In conversation with the TCCOM, the Combat Operations Office has stricken the 24 hour grace period from the 72 hour rule regarding submissions. Submissions over the 72 hour limit will be denied unless extenuating circumstances present and a request is sent to the COO.
From Firebird Squadron CMDR CPT Cade Tezo:
LT Badkid312 just coming back from the reserves and already putting in his TCCORE exam, what a start. Completing his resume with three Imperial Security and one TIE Corps Meritorious Unit Award during RtF2021, Firebird and I eager await what is coming next for him.
Congratulations, LCM Badkid312!
On the eve of Raise the Flag 2022, CM Odin Strongheart has been selected to lead Eagle Squadron in its next phase. Congratulations and good luck, commander!
Star Wars: Empire At War has been revised to where only Forces Of Corruption games will be accepted. This is due to the better tracking of unit kills among other factors. As of this time the queue is cleared (9/29/2022 - 18:28 GMT). Any standard Empire At War submissions will be declined by Combat Operations.
RtF 2022 kicks off at 0000 GMT on October 1st. The RtF site on http://rtf.tsaunders.net/ is once again being updated and maintained by FA Pickled Yoda, many thanks for his continued support. Not everything is reset and ready just yet, but the rules on http://rtf.tsaunders.net/pages/rules reflect this year's objectives.
The new RtF logo comes to us from RA Robert Hogan from last year's competition. Thanks!
Any attempt to cheat will be met with the strongest possible response outlined by the Articles of War (https://tc.emperorshammer.org/page/aow). Manipulation of game, competition, or site mechanics isn't considered creative, it's seen as stealing from your fellow pilots.
With that, I expect that we'll see a good, clean fight between the battlegroups and their squadrons for this year's titles. Good luck, everyone!
From Epsilon Squadron CMDR GN Jarek La’an:
LT Discordia has contributed unceasingly and across the breadth of activities the EH has to offer, all while actively recruiting and maintaining a positive, engaging attitude. Their promotion is recommended to Lieutenant Commander at this, the earliest opportunity for them as a junior Flight Member. Congratulations!
Congratulations, LCM Nova Discordia!
From the Commander of Lambda Squadron, COL Genie:
Solohan has been indispensable in the Hammer's efforts to improve the safety of the crew in our Hangar bays. With his daily fighter crashes and the fire-starting that often spread to the JV chat, he has proven to be a worthy Lambda SQXO.
He has filled the SQXO shoes admirably, almost seamlessly and he commands the respect and adoration of his fellow pilots, worthy of his next promotion. He is known for his popular crosswords and he occasionally flies a few hundred legions too!
Add to that his humour, low stature, and lack of ability to see over the Lambda Shuttle panels coupled with his insistence to call shotgun, and you got a lethal cocktail of a zucchini-infused, finger-biting menace.
For all of the above and a lot more, I highly recommend Captain Solohan50 for the rank of Major!
Congratulations, MAJ Solohan50!
From Thunder Squadron CMDR MAJ LegionX:
Since his appointment as Thunder Squadron's XO, Tyris has shown nothing but absolute dedication to helping the squadron. This also brings out the best out of the other pilots as they follow his example to help improve the squadron and their own potential. A great example of a role model in the making and I look forward to seeing even more growth in his career with us. I recommend Tyris Sal to be promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
Congratulations, LCM Tyris Sal!
From Tempest Squadron CMDR CPT Colo Delste:
LCM Newt has been an integral member of Tempest since they joined, and since promotion to LCM, this has continued. Splitting their time between the cockpit and the graphics tablet, Newt has graced the TIE Corps with profile pictures and set dressing for the podcast and still manages to find time to destroy rebels, pirates and smugglers in a variety of platforms. Newt has also taken on the important role of Flight Leader in Tempest, with a look to leading from the front - which they have certainly done so far.
It is with great honour that I recommend Newt be promoted to the rank of full Commander within the TIE Corps.
Congratulations, CM Newt!
From Firebird Squadron CMDR CPT Taurus:
In his over one year long service for the TIE Corps, LT eriksen1803, was a vital part of Firebird success during Imperial Storm 3&4, Raise the flag 2021, Tie Corps in Battle Season 4 and Remob 4. He delivered continuous performance throughout the year in PvE and the TCOMs Honor Guard earning two well deserved ISM. After recently passing TCCORE with 100%, I recommend that LT eriksen1803 is promoted to Lt. Commander.
Congratulations, LCM eriksen1803!
