Firebird Change of Command

HA Plif

21 June, 2024 23:18
32 ABY

MAJ SirCaleb, previously the Squadron Commander (CMDR) of Firebird, has elected to step back to the Squadron Executive Officer (SQXO) position. Thank you for your service and good luck in your new role!

GN Master, previously the SQXO in Typhoon, has been selected as the next CMDR of Firebird. Congratulations and good luck in your new role!

CPT SirCaleb Promoted to MAJ

HA Plif

21 June, 2024 23:08
32 ABY

From the Commander of Battlegroup III, VA Locke Setzer:

SirCaleb has been a stalwart pilot of Battlegroup III for years, with long-term service in Eagle and Firebird squadron that has seen him amass over a dozen merit medals in his time at the rank of Captain. Additionally, he has served as Squadron Commander of Firebird for nearly seven months, providing stable leadership to the squadron. While he will be stepping back from leadership, I want to ensure that his service to date is recognized properly, with a well-deserved promotion to the rank of Major.

Congratulations, MAJ SirCaleb!

Jagged Fell III Promoted to Captain

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 11:09
32 ABY

From Typhoon Squadron CMDR GN Triji Boliv:

In the four months since his last promotion, Commander Jagged Fell III has made a substantial and lasting impact not only to Typhoon Squadron, but to the TIE Corps as a whole.
His personal contributions of almost 300 single player missions, multiple multiplayer engagements won, competitions participated in, courses completed with the Imperial University, and continually setting the bar for activity within Typhoon Squadron make him a valuable addition to Wing X.
But that just scratches the surface of what Commander Fell really brings to the table. He has pioneered the implementation of TFTC missions into the battle compendium, and submitted multiple battles that will be flown and enjoyed for years to come. He's also directly influenced the quality of life for the pilots of Typhoon, by taking ownership of his flight in ways rarely seen in many years.

Commander Fell has shepherded his pilots, checked on them regularly, and not just encouraged their participation, but gone out of his way to facilitate that participation by arranging matches and helping troubleshoot technical challenges, both within the squadron and out. Commander Fell has been a valuable member of the squadron since the day he joined, and continues to impress me with his leadership and commitment to excellence on a daily basis.

For these reasons and many more, it is my pleasure to recommend Commander Jagged Fell III for immediate promotion to the rank of Captain!

Congratulations, CPT Jagged Fell III!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 11:05
32 ABY

For earning a first set of Legions of Skirmish in Star Wars - Squadrons, SL MareAdria of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT MareAdria!

Mrowaksu Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 11:04
32 ABY

From Tempest Squadron CMDR MAJ Morgoth:

Since joining Tempest LT Mrowaksu has excelled at bringing the enemy to their knees. His spectacular flying and dedication have made him a valued member of the squadron. His contribution to Tempest's ReMob efforts went above and beyond the call of duty. He has earned a few merit medals in his short tenure in the Tie Corps and I foresee him earning many, many more. His career shows great promise and he will be an asset to the team. It is with complete conviction that I recommend he be promoted to LCM.

Congratulations, LCM Mrowaksu!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 11:01
32 ABY

For earning a first set of Legions of Skirmish in Star Wars - Squadrons, SL Dack Darkrider of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Dack Darkrider!

Lieutenant Promotion in Lamda Squadron

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 11:00
32 ABY

For earning a first set of Legions of Combat in Star Wars: Hunters, SL Hugo Andar of Lambda Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Hugo Andar!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

20 June, 2024 10:59
32 ABY

For earning a first Legion of Skirmish in Star Wars - The Old Republic, SL Shantell Nyine of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Shantell Nyine!

Changes of the Definition: "How to earn a CoF?"

INQ Taurus

16 June, 2024 16:25
32 ABY

In Light of a recent Discussion the official Definition how one could earn a Cluster of Fire was formalized and edited in the Dark Side Compendium. Additionally the MAA took the liberty to link the Manual of his Office, The Applied Arms Manual (MAA:AAM), into to the DSC.

The NEW Definition is: To qualify for a CoF you must be on the winning team and be in the top 50% of that winning side, usually determined by score.

Note: The MAA has always judged on the basis of this rule, it was just not mentioned in the official DSC and needed a dire Update!

