Playing With Friends, Groups, and Teams: Tactical Speak

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Playing With Friends, Groups, and Teams
Table of Contents
1. Team Game
2. Read Stickies
3. Know the Game
4. Know Your Role
5. Tactical Speak
6. Text Chat
7. Mechlab Social Button
8. Group Commander
9. Voice Comms
10. MWO Regimental Membership

Tactical Speak[edit | edit source]

Use the Phonetic Alphabet[edit | edit source]

The phonetic alphabet is used by the military, airlines, and many emergency response organizations due to its clarity and lack of confusion. If you have not learned it yet spend some time with it. Using this can reduce a lot of confusion.

The Phonetic Alphabet can help you to clearly call out targets and map sections. The enemy mech which is labeled "A" in the upper right hand corner of its target square would be called "Alpha"; map section D5 would be called Delta 5".


  • A - Alpha
  • B - Bravo
  • C - Charlie
  • D - Delta
  • E - Echo
  • F - Foxtrot
  • G - Golf
  • H - Hotel
  • I - India
  • J - Juliet
  • K - Kilo
  • L - Lima
  • M - Mike
  • N - November
  • O - Oscar
  • P - Papa
  • Q - Quebec
  • R - Romeo
  • S - Sierra
  • T - Tango
  • U - Uniform
  • V - Victor
  • W - Whiskey
  • X - X-ray
  • Y - Yankee
  • Z - Zulu

Tactical Info[edit | edit source]

Let people know information that is tactically important in as short and concise a manner as possible.

Identify targets[edit | edit source]

Let people know what each of the targets are if they have not been called and where they are located:

  • "Alpha: PPC Awesome in Charlie 4"
  • "Bravo: Jenner"
  • "Charlie: Hunchback"
  • "Delta: Streak Cat"

Vulnerability Info[edit | edit source]

Let people know if there are weak spots in armor or if main weapons are gone:

  • "Alpha: back armor red"
  • "Delta: only med lasers left"
  • "Echo: left leg gone
  • "Charlie: Zombied" (Zombied meaning he only has the center torso left and no viable weapons remaining)

Requesting Assistance[edit | edit source]

Let people know if you need help. This is especially applicable to LRM boats who tend to be more vulnerable to close in attacks.

  • "Help in Bravo 6: scouts harassing"
  • "LRMs on Delta please"

Calling Enemy Movements[edit | edit source]

  • "2 Awesomes left side, Bravo 7"
  • "3 mechs in cave: Atlas, Jenner, K2"
  • "Light moving on base"

Walking the Line[edit | edit source]

Some will talk of "go along the 6 line" or "go along the B line". What this is referring to is the the sections of the map that are labeled A6, B6, C6 or B1, B2, B3. If you check the section of battle map up above you will see what I mean. in denoting each of the different sections of the battlemap, numbers go along the vertical axis and letters along the horizontal axis of the map.

So when some one says "going G line". it means that they are going to travel through the sections of the map which are label with a G -> G1, G2, G3, etc... ; or if they say that "the 3 line is clear" then they have traveled through the sections of the battlemap that are labeled with a 3 -> A3, B3, C3 and that there are no enemies in sight.

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