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Arma III Tanks DLC Release

Written by Avenging7Folds
Art Edited by Samurai
Bohemia Interactive released the Arma 3 Tanks DLC and revealed the DLC's content and features. Available as of April 11, Tanks DLC concludes Arma 3's current development roadmap by introducing a brand new Main Battle Tank, Armored Weapons Carrier, Tank Destroyer, a short singleplayer mini-campaign, and a singleplayer Showcase scenario. Tanks DLC is accompanied by a major platform

World of Tanks in April

April Overview: Fools Rush In
There's a lot happening this month in World of Tanks.
So, get on your racing, um, treads, as things are off to a flying start in April!
We begin with a special 24-hour-only tank sale you won’t want to miss and move into a four-day
World of Tanks seventh anniversary celebration.
We’ve also got surprise events so secret we couldn’t list them here!
Rounding out the offerings are two On Tracks, four waves of Tank

Rainbow Six: Siege Company Announcement

Written by Avenging7Folds
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Company Announced

In February, it was announced that Rainbow Six Siege entered testing with The Vanguard to become a fully supported title. Phalanx, OIC of the Unsupported Games Division (the home of Siege since its reception) recommended to BWC C&S during a bi-weekly meeting that Siege “be stood up as a full title within the next two weeks.” The wait is over: Siege stands independent now. The title has been...

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves
Become a Pirate Legend

With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits.
What will your legend be?

Exotic islands. Hidden treasures. Riddles, battles and shanties. The essential pirate experience.
Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you'll encounter...

Star Citizen: State of the Game

Written by: Enelye_Che_Kly
State of the Game: Star Citizen
State of the Game is a new series of stories, designed to shed some light on each and every one of the games BWC supports through interviews with the chain of command. It's purpose is to shed some light on them, and generate interest to persuade members to try out some games other than their primary. We begin with a game that has raised many questions, hopes, and fears: Star Citizen. Sitting down with us is Star



Attention to Orders.

It’s that time again when we recognize the effort put into the Black Widow Company by its members.

New Recruits to BWC are subjected to a mandatory two week trial period so they can test to see if BWC is what they’re looking for and for their C&S to see if they are a good fit. They complete a quick Onboarding to introduce them to how we run things in BWC such as Opserv and how their chosen gaming division works, and one operation where they have the opportunity to join fellow BWC members in a live-fire test of their skills.

During the months of July and August, 13 recruits fulfilled their requirements and became full members of the Company at the rank of E-2.

[Battle Division]


[Warfare Division]

[Conquest Division]

Please join us in congratulating these new members to BWC. On behalf of all of us, welcome to the jungle!

We also saw 8 promotions these two months within our meta game to both E-3 and E-4.


Congratulations, and we hope you take the next steps towards the NCO ranks!

Speaking of NCOs, we have a few NBR NCO promotions to spotlight. Piddles is the newest addition to the NBR NCO corps, getting his E-5. Travco was promoted to E-6, and Gyun has successfully obtained E-7. BWC is unique in that our members have the opportunity, as opposed to many gaming organizations, to advance to permanent positions of authority within our ranks. These members have proven via reputation, deed, and accomplishments to have both the desire and knowledge to help us maintain the standards of fun for all our members. They are the true backbone of who we are. Voted in by current NCOs in a review setting, these folks are the real heart and soul of BWC and we applaud anyone who takes that step.

Piddles has been in BWC for over three years now. In that time, he has shown a level of understanding, level-headed thinking and focused determination that is rare in these parts. Having worked previously in the MechWarrior Online regiment and battalion, he knows the territory well and currently sits as the Regimental Sergeant Major of MechWarrior Online regiment. Every billet he has been involved in has been a roaring success, no matter the situation of what was a turbulent time in the history of MWO within Black Widow Company.

Even when not billeted, Piddles has stood by the C&S team helping in any way he can. His constant love for the community has seen him operating lead in 60 operations, 12 trainings, 22 FTXs and 1 epic operation. He has also attended 176 live-fire operations as of this review. His workrate is second to none and he takes great care in maintaining a good mix of personal and unbiased input into his work when dealing with both intra-regiment and intra-personal issues. Piddles has the backing of many people in BWC. He is known outside of the MechWarrior Online regiment, despite focusing fully on the game he loves. His name seems to crop up in talks with senior leadership on a regular basis and is often mentioned alongside the words “mentor”, “reliable” and “selfless”. It is this reputation that sees Piddles appear before you today.

