Battlegroup I Report # 3 (2023-01-14)

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: 2023-01-14
SUBJECT: Status Update - Battlegroup I
MEMBER COUNT: 66


News

Welcome to the new year pilots of Battlegroup 1!

30 ABY (better known as 2022) was quite the year for us, we claimed the win in RtF, had the two top squadrons, did well in TCIB Season 5 and hopefully had a lot of fun along the way! Our performance in the Ace of the TIE Corps annual wrap up was simply great as well, we claimed fully half the spots on the SP and PvE killboards with Wolve leading the former with 3333 missions completed and Gytheran the latter with 7591 victories. The PvP killboard was also quite something as pilots from Lambda, Gamma and Beta accounted for 8 of the 10 positions. Simply put, well done everyone as I am fully aware that A LOT more pilots took part and placed on the boards beyond the top 10, this was truly a collective effort.

2023 brings us more of the same, Imperial Storm 5 will be the first large annual competition to run and is scheduled for March 1st - 31st. As I also double hat as the Simulations Officer I am pleased to say the first draft of the rules has been completed with the help of a trusty mob of advisors and I would like to ensure they're released well ahead of the game. I'm also happy to listen to any feedback that members may want to send my way, one big thing I've taken onboard is trying to ensure that results and news are far more conspicuous, we want this in peoples faces when they land on the website (to a degree). If you have any comments and/or ideas please find me on Discord or email.

2023 will also be similar in that we'll continue to see our slow churn of Squadron Commanders. Captain KEBLAOMEGA stood down from Beta CMDR at the start of the year and was replaced by Commander neurotictim, so firstly congratulations Tim and secondly thank you KEBLAOMEGA for all your efforts over 2022, they were very much appreciated by all. This churn is also set to continue as General Jarek La'an has indicated that he plans to step down from Epsilon CMDR, so if you are interested in the position please reach out to me by January 25th, again either via email or Discord.

A lot of medals hit the decks during the latter half of December, combined with some MSE medals starting to come through there are a lot listed below! Congratulations all, go update your uniforms or ask our new Recon Officer and Tailor, RA/CPT TheBlackxRanger for advice! For those who missed it, the EH has a new Recon Officer in the form of our own Captain TheBlackxRanger, who now joins the league of members with dual (duel?!) profiles and will also serve as the fleets officer in charge of outreach. Congratulations!!

Lastly, don't forget to look at the competition section. Alongside the Trivia we also have the writing competition (Festive Expansion) and now Captain Witchblade's puzzle competition.


Medals
Last Thirty Days

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Gold Star of the Empire
CPT Gytheran

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Silver Star of the Empire
GN Elwood the Brave
GN Genie
MAJ DemWookieeCheeks
MAJ Solohan50 x 2
CPT Gytheran x 3
CPT TheBlackxRanger x 3


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Bronze Star of the Empire
GN Elwood the Brave x 2
LC Highlander
MAJ Solohan50 x 2
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana x 3
LCM Delta Striker 4
LT Galen Kir’ek

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Palpatine Crescent
GN Elwood the Brave x 2
MAJ DemWookieeCheeks x 3
MAJ Solohan50
MAJ Witcher
CPT Aval
CPT Elwood "]MERLIN[" Wells
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT Xye
CM Aaron Cremel
CM ElleOhh
CM Syntroth x 2
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana x 2
LCM Maximus Meridius

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Imperial Security Medal
GN Coranel Both x 2
GN Elwood the Brave x 2
GN Genie
LC Highlander
MAJ Solohan50
MAJ Witcher
CPT KEBLAOMEGA x 2
CPT Xye x 2
CM ElleOhh x 2
CM Syntroth x 2
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Aisling
LCM Cthulhu_saves
LCM CobraSparkles
LCM Delta Striker 4
LCM Isagar Sho'oter
LCM Maximus Meridius
LT Vrak

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TIE Corps Meritorious Unit Award
AD Phoenix Berkana
GN Elwood the Brave
GN Genie
GN Jarek La'an
LC Alejandro Araujo
MAJ DemWookieeCheeks
MAJ Solohan50
CPT Aval
CPT Gytheran
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CPT Wildfire
CPT Witchblade
CPT Xye
CM ElleOhh
CM Milo Antu
CM Syntroth
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Asen Starlancer
LCM Dekar Jansen
LCM Leofric
LCM Nova Discordia
LCM Varik Kassal
LT Alpharius Omegon
LT Ty Seerlan

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TIE Corps Commander's Unit Award
GN Genie
MAJ DemWookieeCheeks
MAJ Solohan50
CPT Gytheran
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana

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Iron Star with Platinum Wings
GN Genie

Iron Star with Gold Wings
GN Genie x 4

Iron Star with Gold Ribbons
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Lenan-she Chaabar

Iron Star with Silver Wings
GN Genie x 2
LCM Asen Starlancer
LT Ty Seerlan

Iron Star with Silver Ribbons
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM Aaron Cremel

Iron Star with Bronze Wings
CPT KEBLAOMEGA x 2
LCM Asen Starlancer
LT Ty Seerlan x 3

Iron Star with Bronze Ribbons
GN Coranel Both
CPT TheBlackxRanger
CM neurotictim

Iron Star with Copper Wings
CPT KEBLAOMEGA x 2
CPT TheBlackxRanger
LCM Asen Starlancer x 3
LCM Nova Discordia

