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


 


THUNDER SQUADRON WSR #47

TO: Vice-Admiral Silwar Naiilo, Commodore ISDII Challenge
FROM: Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw, Commanding and Commander Legion X, Finest Executive Officer in the Fleet
DATE: 09-19-2021
SUBJECT: Thunder Squadron Weekly Report #47

SQUADRON NEWS

Welcome Thunder Pilots to this week's report!

RtF status posted here. Trying myself to get points on the board. Lost 7 SC games in a row. Though I am averaging 12 to 14 kills per game. Those of you who have zero next to your name need to find something to do to get points posted. COM is not accepting any excuses with all the possible things that can be done for getting points on the board. Nether am I though I am an offender at the moment.






COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

Thunder Trivia:
Competition runtime: 07/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 (0 days left)
Units involved: Thunder
Competition medals: IS-BR, IS-SR
Description: Same as ever: 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.
ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Raise the Flag Bonus Competition #2: SC PvP

Competition ID#: 3328
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 10/05/2021 - 10/12/2021 (1 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW (top six)

Description:
This is our second bonus competition for RtF 2021. The Star Conflict PvP Bonus Comp will run from 0600 GMT on October 5th to 0600 GMT on October 12th.

The goal will be to submit via email to tccom@emperorshammer.org your SC PvP screenshot with the highest Efficiency score from a winning match. That'll account for objectives, assists, and kills. Screenshots must be from matches played in the PvP Arena, custom missions are not eligible.

The top ten places will be awarded 100, 85, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, or 20 bonus points respectively for their ships and squadrons. The top six places will earn an IS-GW, IS-SW, IS-SW, IS-BW, IS-BW, or IS-BW respectively.


Raise the Flag Bonus Competition #2: SC PvP

Competition ID#: 3328
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 10/05/2021 - 10/12/2021 (1 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW (top six)

Description:
This is our second bonus competition for RtF 2021. The Star Conflict PvP Bonus Comp will run from 0600 GMT on October 5th to 0600 GMT on October 12th.

The goal will be to submit via email to tccom@emperorshammer.org your SC PvP screenshot with the highest Efficiency score from a winning match. That'll account for objectives, assists, and kills. Screenshots must be from matches played in the PvP Arena, custom missions are not eligible.

The top ten places will be awarded 100, 85, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, or 20 bonus points respectively for their ships and squadrons. The top six places will earn an IS-GW, IS-SW, IS-SW, IS-BW, IS-BW, or IS-BW respectively.



Raise the Flag Bonus Competition #3: Graphics

Competition ID#: 3329
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 10/08/2021 - 10/14/2021 (3 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GR/SR/SR/BR/BR/BR for the top six

Description:
Pilots are to create images as their submissions for this bonus comp. Just one image per pilot will be allowed. Submissions should be sent to tccom@emperorshammer.org and include a ballpark figure on how long it took to make and a summary of how the image was made.

Building from the prompt for the Fiction Bonus Comp, the focus for the Graphics Bonus Comp will be images related to the situation on Tusorix. Think about things like what the planet's surface looks like (cityscape, landscape, etc.), the incoming unknown ships, the First Recon Division launching to counter them, etc. You don't have to follow the prompt, but submissions that do will have an edge over the ones that don't. Quality will be part of the criteria for judging but keep in mind that all submissions will earn at least one point for the work.

Submissions will be screened for images that already exist somewhere on the internet and have been re-used. This isn't a disqualifying factor as long as the origin of the image is disclosed, but the point of the competition is about creating something new so original content will be scored more highly than derivative works.

Graphics will be scored by the TCCS. The top ten places will be awarded 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100, 75, 50, or 25 bonus points respectively for their ships and squadrons. Each pilot will also receive the general graphics points for their submissions, 1-10 multiplied by either 1, 3, or 5 depending on how the image was put together. The top six places will receive Iron Stars. The deadline is 0600 GMT on Friday, October 15th.



Raise the Flag 2021

Competition ID#: 3325
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 10/01/2021 - 10/31/2021 (20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
Participants from the top ship: MUA
Participants from the top three squadrons: TUA/MUA/MUA
Overall individual point totals: IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW (top ten) if the majority of the pilot’s points came from flying, replaced with the Ribbon version of the award if the majority of the pilot’s points came from non-flying activities
Overall SP points – independent from Ace of the TC competition, since the point system is different: IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW (top six)
Overall MP points – independent from MP Ace of the TC competition, since the point system is different: IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW (top six)
Overall Writing points: IS-GR/SR/SR/BR/BR/BR (top six)
Overall Graphics points: IS-GR/SR/SR/BR/BR/BR (top six)
Non-flying bonus comps: IS-GR/SR/SR/BR/BR/BR (top six)
Flying bonus comps: IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW (top six)

Description:
This competition will determine the Flagship of the TIE Corps, the TCCOM’s Escort Squadron, and TCCOM’s Wingman for the next 12 months. Any forms of activity presented by the pilots will grant points to their ships. The TIE Corps Command Staff and volunteers from the Emperor's Hammer Command Staff will be participating as Avenger Squadron aboard the VSDII Aggressor. All disputes will be settled by the TIE Corps Command Staff.

