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The Black Hawks: The Most Feared Military Organization in NS

Postby Crushing Our Enemies » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:24 am

The Black Hawks

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The Most Feared Military Organization in NationStates




The Black Hawks are of one of the best known and most dangerous raider regions in the history of NationStates. We credit our success to the strong personalities that compose our leadership, a helpful and supportive atmosphere for new members, a firm military discipline on the battlefield (in combination with the levity and humor befitting an online game), and Raider Unity, as the guiding force behind our foreign affairs.

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This is not a chat thread. This is a news thread. As such, discussion should primarily be about recent events connected to The Black Hawks, and Gameplay issues directly related to these events. NOT tolerated will be off-topic chatter, spam, random criticism of other organizations (when not directly related to recent events in TBH), etc. We want this to be a high-quality thread that anyone interested in TBH would enjoy reading through in its entirety. This thread will serve as a living history of TBH, not a catalog of random conversations between gameplayers.

The Council of the Hawks

The Black Hawks are led by a group of high-ranking officers called The Council of the Hawks. The number of council members and the positions they hold are subject to change by the consensus of the Council. Traditionally, decisions are made by consensus of the Council, although Generals tend to have the final say in most matters. Usually, the Commander-in-Chief is only consulted when a major change in the direction of the region is being considered, or his unique powers (as founder and root admin) are required.

The current Council of the Hawks is:

Commander in Chief: Commander Red Back
Council Chairman: General Tramiar
Head of Military: General Jakker
Field Marshal: Major Spartz
Field Marshal: Lieutenant Mall


Council Advisory Board

The Council of the Hawks is advised by a board of players known as the Council Advisory Board. It generally consists of retired Generals who feel like they can still contribute to the region. The CAB, as it is casually referred to, has no hard power in the region, but they have the ear of the council, and thus represent a sort of "soft power." Most major decisions made by the Council will be made with consideration to the advice of the CAB.

The current Council Advisory Board is:

Military Advisor: General COE
Military Advisor: General Sorenity2
Head of Intelligence: An Obvious Spy


Ranks and Promotions


The dynamic promotions system of The Black Hawks is designed to reward troops for contributing to the success of The Black Hawks. In continuous use since April 2008, the ranks have come to take on a certain character, described below:

Private (PVT): A new member of The Black Hawks. Still in training, they have yet to complete their first successful raid.

Private First Class (PFC): A raider is promoted to this rank when they have completed their first successful raid. This promotion represents the end of the training process.

Corporal (CPL): No longer a “new member”, this raider has proven to be reliable and talented.

Sergeant (SGT): A master raider. At this rank, raiders are authorized to plan and organize their own raids, under the supervision of the Council of the Hawks.

Lieutenant (LTN): A master raider with strong leadership potential. This is generally considered the minimum rank for Council membership. This is the first officer rank, and promotions tend to become farther apart once this rank is achieved.

Major (MAJ): This raider has proven to be a strong leader, and a major (get it?) contributor to the success of the region.

Colonel (COL): Just a step below General, this raider is one of the best The Black Hawks has ever seen. This raider is considered vital to the continued success of the region.

General (GEN): Effectively the highest rank, this raider has the final say on most matters involving TBH foreign policy, military policy, and internal policy. Always a Council member and forum admin, Generals represent long-established members of the region entrusted with creating its legacy. Unlike other ranks, when Generals become inactive, they keep their forum mask, although they lose admin power. Sometimes they are also removed from the Council, although on several occasions they have stayed on in the capacity of Military Adviser.

Commander (COM): The autocratic supreme leader of The Black Hawks. Although the Council generally provides leadership to the region, the Commander can override any Council decisions. As stated above, he generally doesn’t get involved unless there is a major change to the ethical direction of TBH, or his unique powers are called for (root admin, founder). Since the refounding of The Black Hawks in June 2007, Red Back has held this rank continuously.

*Fun Fact: At times, there has been a second commander in addition to Red Back, although on the Council, no one but Red Back has ever been given then title of Commander-in-Chief. Sorenity2, Diddly Squitt, and Crushing Our Enemies have been the only raiders ever to serve in this capacity.

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Postby Crushing Our Enemies » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:56 pm

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SunRawr wrote: :blink: People live in regions? That can't be comfortable, mine doesn't have a bathroom.


No you use the regions that you raid to shit on...


BIRD POOP ALERT!


If you inhabit one of the following regions, be advised that all your shit may have hawk shit all over it. We were ... passing through.



These raids were brought to you by:

General Crushing Our Enemies
General Tramiar
General The Sinadarin Noldor
Lieutenant Spartzerium
Sergeant Mallorea
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New Tagging Record!

Postby Jakker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:20 pm

At the last major update, The Black Hawks tag raided 38 regions with two teams. This is a new record for regions raided by an organization in a single update.
There were some issues with lag and timing issues, but still a solid effort.

