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This report was submitted by CMDR/LC Tygra Shadowclaw/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge


 




THUNDER SQUADRON WSR #32

TO: High Admiral Anahorn Dempsey, Commodore ISDII Challenge
FROM: Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw; Commanding
DATE: 2021-06-27
SUBJECT: Thunder Squadron Weekly Report #32

SQUADRON NEWS

Welcome Thunder Pilots to this week's report!
There are a lot of Competitions either starting in July or currently running. Take a look at the Competiton section and see what you can do. Keep a look out on the squadron positions. I am looking to move a few folks around. Just waiting on approval from the High Admiral. No this does not mean I am put others in FL or XO positions. Just moving folks around in their current flight.


COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

Thunder Trivia:

One trivia question, for a total of four questions during the weekday - points awarded to all, and whoever has most points at the end of the week wins an IS-BR.

Every month, the highest scoring pilot wins an IS-SR, and every pilot with 40 points or more wins an extra IS-BR.

Additionally, there are incentive IS-BRs awarded at 50, 100, 250 and every further 250 points

Thunder Trivia 11 postponed for the week, will hopefully be returning this coming week.

Thunder Squadron CAP flight:

Description: For the month of July we are on CAP. The pilot with the most LOS/LOC and/or SP missions becomes top pilot One point for every LoS, LoC and 2 points for any of the TIE/XvT/XWA missions flown during this month. Awards for placement are IS-SW, IS-BW. Prepare yourselves!

The Challenge with Words
Description: Description: After a particularly bad batch of Chalquilla was distributed by Inferno Squadron, medical was inundated with severely hungover and somewhat illiterate members of the fleet. The tanks had been infected with a spore that ate sugar and spit out alcohol, like yeast. But, this spore also had a side effect, it secreted a neuro- inhibitor that ate away people’s knowledge. To help “stimulate” some learning, Inferno, along with the medical crew, have started sending out word puzzles to help the members of the fleet regain some of their lost knowledge.

Method: At the beginning of every month COL Marenta will generate a word search and post the link. Each month the puzzle will be related to something specific, planets, people, craft, manufacturers, wars, a movie/book/series, etc. At the beginning of the month, COL Marenta will announce the winners of the previous month and send out the next month’s puzzle.

Imperial Storm III

Description: Imperial Storm is a turn based war-game that pits all three Battlegroups against the others over a map of the planetary systems that we are currently near.

The teams will do battle against each other for control of the map, earning points for holding systems and attempting to deprive the enemy of their own.

Battles are fought using a scoring system that takes into account all Legion (LoC/LoS) earned during the combat window, alongside the average scores of a teams top 4 SP pilots.

Full rules can be found here:
http://www.isdhammer.org/ImperialStorm_III.pdf

The winning Team at the end of the 30 turn game will see all participating pilots earn a TIE Corps Meritorious Unit Award (MUA).

The top 6 scorers in each of the 3 streams (top LoC count, top LoS count, top HS% SP count) will earn Iron Stars as below:

1st: IS-GW
2nd: IS-SW
3rd: IS-SW
4th: IS-BW
5th: IS-BW
6th: IS-BW

Sigma Sigil:

Description: Sigma Squadron has been brought back from the dusty corner of a disused hanger aboard the Warrior. To go along with our shiny new Bombers and Interceptors, we require a new patch!

FA Turtle Jerrar has kindly done an updated high-res patch so we aren't flying around with paint flakes falling off.

The only stipulation in place is that the patch be predominantly made up of purple and gold, to honor the history of Sigma Squadron.

If you are stuck for ideas of a starting platform, please do not hesitate to contact me, as I have a draft patch drawn up.

Good luck to all and thanks in advance!

June COO Objective Scramble: Quad Damage:

Description: Pilots,
There will be a rotating COO Objective each month for a chosen platform and goal. This month is based on teamwork as well as capital ship damage!

Objective:
Form a team of four or five. This is your team for the entire month and pilots cannot be paired with pilots who are already paired in a team. E-mail your team to tc-combat-ops-office@googlegroups.com once made. Submit your post-game winning scoreboard from Star Wars Squadrons in Fleet Battles (PvP Ranked) or Fleet Battles (PvE Unranked) via e-mail at tc-combat-ops-office@googlegroups.com between June 1, 2021 (0:00 GMT) and June 30, 2021 (23:59 GMT). The COO and COOAs will have access to these submissions and place them in an online tally.

