Welcome everyone to the first issue of "From the
Battlefield" for 2017. It was a long Holiday season and everyone in NEWS
worked hard to get the issue out between celebrating.
Hey everybody!!! Come join us on January 8th/This SUNDAY for a magnificent 8 HOUR STREAM of Tom Clancy's The Division!! Totalnewb will be holding a live stream on TAWtv all day from 9am EST to 6pm EST!! This is a huge undertaking and we'd love to see all our TAW friends there. If you like the stream and want to see more you can always watch total on his channel https://www.twitch.tv/taw_totalnewb To see the current happenings in game!!.
[don't forget to follow the TAW TV channel]
First TAW Shop Promo of the year, Starting with a 17% off everything. Grab what you like and show
off your support for TAW with some Swag. Talking about Swag dont forget to email Calico@taw.net to
get your Tab for purchasing something from the Shop, all you need to do is send your Callsign and Order number.
Happy New Year
First of all, please welcome Bulletstopper to OPS/TREAS. We've added a third member to TREAS to help support this overgrowing community at the highest level. In light of this new addition, I felt it important for all members and leadership to understand who does what in TREAS.
TAW Treasury manages all financial aspects of our not-for-profit Corporation, The Art of Warfare. We have three positions now that have differing roles and responsibilities within TREAS. For clarification, they have created job descriptions for said roles. You can now find that here.
The current members are: MGN Domanator [TSC], GEN Tomamoko [TSLC] COL Bulletstopper [Treas DC].
All requests to TREAS should also come via the Chain of Command with the ARMY CC & CLC and OPS CC &CLC cc'd on all. Papertrails are vital.
Server order/cancellations should always be done via the server request forms found in the TREAS TS Channel Description.
As always, if any questions or comments arise, please feel free to contact your Chain of Command at your earliest opportunity.
The TSO (TAW Streaming Operations). Currently we are focusing on new EU Members however we are open to applications from NA Members too. If you're interested then please fill out this form
Once you have filled out the form please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or Tichtac@taw.net
- Must have at least a year in TAW.
- Must have no disciplinary status
Before simply filling out the transfer request form. We have two positions in TSO which you may take. Either the Administration side (Chat Moderator) or a Streamer.
If you're interested in streaming but don't want to leave your division then you can fill out this application form
Greetings and Salutations everyone,Well it's that time of the year again everyone, and the NEWS staff wants to wish everyone in Taw Happy Holidays. No matter how you celebrate this season, we all can be thankful that we are a family of inclusiveness, who reach out their hands this time of year in peace and goodwill to all.To All of you, from all of us and all of yours, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New years. See us Here From the BattlefieldIn the meantime, turn the page and enjoy.NEWS Staff
Ladies and gents, After several months of disappearance we've rebuilt and brought graphics requests back for the time being Below you will find all the info you need to make requests and more info to use the right form.
Firstly, you will be able to see the 'Request graphic' button in our Graphics division channel in teamspeak which will redirect you to a page where you will get 3 options, we recommend you do so as to avoid having to find them every time
SEAL REQUESTS - Seal requests are self explanatory, they are for seals and seals alone.
OFFICIAL REQUESTS - Official requests are anything with the underlying category, alongside this, this form is meant for General TAW events and such
Teamspeak channel images (anything from Squad logos, to Corps channel images)News letterFacebook & Twitter images.Twitch & Youtube overlays.Banners & images to either promote TAW or your Division.squad, division, corps logos.
AVATAR REQUESTS -Avatar requests are for any personalized avatars that don't fall under a SEAL or Any of the listed official requests, ( this is where you ask for teamspeak avatars/signatures etc), the category is as follows
Personalized avatars for anything other than the TAW seal or an Official requestSteam/uplay/origin related avatars, Signatures for forums.
