I felt it was finally time to add my story to those you have read already. I joined the Corps in December 2017 when it was in it's infancy. Being relatively new to PC gaming this was probably the first time I'd actually felt part of something and played in a community like the ones I was used to on console. I'd go so far as to say the first time I enjoyed PC gaming. Between then and now I have risen through the ranks to Rifle Lieutenant. I am now the leader of the skirmishers of the KRRC and also lead lines in linebattles when required. I lead two OPTIONAL training events (none are mandatory) as it's nice to help newer members who wish to engage in our competitive side.
I feel proud to have invented one of the more unusual sights on the battlefield of Holdfast "The War Machine", those towers of men you sometimes see around when the KRRC are in the game, our current record stands at 10 high. The leaders of the KRRC I have found to be incredibly receptive to ideas which is why we now have medals, a sophisticated rank system, events, trophy cabinet and our own website (1stKRRC.com) many of these ideas came from the community but more importantly were acted upon by the leadership team.
The medal system for example was the result of a throwaway comment I made in game "If I take out Jon Snow can I have medal?" thinking this was an impossible task it being on highlands with Jon Snow (arguably the best Cannoneer in Holdfast) been guarded by an army of French I was promised such a medal. A crack team was assembled and I lead 5 men on the impossible mission which although we died horribly we did succeed in the objective of killing snow . Needless to say we have a medal system thanks to this, however I am still waiting on that medal Colonel Haybales
I have too many stories and memories from my time in the KRRC to recount these are just a few but the final one Id like to share is of moment very early on in my time with the KRRC. I was fighting in a barn when suddenly two French came through the door realising I was in trouble I called for help in our discord I shot one but the other had just finished reloading and as he aimed his pistol at me I prepared for the worst. Suddenly a guardsmen charged through the door skewering the cheese eating surrender monkey with his bayonet that man was Infantry Captain Dom who I now consider one of my closest friends in the KRRC we joined the same day and have fought together and risen through the ranks together since. This leads nicely to the final thing I'd like to say.
The community of the KRRC is very welcoming and I would recommend it to anyone, with a large diverse roster of 250+ people you're bound to find someone you really connect with but will be treated with respect by everyone regardless.