Rebel Squadrons

PBF NL, 12-16-01

By LGN Slyder McGrath
Unit: Patriot Starfighter Group
Fleet NL, Dec 17, 2001
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As Fion snuffed his last shot of whiskey, and prepared to down it, the
door behind him opend, and he nearly gagged.
"Sl....Slyder?" he asked as the whiskey ran down his shirt. Spokes stood
at the other side looking as if he had seen a ghost.
Sly had a bad look to his face. Something wasn't right. Something had
gone wrong.
As fion wiped himself off, he asked "What is it?"
Slyder lifted his head, drew a deep breath, and sighed. "It's
Sabrina...she...she didn't make it. Her injuries were too severe. Her transport was
attacked by the imperials, they thought there were smuggled goods aboard. And
when the pilot refused to stop, the shot 'em up."
The look in Slyder's eyes was deep, almost glazed over. Pouding and
other loud noises could be heard from the room nest door...the meeting room.
Fion looked at the door, at Slyder, then at Spokes. Fion sighed, and approached
the door. The hydraulic hiss was downed out by noise of pilots and staff
running rampant, and a paper airplane hit Fion square in the face as he looked
at spokes. Then, Fion dissapeared into the room, the his following behind
him, a grimmace on his face.
Slyder looked over at Spokes, the grim expression still there, then, a
large smile.
Spokes burst into laughter. "It's good to have ya back. Let's go get
somethin to eat."
"Sounds good." said Slyder as they left the ready room.

-----PBF News Flash-----

1) Last week
Sorry guys. The COs know I sorta dissapeared last week. Not something I
wanted to do. I had some personal family issues come up that took me away
rather unexpectedly. Sorry about the dissapearance.

2) New IO Team
After receiveing some applications, i have decided to form a team of two
pilots. They will be responsible for updating the main PBF site as well as
making sure all of your squad sites are kept up. Those two lucky gentelmen are
Wesley Rademaker and Menshk Vrei'Sik. Congrats boys.

3) Disbanment
After voting by the COmmand Staff, we have decided to remove Stealth and
Silver squadrons temporarily in order to consolidate pilots and even the playing
feild. Talks are ongoing about disbanning a third squadron. We ahve spoken
with that squad, and they have agreed. Keep a lookout for more on this as
we go.

4) Possible flight plan changes?
The CS is currently debating changing how much time there is to fly each
monthly mission. One possobility it to fly in 3 weeks, and use the fourth
strictly as mission reporting, with possible bonuses involved. However, talks are
prilinary, so don't get your hopes up yet.

-----PBF Mission Standings-----
310 is done. Standings are set except for 3 reports that we are checkin
into. Spokes will have them out very shortly. 311 was just turned into me and
will be released as soon as I check it and make sure we are good to go. Look
for that later this week.

PBF Top Ace:
You have the honor of adding the Top Ace medal to your signoff: [<|=(V)=|>]

PBF Top Pilot:
PBF Top Squad:

-----PBF Mission Report Medal-----

The mission report medal for the previous month goes to:

You have the honor of adding the MRM medal to your signoff: [*MRM*]

The current Patriot Battle Fleet mission is:


The deadline for the current mission is:


You can download the current mission at:

Send reports with pilot files attached to:
& (to be safe), and
Plus your own squadron CO.

The rules for flying the mission are:

1) You may run this mission as many times as you like but you MUST
get the MISSION COMPLETE message and have a valid *.plt file in order
to be eligible for the PBF Medal of victory. In addition, any score
not accompanied by a pilot file for verification will NOT be counted
by the PBF Command Staff.

2) Run the mission as "defect.xwi" ( this will place it as X-Wing
X-Wing TOD 1 Mission 1 ) so that your stats will be recorded in your
*.plt file.

3) Make a new pilot file to run the mission. If you fail the mission
and wish to run it again make sure to use a new pilot file instead of
re-running it with the same pilot. Any pilot file found to be
"unclean" will result in the score NOT being counted by the PBF
Command Staff.

4) Destroying "Friendly" craft to pad ones stats is strictly
prohibited. *.plt files containing "Rebel" craft kills will be
considered invalid.

5) You should also include a written report with your score laser/ion
shots and hits, missile shots and hits and kill totals in the email.

6) Pilot files will be manually calculated using the Official PBF
Standard scoring chart for X-wing. Anyone interested in obtaining a
copy of this chart, can email me to do so.

7) No individual scores will be changed after the deadline! If a
report is submitted that is never received at the report address
given above, it will not be added after the deadline. Neither will
the PBF CO accept a late pilot file. The only thing that can be
changed afterwards are errors made by the Command Staff.

8) There is a Fleet Wide competition based on this tour. Every pilot
who sends in a valid report will receive 1 merit point. The pilot
with the best overall score for the mission will be awarded a special
PBF Top Gun medal, along with receiving a 5 point bonus in the PBF
Merit System. In addition participating members from the squadron
with the best overall combined score will receive 5 bonus merit
points in addition to "Top Squadron" bragging rights. Also, the pilot
with the top score for each squadron (excluding the winning squadron,
and Top Gun) will receive 3 bonus PBF merit points. The reporting
members of the Squadrons on 2nd and 3rd places will get 2 bonus PBF
merit points.

*Note* In the even that the Top Pilot for the mission also happens to
be in the Top Squadron he may only receive the 5 bonus Credits for
one or the other. Same thing applies to each squadron Top Pilot and
2nd and 3rd place squadrons.

9) Mail problems including undelivered mail and corrupted *.plt files
are not the responsibility of the PBF command staff. If your *.plt file
becomes corrupted and you do not include a written accounting,
then your score will be counted as "0".

10) If a pilot retires from the PBF at any time during the course of
an active mission after having submitted a report, his report will no
longer count for his former squadron. He will still receive credit
for running the mission, but will be listed as "Inactive".

11) If a pilot transfers from one PBF squadron to another (such as
attaining a squadron CO position) during the course of an active
mission after having submitted a report, his report will will now
count towards the newfound squadron.

-----PBF Information-----

1) IRC---

I'd like to invite all pilots, new and old, to take part in whatever
activities they have running in the Rebel Squadron's Bar and Grill,
on the Undernet IRC network; #RS_Bar_and_Grill is the name of the
channel. The Patriot Battle Fleet has it's own channel as well, #PBF.
I spend a lot of time on these channels, and it's a good way to
contact me if you have problems. It's also a good way to meet new
people and gather information about the RS. Make sure you're
connected to an Undernet server, and if you have trouble connecting
to the Undernet, visit the Undernet homepage at:

To download an IRC program for Windows PCs, and also learn a lot about
how IRC works, visit the homepage of the program mIRC at:

To download an IRC program for macintosh, visit the ircle homepage at:

2) Masters of Combat Tactics---
Do you think you're the best? If so, then ComTac might be for you!
ComTac is a set of missions that you can run to increase your ability
level and gain fame! You can download the ComTac missions at:

3) Operation Lanvarok---
For anyone who wants to fly a bit more than you are now, there's a
group for you. It's called Operation Lanvarok. This group flies the
Academy missions weekly in a storyline. If you're interested in
joining, contact Lozza McG at:

4) X-Wing Mission Building Academy---
If you would like to learn how to build missions for the game this
fleet is based on, join the X-wing Mission Building Academy You can
find more information at:

Colnel Slyder "Ice" McGrath

2 Full years of service
*I* -- Veteran Service Medal - 1 Year
R.S. 8th or 7th? Officer, chain of command.


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