About the 4th Armored Dvision 37th Tank Battalion
We are a virtual tank company based upon the US 4th Armored Division's 37th Tank Battalion. Our tank of choice is the versatile Sherman M4 series MBT. The Sherman workhorse of the US and Commonwealth Armies proved to be one of the most successful tanks ever manufactured. The purpose of the 4th Armored is to provide an informative forum for discussing and playing Panzer Elite our Sim of choice.
Maj. Patton has prepared a field manual describing some issues about the 4th ranking system, awards and general info on the unit.
This is the official Field Manual for the 4th Armored Division, 37th
Tank Battalion Panzer Elite Club. The following are the official rules governing
1: The 4th Armored Division Field manual will govern the
club, these are the official rules.
These Rules may only be superseded by that of the Commander of the
2: Ranking System
All will start out as a corporal (Tank Commander) and will be placed in a
Platoon’s will be commanded by at least a 2nd Lieutenant.
Platoon commander can hold the maximum rank of Captain only.
As per the growth of this club other platoons will open, forcing the
opening of other platoons and Companies as per growth.
Companies will be commanded by members that hold at least the rank of 1st
Lieutenant. Company Commander can hold the maximum rank of Major.
Official ranking system
(only for new recruits)
Promotions can be given by commanders and must be approved by the
Battalion commander. People may promote only up to one rank below them.
There can only be one Colonel at any one time and he is always the
Battalion commander may have a Aide.
a member of this club you will be taking the role as a tank commander in a
platoon. You will therefore be able to name and choose your tank according to
4: Panzer Elite is the main platform of this club. (we are not supported by
As per the growth of this club there will be considerations to implement
other games representing infantry and other WWII simulations.
There will be tournaments and ladders making it possible for members to
earn promotions and medals.
Activity is the key it does not have to be just playing Panzer Elite.
Fiction (battle stories, AAR’s etc), Art creation, Expanding the info on our
site about the 4th Armored and WW2 armor tactics and equipment and the like are all
encouraged for earning medals and promotions.
Medals will be awarded for the description below.
Medals and description
Medal of Honor:
This medal will be awarded only by the Battalion Commander. This medal will be
awarded for continued excellence in the battalion.
This is the highest award that a member can possibly achieve and can wear
it proudly at all times.
Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded by Battalion CO. or XO to officers for continued advancement and excellence in serving the battalion both on and off the battlefield.
Distinguished Service Medal: Awarded by Battalion CO. or XO to NCO's for continued advancement and excellence in serving the battalion both on and off the battlefield.
This medal is awarded for excellence on the field of battle. This award will be
given to those that win competitions or show consistent excellence on the
This is the basic merit award given where a promotion is not in due order but a
definite award is. This medal can be given by Platoon commanders.
This medal is given for excellence on the field that is not as exemplary for a
This is given for members who have served in the club for over a period of time
and shown great promise to the club.
Army commendation Ribbon:
This award is given for recruiting new members for the club.
All members will end all mails with there “Dog Tag’s”
Dog Tag’s (or Tag’s)
will show rank, unit, and medals of the member. This should be on all emails
thru the club.
BCA-Major Matt “Patton”-HQ Platoon-M4A1(76)w “Patton’s Best”
Battalion Commander Aide
Matt “Patton”: Name and Rank
Name and type of tank you command
Types and number of medals earned by the member
7: Positions in the Battalion
The official positions in the battalion and there minimum and maximum
rank that you can hold are listed below.
Battalion Commander: This rank can be held by only one person at any one
time. The rank of the Battalion commander is always a Full Colonel.
Battalion Executive Officer: This is the second in command of the
battalion. His rank is that of Major or Lieutenant Colonel.
Battalion Quartermaster: This position is the Third in command. The
Quartermaster will be in charge of the battalion roster and helping on the
webpage. His rank will be at least 1st Lt. and maximum Major.
Company Commander: This is held as commander of the companies of this
battalion. The company commander will hold the rank of maximum Major and minimum
Company Executive officer: This is company and second command to the
Company commander. His rank will be at least 1st Lieutenant and
Platoon Commander: This is commander of the platoons of a company. His
rank will be at maximum Captain and minimum 2nd Lieutenant.
Platoon Executive officer: this is platoon 2nd in command. He
will hold the rank of Master Sergeant and minimum of Staff Seargent.
Tank Commander: This is the standard member. They can hold the rank of
Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant. They cannot move past this
level until they move positions.
Recruit: This is the lowest on the totem pole. These are members who have
not passed the test of the Platoon Sergeant. Upon recommendation of the platoon
Sergeant you will be promoted to Tank Commander and Corporal.
8: Platoon Sergeant Training
This will consist of a
online fight against the Platoon Sergeant. If the recruit passes this test, he
is promoted to tank commander and is given the right to name his tank that he
will lead into battle.
The training will consist of a online fight and a submission of a AAR and
a brief history of your persona.
are the Rules that govern the procedures of the 4th Armored Division
37th Tank battalion. These rules were written by Matt “Patton”.
This is a non political club, and is meant for the enjoyment of WWII Simulation
games. There is meant no offense to the brave men of the Second World War or
that of the 4th Armored division. I would also like to personally
thank all that served in uniform during those turbulent times.