This guide's intent is to provide general knowledge about standard NATO markers and symbols and their usage within Arma 3.
Shape and Color
Usually you will need to mark with colors, however you don't have to.
We will use FRIENDLY units to display different markers, however they can be used with ENEMY and NETURAL units.
|Size||4||9 ~ 13||25 ~ 40||60–250||300–1,000|
|Typical rank of leader||LCpl||Cpl ~ Sgt||Lt ~ 2nd Lt||Capt ~ Maj||Lt Col|
MECHANIZED INFANTRY BATTALION HEADQUARTERS
If you want you can check this wikipedia page about NATO Joint Military Symbology
Tactical Control Measures¶
|Enemy Known/Confirmed Area|
|Drop Zone||DZ followed up with the Dropzone name|
|Landing Zone||LZ followed up with the Landing Zone name|
|Battle Position||The unit size is marked at the bottom, Can also be assigned a name|
|Strong Point||Can be assigned a name|
|Engagement Area (EA)||An area where the commander intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons|
|Main Attack||The principal attack or effort into which the commander throws the full weight of the offensive power|
|Supporting Attack||Carried out in conjunction with a main attack and designed to achieve: 1. Deceive the enemy; 2. Destroy or pin down enemy forces which could interfere with the main attack; 3. Control ground whose occupation by the enemy will hinder the main attack; or 4. force the enemy to commit reserves prematurely or in an indecisive area.|
|Boundary Line||In land warfare, a boundary is a line by which areas of responsibility between adjacent units/formations are defined.
(In the example, 2nd Infantry division (US) North and 52nd Infantry division (UK) South)