Alpha Report # 318 (2023-05-17)

This report was submitted by CMDR/LC Alejandro Araujo/Alpha/Wing I/ISDII Hammer


"Lag is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be...untiming..."                - Darth Penguinius the Unloadable.

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AA-151/ C.C.181-ABS.318

7th Special Operations Squadron "Alpha"
Weekly...
Monthly...
Whenever I Have Time...
Report #171

REPORTING OFFICER:
Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Araujo, PIN #11929
(CMDR/LC Alejandro Araujo/Alpha/Wing I/ISDII Hammer)

DATE SUBMITTED:
2023.05.15.00:00:00 (EH/UTC Time)

CURRENT SCOPE:
Week #230
May's Week #2:
2023.05.08.0:00:00 – 2023.05-14.23:59:59

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SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES:

SCOPE:

Weekly (or any period established) news, personnel performance evaluation, links of interest and announcements.

DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT:

Approved for general release; unlimited distribution.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF REPORT:

Unclassified

Pilot Resource Center

New Member Guide

TC Pilot Manual

Squadron Roster (Current strength: 12/12 pilots)

Personnel  Management

Battle Center

Patch Archive

Kill Boards

Competition Center

Combat Center (scheduled multiplayer events)

Imperial University (EH/TC online classes)

GameRanger (multiplayer matchmaking)

Alpha Squadron Command Staff

BGCOM (Ship Commodore): RA Genie (CMDR's direct superior officer, in charge of the whole Battlegroup)

WC (Wing Commander): LC Narven Task (Currently, NPC)

CMDR (Squadron Commander): LC Alejandro Araujo (Responsible for this unit)

SQXO (Squadron Executive Officer): COL Talons Pryde (2nd in command)

FL (Flight Leader): COL Horus Blackheart (3rd in command)

7thSquadron Standing Orders

Please click here for an updated and detailed listing of the 7th SpecOps "Alpha" SSO

Roster

                               

FLIGHT GROUP I:

Nickname:
"Stalkers"

Motto:
"No pity, no mercy, no remorse."

Designated Craft:
Spectre Advanced Missile Boat (SPEC)

FLIGHT GROUP II:

Nickname:
"Scavengers"

Motto:
"If you don't have a bad attitude, you don't stand a chance"

Designated Craft:
Spectre Advanced Missile Boat (SPEC)

FLIGHT GROUP III:

Nickname:
"Nightwalkers"

Motto:
"Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave..."

Designated Craft:
TIE Defender Mk I (T/D)

  • [1-1]:
      Position: Squadron Commander (CMDR)
      Operative PIN: AH-11929
      Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (LC)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Squadron Commander (CMDR) Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (LC) Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (LC)
      Name: Araujo, Alejandro.
      Call sign: "Lagman"

  • [1-2]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operative PIN: MA-13077
      Rank: Commander (CM)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Commander (CM) Rank: Commander (CM)
      Name: Antu, Milo.
      Call sign: "Judge Bacon"

  • [1-3]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operative PIN: LP-56545
      Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant (LT) Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (SL)
      Name: LPhoenix.
      Call sign: "The Completionist"

  • [1-4]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operative PIN: AO-55871
      Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant (LT) Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Name: Omegon, Alpharius.
      Call sign: N/A

  • [2-1]:
     Position: Squadron Executive Officer (SQXO)
     Operative PIN: TP-1818
     Rank: Colonel (COL)
     Position | Rank Badges: Position: Squadron Executive Officer (SQXO) Rank: Colonel (COL) Rank: Colonel (COL)
     Name: Pryde, Talons.
      Call sign: "Battlelord"

  • [2-2]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: MJ-56531
      Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant (LT) Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Name: Jerikko, Mathius.
      Call sign: "The Loyalist"

  • [2-3]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: SH-55795
      Rank: Commander (CM)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant Commander (LCM) Rank: Lieutenant Commander (LCM)
      Name: Hayde, Scorel "Hopfot" .
      Call sign: "The Artist"

  • [2-4]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: AC-55745
      Rank: Commander (CM)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Commander (CM) Rank: Commander (CM)
      Name: Cremel, Aaron.
      Call sign: N/A

  • [3-1]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: HB-11691
      Rank: Colonel (COL)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Leader (FL) Rank: Colonel (COL) Rank: Colonel (COL)
      Name: Blackheart, Horus.
      Call sign: "Heresy"

