Curtain are shared between the developers of the DLC (CSLA Studio, the creators), the publisher (Bohemia Interactive), and the digital distributor (Valve).


NOTE: The content in CSLA IC is completely optional to acquire. Unlike inhouse DLCs developed and released by Bohemia Interactive, content is only downloaded if the user purchases the DLC.

Optionally, players can download a trial version from the Workshop which is intended to be used for multiplayer compatibility purposes. The terrains and included scenarios (both singleplayer and multiplayer) are not fully accessible however, and vehicles cannot be driven or commanded outside of the editor without purchasing the DLC.

Content

Post-release assets will be gradually added via patches to the DLC's content library and expanded over time as they are completed. All additions are free of charge for both existing and future owners of the DLC.

Terrains

Factions

Vehicles

Main article: CSLA Iron Curtain Vehicles
Vehicles of CSLA Iron Curtain
Wheeled ADA 1600AZU 469BTR-40F813 GoliathJARA 250LAV-25M1008 CUCVM1025 (M1043, M998 SF Gun Truck) • M1030M923Mk. V3S Truck ("Lizard") • Off-road MotorcycleOT-64A2 SKOTOT-65A "Otter"PLDvK-53/59 "Lizard"RM-70Sarka 1200ShKH-77 DANA
Tracked BMP-1 (BPzV Svatava, DTP-90, OZV-90) • M1IP (M1A1) • M113 (M163, MEV, Repair) • M270 MLRST-72 (M, M1) • OT-62 TOPAS
Rotor-wing Mi-17UH-60 (MH-60A)
Fixed-wing An-2
Aquatic MotorboatZodiac
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Weapons

Main article: CSLA Iron Curtain Weapons
Weapons of CSLA Iron Curtain
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mmPi-52 7.62 mmPi-82 9 mmSa-61 7.65 mm
Submachine guns MPV-N 9 mm (MPV-SD) • Sa-61 + Rb 7.65 mm
Carbines M16 Car. 5.56 mm (M203 GL)
Assault rifles FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M203 GL) • Sa-58P 7.62 mm (VG-70, V)
Squad automatic weapons M249 5.56 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmUK-59L 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmOP-63 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2FIM-92M47 DragonM72 LAWM136MAAWSRPG-7RPG-75SMAW
Static 9K113 KonkursM-52M252M2HBPLDvK-53/59T21TOWUK-59L (UK-59T)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Attachments

Weapon attachments of CSLA Iron Curtain
Non-magnified sights Reflector Sight
Riflescopes PSO-1Scope (4x20, FAL, M21) • ZD 4x8°
Night vision AN/PVS-4NSPU
Launcher sights PGO-7
Illumination Flashlight
Underbarrel BayonetBipod
Muzzle Silencer
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Vests

Wearable vests in CSLA Iron Curtain
Ballistic-resistant SF VestVest
Armourless Harness vz. 60Harness vz. 85Underarm HolsterY Harness
NOTE: Vests in CSLA are still classified with armour levels but they do not conform to the same protection standards as their non-Creator DLC counterparts.


Hats

Wearable hats in CSLA Iron Curtain
BeanieBeret vz. 60Brown Hair (Silver) • CapCap vz. 60Flat Cap (Fur Ear-flap Cap, Police) • HatHelmet Crewman vz.28Helmet Flight ZSh-5Helmet Heli POP-6Helmet Para POP-6Helmet SPH-4Helmet SF LightWool Cap
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Helmets

Wearable helmets in CSLA Iron Curtain
Ballistic-resistant Helmet DH-132Helmet M1Helmet PASGTHelmet vz. 53
NOTE: Helmets in CSLA are still classified with armour levels but they do not conform to the same protection standards as their non-Creator DLC counterparts.


Facewear

Facewear in CSLA Iron Curtain
Glasses


Screenshots

Video

CSLA Iron Curtain Extras

Free (unofficial) additions separately made available and published by ČSLA Studio specifically for use with the Creator DLC, they can be downloaded by subscribing to the content through ArmA 3's Steam Workshop:

Iron Curtain

NOTE: This content is not usable with the Compatibility Data Pack as it requires access to the Gabreta terrain.

The Iron Curtain singleplayer campaign has players assume the role of a Czechoslovak civilian-turned-insurgent fighting to liberate their homeland from the oppression of its Communist regime. It was released on July 8th, 2021. A teaser trailer in the lead up to its release was initially posted on July 1st.

It has playable characters from all three factions spread across fifteen playable missions, and features branching storyline routes determined by the player's decisions throughout the course of the campaign.

Desert Pack

The Desert Pack addon includes desert-themed textures for most of CSLA's existing vehicle assets, suitable for use in scenarios that take place in arid environments.

Textures are included for both the CSLA and U.S. Armed Forces factions. It was released on December 20th, 2021.

Operations

NOTE: This content is not usable with the Compatibility Data Pack as it requires access to the Gabreta terrain.

The Operations addon is a mission pack that was released on January 15th, 2022. It adds multiple singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios:

  • Singleplayer
    • Operation Decoder
    • Road To Hell
    • Shadows
    • Venkov CSLA
    • Venkov US
    • Grinder CSLA
    • Grinder US
    • Treasures of Stozec: Advenio
    • Treasures of Stozec: Bellum
    • Treasures of Stozec: Celo
    • Treasures of Stozec: Donum
    • Treasures of Stozec: Exercitus
  • Multiplayer
    • Venkov CSLA [COOP14]
    • Venkov US [COOP14]
    • Shadows [RPG10]
    • Grinder CSLA [COOP12]
    • Grinder US [COOP12]

In addition, Czech radio protocols from ArmA 2 and its DLCs have been ported over, replacing the default American English radio protocols used by the CSLA and FIA factions.

The missions are designed with multiple gameplay playstyles in mind, such as leading a squad on search-and-destroy missions, or stealthily assaulting assigned sectors as a lone wolf. The mission pack will be gradually expanded over time as newer missions are completed by the developers.

Trivia

  • CSLA Iron Curtain was originally intended to be the second premium DLC to be released for the Creator DLC programme.
    • Its initial release date was to be in late 2020, though this was later pushed back to an undetermined date in 2021 due to logistical delays.
    • It would not be until early June 2021 that more definitive details and launcher support regarding its release would be revealed, though the exact release date would not be announced until June 11th.
  • It is the first Creator DLC to not feature a dedicated singleplayer or co-operative multiplayer campaign. However, the player can still access a myriad of SP/MP scenarios bundled with the DLC.
    • Whilst it is not officially a part of the CDLC's content, a (free) campaign created by the developers was later released onto the Steam Workshop.

External links

See also

DLC (ArmA 3)
Premium Main KartsHelicoptersMarksmenApexJetsLaws of WarTac-OpsTanksContact
Creator Global Mobilization - Cold War GermanyS.O.G. Prairie FireCSLA Iron CurtainWestern Sahara
Free ZeusMaldenArt of War
Official Addon ADR-97 Weapon Pack*
Entries are listed in order of release from left (oldest) to right (newest)
* deprecated/incorporated as official content.
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