Iron Star with Copper Ribbons
GN Genie
LCM Lenan-she Chaabar

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Operational Readiness Award
GN Coranel Both x 3
GN Genie
CPT Gytheran
CPT KEBLAOMEGA
CPT TheBlackxRanger x 4
CM Aaron Cremel x 3
CM neurotictim
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Asen Starlancer

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Imperial Achievement Ribbon
LC Highlander
MAJ DemWookieeCheeks
MAJ Solohan50
CPT Aval
CPT Gytheran
CPT Witchblade
CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana
LCM Cthulhu_saves
LCM Delta Striker 4
LT Dev Morgan

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Medal of Instruction
CPT Gytheran x 2

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Commendation of Bravery
LCM Asen Starlancer
LCM Lenan-she Chaabar
LCM Maximus Meridius
LCM TecGenie
LT Blaster72
LT Roxy Foxy


Promotions

Sub-Lieutenant Alexander Blackwolfe was promomoted to the rank of Lieutenant lt.png


New Assignments

CM neurotictim was re-assigned to Beta CMDR patch.php?id=8&size=medium
CPT KEBLAOMEGA was re-assigned to Beta 3-1 patch.php?id=8&size=medium
MAJ Erryc Lasitter was re-assigned to Beta 3-4 patch.php?id=8&size=medium
GN Ric Hunter was re-assigned to Epsilon 1-2 patch.php?id=11&size=medium
SL Alexander Blackwolfe was assigned to Lambda 3-4 patch.php?id=12&size=medium


Competitions!

A full list of TIE Corps competitions can be found here look for those listed for your squadron, Battlegroup I or the TIE Corps.

Trivia for the Hammered Season Six
Trivia for the Hammered returns with Season Six!
Each week, four questions will be released via the TIE Corps timed competition system. For each question, the quickest pilot to answer correctly receives 3 points, second quickest with the correct answer gets 2 points and all other pilots with the correct answer get 1 point.
After 8 weeks, points will be tallied for a final set of awards.

Puzzled Pilotmania
Puzzled Pilotmania is a competition that will feature 6 timed puzzles spread over 6 weeks between now and the end of February.
Each week a new round will be posted to Discord and the Battlegroup I mailing list.
Pilots will have 1 week to try the puzzle and send their screenshots to CPT Witchblade at sblake89@protonmail.com. Ensure the complete puzzle and time are in the screenshot.
Pilots can submit multiple attempts for each round as only the fastest time will be recorded.
Screenshots need to show the number of pieces from the bottom-left corner of the screen, the time shown in the middle, and the completed puzzle (basically the whole webpage). Working through the puzzle multiple times and using all the options available in the app are allowed, except one: Don't change the number of pieces from 125.
Full details on awards via the link above.

Hammer Festive Expansion
During 2021/2022 the crew of the Hammer developed a number of NPC (non-player characters) who occupy a plethora of positions aboard the ship.

These characters can be found on the Wiki or the Hammer website:
https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/Category:People_of_the_ISD_Hammer
http://www.isdhammer.org/flightops.html

This competition is about fleshing out one or more of these characters, feel free to pick any of them and work them into a fiction that takes place at the end of the TIE Corps‘ recent skirmish with the Ishtari around Tusorix. Pieces can be dramatic, funny, you name it and can be written from any perspective you feel comfortable with.

Minimum length: 1000 words
Deadline will be the end of January, after the festive season.
Please send pieces to your BGCOM at phoenixberkana@gmail.com


Competition Results!

Trivia for the Hammered - Season 6 - Round 2

The Results for the latest round of Trivia for the Hammered are in. Our winner was CPT TheBlackxRanger who picks up his complimentry IS-SR, with CM Aaron Cremel recieving a IS-BR for coming in second. We have a interesting three way tie for third with GN Coranel Both, CPT KEBLAOMEGA and LCM Nova Discordia all picking up the IS-CR for the round. Well done all!

Results:
CPT TheBlackxRanger: 8 points (3, 1, 3, 1)
CM Aaron Cremel: 6 points (1, 3, 1, 1)
GN Coranel Both: 5 points (1, 2, 1, 1)
CPT KEBLAOMEGA: 5 points (x, 1, 1, 3)
LCM Nova Discordia: 5 points (2, 1, 2, x)
GN Genie: 4 points (1, x, 1, 2)
LC Highlander: 4 points (1, 1, 1, 1)
LCM Lenan-she Chaabar: 4 points (1, 1, 1, 1)
LCM Varik Kassal: 3 points (1, 1, 1, x)
LT Blaster72: 3 points (1, 1, 1, x)
COL Talons Pryde: 2 points (1, 0, 1, 0)
CPT Witcher: 2 points (x, x, 1, 1)
LCM Asen Starlancer: 2 points (x, x, 1, 1)

Q1: What vessel was formerly known as the Stellar Envoy
A1: Millenium Falcon

Q2: Who manufactured the YT-1300 series?
A2: Corellian Engineering Corporation

Q3: What did the F and P designation stand for in the YT-1300fp model?
A3: Freight and Passenger

Q4: Which smuggling run did Han Solo boast about being fast at?
A4: Kessel Run


PB.png From my end, I've been primarily working on this report, sorting out comments for the squadron evaluation and getting to grips with organizing Imperial Storm V which is due to run all of March!
Signing off...

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