  • [3-2]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: SN-56530
      Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (SL)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant (LT) Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (SL)
      Name: Nabrewra.
      Call sign: N/A

  • [3-3]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operational PIN: TS-56357
      Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant (LT) Rank: Lieutenant (LT)
      Name: Seerlan, Ty.
      Call sign: "The Professor"

  • [3-4]:
      Position: Flight Member (FM)
      Operative PIN: LQC-75-3-56182
      Rank: Commander (CM)
      Position | Rank Badges: Position: Flight Member (FM) Rank: Lieutenant Commander (LCM) Rank: Commander (CM)
      Name: LQC-75-3.
      Call sign: "Falcon Kid"

 
ISD:: Hammer's hangar - When Solohan isn't crashing a fighter there (From: Wookiepedia)

Alpha Squadron - Resurrection #1: My Personal Padmé #2

Lt Col’s log, 2023.05.13

 

Araujo looked at the long corridor ahead of him and the lights on each side, then lowered his face and tapped the datapad, then continued recording.his log as he walked his way to the bridge.

.---
-”Even something as simple as walking the corridors became a painful experience. At first, I just wanted to stop the universe, I didn’t want to perceive or feel anything more. All I wanted to do was to lay on this bed, close the door of my quarters and wait for death to come. The stiffness of Imperial military discipline was the only thing that kept me performing even my most basic tasks, like an automaton would do. Fill up paperwork, write a report and salute, mindlessly salute your superiors and acknowledge what they say. Any spare time would be spent looking at the wall. No contacts or anything.

Before attending classes, I met my old friend Raidiry once more and we somehow related again, this time in a romantic way. I didn’t want to be alone. I was afraid and I wanted to feel I had someone at my side. She didn’t have too much in common with me. When I started attending music classes, I thought I’d now relate more to Yennifer but she had to keep the social appearances and I somehow felt I couldn’t do to her husband what somebody else did to me with Lady. Pain on my chest was the physical answer to these thoughts. Even though Yennifer was an attractive woman who confessed she liked me, I couldn’t just be “the other one”, and expect her to play me like a toy. Others wouldn’t mind but I did. I recalled what the other guy did when he took Lady away from me.

I realized nothing would bring Lady back, I had no reasons to go on. One day, I just pretended to call in sick, asked the medical services for some pills and swallowed the entire set of blisters, then laid myself on my bed and waited for sweet death to end my suffering. I lost consciousness and puked… but I woke up… Heh, one couldn’t even die to end this suffering, fine then. I had to do something else about this. She was the closest person to me, she knew me like no one else did, she knew hjow to deal with me, she was family. I thought I knew her and I trusted her with my own life. Five years of friendship and she just betrayed me like nothing, and then I had to also find out she openly excused those corrupt bureaucratic delinquents living with her as she also defended her new boyfriend who I found out was a rebel sympathizer. Sithspawn! What kind of nightmare am I suffering?!?! I want it to stop! Let me die!

The last time we met was by mere coincidence and the last thing I remember was her not looking at me. Those brief moments she did, she looked at me with hatred. She said she’d forgive me someday. Forgive me from what? from finding out her fraud, her lies? for doing the right thing and reporting what she confessed she witnessed? for reporting to intel she was meeting someone who openly professed his support for the blasted New Republic? As painful as it is, the Empire is first. It was my mistake to love her so deeply, to trust her so much. I never loved anyone like that before and the universe knows I’ve met so many women in my past, I received so many wounds and I stood back up each time. It was different now, I didn’t want to stand up this time. The physical pain in my chest was too much. I started writing poetry but I couldn’t bear her ignoring me. I had to do away with any contact and assume she died.

My weakness, my blasted human side was my own weakness, my undoing.

It broke me, the last person I thought had honorable values in this ocean of lies and deceit was the one that did hurt me the most and she blames me for it. Part of me acted out of logic just to be able to do control damage later. But another part of me couldn't cope with it. I knew. I had to go on but I didn't know how or why. Then I tried to end it all and I failed.

I forced myself into following politics on the holonet to distract my mind till I got genuinely interested. For a while, galactic politics commentators became my only company. Ironically, music helped me cope with the feelings and provided a reason for discipline. Dialog with everybody else was reduced to a bare minimum as well as my activity. Even my own men started doubting me. The squadron could’ve been closed and I’d be assigned to reserves. I had to do something , I had to fight back.