Team Spartz composed of Spartzerium and Tramiar raided 24 regions.


http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_isle_of_wight
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_ ... ens_states
http://www.nationstates.net/region=a_nice_warm_cave
http://www.nationstates.net/region=freedom
http://www.nationstates.net/region=labell
http://www.nationstates.net/region=kgb
http://www.nationstates.net/region=gentoo_linux
http://www.nationstates.net/region=mitchell
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_bloody_stump
http://www.nationstates.net/region=ankdammen
http://www.nationstates.net/region=arkham_city
http://www.nationstates.net/region=gallifray_and_skaro
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_free_lands
http://www.nationstates.net/region=house_of_congress
http://www.nationstates.net/region=pheasant_flight_zone
http://www.nationstates.net/region=terrafirma_canyon
http://www.nationstates.net/region=kallisto
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_ ... _the_world
http://www.nationstates.net/region=qart_hadasht
http://www.nationstates.net/region=crushing
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_legion_of_sanic
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_soviet_vanguard
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_ ... atic_union
http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_sexiest_empire

Team Jakker composed of Jakker (didn't raid), SevHawk, and HawkRawr raided 14 regions.


Tortuga
A Good Region
Battleon
Esperivira
Lune
Marijuana 4 the masses
Monastery of Peace
Nations of Christendom
Novus
SuperFunTime Minecraft
The Alliance of Enlightened Rulers
The Islamic Republic of Iran
The Omega Republic
Alliance of Awesomeness


Also congrats to The New Inquisition on their training raid which was a region my team was trying to raid also :P
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Postby Feuer Ritter » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 am

Nice, this is the most regions raided in one update using more than one team.
The challenge is on!

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Postby Whiskum » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:16 am

Congratulations on this set of raids; the ability to raid so many different regions using two different groups is important.

Jakker wrote:Also congrats to The New Inquisition on their training raid which was a region my team was trying to raid also :P
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Postby Cerian Quilor » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:56 am

Sorry about that Jakker. Didn't mean to get in TBH's way.
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Postby Jakker » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:16 am

Whiskum wrote:Congratulations on this set of raids; the ability to raid so many different regions using two different groups is important.

Jakker wrote:Also congrats to The New Inquisition on their training raid which was a region my team was trying to raid also :P
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Haha exactly! Nobody expects them! :)

Thank you Onder :)

Cerian Quilor wrote:Sorry about that Jakker. Didn't mean to get in TBH's way.


No worries :) You all deserved it!
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Postby Cromarty » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:13 am

38 regions. Christ.

Congrats to TBH and Team Spartz especially.

You holding any?
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Postby Jakker » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:07 am

Cromarty wrote:38 regions. Christ.

Congrats to TBH and Team Spartz especially.

You holding any?


Thanks :) Right? Spartz is a total beast and he doesn't realize it.

Holding wasn't part of the game plan, but you'll see our flag up somewhere soon enough ;)
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Postby Cerebella » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:48 am

Wow. Epic haul with 38!Congrats!
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St Abbaddon Invaded!

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Postby Cromarty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:30 am

St Abbaddon has been unraided! ;0

Although I think you were/had withdrawn by then and someone else was piling in.
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Postby Mahaj » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:01 am

Cromarty wrote:St Abbaddon has been unraided! ;0

Although I think you were/had withdrawn by then and someone else was piling in.

Actually, George, we libbed it.
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Postby Cromarty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:03 am

Mahaj wrote:
Cromarty wrote:St Abbaddon has been unraided! ;0

Although I think you were/had withdrawn by then and someone else was piling in.

Actually, George, we libbed it.

I know.

I was there.
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Postby Nyoronet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:10 am

I've been on NS since like forever, but I still have no clue what a 'raider' is, or how the mechanics for 'raiding' work.
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Nyoronet wrote:I've been on NS since like forever, but I still have no clue what a 'raider' is, or how the mechanics for 'raiding' work.

How long is forever?
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Nyoronet wrote:I've been on NS since like forever, but I still have no clue what a 'raider' is, or how the mechanics for 'raiding' work.

Here you go! :)

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Cromarty wrote:
Nyoronet wrote:I've been on NS since like forever, but I still have no clue what a 'raider' is, or how the mechanics for 'raiding' work.

How long is forever?


Like for-ev-er.
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Postby Mallorea and Riva » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:37 am

Keep the off topic chatter out of the thread, this is dedicated to news regarding The Black Hawks. We have a chat thread for that kind of conversation.
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Postby Spartzerium » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:54 pm

The Black Hawks went tagging this update, and it was a major success - 10 out of 10 regions were successfully taken, including 1 passworded region and 1 founded by a UDL member. Here they are:

Fishing Boat On The Sea
Economania
North Asia
Deep South Pacific
Alamut
Sexiness
Slackers Confederation
Ustio
Corellia
Karma

Troops Involved:
Spartzerium
Tramiar
Jakker
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Postby Cromarty » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:38 pm

Resorting to trolling/baiting now Spartz?

Pretty low tbh.
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Postby SunRawr » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:45 pm

Cromarty wrote:Resorting to trolling/baiting now Spartz?

Pretty low tbh.

It's a joke. We figured most of you would laugh.


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Postby Spartzerium » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:49 pm

Assuming you are referring to what I think you are, I never meant for it to be taken seriously - more like natural, friendly (somewhat joking) rivalry. If I could've stuck a smiley (like :P) there, I would've.
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Postby Severisen » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:16 am

Whose genius idea was this? I can not believe I missed it :( Teaches me to be inactive.
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