A little background: This is designed in such a way for us to provide maximum effectiveness with getting requests out in a timely manner, We get alot of requests hence we have to narrow them to different forms to help delegate them to appropriate designers, If you have any questions or are unsure of what something your requesting may fall under contact Abnormalskillz@taw.net, For any SHOP related inquiries contact Calico@taw.net
To request a graphic go HERE
For our imgur to browse pre existing images go HERE
We hope you appreciate the effort we've gone through to make Graphic requests a possibility again and request with your hearts content
The GFX Division
The TSO (TAW Streaming Operations). Currently we are focusing on new EU Members however we are open to applications from NA Members too. If you're interested then please fill out this form
The TAW shop EU is now live and with basic T-shirt designs, I will be adding more categories and designs over the next few weeks.
You will not be able to access this shop via the SHOP link on the main page of taw.net until a work around has been found,
there will be links in the TS SHOP channel below the main lobby and the SHOP Division channel, you can also find the link on the shop wiki.
There is also a 2 day discount running from the 6th to the 8th of december.
It’s my pleasure to say that Graphic Division is from now on looking for recruiting around 5 members which will join us and help us with our projects.
We are looking for full-time members (require transfer to GFX) with some kind of graphical/design abilities to re-start making custom avatars for members of the community. One of the tasks GFX have is making sure that SHOP has all sort of designs. In future, we will also provide help and support with designing our new TAW website. GFX is searching for members which have time, will and motivation to help the community in all kind of ways.
As for now, our first priority is to build up the numbers and start working on avatars and shop designs. As a side activity, GFX also helps NEWS and TSO by providing the content for blogs and streaming (e.g. banners, backgrounds, twitch overlays, content for recruitment and tournaments).
You can check some of GFX members work here to get idea of what we create: Wallpapers & Avatars
What GFX, for now, can offer you is a place where you can learn and perfect & practice your graphic abilities, a place where you can help a wide range of divisions and in that way contribute to our community.
If you are after reading all this still interested in joining Graphic Division, please send us examples of your work (any kind of graphic work) and a small introduction of yourself to Marc and Abnormalskillz ( include both of us in the same mail: Marc@taw.net & Abnormalskillz@taw.net ).
As soon as we check your examples we will contact you.
AbnormalSkillz [GFX CO]
Christmas is here and so is the new TAW SHOP!
The shop has taken a new path with a new image, from today there will be regular updates to the designs and merchandise.
There will be seasonal TAW wear, exclusive limited edition designs for events and fundraisers.
Also there will be regular announcements on promos and discounts via TAW.net, TAW Social media sites & the Teamspeak channel under the main lobby.
Currently only the US shop is active and receiving updated content, while the EU shop will be activated within a couple of weeks.
Calico [SHOP DC]
to November's On The Horizon post. On The Horizon is a monthly blog
focuses on select games Vanguard is interested in spinning up. This month's list of games features some newer games with a mix of some older titles.
If you would like see any of these games in TAW, or any other game not listed here please fill out the Future Game List.
Contact the Vanguard Staff if you have any questions about these games or any not on this list.
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization
is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire
to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and
leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage
war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with
history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest
civilization the world has ever known.
Deck out your pirates airship with cutting edge weaponry in Cloud Pirates, an action MMO in which you fire your cannons to crush the enemy in fast-paced aerial battles. Take command of your own airship and navigate the clouds to battle rival
captains in exciting tactical team combat. Rule the skies by dodging
enemy volleys, using daring maneuvers and your impressive weaponry.
