- MAJ. PREACHER
- CAPT. CRUNCH
- SGTMAJ. GRAPE
- QMSGT. BBQ
- ORDSGT. BARON
- 1SGT. SMOKE
- SGT. INDOMITUS
- SGT. MIIIKM
- SGT. SHIFTY
The 1st Virginia Cavalry AKA [1STVA.CAV]
The 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment is a LARGE BUT COZY gaming community and peer support network for recovering racists, primarily focused on playing WAR OF RIGHTS, a 300 PLAYER historical fps based on the American Civil War. WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY RACIST, SO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU BUY THE GAME BECAUSE YOU'LL ENCOUNTER A LOT OF IT. THIS IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE REST OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. We focus on providing members a fun time, regardless of WINNING OR LOSING, AND without FORGETTING WHY WE ENJOY PLAYING GAMES TOGETHER.we spend many nights playing Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, Hearts of Iron 4 (and mods), Ready or Not, Total War, RED DEAD ONLINE, Squad, YOUTUBE, OR JUST VIBIN'.
8:00 pm est (1 am UTC) - BATTLE
8:00 PM EST (1:00 am UTC) - dRILL
3:00 pm est (8 pm UTC) - BATTLE
8:00 pm est (1 AM UTC) - BATTLE
- Treat one another with a modicum of respect, and that is not affected by in-game rank.
- Slurs, repeat misbehavior, your list of turn-offs, reflects poorly on the unit and annoys the collective. Expect a warning or removal depending on severity and repetition.
- When not pertaining to an event or the regiment, one member cannot use rank to influence another member.
- Please use the event sign-up whenever possible. "No" will never be an unacceptable answer regarding attendance.
- Save any complaints for the After Action Report. If you arrive late to an event, or do not sign up beforehand, your needs will be put 2nd to the needs of those in-game.
STRUCTURE , ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
RANK UPON ENTRY
Monthly Pay: NONE
Chevrons: One bar in worsted.
Monthly Pay: 13.00
On and Off the Field:
Attendance of minimum 2 events, or another form of activity that helps the unit,
administratively or socially. (Discord, Steam, YouTube, Reddit, etc)
The ability to change in-game name and tags, as well as explain the process to others.
A basic understanding of the use of Discord, including P.T.T. and Event Sign-Up.
Demonstration of the use of B.R.V.C., including interpreting it to pass it on to others.
SERGEANT & 1ST SGT, Q.M. SGT
Chevrons: Three bars in worsted, ADDITIONAL REGAELIA DEPENDENT ON ROLE.
Monthly Pay: 34.00
On the field:
Responsible for keeping Troopers and Corporals combat effective and cohesive at all times.
Leading detachments of skirmishers, scouts, or flag rescue parties while communicating with officer
Relaying instructions and orders given by commander or providing own instructions in delay of orders
Delegating chain of command if it appears that unit may suffer major or total casualties
Off the Field:
Taking attendance and battle reports and checking in with new members to offer help
Recruitment ideas and initiatives as well as drill ideas
Assisting, or forming and leading drills when possible
Keeping track of development of subordinates
Chevrons: Two bars in worsted.
Monthly Pay: 20.00
On the Field:
Relaying instructions and orders given by commander
Maintaining unit accountability of immediate vicinity
Assisting newer members who have difficulty keeping up in battle
Taking over when all the ranks above them have died gloriously
Off the Field:
Taking attendance and battle reports
Recruitment, within reason
Assisting higher ranks in administrative duties within the regiment
Learning basics of event coordination and inter-regimental communication
Chevrons: Three bars and an are in silk.
Spurs: Yellow metal.
Monthly Pay: $21.00
On and Off the field:
Serve as the senior enlisted advisor to the commanding officer
Advise and assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
Monitor and maintain the morale, welfare, and discipline of enlisted personnel
Serve as a mentor and advisor to junior enlisted personnel and officers
Provide guidance and oversight to the NCO Corps
Ensure that standards and regulations are upheld and enforced
Coordinate and supervise training and development programs for enlisted personnel
facilitate the ASSESSMENT of enlisted MEN for promotions and accolades
Maintain communication and coordination with other units and organizations as necessary.
Early Origins and Predecessors of the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment
On March 2, 1833, acting on a measure presented by Richard Johnson, Congress created the United States Regiment of Dragoons With the creation of this unit, the U. S. Cavalry was born. The size of the U. S. Regiment of Dragoons was fixed by Congress, at 34 officers and 1,715 men. Henry Dodge was appointed the colonel in command. Other noteworthy officers were Lt Col Stephen Watts Kearny, Captain Edwin V. Sumner, 1st Lt Philip St. George Cooke, and 2nd Lt Jefferson Davis.
For the Mexican War it was clear that the US needed more mounted troops: the distances in Mexico were so great. There was some expansion in the Regulars, but many of the units were volunteers that were dissolved at the end of the war. In 1850 the Federal Government followed suit. Only two Dragoon regiments and one regiment of Mounted Riflemen (created in 1846) survived the government postwar reductions. But five years later, on March 3, 1855, Congress authorized the raising of two regiments of horse. These were needed to handle the expanding western frontier, especially as settlers pushed more and more against the Indians.
The 1st and 2nd U. S. Cavalry were the first regular American military organizations to bear the title of "cavalry". It was rumored among the Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen that Secretary of War Jefferson Davis purposely received this special designation to enable him to appoint many of his Southern friends while disregarding seniority among the older mounted units. Whether this rumor was true or not, the disproportionate number of Southern officers in the new units would severely impede the development of the Union cavalry in the Civil War, six years later.
The 1st Cavalry was assembled at Fort Leavenworth and commanded by Col Edwin V. Sumner. Five of his officers were later to play a significant role in the Civil War: Lt. Col. Joseph E. Johnston, Maj. John Sedgwick, Maj. William H. Emory, Capt. George B. McClellan, and Lt. J. E. B. Stuart.
The 2nd Cavalry was trained at Jefferson Barracks. Albert Sidney Johnston was the Colonel, and some of his officers were: Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee, Maj. William J. Hardee, Maj. George H. Thomas, Captains Earl Van Dorn, George Stoneman, Edmund Kirby Smith, Lieutenants John Bell Hood, and Fitzhugh Lee.
The 2nd was nicknamed "Jeff Davis' Own", and over the next four years clashed with hostiles nearly forty times. The regiment's most successful sorties were directed by its senior captain, Brev. Maj. Earl Van Dorn. At the onset of the Civil War in 1861, there were five regiments of U. S. cavalry. Shortly after the 3rd Cavalry was organized in 1861, all the regiments were renumbered from one to six and the "12 Troop" (platoon) structure was created.
Out of the 176 officers of the five original regiments, 104 cast their lot with their native Southern states when the Civil War broke. As a result of this, not only did the Union cavalry have many green and untested troops, their officers were inexperienced too. In contrast, the Confederate cavalry had more experienced leadership which contributed to several years of battlefield superiority.