GARC News: The 101st Doom Company
CS Sideways, News Editor-in-chief
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Brothers! The 101st Doom Company has joined the Grand Army of the Republic Council (GARC) and made its first steps into the community. Joining the ranks of the GARC means they will fight side by side and bolster the forces of the 501st Legion and the 212th Attack Battalion. Utilizing their signature green and yellow armor, the 101st readies themselves for battle against anyone who would threaten the Republic. Our allies continue to grow everyday and the support for our endeavors grows with lighting speed and the realization shines brightly upon us, that our community will continue to grow readily.
Brought forth from the 101st, are weapons and tactics grown from their own training doctrine to bring forward a new perspective of battle against the enemy. Utilizing Advanced Recon Force troopers to scout out and destroy enemy forward positions and blast shields to protect their brothers and the innocent, the 101st offers a variety of different specializations and equipment to support themselves and now the rest of the GARC units. Primarily trained in close combat environments, the 101st are no strangers to varied urban scenarios, but that does not mean they are limited to just house to house fighting, they also make use of armored vehicles such as the Saber-class tank, the Bantha-class personnel carrier and even an air wing with aircraft such as the Y-wing bomber and their own Low Altitude Assault Transports.
Continued support between units such as the 101st or the 212th will bolster our efforts to create a positive environment towards creating a better experience for all of us. It is now common to see 101st members on all operations between GARC, proudly showing their dedication to the green and yellow. We welcome our brothers into the fray and fight shoulder to shoulder with all members of the Republic Council and allow us to step forward into the unknown. Many surprises and more will be achieved as GARC expands with more units and members able to bring back support for publicity. Time and dedication will surely bring us to a greater future...
Opening Boundaries - Mod Development
CS Sideways, News Editor
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Today's weapons become yesterday's relics, with the announcement of a new joint project between members of the 501st Legion, 212th Attack Battalion and several esteemed individuals to combine efforts to create new and improved assets to be used in battle. With this project in mind, dedicated members of the ArmA Star Wars community come together to fill the gaps and create one of the most ambitious coalitions envisioned. From new personnel weaponry to vehicles to map development, the team hopes to expand and increase the current assets by a magnitude unseen in modding communities since the glory days of mod development. As new assets are created, old assets are examined and scrutinized to be updated by experienced texturers, modellers, programmers, scripters and dedicated members of the community to provide the smoothest experience for the players.
From the mind CC Euler and Namenai and also from humble beginnings, scripting in ArmA, fixing issues and building bridges, came the idea of a joint mod team that works only from volunteers and hard work. While this mod is formed from members from within the starsim community, it is not related to Star Wars Opposition and maintains its own unique blend of Clone Wars era content to prioritize the growth within this great community. Suggestions, comments and discussions are always welcomed and new members with experience in mod development are always been looked for on The Clone Wars Mod Discord.
The Clone Wars Mod Discord
From OG-10 Spider droids to the deep reaches of space, from UT-ATs to medical stretchers. The greatest ArmA community comes together to allow players to create and destroy these assets in deep simulation of the battlefield sandbox. With support coming from the community, all donations have been redirected towards receiving outside help with projects that may otherwise by unreachable, allowing the mod development to reach unseen lengths seen by nearly any other contemporary mod. With every step forward, new boundaries are pushed and more about the engine is discovered. New battlefronts are opened and new goals are set, but one thing is for sure, the experience is far from over...
Razor Squadron: Saviors in the Sky
CT Verax, News Editor
Monday June 18th, 2018
RYLOTH - As the sun pierces through the clouds of Ryloth, Twi’leks can be heard cheering through their capital of Lessu as they watch the famous 501st Razor Squadron bombard CIS armor and lay waste to their droid combatants. In the aftermath, a massive crowd surfaces in the city center and the citizens of Ryloth begin waving as they watch Razor Squadron transport the brave men of the 501st Hailstorm Battalion off their planet. Our news team asked Kaasha Bateen, a resistance strategist for the Free Ryloth movement, what she thought of the Republic. She responded with joy, “The greatest soldiers of peace for the galaxy, without them our planet would be under siege by the Confederacy. But we must certainly be grateful for their pilots, they saved our lives and took us to safety when we had nowhere else to run.”
ACCLAMATOR “GOLIATH” - Afterwards in the various hangars of the Acclamator “Goliath” Razor lands Lieutenant Machete’s 3rd Platoon for their upcoming debrief. Avalanche Company Medic Corporal Koda begins ordering medics to grab medical stretchers as the wardens begin motioning LAAT MEDIVACs to land on their designated platforms. As the last LAAT lands we saw Lieutenant Charmer, Squadron Commander of Razor Squadron, disembark his LAAT, we rushed over to ask him questions about the brave pilots in the 501st Legion. We first asked him what does he seek for pilots in the legion? He responded quickly, “The first thing we tell new members is that they are first being trained as an officer. Especially when you finish your Phase 2 Pilot Training because we need you to exemplify your perspective and attitude in the unit. So when we are looking for a new a pilot, we are looking for them to display a professional attitude in Razor Squadron. We are not expecting you to be the best pilot in the world but we are expecting you to learn at a professional level. Like Lieutenant Scuba says, there is a time to be serious, there is a time to have fun and there is a time to have serious fun.”
After asking the first question, Lieutenant Charmer began walking towards Lieutenant Machete’s debrief. Across our area we saw medics rushing clones troopers to the medical bay and troopers moving towards the debrief area. As we walked with the lieutenant we then asked him what does he see in the near future for pilots? He responded solemnly, “As it stands now, our roster is fairly small and our goal is to fill that roster till it is full. We have approximately 13 pilots that are active and out of those 5-6 are actively flying in the unit. As of now, it is hard, but I will tell you where I want it to go. With the new technology coming into the unit, we are looking for large scale battles and expanded systems with full air superiority against hostile forces. That includes expanding on Lightning Detachment, increased combat training and flight training. That won’t discourage us and our pilots we have now because we considered them the best. And we will continue to work to save infantry from the skies as the future is to expand and bring more presence to the battlefield as Razor Squadron.
Just as Lieutenant Charmer and his pilots were about to enter the briefing room we quickly asked him a final question. We asked why should members of the unit join Razor Squadron? He stopped in his tracks by the door to the briefing room and turned to give his final comment, “Aviation, as I am consistently told, is a necessity. It is something that a lot of infantry look forward and up to in anyway necessary. Because without pilots things can go wrong, infantry can get overrun, they may not have the precision support they need to carry out their objective. It becomes a problem because if no one is out there to support them, they can call us in and take care of it. To put it simply, we do our job to make yours easier. Everyone has their own reason to join aviation. My reason was because it looked fun. And there is a lot more to it and the fun for me comes when we operate as a squadron and see every pilot working together. For others it could be a fun team, but at the end of the day, it comes with character building skills that benefit the unit as a whole.” As the lieutenant finished his final response he quickly stepped into debrief and the doors closed upon his entrance.
If anyone has an interest in joining Razor Squadron, contact any pilots within the 501st Legion Discord or TeamSpeak3.
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