The number of points awarded for each activity are as follows:
Point System
Single Player

2 points for each TIE Fighter mission flown from the Battle Center
4 points for each X-Wing versus TIE Fighter mission flown from the Battle Center
3 points for each X-Wing Alliance mission flown from the Battle Center
5 points for each X-Wing mission flown from the Battle Center
10 points for every mission high score
10 points x # of missions in the battle for every battle high score

Each battle/free mission in the compendium can be flown only once throughout the month for credit in the competition. Note that battles already flown in previous months of this year are eligible to be re-flown for points in Raise the Flag, however, they will not count towards Ace of the TIE Corps competition awards.
Multiplayer

1 point for every LoS awarded from Star Conflict
5 points for every LoC awarded from Star Conflict
2 points for every LoS awarded from X-Wing versus TIE Fighter
6 points for every LoC awarded from X-Wing versus TIE Fighter
2 points for every LoS awarded from X-Wing Alliance
6 points for every LoC awarded from X-Wing Alliance
5 points for every LoS awarded from EA Battlefront 1
7 points for every LoC awarded from EA Battlefront 1
5 points for every LoS awarded from EA Battlefront 2
7 points for every LoC awarded from EA Battlefront 2
6 points for every LoC awarded from Squadrons
3 points for every LoS awarded from Squadrons
Note: Modifiers are not allowed in custom matches in Squadrons for 4 or 5 players. When submitting the results of a custom match with 4 or 5 players, a screenshot showing that no modifiers were used must be included.

For 2 or 3 players, the following set of modifiers may be used:
60% raider/corvette hull (both factions)
80% capital ship hull (both factions)
80% flagship hull (both factions)

When submitting the results of a custom match with 2 or 3 players, a screenshot showing what modifiers were used (if any) must be included.

Art

1-10 points will be awarded to each written work submitted with at least 300 words. Each TCCS member will review the work, assign a score of 1-10, and the average of the scores will be multiplied by each set of 300 words in the piece. For example, a 3000 word piece scored as a 6 would be worth 60 points. 3000 / 300 = 10, 10 x 6 = 60.

1-10 points will be awarded to each graphic submitted, judged by the TCCS. Each TCCS member will review the work, assign a score of 1-10, and the average of the scores will be multiplied by 1 for pre-existing images or memes, 3 for handmade or photography entries, and 5 for anything that would've taken some time in a graphics application. For example, a handmade drawing that receives an average of 6 from the judges would be multiplied by 3 to be worth 18 points. In addition, a 20% bonus will be granted for submissions meeting one of the “official” uses that will be announced and updated as the competition continues.

1 point for every new Single Player mission or battle review submitted with at least 30 words through the database

Bonus points

Bonus points will be awarded only to the pilot’s ship and squadron, but regular points coming from Bonus comp activities will be awarded to the pilots regularly.

Fiction Bonus Competition - 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 25
Graphics Bonus Competition - 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 25
SP Bonus Competition - 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 25
MP Bonus Competitions - 100, 85, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20
Puzzle Bonus Competitions - 100, 85, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20

Bonus competitions details will be released separately.
No points

There will be no points for:

Squadron Citations earned. All squadrons and ships must get into the competition with equal conditions, and citations might be easier for one squadron to get than for another
FCHG/CR Rank gains points. These rank gains can be more easily achieved by one pilot than by the other, and pilots must enter the competition with equal conditions to award points
IWATS/IU Courses taken because of the current EH system not allowing the retaking of tests.
Mission Creation because


Crossword Challenge

Competition ID#: 3324
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL/CM Solohan50/Lambda 3-1/Wing I/ISDII Hammer
Competition runtime: 10/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
Monthly 1st: IS-GR
2nd and 3rd: IS-SR
4th, 5th, and 6th: IS-BR
IS-CR every two completed puzzles including previous and future Crossword Challenges

Description:
Alright pilots, strap into your fighters and drink your Bantha milk, it’s time to show off your knowledge with a crossword puzzle. Every month a new crossword puzzle will be created with a specific theme. Complete the crossword puzzle and email a screenshot to Solohan50@gmail.com. Winners will be determined by the number of correct answers. In the event of a tie, winners will be decided by how quickly the screenshots are submitted from the time the puzzle is published.



tarship Designers

Competition ID#: 3319
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FM/LT Scarlette/Inferno 2-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 09/18/2021 - 10/18/2021 (7 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GR for 1st place, IS-SR for 2nd place, IS-BR for 3rd place

Description:
This competition is about designing your very own starship. Can be as detailed as you wish to be. Design must include exterior design (blueprint style or actual artwork) and interior design of any rooms of your choice. The design can be of any kind of ship, fighter, cruiser, etc.