The team that has the most victories at the end of this month will have their members win the IS-GW, second place the IS-SW and third place the IS-BW. If we have a tie between teams, the tie breaker will be decided by the COO team calculating the total capital ship damage done by each team with their submissions, highest number wins.

To encourage further participation, each winning pilot per month will be given a rating of 3 points at maximum, scalable to 2 or 1 if less than 3 pilots participate a month. The top three pilots at the end of the year will attain the annual awards.


Challenge Championship League:

All teams will play one match per week, best of two. Picking up 3 points for a 2/0 win and 1 point for a 1/1 split. This continues for 7 weeks until the round robin is complete. Home advantage of picking faction first will be decided by coin toss, with the loser picking faction second. Map will be set to random for the first game with the same map played again in the second game. Tiebreaker ruling for teams on equal points at the end of week 7 will be decided by least total deaths.

After this the top four teams will play in the play-off week where 1st and 3rd will play in semi-final one and 2nd and 4th play in semi-final two. These two semi-finals and the final itself will be best of three with those placing higher in the league having home advantage for the third game if required.

All matches to be played in the EH-TC Discord at times agreed by the teams within the one week parameter set.

TIE Corps Book Club - Season 1:

Description: Book Club!

Every month, members of the TIE Corps will gather on Discord to discuss a novel, chaired by the WARD. At the end of the gathering, players will vote on the next book to be read and discussed.

Participation prizes for those who actively take part, IS-SR for the player deemed to have shown the most engagement and insight into the chosen novels

Trivia Grand Tour Season Six:

Description:
Each week on Sunday evening (usually), Plif will send out a link pointing to five trivia questions for everyone to answer. The trivia questions will come from the canon Star Wars Universe. Responses are due the following Sunday before Plif releases the next set of questions.

Bonus questions may be sent out intermittently, either attached to a normal week or coinciding with a holiday or special event. Answering these questions will count towards the participation rewards, but not the weekly/monthly/overall awards.

== Point System ==

It's pretty mathy, but the formula is:

# Correct + (5 / Time in Seconds) * 1.5

The intent is for all players to earn points based on how many correct answers they provided and the amount of time it took to provide those answers while still providing the most points for players that provide all five correct answers.

Example: If GN Frown answered all five questions correctly in 45 seconds, he'd earn 5.167 points that week. If LC Tempest answered two questions correctly in 35 seconds, he'd earn 2.214 points that week.

For any participant that has access to more than one database PIN, uses both to access the trivia and the second entry has a significantly quicker time than the first, the second entry will not be eligible for any time-related scoring bonuses.
== Weekly Awards ==

First place weekly from the Corps - IS-SR

Second place weekly from the Corps - IS-BR


== Monthly Awards ==

First place monthly from the Corps - IS-GR

Second place monthly from the Corps - IS-SR

Third place monthly from the Corps - IS-BR


== End of Season Awards ==

Note: For the End of Season awards, all players will have two weeks with a score below 5.0 replaced with 5.0

First place overall from the Corps - IS-PR

Second place overall from the Corps - IS-GR

Third place overall from the Corps - IS-SR

Fourth place overall from the Corps - IS-BR


== Participation Rewards ==

IS-CR for every 50 correctly answered questions.

IS-SR for correct answers at the following landmarks:

327 - Docking bay aboard the Death Star where the Millennium Falcon was captured (and later “escaped”)
725 - The odds against surviving a night on the frozen surface of Hoth
IS-GR for correct answers at the following landmark:

1138 - In honor of The Maker
Participation totals are carried over from comp IDs 2623, 2696, 2741, 2869, 2893, 2947, 2957, 2979, 3003, 3038, 3047, 3053, 3055, 3103, 3222, and 3244.

COO's Star Wars Squadrons Episode VII - 2021:

Description: Pilots,
Welcome to the 2021 refresh of the COO's Star Wars Challenge.

Platforms Involved:
Squadrons

Objective:
Accumulate the most missions in a Squadrons approved multiplayer platform. You may submit PvP battles (Legion of Combat) or PvE battles (Legion of Skirmish). You have from 00:00 GMT on the first day of the month to begin and your submissions must be approved by the Combat Operations Office no later than 23:59 GMT on the last day of the month.