From ISDII Hammer Commodore AD Phoenix Berkana:
Commander Witchblade has assumed Command of Gamma Squadron and quickly built an active and exciting unit. I am pleased to see her activity levels and ability to communicate with her squadron whilst also maintaining her own levels. I am therefore pleased to recommend a promotion to the rank of Captain in the Imperial Navy, congratulations!
Congratulations, CPT Witchblade!
From ISDII Hammer Commodore AD Phoenix Berkana:
Commander KEBLAOMEGA has taken to the position of Beta Commander in exemplary fashion, leading with aplomb whilst also maintaining his own standards with a series of well deserved awards. His activity levels, combined with his initiative in running competitions for Beta has been noted and appreciated and I am delighted to make the recommendation for promotion to the rank of Captain in the Imperial Navy. Well done!
Congratulations, CPT KEBLAOMEGA!
Due to ongoing engagement within the Imperial University, CM Drummer the Gunner Nate has elected to step down from his position as Eagle Squadron. We thank him for his service as Commander! CPT SirCaleb will be Acting Commander until a new Commander is chosen.
I am now taking applications for the position. Please email me or DM me on Discord if you are interested.
An issue was identified with the previous revision to Empire at War/Forces of Corruption PvE rules. This issue demonstrated a quality of play question where several human players were facing only one AI at Medium strength. Due to the unbalanced nature of such an engagement, the problem was flagged and raised by both the Empire at War research team as well as the Combat Operations Office Assistants. After engagement, we determined the best course of action is as followed:
Matches must have taken 5 minutes or longer.
AI settings are to be set as followed: Equivalent number of AI to players or more if playing at Medium AI. Equivalent-1 or more AI if playing at Hard.
2 player PvE game of EAW/FOC is acceptable if there are 2+ Medium AI or 1+ Hard AI.
3 player PvE game of EAW/FOC is acceptable if there are 3+ Medium AI or 2+ Hard AI
4 player PvE game of EAW/FOC is acceptable if there are 4+ Medium AI or 3+ Hard AI
This ensures that there is in fact a suitable challenge for all involved players to where the standards are met to obtain a Legion of Skirmish. These rule updates have been codified into the COO Manual which is the living document considered to be the most up to date resources that Combat Operations uses to approve/decline submissions. This resource as always is located here: https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/COO:Combat_Operations_Manual
As this update went live approximately to 12 AM EDT on 9/12/2022, any matches not meeting these standards after the clearance of 9/12's queue will be considered correctly declined.
This notice has been distributed to:
-TIE Corps Mailing List
-TIE Corps Discord Polls & Announcements Channel
-TIE Corps Website
Fleet Admiral Miles Prower
Combat Operations Officer
COL Triji Boliv has been selected to join the Training Office as a TOA. Triji has made tremendous work within the Education Committee, helping with multiple course updates, spelling checks, and grammar corrections. With this we also announce the update to the TIE Fighter course, accompanied by its new Professor, COL Triji Boliv. Congratulations!
From Kappa Squadron CMDR COL Aardvark:
Since joining the TIE Corps over two months ago, LT Cooker has displayed high levels of dedication and enthusiasm. They have passed the TCCORE Course and their combat record of hundreds of multiplayer victories has earned them a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. I recommend that LT Cooker is promoted to Lt. Commander (LCM).
Congratulations, LCM Cooker!
The Internet Office is happy to announce the release of TTT3 3.0.2.
You can download this newest version on the uniforms page.
As always, thanks to the IO team for their work that makes these updates possible. Key contributors supporting this release included LC SkyShadow, RA Robert Hogan, MAJ Kalve Ryder, RA Jaxx Nassin, and myself.
The renewed Star Wars: Squadrons 3v3 Dogfighting League is starting up soon! What is the SCFL? The StarCross Fighter League pits pilots against each other in a 3v3 dogfighting league format with custom match modifiers for balancing, the league is comprised of teams from across the competitive Star Wars: Squadrons scene and is an external competitive league.
Pilots may form teams of three to compete against groups across the SWS community in the Star Cross Fighter League. Registration sign-ups will run from September 12th to September 23rd. Season 4 will begin on October 3rd!
Represent the Emperor's Hammer TIE Corps and fly for the empire! Pilots are encouraged to stream their games and share their broadcasts with the club.
As a reminder, we have additional self-assignable roles for the competitive players in the role-assignments channel on our EHTC discord where pilots can discuss strategies and scrimmages for the various leagues.
The link to the SCFL Discord Server can be found here, with full league rules and registration signups available on their server, https://discord.gg/vSFkVaduYG
We look forward to seeing all pilots interested in participating!