They'll never see us coming! ~ Ви никада нећете видети да долазимо!
Short History ~ Кратка историја
On 17 August '12, I was promoted to Commander of the eThailand military unit (MU), FREE THAI, a responsibility which I accepted with some hesitation, from BertoHZ. For a little while now, I had been considering re-branding the MU & assigning a new mission statement. Recently, a similar wish expressed by a member of the unit, made me decide that now was a good time to revamp the MU's image.
FREE THAI's mission statement was “Resistance, resistance, resistance!”, no doubt a reflection of the turbulent history of power plays for control of eThailand. However, thanks to the selfless initiative, generosity & guidance of some key players*, eThailand has experienced a long period of national, economic & political security. As a result, this nation & her military units have developed into a friendly community of competitive players from around the world, ironically making that original mission statement somewhat redundant.
Skyhook, ifke, Blagota, Stormy Knight, salojkoPancevo, John So & Sisic01
Butt we like to have a good time! ~ Бутт смо желели да имамо добар провод!
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Despite eThailand's small population, its citizens are fortunate to have two MU's & today, I proudly introduce REAR GUARD! We're here for a good time, and a long time!
We may not appear to be as mobile as our official National MU, the Mobile Infantry of Thailand (MIT), but with the blessing of Garuda, our mystical mascot, we can easily traverse the New World from end to end, destroying our enemies' faith, while trampling their sacrificial lives into pixel dust!
Why an elephant? ~ Зашто слон?
Historically, elephants in Thailand were trained for warfare & the nation was traditionally referred to as, “the land of elephants.” The Asian elephant is one of several National symbols of Thailand. The Garuda in the victory stance, splashing in the lower right hand corner, is another revered symbol of Thailand. The combination of these two in this bold, yet stealthy design, makes this the ideal MU avatar for REAR GUARD! \o/
About the MU ~ О МУ
Our noble mission statement, “We are REAR GUARD! They'll never see us coming!!”, reflects the vulnerability of our enemies to our rear defensive abilities, regardless of the real or imagined strength & endurance of each REAR GUARD. We take pride in the fact that our rear defensive abilities are extremely offensive! No matter which way the wind blows... Other than this wondrous pride, in order to join there are no requirements, except that you must be a citizen of eThailand.
As we don't have a commune, our members are self-supplied. However, in times of epic warfare, on approval, the MIT welcomes our members at Rizon #thai.army. eThailand's five political parties work in harmony & as a result, these two military units have no political affiliation. You are free to join any political party of your choice or none.
Although it's to everyone's advantage when members are active, completing the Daily Order etc., it's understood that real life often interferes. Members who have been inactive for one month or more & who are also eDead, are removed but are welcome to rejoin if they come back to the game.
✪ Honorary Members ~ Почасни чланови ✪
MU Uniform ~ МУ Униформа
As both male & female Asian elephants have tusks, this uniform is unisex, an unintentional yet indirect reference to Thai's ladyboys! I can assure you that unlike Thailand, eThai's sexes are well defined... at least judging from all of the pictures that I've seen so far. \o/
I have posted links to individual member's uniforms in the MU feed & will continue to do so over time & as new members join. Please copy your personal link, together with the instructions & save them to your hard drive. REAR GUARD members do not have to wear this uniform. However, if we ever go into action as a team, to honour someone or for some special mission, I may ask members to wear it. Even then, members are under no obligation to do so.
New to eRepublik? ~ Нови на еРепублик?
If you're new to eRepublik & are having trouble getting off the ground, then these links to some basic information may be useful to you. Also, please feel free to ask your fellow players for assistance.
Useful Links ~ Корисни линкови
Mobile Infantry of Thailand (MIT)
Thailand Chat Room Rizon #thailand
Thailand Army Rizon #thai.army
Disclaimer! ~ Одрицање!
I had already thought of it myself & since BIagota had the same initial reaction to the MU avatar, I just want to reassure everyone, that despite the resemblance, we are not owned or operated by TemujinBC, eRepublik's legendary butt! That said, his multi-faceted influence is always respectfully appreciated. o7
I shamelessly trolled Temu for a comment, which being the good-natured guy that he is, he generously provided. Thank you Tem. o7 Coming from the man who, “can say 'butt' in 9 languages”, not only does your comment really mean a lot, but it has earned you the rank of Honorary Member in REAR GUARD! ~_^
tl;dr ~ тл; др
We are REAR GUARD! They'll never see us coming!!
Ми смо ЗАДЊИ ГАРДА! Они никада нећете видети да долазимо!
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