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Title: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 09, 2013, 01:27:30 pm
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Contents:

 - Overview
 - What you need
 - Knowing what you want
 - Time
 - Style
 - Faction
 - Size
 - Members and Nationality



Overview:

Choosing a regiment can be as easy or difficult as you make it. Some people will join the first regiment that catches their eye. This guide is for those who want to put some more thought behind the decision. Remember, this regiment could give you hours of enjoyment, or it could just as easily ruin this game for you. Therefore, it is a choice that warrants a little time. At the end of the day, you want to be having fun when you're playing. I know all too well what it's like when playing this game becomes a chore, you don't want that.

As of the writing of this thread, there are somewhere in the region of 300 regiments on the official regiment list, with countless others not on the list. That means a lot of choice, and a lot of people that want you. With that in mind, here are a few tips to consider when finding a regiment.



What you need to join a regiment:

Firstly, let's cover the basics of what is required by almost every regiment in the community. It doesn't hurt to come prepared.

 - A copy of Mount and Blade: Warband (http://store.steampowered.com/app/48700/?snr=1_7_15__13) and Napoleonic Wars (http://store.steampowered.com/app/48705/) - If you don't have this, you'll probably want to get one. It's necessary in every regiment. Ever.
 
 - Teamspeak 3 Client (http://www.teamspeak.com) - Teamspeak is a Voice over Internet-Protocol program used to chat and give orders in the vast majority of regiments. Most regiments will require you to have this program for events, but will not require you to have a microphone. Bear in mind that not all regiments will use this, so check out what a regiment uses before you join.

 - Steam (http://store.steampowered.com) - While not exactly essential, steam is already used by most gamers, and really makes everything a lot handier in regiments.



Knowing what you want:

This is something only you know. Everyone has different tastes, and with so many regiments out there you're certain to find one to fit yours. However, here are some basics to look out for if you're not sure what to choose.

Time

Timezone is one of the very first things you should check out when looking for a regiment. It might be perfect in every other way, but a regiment where you can't attend the events probably won't do you much good, so make sure to choose one in a timezone that suits you.

Also check out the regiment's schedule. While you most likely won't be forced to be at every event, it's a good idea to make sure you'll be able to at least attend some of them.

Style

I like to think of regiment styles in a similar way to political ideals. You have extremes on two sides - In this case relaxed and/or trollish(They don't necessarily go together) and professional/serious - and everything in between. Knowing what you want may not be all that easy, as regiments often aren't what you expect them to be. So be careful about your choice of regiment in this case. I'd always recommend going for somewhere in the middle for your first regiment, but of course it's entirely up to you.

Faction

This is a slightly less important one, but it does help to narrow down your search a bit. The 5 factions in game each have plenty of regiments to choose from, so it's a good idea to choose one that you like and work from there.

Unit

If you're new to regiments, I'd suggest going to a regiment/army that has a number of different types of unit, so you can give them a try and see what you enjoy. If you already know what unit you enjoy - look for them. Generally, there are a few different types of unit:
IMPORTANT! This is just a general overview! Not all regiments will conform to these descriptions of their class, make sure to check out what they do before you toss them aside! I.E. A lot of "Grenadier" regiments will play more like the description of Line Infantry.

Size

Again, there are extremes on both sides of this, and everything between. You can have regiments with upwards of 70 members at every linebattle, and you can have regiments with 5. So think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of the different sizes. A large regiment will be well established, have plenty of events - and lots of members. This may make it more difficult to integrate (although this is rare) and a lot more difficult to gain ranks. In a smaller regiment, it's the flip side. They may have a very welcoming group of people, and make sure you have plenty of chances to rise through the ranks, but they may not have the large scale battles of the larger regiments. Of course, there are plenty of regiments out there with a balance, so bear those in mind as well.

Members and Nationality

Although you may think it's obvious, be sure that the regiment you're joining operates in a language that you're comfortable with. There are regiments with lots of nationalities out there.

Also bear in mind the existing members of a regiment - you may already know some, and they might influence your decision either for or against the regiment. A friend in a regiment can make it a hundred times better, but someone you dislike can spoil it just as fast.



So, good luck to you all in choosing your regiment. Remember, the game is here for you to enjoy it, so make sure you don't let a regiment ruin it! Have fun!

