Longshanks wrote:Thank you, Our Most Gracious Queen, for the bountiful supply of recognition you have bestowed upon me, your humble servant.
Gentlemen, Longshanks is referring to the rack that I have made for him, and the free AGEod game that I have awarded to him for his exceptional service as our Tournament Director. He chose Wars in America! ompom:
I could not have awarded the game, though, were it not for the generosity of AGEod. Thank you, Pocus and PhilThib!
Longshanks wrote:To put it in the vernacular: Hit shore is purdy! (It sure is pretty! for those of you who don't speak Southern.)
I appreciate your thoughtfulness, Longshanks, both for complimenting my little works of art, and also for speaking in a dialect of my native language!
Longshanks wrote: Now, I have to figure out what they all mean ....
I'm sure that others might be wondering, too.
I'll begin in the top row, at the left.
The Cadre Medal is a prestigious medal. It is awarded to persons who serve as our forums' teachers and innovators. In Longshank's case, not only has he provided many helpful explanatory posts about AACW, but he has also developed and implemented an innovative tournament system that is working very well!
The Tournament Director Medal is the third medal in a new series of four that I've created, dealing with hosting games and directing tournaments. I'll present the series in a post, most likely tomorrow.
The Service Commendation Medal is awarded for bright ideas and distinguishing achievements. It is also considered to be a high prestige medal.
Longshanks was previously awarded the Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf, for organizing and directing the current tournament. This award of the Service Commendation Medal rescinds the first medal, so that it might be upgraded. The Bronze Oak Leaf is added to the award, because of the exemplary way in which Longshanks is directing the tournament, and posting "mini AARs" about the games that he hosts.
The second row:
The Southern Liaison Medal is a spoof, and isn't really an award of merit. It's a medal that people can choose to wear if they speak the language of "Southern" and have a passable understanding of Southern culture. Even so, this "award" to Longshanks is provisional, and he will have to d'reckly mosey over to the Queen's Southern Ambassador, Spharv2, to have his medal confirmed.
The Service Medal with bronze oak leaf is awarded to Longshanks for his excellent thread, An unfortunate series of General Swaps. This thread is a treasure trove of information about AACW, and is a very entertaining and interesting thread. The thread is something of an AAR, done in a unique style. I highly recommend it!
The Militia Trainer medal with crown is awarded to Longshanks for having introduced more than eight new players to the joys of PBEM. Congratulations, Longshanks, for such an exceptional effort!
The third row:
The Queen's Gallantry Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf is awarded to Longshanks for my admittedly subjective appreciation of his humor and writing style. Thanks for so many entertaining posts, Longshanks!
The Combat Command: 8 badge indicates that Longshanks has played eight PBEM games. Whether you win or lose doesn't matter. (Even so, Longshanks has won six of eight. That's a respectable record!)
The Veteran Field Grade Officer badge was retired on June 21st, 2009. It is brought back to active service as of this post; eligibility requirements have changed. Details will be outlined in a subsequent post.
The Veteran NCO badge was also retired on June 21st, 2009, and is also brought back to active service, with this post. As with the Officer badge, details will be outlined later.
The Bronze Oak Leaf on the Veteran NCO badge reflects that Longshanks has participated in one AGEod tournament.
The Good Conduct:12 months Medal is awarded for twelve months of active participation in the forums without being moderated by a forum official. Although it is called a medal, it is actually a badge, and like all badges, you award it to yourself.
The last medal is actually a Campaign Ribbon: Shiloh. Longshanks has played the AACW Shiloh scenario via PBEM, and so he gets the ribbon!
You have distinguished yourself Longshanks, and your rack of medals, badges and ribbons tells the story. Thanks for your good works, and congratulations!