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#1 2019-11-20 15:43:41

Rolytic
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Registered: 2019-11-18
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Units?

Looking for help as to what the "units" are referring to.

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I know I need to connect the 'Unit Deployment' to the 'Riot Report' first and then apply the number scrap somehow. But I've counted the number of words, letters, but nothing is matching with the 15 units I need to arrange

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#2 2019-11-20 17:26:24

winterer
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Re: Units?

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Units in the forces are arranged in rank and file. What do you notice about the ranks?

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#3 2019-11-22 19:48:41

Rolytic
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Re: Units?

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I can see they make 5 chevrons pointed up, but as far as I can see, that would be 2nd grade technical Sargeant but I still don't know how to connect that with the text on the right page.

Sorry if I'm being dense hmm

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#4 2019-11-22 19:50:59

winterer
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Re: Units?

Rolytic wrote:
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I can see they make 5 chevrons pointed up, but as far as I can see, that would be 2nd grade technical Sargeant but I still don't know how to connect that with the text on the right page.

Sorry if I'm being dense hmm

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Look at each rank (row) individually. Notice the structure?

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#5 2019-11-26 12:38:05

Becky_P
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Re: Units?

I think I am being dense as well smile

I can see the +1 +1 -1 -1 pattern and the +3 pattern going top to bottom.

I have tabulated the Riot Report into segments containing the specified number of letters e.g 1=S 2=er 3=iou

But i can make no sense of anything

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#6 2019-11-26 15:26:51

Rolytic
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Re: Units?

I finally got this one

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The page on the left could have been written with numbers, letters, or just random symbols. It's the pattern that matters.

As for the right page, most of it is a red herring. Only 5 words will matter.

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#7 2019-11-27 10:07:52

Becky_P
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Re: Units?

you know when you could just slap yourself..... thank you

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#8 2019-12-10 13:15:44

deadman88
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Registered: 2019-11-19
Posts: 36

Re: Units?

Nope. still not getting it. I only reached until the pattern part established per row and column

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#9 2019-12-10 13:24:53

Alex55
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Registered: 2019-11-18
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Re: Units?

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five words that you can read and backwards.

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