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Because these were (and are) always a joy to go through, I decided to start one of my own. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Troops

 

Number: DD/MM/YYYY -- Event Name

01: 03/10/2021 -- Annotopia Lüdinghausen

02: 30/10/2021 -- Saalbau Witten

03: 27/11/2021 -- Comic Con Stuttgart

04: 18/12/2021 -- Lichterfahrt Hildesheim

XX: 26/02/2022 -- Phaeno Wolfsburg

05: 05/03/2022 -- Sound of [...] Munich

06: 06/03/2022 -- Sound of [...] Munich

07: 02/04/2022 -- Power of the Force Cologne

08: 03/04/2022 -- Power of the Force Cologne

09: 08/04/2022 -- Sound of [...] Düsseldorf

10: 10/04/2022 -- Sound of [...] Dortmund

11: 29/04/2022 -- Star Wars in Concert Oberhausen

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[1] 03/10/2021 -- Annotopia Lüdinghausen

 

If I had to summarise my first troop in three words, I would probably say "rainy, exhausting, awesome". The German Garrison appeared at Annotopia Lüdinghausen on Sunday with thirteen members. Whilst the event itself did not have a Star Wars focus, plenty of people still appreciated the costumes as we got to appreciate theirs.

 

I would like to thank all of my fellow troopers for helping me through the event and making it easy to ignore the rain, because I was having so much fun. A special thanks goes to TK-61276 (you might know him better as Tino) who took the time to help me prepare for the troop, then drove over and let me borrow one of his blasters. A huge thank you also for staying at my side throughout the troop and being the first to help me when I got a dizzy spell towards the end. Honestly the best mentor a new TK could ask for! Another thank you goes to TK-10868 (also known as Andreas) for taking me to the event!

 

And because we all love some pictures:

 

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[2] 30/10/2021 -- Saalbau Witten

 

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On the 30th of October 2021 we met up at Witten for a Star Wars Reads Day, alongside a costume contest for the kids in attendance.

 

Although the event sadly wasn't as well-visited as anticipated it was still an amazing second troop and a great chance to get to know more people and costumes. It was a joy and a pleasure seeing all the bigger and smaller kids meeting their childhood heroes and very fun being able to play games with the kids and fellow troopers.

 

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[3] 27/11/2021 -- Comic Con Stuttgart

 

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After an unwanted one month break from trooping I got to do one last event before Covid-19 starts shutting everything back down in Germany. Having to travel several hours, I got collected by TK-71384 and TI-31866 in Stuttgart for my largest event to date. Comic Con Stuttgart.

 

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The German Garrison got represented by about 60 members on Saturday with a few members of the Rebel Legion joining us in representing Star Wars.

 

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During the Event we managed to capture a high-demand bounty, overthrow the Emporer and hopefully recruit many new TKs.

 

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I got asked to take hundreds of pictures, totally forgot to take some photos of my own and met so many amazing people. In this field report are some of my favourite pictures that I confiscated from several unsuspecting fellow con goers.

 

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vor 4 Stunden schrieb Sly11:

Great photos Luca, looks like you had a blast.

7 more and you will have your first milestone badge :)

 

Thanks, I definitely had an amazing time and regret that I couldn't be there on Sunday as well.

 

Well, as today marks my three month anniversary of getting approved and I've got a total of three troops so far... I'd say we give it another 7 months for me to finally get that milestone badge :laugh1:

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[4] 18/12/2021 -- Lichterfahrt Hildesheim

 

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As a last troop for the year, I participated in the Lichterfahrt und Carshow Hildesheim, a light parade throughout the city for around three hours. As with the CCon Stuttgart, I met up with TK-71384 so we could travel together -- and have a photoshoot done before the troop.

 

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Once more we showed some imperial presence, got to see eyes light up as we drove past with salutes and the Imperial Marsh or dancing along to the Cantina Band.

 

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All in all a very cold and very cool event and I'd love to participate again next year, even if I've undoubtedly caught a cold.

 

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[X] 26/02/2022 -- Phaeno Wolfsburg

 

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As our originally planned troop was cancelled due to the corona, TK-71384 had the idea to ask the Phaeno Wolfsburg if we could visit them in armor instead. The Phaeno (an experimental science museum) was enthusiastic about this and not only agreed but even gave us a changing room on such short notice (less than 24 hours).

 

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Despite remaining an unofficial troop we had lots of fun, with this being TB-70815's first troop since joining the 501st with his home-made Mandalorian Biker Scout and a TK recruit's first ever troop in armor. His 501st basic approval pictures were taken that evening and we're all hoping for a speedy approval.

 

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The visitors greatly enjoyed our presence and we hope to get an official troop at the Phaeno organised soon. Until then we've already got several other troops with each other planned.

 

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[5] 05/03/2022 -- Sound of Hans Zimmer and John Williams Munich, Saturday Evening Performance

 

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Having a trip to Munich for a visit with TI-28112 planned for this weekend, we decided to use this opportunity to not only work on his TK armor, but to also troop together for the first time since Comic Con Stuttgart.

 

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Said troop was a concert with Hans Zimmer and John Williams music, which contained the Imperial March as the last song, during which we marched onto the stage.

 

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This troop was special in many ways, as it was my first concert troop, my first troop with Germany's South Eastern Squad and SL-93820's first ever troop. I also got to properly meet TK-14469 for the first time, which was something we'd both been looking forward to since we first got in contact.