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Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2013, 01:29:19 pm
Nice guide!
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Furrnox on August 09, 2013, 01:31:27 pm
Cool guide dude.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: regwilliam on August 09, 2013, 01:33:02 pm
a very good guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Malakith on August 09, 2013, 01:33:27 pm
My only point would be not everybody uses Teamspeak 3 as there are numerous alternatives so checking what the regiment uses would be the real requirement.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 09, 2013, 01:34:07 pm
My only point would be not everybody uses Teamspeak 3 as there are numerous alternatives so checking what the regiment uses would be the real requirement.

Thanks, I'll add that in.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Menelaos on August 09, 2013, 01:41:20 pm
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 - A copy of Napoleonic Wars - Duh. If you don't have this, you'll probably want to get one.

Holy shit you would be surprised how many people try to join regiments without the game / legal version.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 09, 2013, 01:56:41 pm
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- A copy of Napoleonic Wars - Duh. If you don't have this, you'll probably want to get one.

Holy shit you would be surprised how many people try to join regiments without the game / legal version.

That's precisely why I didn't leave it out of the guide!
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Malakith on August 09, 2013, 02:03:00 pm
You may want to explain and link directly to the Warband and NW part on steam or something as well, a lot of people on my videos think you need the original Mount and Blade.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Eatjello on August 09, 2013, 02:04:40 pm
Sorry but I don't recall seening the word FUN in this? Do u mean a regiment should not be about FUN? corrcet me plz for I may be wrong in this matter, But I seem to think gaming and gaming groups should be about haven FUN

some call me a hippie and bad grammar and spelling
Im just a man eating some jello
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 09, 2013, 02:05:46 pm
You may want to explain and link directly to the Warband and NW part on steam or something as well, a lot of people on my videos think you need the original Mount and Blade.

Thanks, added.

Sorry but I don't recall seening the word FUN in this? Do u mean a regiment should not be about FUN? corrcet me plz for I may be wrong in this matter, But I seem to think gaming and gaming groups should be about haven FUN

some call me a hippie and bad grammar and spelling
Im just a man eating some jello

That's your opinion. This entire guide is about choosing a regiment so that you will have fun.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Oakenshield on August 09, 2013, 03:02:01 pm
Hmm nice helpful guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Eazy-E on August 09, 2013, 08:10:54 pm
You forgot the sub-section where you promote certain regiments who have paid for a spot on the thread ;)

nice guide though
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Emperor Napoleon on August 09, 2013, 08:34:40 pm
Interesting. Very interesting. Good luck ;)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 09, 2013, 09:18:33 pm
You forgot the sub-section where you promote certain regiments who have paid for a spot on the thread ;)

nice guide though

That part comes later.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Gojkov on August 09, 2013, 09:50:46 pm
Great job m8, really nice guide :)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Jake on August 10, 2013, 01:29:24 pm
Great guide   ;D , its helped me really good
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Desert Thunda on August 10, 2013, 08:06:18 pm
Good work.

If we had a reputation system you would have gotten some :p
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Windbusche on August 10, 2013, 08:11:36 pm
relaxed/trollish
I can't help but feel that bit is a bit misleading. A regiment can be relaxed but not trollish. :P
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Apollo on August 10, 2013, 08:16:30 pm
Pretty accurate guide. Good work.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: CarolusRexXII on August 11, 2013, 03:00:51 pm
Very nice Guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on August 11, 2013, 03:47:19 pm
relaxed/trollish
I can't help but feel that bit is a bit misleading. A regiment can be relaxed but not trollish. :P

I'm a little iffy on the wording myself, so I'll think over it.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Sir_Spill on August 12, 2013, 01:51:17 pm
Well done nice guide for the new players
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: qqi1 on August 13, 2013, 12:46:51 am
yes very good
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Tango on August 19, 2013, 10:42:21 pm
Maybe also add about how some regiments also have detachments and what detachement you want to join, maybe also add a part that before you join a regiment you may want to play as an invite or something to see if you like the ppl in it, and if you think it's your kind of reg.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Hugonaut on August 20, 2013, 06:58:21 am
Awesome. Couldn't have said it better myself. Although I would add small regiments also have a high rate of disbanding. And if the first regiment doesn't work out try more.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Noodlenrice on August 23, 2013, 04:42:35 am
Awesome. Couldn't have said it better myself. Although I would add small regiments also have a high rate of disbanding. And if the first regiment doesn't work out try more.