First Steps towards a Competitive 5 vs. 5 SWS Fleet Battle Team

RA fr0Zen

12 June, 2024 02:50
32 ABY

The Mission:

For the EHTC to celebrate the broader Star Wars Squadrons (SWS) community by building an EHTC branded and sanctioned team that participates in the Squadrons Championship League's (SCL) competitive 5 vs. 5 Fleet Battle league.

I am motivated to take on this challenge because we have many EHTC members who continue to enjoy SWS, we have several EHTC members who are already competing in the Squadrons Championship League (SCL), and we continue to see many of our new recruits express interest in a community supporting SWS, but also we could be well served by additional organized structure for supporting this ongoing interest.

Key points to know:

  1. This project is just getting started and may not succeed; this will be a journey not a destination.
  2. This project requires commitments to positivity and patience as it will be three to six months from now before we enter actual competition.
  3. We have an incredible amount of support for this effort thanks to Captain FamePlane who serves as a leading Administrator for the Squadrons Championship League (SCL).
  4. We have additional support from other community members for skill building, practice spaces, and appropriately matched scrimmages as we grow.
  5. We will NOT be asking or requiring our existing members who are already members of existing SCL teams to leave their current teams.

What you can do to help:

  1. Send RA fr0Zen a direct message to express interest in joining the Team Roster.
  2. We need team leaders, especially at least two Team Captains; if this is you, please message RA fr0Zen to inquire.
  3. Jump into this forum post to say hello and see who else is interested.
  4. It would be great to also have some practice partners internally as we build up to the competitive level. If this role is more your speed, guess what - send RA fr0Zen a direct message.
  5. Remember this is a long term project so stay positive, be supportive, and get ready to enjoy more Star Wars Squadrons action around the club!

Lieutenant Promotion in Rho Squadron

FA John T. Clark

11 June, 2024 18:13
32 ABY

For earning a first set of Legions of Skirmish in Star Wars - Squadrons, SL Armin of Rho Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Armin!

House Construction

D Surgo

11 June, 2024 14:49
32 ABY

House Palpatine has grown to sixty members- which, while excellent, means it's time to split, allowing us to run more complex competitions and provide additional leadership opportunities. Once we have multiple houses, you can expect a series of Vendettas which will involve canonical ownership of assets!

If you're interested in joining the new house, please let Darth Surgo know; we'll want to seed the new house with existing members, and ideally with people interested in starting something new-- or otherwise we'll start picking people at random. (The current QUA, KNT Locke Setzer, won't take it personally. I won't even tell him who was randomly assigned vs asked, unless he bribes me with the right stuff.)

Requirements:

  • Have passed DBCORE
  • Pass, or plan to pass, the General Leadership course (which is a smidge outdated, but good enough to get a general sense of things)
  • Propose and explain a name for the new House (which won't necessarily be chosen, but I'd like you to put some thought into it)
  • Explain why you're interested in the position

Anyone can apply. Please contact Darth Surgo if you are interested in House leadership, or if you'd like to join the new House.

COO Manual Updated

RA Colo Delste

11 June, 2024 08:45
32 ABY

The Combat Operations Manual has been updated to now include guidance for Star Wars: Hunters.

The Combat Operations Manual can be found here

Beta Squadron Closed

HA Plif

11 June, 2024 07:49
32 ABY

From time to time, we find ourselves without a volunteer to take over a squadron that needs a new CMDR. Beta Squadron has been without a CMDR for some time now, leading to RA Genie and I making the decision to close Beta and reassign its remaining pilots to Delta and Epsilon. Delta is now full at 12 pilots and Epsilon has 11, so the former Beta pilots are now part of much larger teams and we hope they'll enjoy a sense of comradery that they might have been missing.

This won't be the end of the road for Beta as it becomes a candidate for the next squadron that BG1 would open when there's an opportunity. BG2 just opened its fifth squadron, BG3 has four, and BG1 still has five so that opportunity might be here soon.

New TFTC Battles!

FA Pickled Yoda

10 June, 2024 01:41
32 ABY

The Tactical Office is pleased to announce two new battles from the prolific Jagged Fell III!

TFTC-TC #2 and TFTC-IW #1 are both based on the X-Wing series of books.

The Wavpacks contain high quality audio for messages and briefings as well as excellent backdrops and craft skins. They are large downloads but well worth your time.

Please note the installation instructions carefully as some base TFTC files need to be backed up manually.