At the end of the month the totals will be tallied for each pilot's LoC and LoS scores and totaled into a sum. The top three scoring pilots will receive the respectively monthly reward based on ranking.

There will also be an ongoing annual ranking so you are encouraged to continue participation. The top pilot will be given 3 points for that month towards that ranking, reduced to 2 or 1 if there are less than 3 pilots participating each month. At the end of the year, the top three pilots overall will receive the annual awards.

Firebird Squadron Training:

Description: Every two weeks, Firebird will assemble for Multiplayer Training! Star Wars Squadrons, EA Battlefront 2, and others; let's try to get full flights working together!

Pilots will be awarded an IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for every 3 events attended, IS-SW for attending the most events in six months, and an IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.

The Challenge with Words:

Description: After a particularly bad batch of Chalquilla was distributed by Inferno Squadron, medical was inundated with severely hungover and somewhat illiterate members of the fleet. The tanks had been infected with a spore that ate sugar and spit out alcohol, like yeast. But, this spore also had a side effect, it secreted a neuro- inhibitor that ate away people’s knowledge. To help “stimulate” some learning, Inferno, along with the medical crew, have started sending out word puzzles to help the members of the fleet regain some of their lost knowledge.

Method: At the beginning of every month COL Marenta will generate a word search and post the link. Each month the puzzle will be related to something specific, planets, people, craft, manufacturers, wars, a movie/book/series, etc. At the beginning of the month, COL Marenta will announce the winners of the previous month and send out the next month’s puzzle.

Competition medals:

IS-GR for first and second correct submission
IS-SR for third, fourth, and fifth correct submissions
IS-BR for sixth through tenth correct submissions
IS-CR for completing the puzzle after the first ten entries.




TIE Corps in Battle Season Three:

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.

The pilot with the highest score each month in each platform will earn 8 points. The next highest score will earn 7, the next highest 6, then 5, then 4 and so on. All submissions will earn at least 3 points. Any mission high scores will earn 1 bonus point and any battle high scores will earn 2 bonus points. High scores are determined at the time the BSF was submitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, 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.

Lasts until 30 June


COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:

Description:
Every Legion of Skirmish earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Coop Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.

Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year

MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:

Description:
MP Ace of the TIE Corps is going to have to work a little bit differently in 2021 with Star Wars Squadrons in full force and a similar competition being run by the COO for that game.

Every Legion of Combat earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Kill Board. Counting just the points earned from games OTHER than Star Wars Squadrons, the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year

SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:


Every Single Player mission flown earns the pilot a point on the Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

Each mission only counts once for the year, but missions flown in previous years can be reflown for points on the Kill Board (but not additional FCHG points). The Kill Board statistics on the TIE Corps website are final.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.

lasts until 31 Dec

Trivia for the Challenged:

One trivia question every weekday - points awarded to all, and whoever has most points at the end of the week wins an IS-BR.
Every month, the highest scoring pilot wins an IS-SR, and every pilot with 40 points or more wins an extra IS-BR.
Additionally there are incentive IS-BRs awarded at 50, 100, 250 and every further 250 points.


Dempsey's Weekly Screenshots:

Each report will feature a movie screenshot as usual. Be the first to send the correct answer to the TC mailing list and the IS-BR is yours.

Check out: The Competition Center - For the latest! LAST ONE TO TAKE PLACE with her last report!



Thunder Trivia Answers Week 25

1) How many symbiotic aspects of the force are their? 2
2) From question one name the aspects of the force. Living and Cosmic
Who came up with the rule of two? Darth Bane
4) No question given No answer expected

Week 25 victor - LCM LegionX

SQUADRON ACTIVITY

FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Thunder Warriors - "Bring the Thunder"

Thunder CMDR: LC Tygra Shadowclaw

Email /Discord
Admin Work for Squadron
Played Star Wars the Old Republic
Played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Played Star Wars Jedi Acadamy
Played Star Wars TIE Fighter
Played Star Wars Xwing versus TIE Fighter
Compeleted TIE-TC 202
Ran Thunder Trivia 25
Participated in Dempsey's Screenshots
Uploaded Uniform

