Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
- HEADLINES: Directory Authorizes Diamond Swords as Trade Run Merchandise
- EDITORIAL “The UTC is Restless”
- TRADE archive compileNewList.sh data.json head.html links.html output.md tail.html US MineZ Trade Run
- PvP Drill archive compileNewList.sh data.json head.html links.html output.md tail.html 41st Mass PvP Event - Downtime Warfare
- DOMESTIC Chickenbutt and boonut become UTC
- DOMESTIC Company looks into different server hosts.
- DOMESTIC Joint UTC Bank
- ORDERS: *
ASPERMONT, W.L.- Diamond Swords may now be sold at Trade Runs at 5 potions a piece to help ease the burden of overstocking, according to the Directory. The numbers to be sold however, are only restricted to one per trade run to test its viability as a product in the South.
Irishkaiser - Because of the past weeks, where the UTC is experience some form of stagnation and deterioration of unity and cohesion, I have noticed that we depended a lot on challenge and activity. Our absence of a drill server has shown that having no outlet of our energies affects us negatively and leaves us restless and spoiling for something to happen, when nothing would happen - the men would go wander off and do other things, which spoils their loyalty to the group and instead foster selfishness. A lot of the new members never got to fight or operate alongside all other UTC members and therefore, they have no bond among each other except with a select few. This threat of fragmentation is very real in large groups and this is why constant drilling is essential to a strong army.
No bonds = unfamiliarity. Unfamiliarity = little to no cooperation. The major thing that shows is the reports of constant trashtalking from especially the newer members who don’t take it seriously unless there are veteran Company officers in the area. Minecraftepic47, YakuzaFour and a lot of the Generation Chill members who sometimes feel so disconnected from the rest of the Company.
Is their loyalty in question? No. Is their loyalty in danger? Yes, definitely. In 1808-1811, the Grande Armee was larger than their predecessors of 1805-1807, but after 1808, fewer and fewer French soldiers received the extensive training that though the army was still in good shape, it was beginning to deteriorate itself in terms of quality.
The Austrian Gen. Stutterheim wrote: “The French infantry manoeuvered with coolness and precision, fought with courage, and executed its bold movements with admirable concert.” in his account of the Austerlitz battle, which is the apex of what I modeled the UTC’s fighting doctrine: the Formation Fighting system after. Our ability to move and fight as one carried the day against our disorderly opponents but ever since Portsmouth 2015, we’re only barely keeping cohesion and instead are starting to fight in the premium way. The premium way is a dangerous one for we all know and have seen the egos and mass betrayals they all do to each other. This is why trashtalking is suppressed for the most part, in its place, banters of wit. It feeds the ego and drives the emotions to do something really, really stupid.
In 1808-09, for the new war with Austria tens of thousands of new recruits joined the field armies. The influx of conscprits diluted the old ideals of austerity, self-respect and duty. After 1809 drunkenness and indiscipline increased, especially in the cavalry. They were hastily trained. “After 1808 fewer French soldiers received extensive training.” (Elting - “Swords Around a Throne” p 534)
In 1809 Napoleon chastised the lack of discipline in some infantry divisions. He noted that since the battle of Wagram, Tharreau’s division had attended neither battalion school nor target practice. Henceforth, the Emperor ordered, the men would perform the basics of the soldier’s school and practice platoon drill each morning. They would fire 12 cartridges daily at the marks and for 2 hours in the evening perform battalion maneuvres. (Arnold - “Napoleon Conquers Austria”).
We must solve this drill server problem and keep our men up to the highest discipline we can achieve or else we’ll just be another rabble that boasts about what it has done in the past and not what it does today.
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
2 chain sets
5 iron swords
4 infinity bow
2 Iron Axes
In exchange for
20 Health Potions
BORING TRADE RUN. PREMIUMS DIDN’T ATTACK AT ALL… I MISS THOSE RABID DOGS. Trade run was supposed to be led by Chickenbutt, but he was being a nigger somewhere else and boogaert led it instead. Boogaert’s leadership showed the beginnings of independence, but his naivety once again has shown, with his small talk akin to a “We’re pushovers. Please fuck me.”.
He’s still got a long way to go before he’ll be fully capable of actual command.
40 Drills then No Thrills.
Chickenbutt from the 93rd and returning veteran boonut becomes full UTC members.
All are encouraged to advise me, Avver and Sahlgutmir to one
An idea was proposed by Irishkaiser yesterday to have a joint UTC bank account with funds appropriated to the clan in general. A dangerous prospect because it involves real money and real responsibility that may have real consequences, which may be taking it way too seriously for a gaming clan. It may alleviate the problems of server costs, alts and may also be a pot to buy interested members a copy of a game that some want but can’t get. Particularly, it may form a sort of Limited Liability(where the group jointly deals with the consequences/liabilities instead of the individual alone by each putting in a fixed amount necessary) and not put the entire burden of cost on Sahlgutmir alone.
1) Trade Run completed. SOP
2) US Trade Run next week.
3) Send a “FUCK YOU, NIGGER” on Sahlgutmir’s skype.
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