Submissions will be judged on overall composition, art skill, and design. Submissions should be sent to LT Scarlette via direct message in Discord.



Challenge’s Poetic Proficiency

Competition ID#: 3312
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL-SQXO/LCM Xylo Pethtel/Eagle 2-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 08/15/2021 - 11/14/2021 (1 month, 4 days left)
Unit(s) involved: ISDII Challenge

Competition medals:
IS-GR/SR/BR as described below

Description:
The Challenge is a great place to chat, play games, and even write stories with one another. But sometimes a little bit of rest and solo reflection time can be healthy, too. If you can find your way back to your bunks through the messes of bottles, of course.

If you’re an aspiring artist of words looking to flex your figurative finageries or simply want to try your hand at some harmonious lyrical happenings, you’re invited to prove the Challenge’s Poetic Proficiency.

Your task is simple. Every round, a general prompt will be given about something on the Challenge, her pilots, her crew, her history, or sometimes more Star Wars in general along with a poem type. You then write your heart and soul, or liver and Chalquilla, into a poem of the given type which will then be reviewed by your fellow competitors and a winner elected by vote. The stage is set, the stars spinning soliloquies, and the floor is yours. Practice your picturesque poetry and may the best be laid to rest and reflect.

There will be 6 rounds running from 2:01 AM EST Sunday, to 2:00 AM EST Sunday 2 weeks later, e.g., August 15th to the 29th. This is to get as many people involved as possible and give you all the time you need to get those Creative Challenge minds a churning.

The winner of each round’s voting will receive an IS-SR with the runner-up earning an IS-BR. At the end of the competition, a Poetic Champion of Words will be chosen by behind-the-scenes judges for the best overall prose in all metrics by which it can be measured. This Champion will then earn themselves an IS-GR.



COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3276
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

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

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/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.



MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3275
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

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

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/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.


The Challenge with Words

Competition ID#: 3274
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL-ROA-SQXO/COL Marenta/Inferno 3-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 04/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

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.

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.



SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3240
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

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

Description:
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/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.



COO's Star Wars Squadrons Episode VII - 2021

Competition ID#: 3235
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: COO/FA Miles Prower/TC-3/VSDII Aggressor
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
Monthly:
IS-GW for 1st place pilot
IS-SW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot OR 1st place pilot when there are less than 3 pilots placing.

Annual:
IS-PW for 1st place pilot
IS-GW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot

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

Competition ID#: 3189
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: CMDR-WARD/GN Stryker/Firebird/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 10/19/2020 - 12/31/2021 (2 months, 20 days left)
Unit(s) involved: ISDII Challenge

Competition medals:
IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for attending three events. IS-SW for attending the most events in six months. IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.

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.


SQUADRON ACTIVITY

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

Thunder CMDR: LC Tygra Shadowclaw

Email /Discord
Admin Work
Played SC (no wins so no awards)

Thunder 1-2: COL Impulse

EH Command staff stuff
LoC x 12
New combat rating Vet 3rd

Thunder 1-3: LT Ryuzokin

Email / Discord
IS-CR x 2
LoC x 3

Thunder 1-4: TBD

TBD

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

Thunder 2-1: CM LegionX

Email/Discord
Admin Work
LoS x 12

Thunder 2-2: CM Neko

Email / Discord

Thunder 2-3: SL SerenityStar13

Email/Discord
LoS x 8

Thunder 2-4: LT The Dice Goblin

Quiet

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

Thunder 3-1: CM Dynamus

Email / Discord
Admin work
LoS x 1
LoC x 7

Thunder 3-2: TBD

TBD

Thunder 3-3: CM Iam Thinking

Email / Discord

Thunder 3-4: LT Green

Email / Discord


ROSTER


Thunder Squadron - Assassination
of Wing X of the ISDII Challenge


COMMANDER Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw
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
[2] COL Impulse
[3] LT Ryuzokin
[4] TBA



FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Lightning Raiders
Motto: "Feel the Thunder"
[5] CM LegionX
[6] CM Neko
[7] SL SerenityStar13
[8] LT The Dice Goblin



FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Rolling Thunder
Motto: "Fear the Thunder"
[9] CM Dynamus
[10] TBD
[11] CM Iam Thinking
[12] LT Green


COMMANDERS CORNER

WORDS FROM OUR CMDR, LTC 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.


Questions, Comments? bring them to me. Complaints? Take them to your XO!

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. -Dwight D. Eisenhower



CMDR/LC Tygra Shadowclaw/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
BSx5/PCx9/ISMx10/MoC-3doc-4poc-4goc-4soc-31boc/MUA-Rx2/IS-2SW-1BW-4SR-23BR/LoC-CSx7-
Rx2/LoS-TS-CSx7-Rx2/CoLx2/CoB/OV-24E [Aquilifer] [Marksman 4th] [Private 1st] {TCCORE-
SM/2/3/4-TM/1-XAM}

Assassins