I still had nightmares about reliving that moment where I caught Lady with the other guy. Not any guy but a defender of that which I despise: the New Republic. I always felt their military mocked ours in a way, yet they defeated us decisively. And I found on the simulations I couldn't react fast enough to their responses. My 1v1 training was pretty useless against them and their advanced loadouts , assisted aiming and communications. And one of them stole from me what I cherished most: my best friend, Lady, the love of my life. My own life ended that day. Lady killed me. That little angel I swore to protect with my life just backstabbed me and I’ll never forget the coldness of her look when I caught her and the fire in her eyes when we last met after I reported what I found out.

I knew she was putting distance, I also found out nothing from me would satisfy her.

Literally, a rebel found a way to kill me from the inside. I lost the will to fight, to live”.

---

He tapped his datapad to pause the recording. He ignored the possibility of others turning to look at him talking to the datapad. normally it wouldn’t happen on an imperial ship, but rules have changed since Endor - and that’s why he was using a public space for a personal record. Not that intel wouldn’t eventually find out…he just wanted to register what he is going through.

The blast doors opened and the bridge could be seen. Long ago, that view would awe him to no end but now it was business as usual. He approached one of the stations where the blue skinned officer was talking to Task and Araujo saluted both.

-”Sirs, AH-11929 reporting in”

-”Don’t ‘sir’ me man, come here” Gestured Genie with one hand as he turned his body to face Araujo with a smile. Admittedly, the man…or rather pantoran, he forgot the species name and was too ashamed to ask, was trying to perform his new job as best as he could. Araujo knew the routine too well. It wasn’t the first time he’d receive a new COM let alone the first time a peer would become his superior. He knew he could feel comfortable with Genie at the helm of the Battlegroup but at same time, it was a compromise for excellence.

In the months before Genie’s assignment, Araujo decided he’d slowly increase his participation doing at least one step at time but three key events brought him back: The arrival of Ty and Mathius, meeting Suni and the assignment of Genie.

Mathius Jerikko is a young enthusiast. It’s been a while since somebody did so much to become a full LT. Granted, Ty Seerlan was another exceptional promise. Araujo began to have more than just a pulse himself thanks to Seerlan. Ty’s tactical skills and eye for reading what was needing to be done in a mission motivated him to follow his leads and participate in simulations. His proposals were often accepted as tactical/operative plans against the Ishtari and that was the initial spark Araujo needed.

Jerikko took it to the next level. Araujo wouldn’t just sit and do nothing while the rest of his men were doing something. He tried to tail Seerlan insofar as activity and Jerikko presented him with a challenge on simulations. Araujo had to once more lead by example and he started participating actively once more.

Regulations about plans and competitions eased a bit in his eyes. On the other hand, he witnessed the appointment of his former COM, Phoenix, as WO. It was the right moment to dig his old plan for the squadron and propose it as a competition. It was worth trying.

It was approved.

Now Alpha, could begin training properly and he could shape the squadron as he deemed appropriate of what should be an elite squadron from the old times. Then, Genie stepped in. He now had a moral compromise to excel.

He regained his motivation. The Penguins would rise once again for the glory of the Empire.

It wasn’t a steady curve, it was more of a fight, struggling back and forth against this invisible monster that consumed his being. An internal war that almost no one would perceive except those closest to him, sometimes. With time, episodes receded but sometimes he still woke up in the middle of night with a strong feeling that something was horribly wrong. Lady shouldn’t be gone. But, she was gone. His own spiritual beliefs were gone, possibly his moral code was gone as well. Time would tell whether he recovers or transforms into someone else.

However, in spite of all this, the Empire was still here.

-”...so they were clever and… hey, are you here?” Genie wondered as Araujo had his look seemingly fixated towards one of the displays and at same time at nothing in particular. He died a thousand times on the inside.

-”I’m sorry, I couldn’t understand…” Araujo had to put up an excuse -”Can you rephrase it, please?” he said in an almost robotic tone with an expresionless face. His body stance, completely firm, would make any imperial drill sergeant proud.

Task’s own facial expression indicated exasperation and a reprimand was to come from him when Genie waved his hand and graciously repeated the briefing.


