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The Volunteer Commando Battalion is a co-op military simulation squad modelled on a British Army light infantry platoon.  We closely  emulate  contemporary tactics,  techniques and procedures  but  we also  understand  the difference between working in the real army and having fun playing a computer game.

Background

Formed in 2003, VOLCBAT has been playing coop  milsim in Operation Flashpoint and the ArmA series for over 10 years. Headed up by a  leadership team with  operational  military experience in the  combat arms, our aim is to emulate British military tactics as  closely as possible within  the limitations of the game while still having  fun. We  host  internally made  missions  and  campaigns on our  dedicated  server  every  Wednesday and  Sunday between 20:00  and  22:30 UK Time. We maintain around 50 active members and  have a  consistent   mission turnout of a full platoon.

Structure

3 (Morton)  Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion The Volunteer Commandos (ORBAT) is a fictional unit, nominally attached to  3  Commando  Brigade  Royal Marines,  providing plenty of  options  for different mission scenarios whilst   supported  by a  realistic  amount of  Combat  Support.  The  current  Platoon  Commander  is a   former Captain in the British Army  and is  ably assisted by the Platoon Sergeant,  a serving  Royal Marine Commando. The platoon has three  rifle sections each with its  own distinctive heritage and culture. See the About VCB page for further information.


Operations & Training

Our operations are  planned and  conducted  in a series of  month long campaign  deployments.  Each  mission typically takes 2 to 3 hours during which we tackle a  wide variety of tasks depending on the current  operational objectives. Our standard TTPs cover everything a  light infantry platoon  might be expected to do on  operations, including  section and  platoon attacks,  ambushes,  counter-insurgency,  litoral  assaults,  airborne  ops,   route clearance  or close  target  reconnaissance.   Campaigns are  generally  persistent, with  the outcome  of   each mission affecting the overall success of the deployment.

We have a  progressive  training  schedule which will  teach all  recruits  everything they need to know to  operate effectively as a rifleman.  We regularly conduct  collective training  as a platoon and all of our training courses are created and delivered by serving or former military personnel to ensure what we teach is realistic, relevant and up to date with current British military doctrine.

Recruitment

The success of VOLCBAT depends on the quality of our members and not mere numbers. Recruitment is always open but we have an upper limit on the number of members we have at any time in order to maintain high a level of competence and enjoyment on operations.   Only the best applications will be considered so it pays to put in a little effort.  If you are interested in joining, please refer to the Joining VCB page for further details.