Theta Galaxy of the Clan Star Adder Touman is a rapid deployment unit composed of Assault, Dragoon and Hussar Clusters and a Keshik Binary.
As the only bid force allowed during the initial Clan invasion of the Inner Sphere (under bid contract to Clan Smoke Jaguar), Theta Galaxy represents the best of the Home-World Clans.
Welcome to the Smoke Adders' website.
The Smoke Adders are a unit of casual and competitive players who have played a variety of MW/BT related games competitively since as early as 1996.
We consider ourselves a "no drama" unit, meaning we do our level best to let our actions speak louder than our words and don't tolerate disrespectful behavior from our ranks. On an internet full of "l33t pl4yers" we do our best to distance ourself from trash talk, nonsense arguments and just negativity in general.
In competitive play we strive to win at all (legal) costs and to play in a disciplined manner. It's a team sport and no amount of individual talent can really change that....so we expect members to harness their best efforts and fight hard within the team when we drop in formal competition.
In casual play, we just play to have fun. No leadership requirements, no Mech requirements, no specified weapon systems etc. Run what you want to have fun in and enjoy the drops with our group.
We do have a "chain of command" but as a group of adult gamers, it's not about unit discipline or tactical training (although we do practice regularly). CoC members are primarily organizers for the unit, arbiters of disputes between members or between units and the driving force in directing our competitive/community warfare efforts. That being said, our full (Blooded) Members always get a say in facets of our game organization and courses of action.
Lastly, due to the current Community Warfare guidelines illustrated by PGI (Developers for MWO), we intend to "role play" our unit as a non-canon (meaning never written of in the source books/novels) Clan Star Adder unit that was "bid" into one of the Invading Clans (see Clan Hells Horses for a similar act in canon as precedent for this), as a way for CSA to be involved in the invasion informally.
We acknowledge as a matter of canon record that CSA never formally involved itself in the Invasion and won't try to represent ourselves as THE Clan Star Adders. We will however keep our CSA identity intact.
Historical side note, each of the Clusters in the Touman are based on Airborne Infantry Regiments from Earth's history and make nods to the Paratrooper lineage in the Cluster names and designations.
373rd "Winged Vipers" are based on the 3rd Squadron, 73rd Airborne Reconaissance Regiment, a unit nicknamed the "Thunderbolts" that is Headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. This Cluster competes at the highest level for the Touman in ranked competitive play.
173rd "Sky Fangs" Cluster is based on the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States stationed in Vincenza Italy as a strategic response force for European and African theaters. The unit has a long and storied history as an internationally partnered force, utilized as a quick reaction force in the Pacific in the WWII era. This Cluster competes at the 2nd highest level for the Touman in ranked competitive play.
505th "Silent Death" Assault Cluster is based on the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (the "Panthers" of the 82nd Airborne Division). The winged-black panther on the unit's crest is often credited as the origination of the "Silent Death" by airborne assault paratrooper units are sometimes known by as they slip silently to the ground and erupt in martial violence. This Cluster fights at the Entry level for the Touman in ranked competitive play and is a great jumping off point for people unsure of their time commitment, or simply wanting to try out competitive/ranked play for the first time. It is anchored by veteran players of the unit.
502nd "Strike Dragoons" Cluster is based on the 502nd Infantry Regiment, originally instituted as an Airborne unit in WWII, now a part of the infamous 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Strike Brigade, as the 502nd is currently known has maintained a storied history over the years in it's own right, and the Cluster represents those of the Touman who do not partake in ranked/competitive play but do aspire to represent the Smoke Adders in quick play, faction play etc.
BW Hazeclaw: IS mechs OP AF, git gud
GC Lukoi Banacek: Why do you want a dropship? You still need Jumpships to get around anyway :P
SCom kuroidoragon: i still want my own dropship
BW Skin "cheapsnek" Walker: I play IS mechs, cause im a masochist.
SCPT Revis Volek: STUPID LIGHT RUINING MY LRM OF A GOOD TIME!
SCPT Revis Volek: Its not so bad and the hate you get every match in puglandia is worth the effrot
SCPT Revis Volek: Hey now, i started playing lights when leaderboards kicked off any never looked back. i cant even get in assaults unless its the MCII anymore.
BW Kralizec242: you shouldn't have let madcat infect you man. you're on a dark, salty path now
SCom aidenmpryde: Give in darkside and your training will be complete....DO IT!!
BW Chimera11: I'm scared
BW Chimera11: I think I'm starting to both enjoy, and be good in, lights
BW Chimera11: Guys, I have a problem
SCPT Revis Volek: I told him to wait, he didnt want to lol. I paid around $400 for mine shipped to my door like the week they came out.
SCPT Donny Line Z: saw a rx580 8 gig for 349 nott a 1070 but close
BW Chimera11: $640 for a 1070 is still really bad though, twice what they cost a year and half ago. Prices are just stupidly inflated so it doesn't look as bad, but it still is
BW AdrenaHawk: you mean it has "fall slower" jets
BW madcat3050: that banshee has JJ's,,,,,,
SCPT Revis Volek: He boough GPU only at Microcenter for that price. Package deals or DIY packs are always cheaper because they are a bundle. Sell your 1070 no and get Ti, they have the same hashrate at a higher price so no good for mining apparently.
BW eta0h: Some places willl sell that at regular prices, IF you also buy a CPU and mainboard. Anyway, I think I'll just wait for the next CPUs anyway