To be continued...

 

ISDII: Hammer's bridge (from wallpaperset.com)
 

Intro & News

As I said, the next step is to focus on each pilot's training, motivation and equipment. Making them accustomed with our objectives, procedures, resources and documentation. What we seek to achieve, how are we proposing to do it and with which instruments we attempt to do it. Linking the pilots to the basic information seems like the first priority. Informing them about what it is expected of the squadron is instrumental. Then, clear, defined reasons and motives to pursue these goals must be provided. A methodic training sequence can be provided afterwards although most of our pilots won't need it. Still, we need to maintain our combat flying shape

I'd like to add that I know we all have responsibilities IRL. Our time is limited, our energy and attention dissolved among several focuses,even with extra recreations. I gather that modern sites and applications compete for our attention. I am myself writing these lines as I wait for the subway. It works, in a way, the damned thing made it to the station even faster than I'd expected.

I know modern times turned us into working machines. Either we are working or we are sleeping or buying enough food to survive till the next payment.

But I also know that we are what we do and if we do something particular, something that speaks about who we are, what we think and what we could achieve, then, in a way, we will be immortalized and our lives would be part of history.

We already have the tools, the means: this club, this squadron, our stories and our skills.

Next month, we will have a chance to make history. We will have a chance to reach goals together as a team. We will get a chance to make future generations remember us. Why would they remember us? Because we will do something out of the ordinary: to overcome our shadows, our restraints, and create a path to prove we can be better than others and for a reason.

Look at each other, fellow pilots following a passion. We all share the same feeling for being out there flying our ships. We have this thirst for excellence…are we going to let life take away our passion ? Are we letting routine and work take our moment to demonstrate what are we made of?

Squadron (Re) Mobilization is an opportunity to be part of a great event and write our name in the glorious pages of history. Oh yes, they will remember the squadrons that won, the teams that reached all the goals.

And I know each one of you can help reach these goals my penguins. If I came back from the unthinkable, then you can return and put the squadron on the table.

  • From the desk of our IO!:

    "All,

    A couple of quick recommendations when posting fiction content on the site using copy/pasted text (as opposed to file uploads):

    1. Don’t use random sets of characters for ‘breaks’ between sections. If you need a real horizontal rule, use `---` between two sections.

    2. If you’re authoring using Microsoft Word, you may note that your pasted content ‘loses’ line breaks between paragraphs. This is because with its default settings Word actually uses a single line break, but *displays* this line break with additional spacing. There are multiple ways to deal with this, but one of the easiest is simply pressing enter twice when authoring. (To more correctly set up Word for this type of use, more experienced users may want to set the Paragraph Settings in the document to set spacing before and after paragraphs to 0.)

    Following these recommendations will help ensure your content appears as it was intended, and is semantically correct for accessibility and search engine optimization.

    If you have any difficulty with your content, let me know and I can help get you sorted out."

  • From the TO: **New Systems Courses and Certification!**!:

    The Training Office is proud to announce the release of the last two Systems courses for the Alpha Sector, as well as a new Certification to tie them all in together. Systems: Phare and Systems: Carrida & Lantare were the two final courses to complete the Certificate in Spatial Geography (Alpha).

    With the introduction of the Spatial Geography certification, we will begin to work on our next Graduate level qualification, Naval Studies.

    Many thanks go to VA Jaxx Nassin (PIN 56051) for working on the Systems Manual on our prestigious Wiki page.

    You can check out the new courses and certification here (click)

  • Gold Stars awarded: Not an easy feat and it must be celebrated everytime it is awarded. Congratulations to LC Vapen Van'an and MAJ andr3! I thank them for their contributions to the fleet. I salute you, fellow pilots!
  • Weekend Sparrings: Every weekend, you can log in Discord and meet your fellow squad mates forsome good PvP practice on 1v1 /2v2 matches. I will be there on friday nights -4 UTC (EST) and most likely during Saturday and Sunday nights since 21:00.
  • Wiki update: in progress I've been working a lot on the information on our wiki site. It is still a WIP but at least we got the structure of the article after a research on RL SpecOps articles and air force squadrons. Proceeding to fill it. I really suggest you guys fill up your INPRs and wiki articles if you haven't done so. If you do not have wiki access send me the information while we manage to get you a working account if posssible.  Updated our roster and revised the squadron wiki and added a page for Operation: Slumber Party. I am considering using the Wiki to post information that I repeatedly post here.
  • WSR format So I know the text on the evaluation is borked. I'm no html expert and I've been using "Pre" instead of just "p" ahh... there has been discussions on WSRs, updating them , their frequency, format. Been considering dumping the information that is being repeated on a wiki page and just give you eval and news. Rosters? you get rosters when you see evl...see what I mean?

