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Gold Squadron Newsletter - August 2012

By BGN Hermus Dogan
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
Squadron NL, Aug 13, 2012
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Gold Squadron Newsletter
August 13, 2012

=== CO's Ramble ===

This was meant to come a week ago, but I decided to put it off until the votes for the squadron flight names were in. As already announced in yesterday's squadron mail, Nicolai's idea of lightsaber-resistant materials won by a single vote. Thanks to him, Ace Antilles, and JC for entering ideas for consideration!

In other news, JC had an idea for each flight choosing their own trim colors to accompany the dominant Gold scheme. This would allow each flight to stand out from the others, rather than the entire squadron simply being one homogenous color. There are more details to iron out, but at this point choosing the colors and general trim scheme would be a good start. If you have ideas for this, let us know!

Go for the Gold!

- LCM Hermus Dogan

=== Words from the XO ===

I have been where the mission planners and designers are right now. Under the deadline and under the gun. It's not easy especially bug cleaning. Next time u see or talk to a mission planner or designer thank them for all their hard work.


=== Squadron Status ===

No changes. Gold currently has ten members.

=== Activity ===

Half the squadron reported activity during the last session, netting us fourth place.

From the leader board:

Darth Gumbo - 29 MP points
Hermus Dogan - 8.4 SP points, 15 MP points
InterlinkKnight - 2 SP points, 1 MP point
Nicolai Ginofev - 2 SP points, 7.8 MP points

The new session began on Saturday, and ends September 16th.

=== Promotions ===

None to report.

=== Medals ===

1LT Ace Antilles: For entering two ideas into Gold's quest for flight names, you've received the Merit Commendation. Congratulations!

COL JcMcGoO: For entering an idea into Gold's quest for flight names, you've received the Merit Commendation as well. Congratulations!

COL Nicolai Ginofev: For having the winning flight scheme idea by popular vote, you're awarded the Citation of Victory. Congrats, Nico!

Thanks to all of you!

=== Squadron Activity ===

There's no special activity this month, but stay tuned for the next one!


Otherwise, there are the usual batch of activities.

Simming - Many of you are already familiar with this.

Flight sims and EaW - The new missions haven't been posted yet, but they'll be in the usual place.

Historical missions - You can always play old missions from the various platforms and report the results for a limited number of activity points. Listing here: and reporting here:

Multiplayer - Play matches of any game you can provide a screenshot of the results for, but at least two members of the RS must participate in the match to qualify.

Fiction - Introduced as a squadron activity in the last session, now a permanent option. Rules are in the section below.

= Fiction Writing =

This is a permanent activity for whenever you feel the inkling. Write about whatever your RS character might be up to: recent activities, a specific event in the character's life, playing a practical joke on another member, etc. If you're into simming with the ABG you can alternately pick any of the characters you've created for that. Yes, even dead ones. In addition, you can write about the (mis)adventures of your character(s) in Star Wars: The Old Republic if you like, or just use the Old Republic setting for a framework.

The fiction must be at least 300 words, but can otherwise be as long as you want. You'll receive a point for each piece of fiction you write. These rules are subject to change once the official fiction rules are sorted out.

You can post your fiction in this forum thread:

=== Closing ===

That's all for now. Go for the Gold!


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