During his 3+ years so far with BWC, Piddles has received several meritorious awards, including an OAR, a Commendation Medal, Vanguard Regiment Service badge and not least of all, a Leadership Ribbon. He never looks for these awards. He simply does what is needed. If an award follows, it is always something that happens as an afterthought to him, and he sees the issue at hand being resolved as his reward instead. He deserves far more recognition than he has received to date, and is always the first to stand up and take the reins of any problem that appears.

MechWarrior Online has been through quite a period of upheaval in recent months, but at the helm of this have been three of the most flexible, understanding and focused people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Piddles is one of them, and shows me week-in, week-out what it means to care for this community.

It is plainly obvious he cares deeply not only about what he does, but about who he does it for. Piddles’ attitude to his responsibilities, his regiment and his community shows a level of commitment that borders on obsessive, and I would dearly love to see this man step foot into the NCO corps of Black Widow Company. He deserves it, and we owe it to the community to make sure leaders of excellent mettle and focus are put in place to keep BWC going.

Piddles is exactly the kind of NCO that I believe we need, and that I believe will continue to do great things for this community. I have no hesitation whatsoever in putting Piddles forward for E-5.

- Phalanx // GEO OIC

Travco has been a member of Black Widow Company since January of 2014. At that time, he joined Star Citizen, but also took part in Mechwarrior Online, Planetside 2, and eventually transferred to the Arma 3 Regiment. He is currently serving as Warfare Division's Executive Officer. In the past, Travco has proven himself as a leader by:

- Leading Squads in Arma 3
- Leading Operations in Arma 3
- Leading the Air Squadron Task Force within Arma 3
- Leading the S-6 Technical Department within Arma 3

To date, Travco currently has 109 Op Leads and 47 Squad Leads. During operations, Travco maintains the BWC NCO Bearing by reminding members to remain professional and follow the BWC SOP and the Arma 3 ASOP. Out of game, he has had his hand in Arma 3's training when it comes to fixed wing and rotary craft. He is quick to point out in our air training: What works, what doesn't work, and what should be expected out of our pilots in operations. He has left a legacy behind that ensures that our pilots can deliver troops and supplies to the front safely while keeping their birds intact. His strict adherence to BWC's professionalism has ensured a low casualty rate amongst our pilots.

As S-6 Technical Department Lead, it was his job to create campaigns spanning 3-4 months. This requires a significant amount of work with testing mods by testing soldier equipment, vehicles, planes, helicopters, and which OPFOR faction we will be fighting against. There is also overall campaign planning that goes into Arma 3's Campaign such as where they will be fighting, how they will be fighting, and the cause and effects that each individual mission has on the campaign as a whole. This difficult job also required him to manage the S-6 Mission Curators under him, making sure that our campaign operations kept running on the weekends. Whether he ran these missions himself or delegated the work others, Travco was able to manage and run the S-6 Technical Department ably and efficiently.

In closing, combining his leadership experience in-game, his ability to manage people, create campaigns, and his technical skill in all things gaming, I believe Travco will continue to do great things and he deserves recognition for the great things he has already done.

- Katou // Warfare DCO

Gyun has been around for about 3 years and has participated in 521 OPs, OpLead 178 of them. He had climbed up the ladder from PAO Services Officer to PAO OIC over 20 months, where he increased the level of standards, bringing back front page articles, spearheaded the BWC monthly podcast, setting up the Gameplanet partnership, developed policies for social media and increased presence in them that has earned him the Outstanding Service Ribbon and the Commendation medal.

Gyun is a can do, will do, member whether it’s something you give him or comes up on his own and sees it to the end. He is motivated and determined in getting things done and puts in a tremendous amount of time and effort into everything he does or is asked of. He recently spearheaded a never-before 8 week EPIC OP for Star Citizen “Into the Verse”, for the purpose of increasing attendance and operations. From proposal to creating the article, awards, to scheduling and running OPs. Additional to the OSR and Commendation award, he has received two LoTM, 1 for leading the most OPs across SC and WWS while fulfilling his PAO duties, the 2nd is for his initiative in executing and running the successful “Into the Verse” EPIC OP, a LoTQ for taking initiative in hosting FTX, teaching members the new control scheme, and an OHH AB medal. He is also one of 4 to earn the OTOF 4th level badge for both 2015 and 2016 demonstrating he’s here for more than just one game.