 

(Fractalsponge's take on the MIS - go check his site at www.fractalsponge.net)

Competitions

As of now, Operation: Slumber Party is in effect. Our first target is Beta Squadron.

We will keep running weekly sparring sessions to practice 1v1 and 2v2 tactics. We'll need those skills and they take time, discipline and consistency to develop. They are our kung fu so to speak

Squadron (Re)Mobilization will come soon so get ready to invest some quality time flying for the glory of the Empire and Lagtartida!

Current competitions can be found here. On that table you'll see which units it involves. When it says "TIE Corps" or Battlegroup I" they do involve us and you can participate. Click on each one to see the details. Needless to say, when it says Alpha Squadron, it means it involve us.

Highlighted Competitions:

Well Alpha's Slumber Party (yes, click here) :v

Description:

Every month, pilots from Alpha squadron will fly PvP matches against pilots of a designated squadron of the TIE Corps. Alpha will fly against every single other unit of the TC, one squadron per month. Performance metrics will determine the winning pilots and the winning squadron. The objective isn’t much to spam LoCs but to create unit cohesion, build unit morale and motivation and obtain field experience against real opponents. Get the ball rolling in terms of training towards participating in other online events.

Full details can be found here (click) or here (click)
Input form: Input form (click)

 

 
Time to analize what we've done on the week (from Jodocast.com)

 

Weekly Evaluation #171

Pilot

SP

LoS

LoC

Other Activity/Awards/Comments

[1:Alpha 1-1]
LC Alejandro Araujo

8

20

7


Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 8x

Battles Completed: 0x (0x missions)

FREE_MISSION_COMPLETED:
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 4 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 4 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 3 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 2 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 2 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 1 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 1 (1 mission)
* [Tue May 09 2023] Free mission completed: TIE-F 1 (1 mission)


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment
* LoS x 20
Player Vs Player
* LoC x 7


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)
==none==

Battles Reviewed (0x)
==none==

IU Courses Passed (0x)
===none===


Trivia

==none==


Fiction

1.734 words ~ 9 misc points


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

===none===

Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

Editing WSR html format, uploading image assets.

NEW_REPORT:
* [Fri May 12 2023] Submitted a new Alpha Squadron report


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 point

==none==


Awards & Achievements:

==none==

(Being alive and motivated is more than enough. Long live the Empire!)



Observation: I believe I've improved a bit since I last did what I did on February. I've been retaking places, trying to find a new focus…I think these challenges and being able to appreciate that I’ve the time to follow them, actually helped me find myself back, find my path and gained the strength I needed to retake places in my mind. No comfort zone for me tho as I'm on an ascendent spiraling of completing tasks and retaking ideas and visiting places..

Over the weeks, I've flown 1v1 matches and focused on not losing so badly at first, then doing me best to evade and then timing my firing opportunities. I had to change my joystick as my old MetalStrike3D finally jittered too much to be able to handle it. The old sidewinder felt a bit strange at first as I tried to deal with deadzones and sensibility but I got used. Sniping is possible now, but real hard to achieve with a lose center.

Lag has played a major role as in some matches people drops at the 5 min mark or less. In some other cases games becomes unplayable on my side but I stay to the end. I got a record to show what it means to be able to land a hit or two under laggy conditions.

[2: Alpha 1-2]
CM Milo Antu

0

0


Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

==none==


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation:. No stress here. If we can have sparrings fine, if not then just rest for next month. Milo has the intention to participate. We just need to time our meetings, which is no easy feat. Plan ahead of time for next month, so we can win some matches for ReMob.

[3:Alpha 1-3]
LT LPhoenix

0

0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

===none===

Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


IU Courses Passed (1x)
COURSE_PASSED:
* [Sun May 14 2023] Course passed: TIE Corps Core [TCCORE] - 87%


Streaming

Uploading YouTube videos about XWAU gameplay


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


==none==



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Assigned:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


MEDALS_AWARDED:
* CoB x 1



Observation: Well, I know what you did past week was amazing so I guess it is ok if you take a break. I actually want you guys fully rested. Plan your schedule for next month. Be ready for some MP training. Congratulation on your promotion to LT and actually on passing TCCORE as well! Appreciate you took the time to do it.

