Yeah thats right we did join a couple of times
And as for the melee topic.
Obviously we value good melee fighters in our regiment but it isnt exactly our prime objective or concern, hence why we dont participate in tournaments.
In the 32nd we value drill and discipline over all else.
We do have melee trainings but we spend most of our time practising drills.
And for the 42nd's opinion of crushing us in melee. I believe this topic is up for debate then because I disagree based on my memory. However I dont deny that its possible that in some occasions we were beaten but I personally believe that it wasnt the majority of the times we fought against each other.
However I respect everyones opinion and everyone is free to declare us "bad melee fighers"