Blaze through science-fiction fantasy battlefields in your state of the
art airship and become a legendary Cloud Pirate. As you progress, you will gain access to tons of unique upgrades and
weapons that will grant your airships new powerful abilities. Give your
ships a fearsome and deadly appearance through numerous visual
customization options, and develop your captain & crew. Become the
scourge of the skies.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The award-winning fantasy role-playing series, The Elder Scrolls, goes
online--with no game subscription required. Experience the world of
Tamriel on your own, or together with friends, guild mates, and
thousands of other players. The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition comes
bundled with 4 DLC Game Packs. Imperial City: Join a PvP-focused battle
for the ancient seat of power at the heart of the Empire. Orsinium: Aid
the Orcs as they rebuild their great capital city in the snow-capped
mountains of Wrothgar. Thieves Guild: Become the newest recruit in the
infamous guild of pickpockets, burglars, robbers, and thieves in a
dangerous port city of Abah’s Landing in Hew’s Bane. Dark Brotherhood:
Join the merciless guild of assassins, the Dark Brotherhood of the Gold
Coast, and carve a bloody swath across Tamriel.
Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons
& Dragons fantasy role playing game. Epic stories, action combat and
classic role playing await those heroes courageous enough to enter the
fantastic world of Neverwinter!
Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from the Dungeons
& Dragons Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting as it rises from the
ashes of destruction. This immersive MMORPG will take you from the
besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of
forgotten secrets and lost treasure.
Star Conflict Age of Destoyers
Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space
simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging
in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. The whole world for PVP and
PVE. Take command of varied battleships, from nimble scouting ships to heavy
frigates loaded with guns and rockets. In due time, you can command your
You can undock from the station and travel around space colonies invaded
by an ancient alien race. You can complete quests, collect valuable
items, craft modules and ships, meet other players to fight or team up
to resist pirates and evil aliens from deep space.
Star Trek Online
In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time
on a truly massive scale. Players take the captain's chair as they
command their own starship and crew. Explore strange new worlds, seek
out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone
Sniper 3 Ghost Warrior
Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter.
Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiving open world.
Be a Sniper: Engage your targets from the long
range. Factor in scope elevation, wind speed and direction, breath
control and stance along with weapon and bullet choice.
Be a Ghost: Stalk your enemies and eliminate them
silently with a broad variety of take downs. The advanced stealth game play includes drone recon and vertical navigation.
Be a Warrior: Wield a wide variety of advanced
weapons and modify them to suit the needs of your mission and your own
personal style. Choose from assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns and
Experience the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the
reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal
Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and
intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through
innovative fight mechanics.
Night Crisis Project
The main idea is a modern military game with a slight futuristic touch
(mostly in the weapons.) and you will be able to attack and defend
cities, bases and other structures with your friends and/or other
players against AI, militia, creatures like mutated rats, undead
ghostly like creatures, etc.
There will be features such as parkour, destructible environments,
in- game weapon attachment customization, vehicles, large maps,
character customization's, etc.
Challenge yourself with intense, exhilarating PvP fighting with the
greatest warriors in the open world of Albion. Gear up and use teamwork
to send the enemy fleeing from the battlefield. Only the most skillful
fighters will leave the field victorious. Need a break from fighting for your life, but still want to support your
guild? Retire to your own private island off the coast of Albion and
build and maintain a farm, including crops and animals, with a whole new
set of buildings. Generate food to fuel your guild’s war efforts, or
even just sell on the market for a profit. Build your home, then furnish and decorate it to your own style. Comfy
beds, tables laden with hearty food, gruesome hunting trophies.
Player versus player combat on a massive scale. Lay siege to castles and ambush enemies in open-world throne war combat. Fill your shops with vendors, establish trade routes between worlds and build a mercantile empire. Design your own kingdom, using campaign resources to drop mountains and forests, valleys and rivers, cities and castles. Unique archetypes: Soldiers and casters, assassins and bounty hunters. Whatever role you prefer, Crowfall offers a unique collection of archetypes to choose from.
It’s my pleasure to say that Graphic Division is from now on looking for recruiting around 15 members which will join us and help us with our projects.
The Battlerite Report
Battlerite Early Access Steam release is NOW! 14.99$ Free to play 1st Quarter of 2017
Is a PvP team arena brawler and the spiritual successor to critically acclaimed Bloodline Champions. Experience the unique combination of a top down shooter with a fast paced fighting game.