[4: Alpha 1-4]
 LT Alpharius Omegon

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

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Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:






Observation: really, I need to see your presence. I'm myself giving you time as I finish paperwork before sending the email.

[5:Alpha 2-1]
COL Talons Pryde

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0 missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

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Wiki

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Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

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Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:






Observation: Write, run trivia, fly…need you here on the unit. This will never be the same without you. You're one of us.

[6:Alpha 2-2]
LT Mathius Jerikko

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

 


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===

IU Courses Passed (1x)

===none===

Uniform update

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===



Observation: Glad you've kept flight activity. Save your energy for next month my dude.

[7:Alpha 2-3]
LCM Hopfot

0 1 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

MEDALS_AWARDED:
* LoS x 1

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Uniform update

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation: Good to see some activity. I'd really be satisfied to see you active next month. Plan ahead of time my penguin.

[8:Alpha 2-4]
CM Aaron Cremel

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0 missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation: Ok, sending the email after this report. I can't wait forever my dude.

[9:Alpha 3-1]
COL Horus Blackheart

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0 missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation: :P I'd say fly more but you're flying. We need to regularize our training sessions and see what we can do about lag.

[10:Alpha 3-2]
SL Nabrewra

0 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0 missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation:RSV looks like a good place for you my dude if you can't be ready next month.

[11:Alpha 3-3]
LT Ty Seerlan

11 0 0

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0

===none===

Battles Completed: 2 (11x missions)

BATTLE_COMPLETED:
* [Sun May 14 2023] Battle completed: TIE-TC 219 (6 missions)
* [Sun May 14 2023] Battle completed: XvT-TC 147 (5 missions)


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

===none===

Player Vs Player

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 8x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===

Created INPR

===none===


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


===none===





Observation: I'm ok with you at ease this month. Just the casual MP will be fine. Feel free to participate on the ship and fleet SP events.

[12:Alpha 3-4]
CM LQC-75-3

0 1 3

Communications:


Discord

Flight Operations:



Regular Activites

Single Player

Free Missions Completed: 0x

===none===

Battles Completed: 0 (0x missions)

===none===


Multiplayer

Player Vs Environment

MEDALS_AWARDED:
* LoS x 3

Player Vs Player

MEDALS_AWARDED:

* LoC x 1


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Auxiliary Operations:



Regular Activities

Submitted Battle/Mission Review: 0x

Free Missions Reviewed (0x)

===none===

Battles Reviewed (0x)

===none===


Trivia

===none===


Wiki

===none===


Extraordinary Activities


===none===



Administrative Tasks:



Regular Activities

Submitted Reports:

===none===

Created INPR

===none===)


Extraordinary Activities

Updated Unit Information on Site: 0 words, 0/200=0 points

===none===


Awards & Achievements:


Bestowed Callsign: "Falcon Kid"!



Observation: Same as Horus. We need to keep our combat flight shape. No rush, but remember the enemy will be ruthless. Come my brethren, there's a lot to do.

Promotions & Transfers

Transfers:

Outgoing

    • ==none==

Incoming

    • ===none===

Promotions:

    • ===none===

Reassignments:

    • ===none===

Miscellaneous

  • Campaign Role Play.

    About the campaign project:

    As you might know, we'll be flying cooperative missions hopefully for TFTC but if that doesnt work, we'll go for XWAU or BoP as plans "B" and "C". With the OPT_Limit hook desynching connections, chances are we'll have to revert to base XWAU and for that I might be just trying to follow a EaW gameplay to draw inspiration for the battles as we figure out how it works before we move forward

    Depending on the outcome of each mission (we might win or lose them) the next missions might change their context.

    As special forces we might have the benefit of mission rehearsals, meaning we can fly the mission 2 times under what we believe would be the "real" scenario according to whatever data Intelligence can provide (which may or may not vary).

