Battlegroup I Report # 1 (2022-11-10)

This report was submitted by BGCOM-SIMS/AD Phoenix Berkana/Battlegroup I


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patch.php?id=208 TO: Pilots of Battlegroup I
FROM: Admiral Phoenix Berkana
DATE: 2022-10-11
SUBJECT: Status Update - Battlegroup I
MEMBER COUNT: 68


Raise the Flag

Pilots of the Hammer,

It's been a long time coming, but after a long long month we can finally say we've captured the Raise the Flag title for 2022 - we will serve as the TIE Corps Flagship until RtF 2023.

First and foremost, let me congratulate our rivals for a fantastic competition, both the Warrior and Challenge were great competitors and I look forward to the next competition! Let me also thank HA Plif and AD Clark who put a heck of a lot of time into running the competition - given I run one of the other big competitions on the calendar believe me when I say there is a lot of work that goes on behind the curtain to run one of these, so please join me in thanking them for giving up their time to make it happen.

So with that, a hearty congratulations to everyone who took part, we had a fantastic 77% participation level from pilots aboard the Hammer with several squadrons only one or two pilots away from a full house of participants, which is a fantastic achievement for us to look back on and a testament to your own willingness to compete and win!

We had some phenomenal squadron efforts from the Hammer as well, with Lambda Squadron being runaway winners and claiming first place with a staggering 38,267 points! Gamma Squadron claimed second place with 17,366 points ahead of my old command Thunder Squadron from the Challenge in third as Avenger don't count for placement being an oddball collection of Admirals.

You can view the final squadron standings here but suffice to say it was a good effort from all the squadrons aboard the Hammer!

On an individual basis it was a Lambda Squadron One-Two with General Genie and Captain Gytheran claiming first and second place respectively ahead of LC Hogan from the Warrior in third. Rounding out the top five this year were CPT TheBlackxRanger and GN Elwood the Brave in fourth and fifth respectively, leaving the Hammer with a hefty grip on the top of the scoreboard.

The final individual standings can be found here

Finally, for anyone curious about the Bonus Rounds, the final standings are here: http://rtf.tsaunders.net/pages/bonus. The great works of fiction or graphic design that pilots created are being posted on Discord, so please do check out the channels there to find the latest!


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Other News

In other news, quite a term as there has been a fair bit going on and I am always looking forward to catching up on Discord whenever possible.

The latest big news aboard the Hammer though, I am pleased to announce that over this last weekend Colonel Genie was promoted to General. He has been a stalwart member of the ships command group and has led Lambda Squadron with aplomb and I really appreciate all of his input, so thank you General Genie! The full promotion text can be found on the main TC newsfeed for anyone looking at what it takes to make the TC's top line rank!

It's also a good moment to remind everyone about TIE Corps in Battle, the Single Player competition that we are all able to compete in. The Hammer has a lead from Round One, and Round Two closes on the 15th, so in little over a week's time. Details can be found here.

Finally with the TIE Corps renaming the Commodores as Battlegroup Commanders, we now have the opportunity to get a nickname and motto for Battlegroup One, home to the ISD-Hammer and Wing I. I have a competition for that running here


Medals
Last Thirty Days

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TIE Corps Commander's Unit Award
To be awarded to:
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All members of Lambda who participated in RtF!
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TIE Corps Meritorious Unit Award
To be awarded to:
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All members of the Hammer who participated in RtF!

To be awarded to:
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All members of Gamma who participated in RtF!
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Silver Star of the Empire
GN Elwood the Brave
GN Genie
MAJ Solohan50
CPT Gytheran
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana x 2
LCM Maximus Meridius
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Bronze Star of the Empire
CPT andr3
CPT DemWookieeCheeks
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT Xye
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM neurotictim
LCM Syntroth
LT Roxy Foxy
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Palpatine Crescent
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT Xye
MAJ Jonathon
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LT Asen Starlancer
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Imperial Security Medal
GN Jarek La'an
LC Highlander x 2
CPT andr3
CPT Witchblade
CM Aval x 2
CM Elwood ]MERLIN[ Wells
CM Haoyu
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Nova Discordia
LCM Varik Kassal
LT Dev Morgan
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Iron Star with Platinum Ribbons
LCM neurotictim
Iron Star with Gold Wings
GN Genie