Rotarg Kradak Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

09 June, 2024 10:53
32 ABY

From Rho Squadron CMDR MAJ Maston Dane:

LT Rotarg Kradak has been in Rho since May of 2022 and in that time has taken part in countless events and when able has put in effort to be a valued part of the team. I hope that this promotion reinvigorates his passion for gaming and all things EH. He was promoted to Lieutenant May of 2022 and has earned at least 4 Merit Medals since then and has now finally taken the important step of taking the TCCORE, earning a 94%. There is no more promising a pilot than the pilot who is excited he’s here, ready to bring justice forcefully to the Rebels. So I hereby am excited to finally recommend Rotarg Kradak be given the rank of Lieutenant Commander for the month of June 2024.

Congratulations, LCM Rotarg Kradak!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

09 June, 2024 10:52
32 ABY

For earning a first Legion of Combat in Destiny 2, SL Onhar of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Onhar!

Lieutenant Promotion in Rho Squadron

FA John T. Clark

09 June, 2024 10:49
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE Imperial University Course, SL Rosh Nyine of Rho Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Rosh Nyine!

Star Wars Hunters Match Submission Guidance

RA Colo Delste

05 June, 2024 21:30
32 ABY

With the release of Star Wars Hunters on mobile and Switch, an update to the Combat Operations Manual is being undertaken to add guidance for match submissions.

My thanks to HA Turtle Jerrar and the IO for their efforts in having website support already, and allowing submissions from day 1.

Until the update to the COO Manual has taken place, the following lists the requirements to qualify for a Legion of Combat:

  • Be on the winning team.
  • Score 150+ points in the match.
  • Any kills are to be recorded accurately.

This game is an opportunity to trial a purely score based (rather than kill based) system, that you may see extended to other games. As a result, the score value will be reviewed in 3 months to ensure that it is set appropriately. Feedback to the COO is welcome in this regard.

When the COO Manual is updated, I will be informing everyone again, and it will be the Single Source of Truth for Hunters Legion requirements.

En Service,

COO/RA Colo Delste

Epsilon's New SQXO

HA Plif

05 June, 2024 16:14
32 ABY

LT Barney V. Eiker, formerly a Flight Member in Eagle Squadron, has transferred to Epsilon Squadron to become their new Squadron Executive Officer (SQXO). Congratulations and good luck in your new role!

Sword Squadron requests Flight Leader Applicants

CM Miguel

04 June, 2024 23:09
32 ABY

Sword Squadron seeks inquiries for our open command position - Leader, Flight III.

Recently reopened, Sword Squadron prefers a veteran member looking for new opportunities to supplement the current leadership's enthusiasm and the growing roster of pilots skilled in missions involving air support, ground assault, and territory defense.

All applicants are welcome and encouraged. Expect dynamic group energy, and frequent support for simulator, patrol, and active duties.

Applicants who are experts in the traditional "Single Pilot" simulators are especially invited to consider the opportunity.

Please contact Squadron Leader CM Miguel via direct message to Discord User wunnyah, or Electronic Mail Address wunnyah@gmail.com

Star Wars: Hunters

D Surgo

04 June, 2024 14:08
32 ABY

Star Wars: Hunters launches globally today, for Android, iPhone, and Nintendo Switch. We will officially support this game on launch, following the existing procedures for submitting matches for Clusters of Fire - emailing our Master-at-Arms victory screenshots if you're in the top 50% of players by score.

As with all new platforms, it's possible that rules or awards may be adjusted, but for now, we'll treat it just like any other platform.

Good luck, and find victory for the Emperor's Hammer!

Multiplayer Match Scoring Changes

HA Turtle Jerrar

03 June, 2024 22:24
32 ABY

The time has come to release the long-awaited changes to multiplayer match scoring within the TIE Corps. Effective 5 June 2024, multiplayer matches submitted through the web site for credit will be awarded a variable number of points (referred to as match points).

The new multiplayer match scoring is intended to promote play with other Emperor’s Hammer members by providing a system of bonuses for play with members and for play during special events. It is also intended to provide additional flexibility in dealing with our supported game platforms by accounting for the significant differences in each platform in terms of win/loss rates, queue time, average length of play, etc. These updates also establish the framework for extending multiplayer match submission and processing to additional subgroups (i.e., the Secret Order) in the near future.

What is changing?

