Also I'm following this guide to the strategy layer.
I'm happy with figuring out the tactical part without an indepth guide, just some basic rules is good enough.
You know why I'm so in to this one tactical turn based game?
The mission start music.
This music, by itself, addicted me to this game.
I hear this and its XCOM TIEM.
Everything else is just serving the music.
I will become good enough for this music.
A certification process does help add a certain legitimacy to the sport in the eyes of the public and makes it easier for people to get insurance for their clubs and find venues to train and fight in. It's not a bad idea, but the way USFCA seems to have gone about it is definitely NOT how to do it.
On a lighter note, this is a pretty neat video of the 2012 Olympic Epee final:
It's fun watching the guy on the left figure out (albeit too late) what he needed to do to start running the match back.
Dont let some asshole print it for you, go to the fucking library and spend the dime to print it yourself.
My class is getting active duty prep from our commander. Just basic stuff like how to get to your first assignment, what to do, etc etc. It's nice, but makes everything feel real. I'm for it at this point. College has been nice, but time for a new part of my life. And my first assignment being 30 minutes from Boston's city center does not suck.
How long does a non-command officer assignment last? I haven't gotten a solid answer if I'll be at Hanscom for 2 or 3 years. I ask because my girlfriend is going to grad school outside of DC. I figure if the stars align I can end up at an assignment around DC. There are a few in contracting that are off-base too, such as in an office area (weird assignments on the sheet which just had addresses, and didn't say *blank* base).
It'll be interesting. My first assignment will be dealing with the expensive side of contracting. Big contracts and the like. After this assignment I understand I'll be sent somewhere where I'll manage stuff like "Who takes out the trash on base? Who dispenses food in the DFAC?"
I hear the job market for people exiting from this career field is good. Hope the bubble doesn't burst for another four years!