Here is a quick 3.5 minute video that you can watch if you don't want to read the details below. It showcases some action (ship deletion) from our wonderful guys in Department "B":       WHAT IS TACTICAL STRIKE GROUP 4?           Tactical Strike Group 4 is a veteran founded, owned and operated military-style gaming organization. TSG4 encompasses and combines various functions, organizational structures and practices from multiple military branches. The TSG4 community is defined as “military-style” because it has a rigid support infrastructure patterned after a military unit with awards, decorations, ranks and duty positions. It has a hard-coded and stable Chain of Command with a dedicated corps of leaders, officers, and NCOs at all levels. More than that, we pride ourselves on teamwork, community and communication and we espouse an ethos encompassing unity, respect, brotherhood, and family that can be found all throughout our Core Values and SOP's!.          [TSG4] Tactical Strike Group 4 is a "casually competitive" real-world "umbrella organization" comprised of multiple companies (clans) within World of Warships (and other games) that participates on the North America (NA) Server! It was created with the goal of developing a fun environment and building a “Family of Friends”. We operate with openness, and strive to build a strong sense of camaradery while having lots of high seas fun! Tactical Strike Group 4 is the right clan for you If you want to “get in on the ground floor”, meet new people and build lasting friendships through the World of Warships community. Our clan was founded by Nocona, who is an Army veteran, and we place special attention towards encouraging any US Active Duty military, Guard, Reserves, Veterans and Retirees to join with us, and to welcoming them to our team! Many of our members are military veterans, and quite a few of them are still Active Duty.... so any current or previous military personnel are always welcome! To view a list of our current military members, visit the "Hall of Heroes" on our OpServ (the URL address is located below)! Tactical Strike Group 4 is serious and committed to its Core Value of building a close-knit “Family of Friends”. To that end, we only recruit, accept and retain members who reflect that policy. What this means is that as a clan, we do not “chase numbers” or recruit and accept members just to have a large roster! We would much rather have a smaller amount of solid, dedicated and reliable members by quickly getting rid of the "deadweight" players who are unwilling to develop lasting friendships, than have a huge roster of members who are merely “paper soldiers” and “names on a list’! Tactical Strike Group 4 is also the place to be if you are tired of solo queuing and are wanting to expand your Warships experience by battling alongside friends! If you have previously been in other clans that are riddled with divisive in-fighting and are wanting to escape the nasty “clan politics”…. Or if you are genuinely seeking to improve your gameplay and personal stats…. then welcome to the Strike Group!   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Players who are seeking Fun, Camaraderie and Friendship ANY tier of ships - we do not exclude players based on what ship tiers they don't have "Team" players - if you'd rather play alone, we are not for you. Consistently ACTIVE players - no deadweight, no "paper soldiers", no "I'll play for a week or two then disappear 'ghosts'", etc. (**note: we regularly cut deadweight out of our roster)  - Do you want to have fun and div-up with other players? Well, guess what.... You're not the ONLY one! So, do your part... be active, be reliable and "be there" for them too!  Don't be a selfish gamer. MATURITY... the mental aspect, not the physical age  (just because you are over 18 does not automatically mean that you are actually mature!) Players with (or willing to get) Discord   Players with a microphone (headset or free-standing) Players willing to help and to teach - We were ALL tier I and II at one time. Don't be arrogant and snooty. Help the newer players and share the experiences you've had with the game.   Requirements to join [TSG4] Tactical Strike Group 4: Have the understanding that communication is critical to building a cohesive team and to completing missions in a successful manner (Refer to #4 and #7 below) .  Be on the North America (NA) server and Be ACTIVE with the clan! All members must be active during the week. Pop on, say hello, Blow up some ships and just let the other members hear your voice and see you participating (simple)! In order for a clan to grow and improve it must be active and not merely carrying a roster of "paper soldiers" and "deadweight" members! Participate in an initial meeting on Discord with one of our officers and/or a Clan Recruiter BEFORE your application is approved or a membership offer is extended to you. Discord account with a working microphone and speakers. (Please understand that if you are trying to communicate without a microphone during a battle, your teammates may be too busy to be able to read messages or may not be able to switch screens and physically type-out a response to you in a timely manner… thus, you are effectively muted!)  (Refer to #1 above and #7 below) Be 18 years of age or older in age and attitude.... Mature, Low-Drama members required! Represent yourself and your clan well! TSG4 does not subscribe to the notions of "elitism" or "arrogance" based of performance ratings. All of our in-game clans are part of the same organization outside of WOWS and are treated functionally identical, not as tiered clans based on WR, WTR, etc. TSG4 operates as a "Battalion" and each in-game sub-clan is a "Company" within the battalion. TSG4 members of all skill levels are assigned evenly into each company. Be logged into DIscord and in a TSG4 channel room any time that you are in-game… even if you are just “blowing steam and blasting ships”, and we have a room set-up on our Discord server designated specifically for “Solo Grinding”!  