IMPERIAL ARMED FORCES High Command Our young Empire is a force at war, fighting adversaries who threaten our foothold on a new civilization and way of life. The most significant aspect of our current strategic reality is that the struggle with competing colonial forces in which we are now engaged will be a protracted one in which we will find ourselves often in conflict with both familiar and alien adversaries. The Imperial Armed Forces's primary mission is to provide necessary forces and capabilities to the combatant commanders in support of the Universal War and Expansion Strategies. We have hundreds of Legionaries deployed or forward stationed today to support combat operations throughout this planet to deter aggression while securing the gains we've already established. We are fighting today while simultaneously preparing for tomorrow. To continue to accomplish our mission, we are aggressively restructuring the IAF. We are transforming from a force designed for contingency operations in the pre-Rebirth era to a force designed for continuous operations in a time of discovery and exploration that presents challenges to our emerging Empire ranging from traditional to potentially catastrophic. The IAF is dependent upon the resources procured up until now by the blood and sweat of our engineers and Legionaries, coupled with expanding emergency supplemental appropriations throughout the region, to support current colonization and combat operations. These resources will also enable the force to recover from the stress placed on equipment and Legionaries during combat and continually "reset" itself for future deployments. Moreover, these resources are required to continue to transform the IAF into a larger, more powerful force built on self-sufficient legion-based modules. This force will be more flexible, more rapidly deployable, and better able to sustain the protracted military campaigns and conduct the joint expeditionary operations required by the current security environment. We are sustaining our universal commitments while making tremendous progress in our transformation. We will need the continued support of the People and Council to accomplish our mission today and tomorrow while providing for the well-being of our Legionaries, their families, and our civilian workforce who are serving the IAF in this time of expansion and discovery. -Legate Maximillian Labienus The 47th Legion is a military themed, North American based player association. The 47th engages in a wide variety of in-game activities to include PvE, PvP, crafting/trading, exploration, and colonization. The 47th prides itself on professionalism and esprit de corps which are our core principles. We hold our Legionaries to a high standard and prohibit any and all types of exploiting and cheating. Teamwork and collective effort are mantras the 47th Legion lives by. We explore in a squad, move in a squad, and we all do what we can to contribute to the Legion. Our Legionaries provide materials for the crafters who in turn provide gear back to the Legionaries. If you like to go and do things your own way, then the 47th isn't for you. When you join the 47th you cease being an individual; you are now part of the most highly trained combat unit in the galaxy. Remember, if you are looking for an active, organized, fun, and professional guild, then you've found it in the 47th Legion! While the 47th is military themed with great interest in PvP our ultimate goal is the creation of our own castrum (fort) and the creation of a multi-national alliance, if not full society, all with a very heavy emphasis on mechanized combat. Tanks, APCs, mechs, exoskeletons, powered armor, fighters, bombers, capital ships, et cetera. It's the future, baby, let's roll with tech on our side! The various play-styles would rank in Legion-wide interest as such: PvP: ►►►►►►► The 47th will be heavily engaged in PvP and it will be one of our primary activities. PvE: ►►► We can't PvP all of the time so while PvE doesn't take priority it's obviously going to be an important activity. Colonization: ►►►►►► This our primary motivating factor above all else and will be heavily facilitated by our PvP and exploration play. Construction: ►►►►► A combat unit is only as strong as it's supply chain. The 47th Legion features a robust crafting infrastructure on our website centered around a functioning supply section which gives our crafters the ability to quickly advertise items and our Legionaries the ability to easily request them! No other nation offers infrastructure like this! Exploration: ►►►►►►► This will be a cornerstone that will heavily influence city building and PvP. Scouts definitely have a place in our Legion. Socialization: ►►► We like people! Someone has to run those shady bars just off post where our Legionaries will relax in their downtime. We have big plans for building an alliance and a cities so diplomats will be needed. We strive to provide our Legionaries with a semi-realistic military simulation environment. This involves some light roleplaying elements but our rank structure, personal awards, training exercises, and camaraderie constitute the bulk of the atmosphere. Additionally, the 47th recognizes the contributions our Legionaries make to the unit. Whether it's something as simple as creating some artwork, recruiting friends into the unit, or capturing a ship single-handedly we have a plethora of rewards to publicly honor our Legionaries with. Our legionaries proudly display their ribbons in a display case on their profiles. If you'd like to learn more about our awards system you can view them and their descriptions here. Professionally built website and forum based on IPS Community Suite; Image galleries, downloads, blogging, and social media support; Unit supply section; Discord VOIP service; Unique rank structure and awards systems; Weekly scheduled operations; Personalized 47th Legion e-mail accounts; Dual Universe newswire service; and Real military leadership and experience. Must be at Least 19 years of age (exceptions considered on case by case basis); Willingness to engage in PvP; Willingness to casually roleplay; and All alternate characters must be tagged with the unit. The 47th was originally established in 2007 as an offshoot of a Star Wars Galaxies guild from the Chilastra server. By the time of the NGE a lot of interest in SWG had been permanently lost. A deployment or two later I became highly interested in Tabula Rasa and chose to start my own player organization for the game with a few SWG guildmates which came to be known as the 47th A.F.S. Expeditionary Force, or 47th A.F.S.E.F.. Around the time of TR's closure Earthrise caught the 47th's interest. We waited for Earthrise for over three years and were finally able to step foot on Enterran soil at game launch. Unfortunately Earthrise was plagued with launch issues, lacked basic and rudimentary features, had an extremely unoptimized client which ran very poorly, had a small community, and incredibly slow patch releases. In June of 2011 we decided to quit Earthrise. Moving on from there we briefly dabbled in Star Wars: The Old Republic though in the end the game was simply the antithesis in design of everything we actually enjoy in an MMO. A few months later we started following the development of the Trion Worlds and SyFy collaboration known as Defiance. We greatly enjoyed the game and show and quickly rose to being the most dominant guild on the PC platform. Unfortunately, Trion World's interest in future development of the title quickly waned and the game is all but abandon-ware at this point. After exiting Defiance we've focused mainly on multiplayer sandboxes such as Empyrion: Galactic Survival, Space Engineers, Miscreated, DayZ, Ark: Survival Evolved, RUST, and various ArmA 3 mods over MMOs. The 47th is an excellent environment for current and past members of the armed forces. Many of our Legionaries are prior service (I personally served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a 19D Cavalry Scout: FIRST TEAM!) and enjoy being around other prior service Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines; we welcome and encourage you to join! At present we are currently gathering intelligence and planning the best path through the game to achieve our goals as quickly as we can after launch. All recruits who enlist prior to the launch of Project Genom will be entered into our NCO Development program upon completion of their Battle Readiness Checklist. Additionally, all Legionaries who successfully recruit another member into the 47th will be automatically promoted up to and including the rank of Miles Gregarius [E3]. The 47th currently has Legionaries deployed in many titles as we await the launch of Project Genom. We are currently officially supporting Empyrion: Galactic Survival, Star Citizen, Rust, and Osiris: New Dawn. We also have dedicated ARK and Space Engineer servers. Why wait months to play with an organization when you can join us online right now?