    However, for the mission to be fully successful after rehearsals, we'll have to achieve a bigger score on the "real" deal. And we'll have just 3 waves on rehearsals. Fail there and you won't qualify for the mission. On the "real" deal you'll have just 1 wave. If 50% or more doesnt qualify, mission fails and story will change. If we are successful on the rehearsals but fail on the real mission, we'll fail eitherway and depending on how we fail, story will change.

    Update 08-10: TFTC #1 is done, working on TFTC-2, still havent submitted the pertinent IUs

    Update 12-05: Submitted all pertinent IUs (Now I can submit missions in all classic platforms plus TFTC). Got a couple ideas for XW and BoP (could be worked for TFTC but I want to begin with XW and make the most out of it).

    Update 13-05: I got a draft which I am working as I write this ongoing fiction

  • Auxiliary Platforms

    As the EHTC adopts the concept of secondary games, we expand further on it and propose a list for us all to have fun with other squad mates. I'll eventually dump this list into a wiki page and update it as we see fit.

    I am considering moving this into a Wiki article and link you there.

    Secondary Games

     FPS
      Doom series and mods
      Quake series
      Republic Commando
      Duke Nukem series
      Battlefield series
      Company of Heroes 2
      Rise of The Triad
      Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
      RS2: Red Orchestra
      Mechwarrior series
     Isometric
      Crusader series
     Role/Play Games
      Star Wars: The Old Republic
      Star Trek Online
     Racing Simulators
      Episode I: Racer
      F1 Series
     Flight Simulators
      XWA Mods
  • Embers of the Empire mod for XWAU: LT Ilios' mod (campaign + shipset) is an amazing piece of work. Ilios is not only one of the TFTC devs but also an amazing guy and a very talented mission creator. I'll never cease to promote his work which can be downloaded here on the latest version that I'm aware of. He did what I originally wanted to do for XWA. I'll work on my own campaign inspired by his work. Let's support him penguins, he is one of us!
  Rise of Flight
  IL2 Sturmovik Series
  Project Wingman
  DCS World
  HAWX Series
  Star Trek Bridge Commander
 Strategy Games
  Total War series
  Star Trek Armada series
  Star Wars Rebellion
  Star Wars Force Commander
  Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds mod: Expanding Fronts
  Empire at War mods
EaW Remake: You see, the thing here is this mod is now accepted as part of the MP activity so it is a primary platform now. Thrawn's Revenge: Same as above...primary platform now.
  Sins of a Solar Empire
  WH40K Dawn of War series
  Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  ARMA: Cold War Assault

Tertiary Games

 Card Games
  Pazaak!
https://pazaak.parsely.io/join/KCEsca Pazaak is like Blackjack or 21, except the goal is 20 and you have to stay 20 or under. This is the mini-game that could be played on KOTOR iirc. Fun stuff. Thank VA Marenta for this.
 Puzzle Games
  Raster Prime
A brutally difficult puzzle game of obelisks, glyphs, and a mystery which remains unsolved. Click here for more info
  Kerflux
A puzzle game making waves. Diabolically simple and beautifully minimal. Click here for more info
 Board Games
 Arcade Games
  Skeletomb
An oddly addictive, and utterly adorable retro arcade adventure. Click here for more info
  Repulsive
A cyberpunk hoverboard uprising. Practice your skills, and smash serveillance equipment. Click here for more info
 Console Games
TBA
Basically anything else you suggest can be added to this list of games for fun that might eventually be the subject of competitions but our focus remains on the primary platforms.

Star Wars Book List:

As the site says "This is a simple list of all of the full-length Star Wars novels to date, in chronological order of when the stories take place, with the movies and TV shows also added for context. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas, or TV shows aimed at young children. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in recommended reading order based on my own judgement. Release dates are for the US - dates and availability may vary in other countries". You can check this most useful list here: https://www.yodasdatapad.com/booklist.html. Bookmark it! I already did!!!

Praised be the Lag!