However, NOT being on Discord while in-game is viewed as an unwillingness to be an integral part of an overall team and is completely contrary to our core value of “Family of Friends”. (Refer to #1 and #4 above) Racism, Sexism, Bigotry and Bullying is not allowed… and will NOT be tolerated! Discrimination of *any* type is prohibited within Tactical Strike Group 4, which includes (but not limited to): Race Age National Origin Sexual Orientation Religion Sexual Gender / Gender Identity Pregnancy Disability Understand that Religion and Politics are not games, so please do not discuss them on DIscord or the forums. We feel that friendly competition is healthy, but please curtail your "game rage" when things don't go as planned!   WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN [TSG4] TACTICAL STRIKE GROUP 4?  (What's in it for you)                   Our objective is simple: build a strong “Family Of Friends” that are willing (and capable) of practicing the mantra of "One Team, One Fight!"  that our members can rely on for teamwork, camaraderie, and trust in battle! You don’t have to be “the best”, but you must be able to accept observational constructive criticism and be willing to learn! You must also have the proper attitude and positive personality. SALTY and NEGATIVE behavior/comments are not conducive to a supportive environment!! PERSONAL BONUSES!  Here is the current progress of our clan base that shows the available bonuses offered to you through clan membership  (click to enlarge) (pull up the actual base in-game to view the most recent updates)........... 10% to Commander XP bonus (5 of 5 Academy modules) 5% XP per battle on ships of all tiers (6 of 6 Research Center modules) 25% Free XP per battle on ships of all tiers (6 of 6 Design Bureau modules) 15% discount to cost of researchable ships of all tiers (6 of 6 Shipbuilding modules) 15% discount to post-battle service on ships of all tiers (6 of 6 Dry Dock modules) 10% increase to coal received (3 of 3 Coal Port modules) 7% increase to steel received (2 of 3 Steel Port modules)   WHAT WE ARE OFFERING: As detailed above, the individual and personal bonuses from the clan base A Military-styled gaming community with A fully functional Rank Structure A "Family of Friends" and a sense of "Brotherhood" - as stated in our motto (whether you are male or female) Exclusive inclusion into a select membership of a very selective organization a 50-channel Discord server - to service all aspects and modes of our gaming Leadership opportunities - detailed on our Operations Server website (OpServ) True Teamwork  Participation in Clan Wars and other in-game activities in each of our companies (sub-clans) In-house Promotions, Awards and decorations to showcase and acknowledge your personal achievements in TSG4 and in the game! In-house Tournaments and Competitions for gold... and other prizes! Personal Leadership development and advancement through our Chief Petty Officer course that can also be applied outside of the game (real life learning). an organization of Top-notch, Quality People who have been screened and vetted through our Recruiting Process!                     We offer a "learning environment" for players of ALL skill levels through online self-taught training modules on our OpServ as well as numerous "hands-on" in-game FTX's (Focused Training Exercises) that are hosted and led by more knowledgeable and adept members in the particular topic of training.  We are not a group of Unicum players.... but we do like to WIN!  Additionally, the majority of our members are willing to work with newer/lower tiered members in any tier ship in which they are trying to improve!  We value open and timely communication, as well as the ability to remain silent in order to listen to instruction and follow direction/guidance.                   We offer several ways to maintain contact with our members. We have our own Discord server,  OpServ and Facebook page! We also offer a very organized Military hierarchy that includes a clear timeline and criteria for Promotion. It is "based on" the actual US military (but scaled-back a little for gaming purposes) and an expansive Awards and Recognition system (with clearly defined criteria for each award). Each of these systems are designed as pathways for not only individual improvement and progression, but also as a means to grow and improve with the clan! Using these methods of Training, Promotion and Awards, members can watch themselves grow and rise through the ranks within the clan without the typical "politics" and "favorite's Game" that is prevalent in most other clans.                    Above all else, we offer a fun environment that is based on the concepts of "Family" and "Friendship" where "bad attitudes", "game raging", "stat trolling" and "performance pressure" have no place!  All that we ask in return is that you comply with the above requirements, carry within yourself a strong desire to work closely with your friends and clan-mates, and be a personal representative of TSG4...  at all times! [TSG4} Tactical Strike Group 4 encourages all of its members to have fun and engage themselves in an atmosphere of Friendship. We accept all players, as long as they meet the requirements as set forth above.  Come show what you're made of... and earn your stripes!  Mickey joined the sea-faring pollywogs.... you can, too!   To get the ball rolling with joining TSG4... Visit our OpServ (website), register an account using your in-game name and submit an official application through the  "Join Us... Become A Member" button on the top menu bar. Join our Discord server and speak to someone on our Command Staff or one of our Clan Recruiters (see membership requirement #3 above).  **Important: Do NOT click "apply to clan" in the game.   Application to become a member: http://www.tsg4.org/recruitingprocess TSG4 - Tactical Strike Group 4 OpServ: http://www.tsg4.org/ Our clan page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1595220933839955/ For “general” clan information, look us up on the WOWS clan page by typing TSG4 into the search box, send a message to any clan member in-game or visit our OpServ!       Tactical Strike Group 4 A Family of Friends: One Team, One Fight!   We look forward to welcoming you aboard!