Arena and Custom Platform
2v2, 3v3, Co-op AI, and Training Grounds are all supported in Battlerite, As well as Custom Server that supports 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3. To dive a little deeper into Custom matches rounds, time can be selected from 1-5 minutes and the final score can be altered 1-5 final score points. Maps in 2v2, 3v3, and Co-op AI are randomly generated in matchmaking you may que each of these modes with a full group or solo. In Custom matches you may select between 3 maps and each map has themes a night and day between each map, again in matchmaking those themes are also randomly generated.
Once you enter into your first match you will notice a line of target dummies before each match begins, this practice time expires when all players connect to the match and then you get to choose your Battlerite… What is a Battlerite? A Battlerite is one of 3 unique traits you choose from the to best support your champion before each round of each begins having a unique effect on your game play. Each selection is tethered to one of your abilities so make sure you make full use of this ability whenever it is off cooldown to get the full effect in the arena match. You have roughly 2 minutes to select your Battlerite so think about your strategy and the ability your want to use most often to assure your matches success. Once selections are made you are automatically mounted up on your predetermined mount…. Thats right you have a mount this positioning is key in Battlerite, the suggestion to you is to not engage or dismount before you are ready to execute your plan and are in your proper map position to get a one up on your opponents.
There are 18 different characters in Battlerite each unique with a totally different play style.
To learn more about these characters you can go to www.battlerite.com
Each Champion has 5 basic abilities, as well as 1 assigned EX ability and 1 ultimate ability on the normal arena user interface. There are also 2 hidden abilities, these can be found by holding down shift and act as EX abilities as well. The hidden abilities are tethered to one of your basic abilities. Try to keep in mind when using these EX abilities you use some of your stored ultimate charge. In most cases your want to save up this charge to cap and execute your ultimate faster than your opponent. Your EX should act as quick situational actions that must be used only when you are in a desperate spot, to achieve victory or avoid defeat.
These are brief descriptions of each champion and there are more to come, there are many revealed already they just haven’t been introduced into closed beta yet. For more detail about each champion and there abilities please see www.battlerite.com
Customization and Rewards
Each champion in Battlerite has a set list of unlockable weapons, outfits, victory poses and mounts you can unlock though gameplay, with 3 different brackets of rarity Common, Rare, and Epic. You can unlock each item using in-game tokens you acquire by leveling champions and earning ranking. You could also have a chance at randomly unlocking them through 2 different kinds of chest. 1. being a silver chest you receive by completing daily battle quest and 2. being a gold chest you can buy with 500 battle coins you earn by leveling and ranking up. The gold chest contains 3 random items with 1 of those items being a guaranteed epic item, and Silver chest contain just 3 random items. Not only can you receive items and mounts, but you also have a chance of getting cool ingame social portraits.
What to expect of Battlerite in relation to TAW
Fun casual play
Ingame and TAW vs TAW Tournaments
TAW training sessions for those new to the game, or want to improve there skill
Streaming Operations - Inhouse Streaming Events and Tournaments.
Fire Teams in the future
As Battlerite is still in beta this is just a taste of Battlerite meant to peek your interest. This is not a final product and there is so much more left to come! My hope is that in reading this you will find it to be interesting enough to get with me RevelStrike@taw.net and consider helping create a awesome community for this game. This game has great potential and I invite you along for the ride. If you want to come play with us we have an optional event on Sunday at 8pm est.
Thanks for your interest!!!
Good Day all,
Just to let everyone know as we've had a lot of people contact us, there are email phishing attacks going around the world right now.
We are not immune.
If you receive an email, with an attachment you are not expecting Please do NOT open it. We have some nasty things going around right now.
Even if its from the taw.net domain, if you are not expecting a file to be attached to an email.. just delete / remove it.
As always, insure your virus protection is on and updated.
Cherry [CC OC]