Thunder 1-2: SLT Jax

Email / Discord

Thunder 1-3: SLT Heax

Email / Discord

Thunder 1-4: TBD

TBD

FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Lightning Raiders - "Feel the Thunder"

Thunder 2-1: LT LegionX

Email/Discord
Participated in Thunder Trivia 25
Won Thunder Trivia 25
IS-BR awarded for Thunder Trivia 25
IS-BR awarded for reaching 50 Life time points in Thunder Trivia
IS-BR awarded for reaching 100 Life time points in Thunder Trivia
Awarded IS-BR for Acheiveing 50 life time point in Thunder Trivia (a bit late)
Awarded IS-BR for achieveing 100 life time points in Thunder Trivia (also a bit late)

Thunder 2-2: LCM Mo Kongo

Awarded IS-BR for 50 life time points in Thunder Trivia (a bit late)

Thunder 2-3: TBD

TBD

Thunder 2-4: LT The Dice Goblin

Quiet (Poke, Poke is it fresh? Is it juicy? Does it taste good?)

FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Rolling Thunder - "Fear the Thunder"

Thunder 3-1: CM Dynamus

Email / Discord
Awarded IS-BR for 50 life time points earned in Thunder Trivia (a bit late)

Thunder 3-2: TBD

TBD

Thunder 3-3: COL Impulse

Quiet

Thunder 3-4: LT Green

Quiet (What 'bout his legs? He don't need those. Ooh they look tasty!)


ROSTER


Thunder Squadron - Assassination
of Wing X of the ISDII Challenge




COMMANDER Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw (tygra.shadowclaw@gmail.com)
NICKNAME Stormbringers
MOTTO "Swift, Silent, Deadly"
WEBSITE http://wiki.emperorshammer.org/Thunder_Squadron ; http://thunder.isdchallenge.org/
MESSAGE BOARD http://discord.com/invite/MSxYV8a
REPORTS https://tc.emperorshammer.org/showreport.php?id=1&nid=40
BATTLEBOARD https://tc.emperorshammer.org/battleboard.php?sqn=40

uniform patch


FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Thunder Warriors
Motto: "You've been Thunderstruck"
[1] LC Tygra Shadowclaw
(tygra.shadowclaw@gmail.com)
[2] SL Jax
(Onlyswagger98@gmail.com)
[3] SL Heax
(herman.axelsson07@gmail.com)
[4] TBA





FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Lightning Raiders
Motto: "Feel the Thunder"
[5] LCM LegionX
(lgx0173@gmail.com)
[6] LCM Mo Kongo
(laconius102@gmail.com)
[7] TBA
[8] LT The Dice Goblin
(dwatkins2112202@gmail.com)



FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Rolling Thunder
Motto: "Fear the Thunder"
[9] CM Dynamus
(wgusgomez@gmail.com)
[10] TBA
[11] COL Impulse
(impulse_eh@yahoo.com)
[12] LT Green
(themrgreenshowttv@gmail.com)


COMMANDERS CORNER

WORDS FROM OUR CMDR, MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw:
I will be depending on the Flight leaders to step up. You're in a position of leadership which means you have some additional duties beyond that of a standard Flight member.

For those that haven't taken the TIE CORE course from the Imperial Academy, please do so. By not taking it you will limit yourselves to the Rank of Lieutenant and no higher. The course is not difficult and can be done in 30 minutes.


Cogitatur una sabbatorum: Change begins with you! Look to what you can do to improve then help someone else out!


We have some active duty military folks with us as well as this being the summer months for the northern hemipshere of the world. So activity is a little down. I am hopping to see an improvement this coming week. I have already pushed out TIE-TC 202 and I am working on XvT-TC 14. You all know my busy schedule. (I work 12 to 15 hours a day 6 days a week). So If I can do that you can too.




CMDR/LC Tygra Shadowclaw/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
BSx2/PCx3/ISMx9/IS-2SW-1BW-4SR-20BR/LoC-CSx2-Rx1/LoS-TS-CS-Rx1/MoC-3doc-3poc-3goc-4soc-
26boc/CoLx2/CoB/OV-23E/OV-23E [Aquilifer] [Certified] [Private 1st] {TCCORE-SM/2/3/4-
TM/1-XAM}

Assassins