Iron Star with Gold Ribbons
CPT TheBlackxRanger
LCM neurotictim x 4

Iron Star with Silver Wings
GN Genie x 2

Iron Star with Silver Ribbons
GN Jarek La'an x 2
MAJ Witcher
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Aaron Cremel
LCM Nova Discordia

Iron Star with Bronze Wings
GN Genie

Iron Star with Bronze Ribbons
GN Cornael Both
GN Genie
GN Jarek La'an x 2
CPT Gytheran
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM ElleOhh
LCM neurotictim
LCM Nova Discordia
LT Leofric

Iron Star with Copper Wings
CPT KEBLAOMEGA x 2

Iron Star with Copper Ribbons
GN Coranel Both
GN Elwood the Brave x 3
GN Genie
GN Jarek La'an
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Haoyu
LCM Hopfot
LCM neurotictim
LCM Syntroth
LT Lenan-she Chabaar
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Operational Readiness Award
GN Genie
CPT TheBlackxRanger
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Imperial Achievement Ribbon
GN Coranel Both x 2
GN Elwood the Brave
GN Genie
GN Jarek La'an
MAJ Solohan50 x 2
CPT DemWookieeCheeks x 2
CPT Gytheran x 2
CPT TheBlackxRanger x 3
CPT Xye
CM Elwood ]MERLIN[ Wells
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana x 2
LCM Calvin Phrick
LCM Maximus Meridius
LCM Nova Discordia x 2
LT Lenan-she Chabaar
LT Leofric x 2
LT TecGenie
LT Tiberius Duck
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Medal of Instruction
LCM Maximus Meridius
LT TecGenie

Promotions

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Sub-Lieutenant Galen Kir'ek to the rank of Lieutenant lt.png


New Assignments

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Sub-Lieutenant Vrak was assigned to Delta 1-2 patch.php?id=10&size=medium
MAJ Witcher was reassigned to Epsilon 1-4 patch.php?id=11&size=medium
LCM RedBaron was reassigned to the Reserves MFRGPhoenix-1650165013-6acb6b63.png


Competitions!

A full list of TIE Corps competitions can be found here

Motto & Nickname for Battlegroup Hammer
Battlegroup Hammer needs you Hammer-folk!
We need a new motto and nickname for this assembly of ships.
Get your thinking cap on, and get your submissions (both a motto & nickname) to me by the middle of the month!
Please send all submissions to AD Phoenix Berkana at phoenixberkana@gmail.com
This one is open to the Hammer only.
Winner will recieve a IS-SR, runner up a IS-BR and third place a IS-CR.

TIE Corps in Battle Season Five
One battle each from TIE, XvT, and XWA will be assigned monthly. Pilots will fly the battles and submit their pilot files through the database normally. The TCCOM receives a copy of all BSFs, so neither pilot files nor BSFs need to be forwarded to the TCCOM unless the submission gets queued in the database. In the case of a queued submission, send the pilot file to the TCCOM.
Rounds in Season Five will run for one month each starting from mid-month to put TCiB on a slightly different schedule from most competitions. For example, the first round is starting on the 16th of August and will end at 2359 on the 16th of September.
The pilot with the highest score each month in each platform will earn 9 points. The next highest score will earn 8, then 7, and so on. All submissions will earn at least 2 points. Any mission high scores will earn 1 bonus point and any battle high scores will earn 2 bonus points. High scores are evaluated in the order the pilot files were submitted, but both pilots will receive the bonus points if a processed high score is overtaken later by another pilot. Points will accumulate for the season for more awards and the overall top pilot will also receive the title TIE Corps Battlemaster.
The points earned by each pilot will also be added to their squadron's total and their ship's total. At the end of the season, the participants from top three squadrons and the top ship earn awards.
Click the link above for this rounds assignments!


PB.png Thank you for reading, it's been a pleasure putting this one together with the sheer number of medals coming out making it a royal pain to write, with yet more still to arrive as well! A heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in Raise the Flag 22, I hope you've enjoyed it!!
Signing off...

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