And that regiments are the best way to improve and dont just leave the regiment for a big one give everyone a chance.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Aximus on August 26, 2013, 03:23:22 pm
Nice guide  ;)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Robinhood on December 16, 2013, 09:57:27 pm
Could have been a lost simpler.


Join the 33rd Regiment of foot.


job done



 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on January 06, 2014, 08:20:18 pm
Could have been a lost simpler.


Join the 33rd Regiment of foot.


job done



 8) 8) 8)

Except for the fact that no one should ever follow that advice.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Archduke Sven on January 06, 2014, 08:27:17 pm
Except scrubs, they can follow that advice.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Bastard on February 21, 2014, 06:21:05 pm
the short version is, join 3rdfg
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: -~Carson~- on February 21, 2014, 11:28:04 pm
great guide!
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: gurudenis on March 24, 2014, 07:47:44 am
A very nice and concise guide indeed. Thank you, Althalus.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on March 24, 2014, 10:29:25 pm
A very nice and concise guide indeed. Thank you, Althalus.

I guess it would help if various regiments posted some info on where they fall on the major questions.

No. Remove it. Now.

This thread is for informing people of what to look for, not another place for regiments to shamelessly spam with advertising.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Walko on March 24, 2014, 10:37:30 pm
A very nice and concise guide indeed. Thank you, Althalus.

I guess it would help if various regiments posted some info on where they fall on the major questions.

No. Remove it. Now.

This thread is for informing people of what to look for, not another place for regiments to shamelessly spam with advertising.

Wouldn't be good to give examples of regiments that fall into various categories?
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on March 24, 2014, 11:32:43 pm
A very nice and concise guide indeed. Thank you, Althalus.

I guess it would help if various regiments posted some info on where they fall on the major questions.

No. Remove it. Now.

This thread is for informing people of what to look for, not another place for regiments to shamelessly spam with advertising.

Wouldn't be good to give examples of regiments that fall into various categories?

No. This is a neutral zone with zero advertising.
I can add past examples of dead regiments if you guys feel I need to add examples, but absolutely.
Zero.
Advertising.
Capiche?
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: gurudenis on March 25, 2014, 03:35:52 am
Wouldn't it make sense to also remove the mention of the 33rd for consistency's sake? In my book, rules are to be implemented either all the way or not at all. Thanks.

And yes - dead or alive, examples would help.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on March 25, 2014, 08:35:10 am
Wouldn't it make sense to also remove the mention of the 33rd for consistency's sake? In my book, rules are to be implemented either all the way or not at all. Thanks.

And yes - dead or alive, examples would help.

I'll get on the examples.

As for the 33rd, I'll see about getting it removed. Anyone that's willing to join them is probably beyond saving to be honest though.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: EdwardC on August 13, 2014, 12:38:01 am
Good guide.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Josh Faraday on September 11, 2014, 09:17:11 pm
Good Guide:)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Penn on September 12, 2014, 12:58:30 pm
Maybe something about the different classes? Cav, line, light etc? :D
Nice guide no matter what
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on September 12, 2014, 08:35:07 pm
Maybe something about the different classes? Cav, line, light etc? :D
Nice guide no matter what

