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Robert Anstruther

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Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« on: 04 February 2011, 13:11:48 »
Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone distinguishes their mechs/vehicles in terms of rank or command (both personal rank and/or unit rank e.g. command lance) , if so could we see it?


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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #1 on: 04 February 2011, 13:41:53 »
Hi

   Idling  Command has through time depended on the Army and commander. In Roman times centurions has there helmet crest a different color and or in a different position rotated 90* from that of a regular/NCO  types.  Cesar had his Red Cloak

Modern times you can tell by the amount of antenna on the unit. Higher commands by the distance from the front Lines ;D

In BT it can be any thing you want. add more antenna place rank 's on shoulders or chest. Paint the shoulder or some other place a different color. Take a look at this thread. the Awesome has Sargent stripes on the shoulder. Make you thing your thing.

http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php?action=post;topic=926.0;last_msg=21469
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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #2 on: 04 February 2011, 13:49:16 »
Cool I like that reply :) Also cool awesome!


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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #3 on: 04 February 2011, 13:53:46 »
I do it by the numbers. 1 through 12 for regimental command company 13-16 first bn command lance 17 and so on
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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2011, 14:23:50 »
In my Davion Gaurds units, Battalion Command Lances are painted in "old style" guards colors.

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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2011, 17:00:43 »
I usually add some Gold on the unit to show it has high rank. :/ kinda an over simplified way to do it but it makes them stand out.
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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #6 on: 04 February 2011, 17:32:55 »
I paint rank devices in gold on my Ghost Bear minis. For some of the less flamboyantly painted Inner Sphere commands, you could do something simple and subtle, such a single star for a company commander. Highly decorated units might allow for a more prominent display of rank.

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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #7 on: 04 February 2011, 18:34:08 »
I use more checkers pattern on my commander's mechs, usually yellow/black in specifics areas such as shoulder pad or close to cockpit whenever it's possible.

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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #8 on: 05 February 2011, 10:22:12 »
I dont mark the command units any diffrently.  Why should the enemy know who to kill to decapitate my units leadership.

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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #9 on: 05 February 2011, 10:32:29 »
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Re: Distinguishing between ranks/command?
« Reply #10 on: 05 February 2011, 11:11:19 »
I know if I were a field combat commander I wouldn't distinguish myself at all.  It would just attract more fire.
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