Commander's Task List

Pending:

  • Update INPR and report procedure as a standing order.
  • Update Wiki character article and post procedure as a standing order.
  • Update uniform and report procedure as a standing order.
  • Download pending book list.
  • Submit a quick competition for MP sparring on XvT/XWA.
  • Define roles for SQXO and FL.
  • Study the possibility for yet another patch for the squadron.
  • Review ongoing TC-wide competitions.
  • Download new T/D wallpapers.
  • Recover lost files on PC (Thanks Pryde and LPhoenix).
  • Define a calendar and an agenda for TC activity.
  • Award pending medals for April and new ones from May
  • Fly monthly activity quota
  • Produce final list of secondary games
  • Backup Windows install
  • Upload gameplays on Youtube
  • Ensure pilots learn where all the critical information can be found.
  • Send the game list and the resource centre and other links to a wiki page
  • Figure out what else to do. I'm sure I'm missing a few things.
  • Document modding for a possible IU
  • Document YOGEME for possible IU material
  • Update WSR format
  • Update Standing Orders
  • Updare personal info on wiki
  • Resume Fg DM Groups
  • Create trivia competition
  • Create SP competition
  • Resume narrative
  • GIMP/Inkscape course?
  • Blender /Wings 3D course?
  • Propose list of new secondary games/tertiary games
  • Update MSE sheet format
  • Update WSR format and introduce tabs on evaluation
  • Update NGE format to meet new suggested standards
  • Complete XW Training

In progress:

  • Fill Alpha Squadron Wiki article sections.
  • Consolidate all data researched about spec ops and create an article defining our mission profile.
  • Concept-level design of Alpha Main Campaign RP.
  • Define an algorithm for the whole admin procedure (personal initiative). 
  • Organize cell phone.
  • Install secondary games
  • Organize remaining files on PC.
  • Review Alpha previous reports and extract any useful info for both wikia and WSRs.
  • Optimize WSR, correct errors and add necessary info.
  • Maintain MSE spreadsheet; add newcomers and remove reserves.
  • Dump May's Week #1 data for monthly evaluation and discuss with command.
  • Free space on cell phone.
  • Install W11, install official and secondary platforms plus modding, streaming and writing software.
  • Basic and detail-level designs of Alpha Main Campaign RP.
  • Create missions for first campaigns.
  • Compete in ReMob and encourage the squad to follow suit.
  • Inspect squadron's flight performance

Completed:

  • Outlines for battles 0-2 of Alpha Campaign RP.
  • Rework of the WSR format and fill each section.
  • Second fiction for the Alpha Campaign RP.
  • Third fiction for the Alpha Campaign RP.
  • First mission for the Alpha Campaign RP.
  • Monthly flight quota
  • Downloaded part of the book list.
  • Submitted WSR for September, October, November, December, January...and started doing Weekly reports again.
  • Dump September's-Decembers data for monthly evaluation and discuss with command.
  • Maintenance of Discord channel: remove obsolete fixed announcements and update FG DMs to include both SQXO and FL.
  • Award pending medals for July and August, September, October, november, December, January, February, March.
  • Compete in RtF
 

Monthly General Orders

Schedule Planning:

Plan ahead of time for next month and make room for all the fun we'll have flying and fighting on ReMob.

GoG XW Series

The classic Star Wars games (TIE Fighter, XvT, XWA, etc.) are available for digital sale at https://www.gog.com/ and http://steampowered.com/. The GOG version is generally preferred by most members for ease of patching with custom EH game content.

TCCORE

This basic IU course will help you familiarize with EHTC's procedures. I highly recommend you take it in case you haven't.

Update uniform, INPR and wiki character article!:

This goes for me as well. Each time you get promoted or receive an award you should update your uniform.

Commander's Analysis


Despite all the good PvP games, I still haven't begun formal training drills myself. I had, however, managed to reduce the gap and scoring a few hits even on laggy conditions. I still found some piloting and maneuvering issues I need to work on. The squadron is slowly beginning to respond to our initiatives and new pilots bring fresh motivation which is most welcome.

With WSRs now back on mailing lists, I hope they're being read so we can use them as an instrument of communication. I am by no means satisfied with the current level of readiness and training; we need to work harder on this. I'm doing my part before demanding the rest to do something: I prefer to lead by example, so take this time to have a rest while I prepare things.

Closing

I know some of the evaluations changed during the week. Changes will be displayed on next report. Dismissed!

Signoff

Respectfully submitted:

Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Araujo
CMDR/LC Alejandro Araujo/Alpha/Wing I/ISDII Hammer
email: ah.pin11929@gmail.com , Discord: Haakan#5400

 

Alpha Squadron/Wing I/ISDII: Hammer


MAJ TheBlackxRanger at 2023-05-17 (23:13)
Love all the imperial themed graphics in the report. Nice work!

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