  • Weighted base points per-game. Multiplayer PvP and PvE games have an assigned number of points referred to as a Base Value. The difference in point values between games reflects the variety of differences in games, for example average difficulty in completing a match.
  • Bonus for playing with members. Each game will have a Participation Modifier (expressed as a percentage) that applies a bonus for playing with other members. For example, a particular game might provide a 15% bonus when playing with 2-3 other EH members. Matches in which you played in a team of 3 would receive a 15% bonus of the base value.
  • Bonus for special events. Games can have a time-limited Special Modifier to apply an additional bonus for special events or other specifically designed periods of time.
  • Points and modifiers are established by subgroups. The base value and any participation or special modifiers are established for each game by the respective Subgroup Commander (i.e., TIE Corps Commander or Grand Master) or their designees (such as subgroup staff).

How are the points used?

  • The number of points awarded for an approved match will be made available through the site to the member as well as event/competition organizers, unit leaders, etc. The intent is that processes that currently count MP wins or things like LoC/LoS counts convert to using match points to take full advantage of the new system.
  • Match points will be normalized for entry into the two Combat Rating (PvP and PvE) systems. Members will now receive normalized Combat Rating points for their approved matches. All normalized match points award a minimum of one Combat Rating point; no game is worth less than it currently is. The normalized value for each match is computed automatically by the site and no additional work is needed on your part. Most matches are expected to award between 1 to 3 Combat Rating points.

More information:

A complete description of these changes is available in FAQ-type format at the Multiplayer Match Scoring Changes section of the Software User Manual.

Scheduled Maintenance Period

HA Turtle Jerrar

03 June, 2024 22:20
32 ABY

On 4 June 2024 we will have a scheduled maintenance period from 23:00 to 23:59 UTC. During this time, the main web site and APIs will be unavailable. This maintenance period will support the deployment of updated code for multiplayer match scoring and data quality work/conversion of legacy data.

This update will also include support for Star Wars: Hunters (SWH) matches in the TIE Corps beginning on 5 June. Please watch for additional guidance from the TIE Corps leadership team concerning SWH.

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

03 June, 2024 16:30
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE Imperial University Course at a good 87% SL Krieger of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Krieger!

Lieutenant Promotion in Kappa Squadron

FA John T. Clark

03 June, 2024 16:29
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE Imperial University Course at a very good 94% SL Philip Baronis of Kappa Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Philip Baronis!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

03 June, 2024 16:26
32 ABY

For earning a first set of Legions of Combat in (EA) Star Wars - Battlefront 2 SL Kimb0 of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Kimb0!

Leon Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

03 June, 2024 16:23
32 ABY

From Sword Squadron CMDR CM Miguel:

LT Leon was last promoted 2024-03-28 and since then has passed the TIE Corps CORE exam with a impressive score of 94%. He has earned a merit medal, being the Imperial Security Medal, and lastly has shown reliability in communication.

For these reasons, and especially for his dedication to the newly re-opened Sword Squadron as SQXO, I proudly recommend LT Leon be promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCM).

Congratulations, LCM Leon!

Lieutenant Promotion in Sword Squadron

FA John T. Clark

03 June, 2024 16:17
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE Imperial University Course at a very good 94%, SL Flo of Sword Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Flo!

Firebird Squadron Commander Position Open for Applications

VA Locke Setzer

03 June, 2024 15:58
32 ABY

The position of Firebird Squadron Commander is now open for applications.

Applicants are required to have completed the Squadron Management 6 (or any of its predecessors) Imperial University course, and are expected to have knowledge and experience with Star Wars Squadrons and EA: Battlefront II, as these have historically been the most popular platforms for members of the squadron.

Interested applicants should reach out to VA Locke Setzer via Discord (lockesetzer) or email (locke.f.setzer@gmail.com).

Sword Squadron reactivated for flight duty aboard the ISDII Relentless

RA fr0Zen

01 June, 2024 04:09
32 ABY

As the years roll on and our fight to restore the Empire continues, our Fleet has times where we contract and times where we expand.

Around twenty years in the past, many of our veteran pilots reached the end of their careers - and many famed Squadrons had their names set to inactive, awaiting a day when new growth would shine and pilots worthy of restoring those Squadrons would claim them.

We meet such a moment of growth on this first day of the sixth month of our current Imperial year, as we hail the return of Sword Squadron and thus renewed activity in the hangar bays of the ISDII Relentless!

Battlegroup II of the Emperor's Hammer TIE Corps grows strong, and we thank newly appointed Commander Miguel for his commitment to lead this rebirth. We also thank Lieutenant Leon for accepting the role of Squadron Executive Officer.

