Format of factions[edit]

  • I've currently organized the Factions pages by putting links to both History (textual) and Timeline pages. Should these be in the immediate faction page, or separated as they are? Nicjansma 02:35, 29 September 2006 (CDT)
    • First off, I want to preface my comment by saying I don't think there's anything wrong with having this page. However, if I understand the intent of the page correctly, its to act as an index (of sorts) for the factions. In my view, as each faction page is written/edited, it should have [[Category:CBT Factions]] added at the bottom, so that they'll be added to the CBT Factions category page. [And, in the re-design of the Main Page and toolbar, Categories should be listed somewhere appropriate. I'd love to have authority/access to that special page, to show you some ideas, as they come up.] As to your specific comments above: they should definitely be added to each faction article, if that faction has its own faction-specific timeline. BUT, there is nothing wrong in also including them here (as they are now). --Revanche 03:06, 29 September 2006 (CDT)

Word of Blake?[edit]

  • I'm not sure which they are, but the Word of Blake is listed as both a major and a minor faction. --Xoid 01:50, 15 November 2006 (CST)
Err, good catch. I'd say they now qualify has Major. Thanks for the catch. --Revanche (admin) 09:15, 15 November 2006 (CST)

Mercenary units[edit]

Wonder if it would make sense to put units as a category of "background" with dictionary, factions, people, planets and time line.

I've been pulling a list from all the mercenary handbooks, and it might get a bit blocky for the "factions" page.

12th Vegan Rangers
21st Centauri Lancers
Always Faithful
Angel of Death Pirates
Avanti's Angels
Black Omen
Black Thorns
Blackstone Highlanders
Blue Star Irregulars
Brion's Legion
Bullard's Armored Cavalry
Burton's Brigade
Canned Heat
Canopian Highlanders
Cesar's Cohorts
Crater Cobras
Cunningham Commandos
Deliah's Gauntlet
Devil's Advocates
Dismal Disinheireted
Dragon's Breath
Federated Freeman
Gabhardt's Carabineers
Grael's Grinders
Green Mountain Boys
Gregg's Long Striders
Grim Determination
Group W
Hansen's Roughriders
Harcourt's Destructors
Harlock's Warriors
Hell's Black Aces
Illician Lancers
Kell Hounds
Khorsakov's Cossacks
Kirkpatrick's Invaders
Knights of St. Cameron
Lagendorf  Lancers
Legion of the Rising Sun
Lethal Injection
Lexington Combat Group
Lindon's Battalion
Lone Star Regiment
Markson's Marauders
Martian Cuirassiers
Mick's Blue Skye Rangers
Mobile Fire
Narhal's Raiders
New Avalon Cavaliers
Northwind Highlanders
Olson's Rangers
Quint's Olympian Ground Pounders
Redfield  Renegades
Romanov's Crusaders
Rubinsky's Light Horse
Screaming Eagles
Snord's Irregulars
Stalwart Support
Stealthy Tigers
Storm's Metal Thunder
Swann's Cavaliers
The Arcadians
The Bad Dream
The Black Outlaws
The Blackhearts
The Dioscuri
The Fighting Intellectuals
The Fighting Shamrocks
The Fist of Mokal
The Furies
The Grave Walkers
The Krushers
Tooth of Ymir
Vanguard Legion
Wilson's Hussars
Wolf's Dragoons

Shiplore 23:43, 24 March 2008 (CDT)

Category:Mercenaries is accessible from the front page. I'm not sure how much we want to put on the side bar. --Scaletail 22:02, 24 March 2008 (CDT)

Are mercenaries really worth of "faction" status along with actual nations and Clans? I propose we remove them from here. --Scaletail 18:06, 6 August 2008 (CDT)

I would say yes. They play an important role in the IS and some of the bigger units even act like a very small faction so why not?--BigDuke66 10:22, 11 August 2008 (CDT)

Major Expansion[edit]

There's a couple of extremely big issues with the faction list as it currently is, namely:

  • It's pretty incomplete.
  • It has no set time, so there's no indication if a given faction existed within the timeframe of another.
  • There's no definition of terms.

I'm first going to revamp the page in order to get my information and faction lists correct and complete. Afterwards, I'll make 2 sections:

  • Regions of Space (Inner Sphere/Periphery/Deep Periphery/Clan Space)
  • Factions (organised by era)

Maybe Mercenaries seperatly. I'm also looking into replacing the lists with actual tables, categorised as IS/Clan/P/DP/Merc. This will probably take 2-3 days, as I'm a rather slow editor. Dirk Bastion 21:30, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Okay, all done. Dirk Bastion 10:10, 5 March 2011 (UTC)