Durr, that was a bit of an omission. Might add it later on.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Verdier/Diomedes on October 05, 2014, 12:14:36 pm
Probs abit late but GOod guide mate  :-*
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Merdic on January 05, 2015, 01:42:30 am
yeah good guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Roberto on January 05, 2015, 01:48:08 am
Good Guide Mate  :D, Im suure it will come in handy to new players
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Phoen!x on February 20, 2015, 09:18:08 am
Nice guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on June 14, 2015, 01:31:46 pm
Updated after an awfully long time with class descriptions.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: 37th Official on June 14, 2015, 01:32:40 pm
Updated after an awfully long time with class descriptions.
Nice man
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: TheDoctor on August 18, 2015, 06:16:46 am
Now what about when forming a reg? I made a reg back in April and later found out there was an older regiment with the same name. I asked the previous Col if it was still active and he said they didn't even play this game any more and that it wasn't really a thing any more, as an extra note they hadn't been to an event in years (like 2-3).  He said it was ok for me to use the name. Now months later the 1.0 for N&S came out and all of a sudden he wanted the name back, so what did he do? He got an admin to close my threads claiming I stole his regs name. Since then his reg hasn't made a new appearance and hasn't had a single event. I have kept the name but I feel like if I make a new thread it will be closed again. BTW the admin who closed the threads is a close friend of the previous Col. What should I do?
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Shadow on August 18, 2015, 11:01:21 am
Now what about when forming a reg? I made a reg back in April and later found out there was an older regiment with the same name. I asked the previous Col if it was still active and he said they didn't even play this game any more and that it wasn't really a thing any more, as an extra note they hadn't been to an event in years (like 2-3).  He said it was ok for me to use the name. Now months later the 1.0 for N&S came out and all of a sudden he wanted the name back, so what did he do? He got an admin to close my threads claiming I stole his regs name. Since then his reg hasn't made a new appearance and hasn't had a single event. I have kept the name but I feel like if I make a new thread it will be closed again. BTW the admin who closed the threads is a close friend of the previous Col. What should I do?

Make sure you keep the conversation next time. Unfortunately, if you have no evidence one way or the other, then no one can refute his claim. More still, history shows that he had the name before you did.

In essence, please make sure next time that you have evidence that he claimed he was no longer using the name. That way, you can bring that evidence in your defense. Unfortunately, you may be asked to change the name, unless someone can vouch for your point of view.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Zen on March 25, 2016, 03:15:32 pm
Good consice guide. I also support adding the separate detachments as there are some players who prefer to play as cav, skirm, or arty only. Also, if this is indeed a neutral place, any comments mentioning to join a regiment should be removed, even if it is seen as a joke.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on March 26, 2016, 12:15:15 pm
Good consice guide. I also support adding the separate detachments as there are some players who prefer to play as cav, skirm, or arty only. Also, if this is indeed a neutral place, any comments mentioning to join a regiment should be removed, even if it is seen as a joke.

It's already there tho?
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Zen on March 27, 2016, 04:23:34 pm
Good consice guide. I also support adding the separate detachments as there are some players who prefer to play as cav, skirm, or arty only. Also, if this is indeed a neutral place, any comments mentioning to join a regiment should be removed, even if it is seen as a joke.

It's already there tho?
If you are referring to the detachment comment, I noticed after I posted but I still support it :)
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on March 31, 2016, 11:51:30 pm
That is what I was referencing, yes.

As for regiments, I honestly don't give half a fuck. This community is a cesspool of drama, and while it's sometimes beautiful I still pity anyone who actually takes it seriously anymore.
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Zen on April 01, 2016, 03:05:08 pm
That is what I was referencing, yes.

As for regiments, I honestly don't give half a fuck. This community is a cesspool of drama, and while it's sometimes beautiful I still pity anyone who actually takes it seriously anymore.
Maybe this story will ignite some faith back into your jaded heart...
https://youtube.com/#/watch?v=0YUVc5pWzik
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: TheDoctor on May 06, 2016, 03:29:17 am
That is what I was referencing, yes.

As for regiments, I honestly don't give half a fuck. This community is a cesspool of drama, and while it's sometimes beautiful I still pity anyone who actually takes it seriously anymore.
Maybe this story will ignite some faith back into your jaded heart...
https://youtube.com/#/watch?v=0YUVc5pWzik

I love how the story is being told as the player slaughters man after man with his bayonet  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Althalus on May 07, 2016, 10:46:55 pm
That is what I was referencing, yes.

As for regiments, I honestly don't give half a fuck. This community is a cesspool of drama, and while it's sometimes beautiful I still pity anyone who actually takes it seriously anymore.
Maybe this story will ignite some faith back into your jaded heart...
https://youtube.com/#/watch?v=0YUVc5pWzik

Oh god not this again
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: sgt.wolstencroft on July 25, 2016, 06:53:44 pm
good guide
Title: Re: Choosing your Regiment - A guide
Post by: Cow- on August 06, 2016, 06:55:44 pm
Nice guide