He continues to strive for gaming excellence and excelling BWC, with continued participation in all sorts of games, advertising BWC through social media, assisting members whether new to BWC or new to a game, and always looking for ways to improve games or BWC in any way he can. He reaches out to C&S inquiring if there is anything that he can do or to provide suggestions. During ARMA operations he willfully takes the roles that nobody wants. Follows orders, without hesitation or question, like a good member should. He takes the time to share his experiences such as this thread, an inside look at the good, bad, and the ugly, of being an ARMA Platoon Sergeant and still finding the fun in it. He continues to embrace the Core Values and the OTOF ethos and exemplifies them, helping make its members and BWC the best it can be.

- Trister // SC RCO

It is always a pleasure to recognize the dedication of members who continually show that they are driven by giving enjoyment to others, and selflessly dedicated to maintaining an aura of fun wherever they might be. We are a community of gamers first and foremost, and there wouldn’t be a community without the efforts of people like these gentlemen. Thank you all for your dedication to the continued excellence of the Black Widow Company, and thank you to everyone else for contributing to this community.

Xzenocrimzie, Ops OIC
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Phoenix Federation (PF), the coalition of alliances that BWC is a member of, is currently engaged in a two front war in its own space. Phoenix Federation, led by ex-CFC alliance Fidelas Constans (FCON) has set up shop in the Eastern regions of Immensea and Tenerifis. To the south in Impass lies ex-CFC alliance Circle-Of-Two (CO2). Previously, CO2 and PF had negotiated a ceasefire pact between their rental alliances - so they could keep the fighting between themselves, and not impact the other’s income. This all changed on August 6th when CO2 attacked another alliance which was a protectorate of Phoenix Federation. At the time, CO2 leader Gigx stated that he was simply interested in the space the third party resided in, and wanted to turn it into a renter region of CO2. After FCON notified Gigx that the alliance he attacked was under their protection, he responded by stating, “... CO2 is reseting all your shit, keep sucking dick now”. CO2 then reset all their standings with FCON and Phoenix Federation as a whole. This broke all previous agreements, and the two sides went to war.

About a week later, Phoenix Federation’s neighbor to the north, Triumvirate. (TRI.), declared war on Fidelas Constans, taking advantage of the alliance’s distraction with the war with CO2 as an opportunity to fight the war that they have been eager to fight for many months. However, this move had come with significant consequences. The issue with Triumvirate. attacking Phoenix Federation at this time is that Phoenix Federation had entered into a pact with many surrounding alliances to help them with their war on CO2. The Dronelands Coalition, comprised of alliances Legion of xXDEATHXx (XIX), Solar Fleet (SOLAR), and Brothers of Tangra (B0T), combined forces with Phoenix Federation to form the mega coalition Drone Phoenix Federation. Triumvirate., now surrounded and outnumbered, declared that it would be a fight to the death - where either their alliance succeeds in destroying Drone Phoenix Federation, or they will be destroyed instead.

The situation in the East grew more interesting as previous CO2 ally, Test Alliance Please Ignore (TEST), declared war against CO2 on the side of Phoenix Federation. TEST had previously been engaged with Goonswarm Federation (CONDI) and their coalition RedSwarm Federation, in the northern territories of EVE Online - pretty well on the other side of the galaxy. They, however, ceased their fighting with RedSwarm Federation and redeployed in the south to fight CO2. This came very soon after Triumvirate. declared war on Phoenix Federation, as TEST and Phoenix Fed had an agreement that if Triumvirate ever attacked, TEST would come to assist FCON and Phoenix Federation. In their public declaration of war, TEST Diplomat Dran Arcana said, “There is no longer a way to support CO2, even through inaction, without breaking our word. They have put us in this position intentionally knowing all of our diplomatic obligations, and that’s not the sort of thing that real allies do. With heavy hearts, the coalition has unanimously voted to forcefully expel Circle-Of-Two from Legacy, and will be resetting them as of 20:00 Sunday, declaring public support for FCON and the DRF in its campaign against TRI and their allies, which now includes our old brothers in arms.”

And now we come to today. Hundreds of fights, dozens of structures and systems, tens of thousands of ships, and hundreds of billions of ISK worth of ships destroyed, the war is just getting started. BWC is at the helm of the conflict, fighting for all they are worth. All Phoenix Federation corporations are required to meet a fleet participation requirement, and BWC has gone above and beyond - sourcing 3x as much fleet activity as is required.

If you are interested in fighting in this war, joining BWC in Nullsec, or just playing EvE in BWC, check out the EvE Online section of the forums under Conquest Division for more information. You can also approach Xzenocrimzie, Hornet1314, or Facefisted if you have any questions, or would like more information. We have flexible options to allow you to play EvE Online as you wish.

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