ARMA 2: Reinforcements is an expansion pack to ARMA 2. The expansion was developed by Bohemia Interactive and it was released on April 1st, 2011, for Microsoft Windows. The expansion comes with two new factions: British Armed Forces (BAF) and Private Military Company (PMC). The expansion does not require the original ARMA 2 to be played.
As it is well known with all ARMA games, ARMA 2: Reinforcements is also a tactical shooter that relies on the player to command AI squad members in order to finish the objectives.
British Armed Forces comes with a new single-player campaign in which the player is going to command a British squad against Takistani guerilla warriors. There are plenty of new weapons like L85A2 and L86A2 rifles, LRR and AWSO sniper rifles, L110A1 machine gun, and NLAW AT launcher. There are also new British ground and air vehicles like the AH11 Wildcat helicopter that comes with CRV7 rocket system and 20mm automatic cannon, Jackal 2 MWMIK which is an infantry mobility vehicle, FV510 Warrior vehicle, and HC-3 Merlin helicopter that is capable of carrying two infantry sections and has advanced protection systems.
The plot in British Armed Forces takes place two months after the Allied military factory in Takistan. The new government is assisted by NATO to restore the war-torn country. However, the remnants of the defeated Takistani army are scattered in the mountainous regions of Takistan. A squad of British paratroopers patrolling the mountains of Zargabad is ordered to battle the Takistani guerilla warriors.
The plot in Private Military Company has more than ten missions and it focuses more on the singleplayer aspect of the game. It also features full 2-player cooperative gameplay. PMC comes with exotic new weapons such as AA-12 automatic combat shotgun and fully modeled XM8 in different variants. It has attractive new vehicles such as an Armored SUV an additional utility vehicle, Ka-60 Kasatka which is used for reconnaissance, transporting a full squad with combat gear, and its critical parts can survive piercing by 7.62mm and 12.7mm munitions. There is also an Armed Helicopter as an unmanned aerial vehicle.
The plot in Private Military Company takes place one year after the British and the coalition of armed forces successfully subdued the uprising in Takistan. Nato Green Sea deployment is in the process of lowering their military presence in the region. This is where private military contractors start carrying the burden of the increased workload. Private Military Company, ION, Inc. is the one that wins the bid for a lucrative security contract, codenamed Black Gauntlet. The Private Militia is composed of veteran soldiers who have their own biographies tightly filled with bloody conflicts. They are tasked with providing security for a UN investigation team who seeks to piece together information regarding Takistan’s abandoned nuclear weapons program.