 

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[6] 06/03/2022 -- Sound of Hans Zimmer and John Williams Munich, Sunday Evening Performance

 

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Going for two out of five performances in Munich that weekend, we were fewer TKs this time, but with another guest from further away -- TK-71384 happened to be nearby and joined us not only for an informal photoshoot that afternoon in both her TK and her new TX, but also for the concert that evening.

 

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Being one out of two TKs who had done this event previously, I got to lead the troopers onto the left side of the stage (right side of the picture). As done the previous evening, we afterwards assembled in the foyer, so the guests could take pictures with us, before a hasty suit-down, due to strict time constraints.

 

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That night I only got four hours of sleep before traveling back for about eleven hours, but it was very much worth it.

 

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[7]Power of the Force Cologne Saturday

 

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Starting the day off strong with an imperial welcome, the halls filled up very quickly.

 

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With an overwhelming Mandalorian presence due to Emily Swallow as a guest star, our Imperial Forces did their best to promote peace, justice, freedom and security for the convention. We escorted guest stars, arrested rebels and patrolled the grounds.

 

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Having constructed the Throne Room the previous afternoon, we took turns guarding it and letting people take pictures on it, whilst simultaneously keeping watch over the con.

 

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It was also an opportunity to meet, re-meet and make many friends and provided us with an opportunity to take a very special picture of the (to my knowledge) currently youngest members of the German Garrison (me), Dutch Garrison (TI-75208) and Swiss Garrison (ID-19551).

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[8]Power of the Force Cologne Sunday

 

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On Sunday, there were fewer visitors, but not less of an imperial presence.

 

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We managed to (almost) arrest a clone defector, took over the Throne Room, got caught by His Imperial Majesty and after miraculously being let go, we returned to patrolling the grounds.

 

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Our Captain ID-56347 helped us document our activities by not only leading our patrol to our escorts, but by taking holopictures of our activities. Included is one of my personal highlights with TK-71384, TK-14469, TK-10868 and TK-91917.

 

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Am 7.4.2022 um 08:17 schrieb T-Jay:

Looks like you've had a busy weekend... :D

 

Always two there are, no more, no less. That being said, here's busy weekend number two.

 

[9] 08/04/2022 -- Sound of Hans Zimmer and John Williams Düsseldorf

 

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Once more we got to give this concert an imperial touch by appearing at the Sound of Hans Zimmer and John Williams Concert, this time in Düsseldorf.

 

Travelling together with TK-71384, we joined the German White Shadows for a showing of the first concert half, before using the break and second half to change into our costumes and take silly pictures together.

 

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Upon entering the stage, our TKs had a short problem with direction, startling a few laughs out of concert goers, when some had to go back and walk a different route.

 

After the concert we got to take pictures with the visitors, which, after the slight TK mishap earlier, turned into a lot more silly positions and bunny ears than expected from a concert.

 

Ending the troop with a group picture and a race up the stairs to the changing room between me and TX-75555 (I won and I'm not too sure if I ever want to sprint up three flights of stairs in armor ever again), TK-71384 and I finally arrived back at my place at about two am.

 

Am 6.4.2022 um 22:09 schrieb revlimiter:

That running photo is absolutely fantastic!

 

No photo from our race up the stairs, sadly. I'm starting to think that the best things are never captured on camera, so I'll have to add it to the list of "only eye-witnesses will ever believe it happened" right underneath laying down in armor :laugh1:

 

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[10] 10/04/2022 -- Sound of Hans Zimmer and John Williams Dortmund

 

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Going for my fourth concert troop, I once more got to enjoy an amazing first half with my fellow troopers, changed into armor and then waited for half an eternity for our cue to enter the stage once more.

 

This time there were few to no silly pictures and instead we got a pretty cool group picture -- although getting all of us up the stairs was a bit of a challenge, so Vader, the Emporer and their guards took the elevator.

 

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After I got warned that I should not pull any crazy stunts like... I don't know, running up the stairs or dancing too much, the Emporer and I took the opportunity to dance a little to the echoing music in the waiting area before once more entering the stage to the awed faced of the audience.

 

My favourite moment of the troop came afterwards whilst taking pictures with the visitors, as an old lady came up to me and a fellow TK, asked us if she could take a picture with us, before condifing that this was a dream of hers come true. Before leaving us once more, she told us, that she wanted that picture put into her grave. Honestly, that moment touched me, and I don't think I'll forget that lady and her sweet smile for a very long time.

 

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[11] 29/04/2022 -- "Star Wars in Concert : RotJ" Oberhausen

 

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Just over fourty members of the German Garrison trooped for the Star Wars in Concert in Oberhausen. Having met up in the afternoon, everyone was ready and in costume by evening and got to spend the next fourty minutes or so goofing around as we waited for the visitors to be allowed to enter.

 

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We were available for pictures (no chance to walk even a few steps without being stopped for photos, it was amazing) and for fun interactions with the visitors.

 

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Not only that, but we also got to walk up the orchestra two times -- once before the beginning of the concert and once after the concert -- so people could take pictures with and of us not only during the break and before the concert, but also in front of the stage with all troopers assembled. In between that we got seperated cubicles where we could stand and watch the movie. A huge thank you to the people in the lounge right next to ST-72603 and I for the constant popcorn and soda supply!

 

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Having started the troop by walking up five flights of stairs in the wrong direction, we prefered to use the elevator afterwards to move us from the changing area to the main floor and back down for the wait backstage as the second Death Star exploded and we were about to appear in front of the audience one last time.

 

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All in all it was a very cool evening with amazing guests and very fun troopers. Special shout-out to our trooper with the camera: TX-75555! Also a huge thank you to his girlfriend. Without those two this troop log entry would be a lot more boring.

 

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