Additionally, we are accepting applicants for the leader of Flight III in Sword Squadron - a position now awaiting someone equally worthy and ready for a new challenge.

With the skills in the cockpit and on the ground from these leaders and the early word on some initial recruits potentially joining them, we expect Sword Squadron to be particularly dangerous in combat theaters as well as making an impact in our annual Fleet-wide competitions.

Cheers to the ISDII Relentless, Sword Squadron, Miguel, and Leon!

Von Goosington Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

31 May, 2024 16:41
32 ABY

From Epsilon Squadron CMDR CM Nova Discordia:

Since re-joining Epsilon Squadron in November 2023, LT Von Goosington has proved to be a very active and supportive member of our Epsilon Community, flying, IU courses, and top-quality reviews - it therefore gives me great please to recommend him to the rank of Lieutenant Commander

Congratulations, LCM Von Goosington!

Due to administrative delays, this promoted is effective from February 1st.

Lieutenant Promotion in Kappa Squadron

FA John T. Clark

31 May, 2024 16:34
32 ABY

For earning a first Legion of Combat in Star Wars - Squadrons, SL Alistar Leitharc of Kappa Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Alistar Leitharc!

Lieutenant Promotion in Kappa Squadron

FA John T. Clark

31 May, 2024 16:31
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE IU Course at an impressive 97%, SL Justus of Kappa Squadron is promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Justus!

Epsilon Squadron Command Positions Available (SQXO & FL)

CM Nova Discordia

28 May, 2024 15:54
32 ABY

Epsilon Squadron is currently looking to fill two vacant command positions within its flight teams - Squadron Executive Officer (Second in Command) leading our Second Flight of Pilots and a Flight Leader (Third in Command) leading our Third Flight.

Our squadron is a very friendly, supportive group of international SW fans and players, who have a wide range of TC activities. Both of the above roles would suit a new, current or returning member who wishes to explore one of the starting command roles within the Tie Corps.

If you are interested in either the SQXO or FL roles, please either DM CM Nova Discordia on discord or email DiscordiaSicarius@mail.com with your member details. No previous experience is required, just a willingness to help support our pilots and be an active participating member of our community.

Gabba Gabagool Promoted to Commander

FA John T. Clark

28 May, 2024 15:16
32 ABY

From Kappa Squadron CMDR COL Aardvark:

LCM Gabba Gabagool has proven to be a valuable asset to the Fleet, having proved his loyalty and prowess in battle. Having obtained the required time in service and an equivalent number of merit medals, I recommend that LCM Gabagool is promoted to the rank of Commander (CM).

Congratulations, CM Gabba Gabagool!

C Wrench Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

28 May, 2024 15:11
32 ABY

From Kappa Squadron CMDR COL Aardvark:

LT C Wrench has proven to be a valuable asset to the Fleet, having proved his loyalty and prowess in battle. Having obtained the required time in service and an equivalent number of merit medals, I recommend that LT C Wrench is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCM).

Congratulations, LCM C Wrench!

Destiny 2 Combat Event

RA Colo Delste

28 May, 2024 07:02
32 ABY

In anticipation of the new content coming to Destiny 2, an EHTC Combat Event will be starting this Saturday, June 1st and continue until July 7th inclusive.

Members of the TIE Corps are encouraged to play with other members in either PvP or PvE game modes of Destiny 2 on Saturdays, with ORAs being up for grabs.

Further details are available here

The COO is also actively seeking ideas from D2 players on what future Combat Events may entail. Please email ehcolodelste@gmail.com or DM your ideas.

Matt Brass Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

FA John T. Clark

27 May, 2024 14:55
32 ABY

From Theta Squadron CMDR LC Vapen Van’an:

Matt Brass has displayed unwavering dedication to the Corps through not only his returning service after over a decade of independent adventures, but his skill in the cockpit and in the classroom. Quickly completing many certificates as well as working on his own course to soon be published in the IU, his continued education is highly impressive. In addition, he has been an active pilot completing missions in service to the Empire in-between his studies. For these reasons, I am proud to recommend promotion to Lieutenant Commander.

Congratulations, LCM Matt Brass!

Lieutenant Promotion in Typhoon Squadron

FA John T. Clark

22 May, 2024 16:33
32 ABY

For completing the TCCORE Imperial University Course, SL Lucius Nehnlar of Typhoon Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant.

Congratulations, LT Lucius Nehnlar!