This guide goes over all of the faces and formations and protocol you need to know. If there is incorrect grammar/formatting in a command then it is not to be listened to. The format for it is correctly capitalized with an exclamation mark.
Left face! - Turn 90 degrees to your left from your current orientation.
Right face! - Turn 90 degrees right from your current orientation.
Left incline! - Turn 45 degrees left from your current orientation.
Right incline! - Turn 45 degrees right from your current orientation.
About face! - Turn 180 degrees right from your current orientation.
Center/Centre face! - Face the host’s direction, this face overrides all others.
Control face! - As the host moves, keep facing him, don’t do other faces apart from Centre face while you’re in control face.
End control face! - Ends control face, center face can also do this.
A correctly formatted chain is as follows:
“Left face, right face, left incline, right incline, center face, centre face, control face!”
Anything before a center/centre face or a control face does not need to be done. Everything after it does.
If one command in a chain is invalid, the entire chain is invalid.
Wedge - Form a /\ shape behind the host. Your shoulders should be perfectly aligned. There is to be no space in between the shoulders, they should be touching.
STS - Form a shoulder to shoulder line in front of the host, starting from the closest side to the podium and going out. There should be 1 stud distance between everyone’s arms.
Left echelon - Form the left half of a wedge behind the host. Pronunciation - “Ec-elon”.
Right echelon - Form the right half of a wedge behind the host. Pronunciation - “Ec-elon”.
Shield - Form a wall in front of the host, facing outwards, 5 studs in front of them.
SFL/Single file line - Line up behind the host. There should be 1 stud distance between each person.
“Prepare, Forward, March!” - March behind the host.
“Prepare, Kick, March!” - March sprinting behind the host.
- Every word in the past two commands are to be in different messages.
“Halt!” - Stop marching and reform the SFL.
Double column! - Form two single file lines behind the host. The first two units should be in the first position of a wedge but with the spacing of an SFL.
Box - Form a box around the host with 1 stud in between the units and the host. First unit goes in front, second back, third right, fourth left. Others start layering the box in the same order.
Numbers! - Everyone in the formation will say their number followed by sir/ma’am. Going from a right to left pattern or front to back pattern. This is often followed with a command instructing even numbers and odd numbers to do something different. Example: “Even numbers one pace step back, odd numbers one pace forward, March!”.
Open order, march! - When in STS with 2 rows, the back row will move back 4 studs. If there is an STS with 3 rows the front row will move in front 4 studs. The middle row will stand still and the back row will move back 4 studs. So, if you’re in a position you have to move hold W or S down for about a second.
Close order, march! - Undoes open order march.
Inverted [Formation] - Any formation but done backwards or the opposite way it would normally be done.
(Number) pace(s) forward, march! - Step forward a certain amount of paces.
(Number) pace(s) step back, march! - March back a certain amount of paces.
(Number) pace(s) (Left/right), close, march! - March left/right a certain amount of paces.
A pace - How far you march in 1 second.
Right/Left/Centre/Center/Rear/Forward dress! - Align yourself with the person farthest to the stated direction.
Roll call - Each person in the current formation states their rank followed by Sir/ma’am! For example: “Director, sir!”.
Order arms! - Put your rifle away.
Arms at ease! - Arms at ease.
Present arms! - Aim your rifle.
Drill Procedures are rules you should always obey when doing formations.
- The pattern for formations are always right to left or front to back.
- Anyone intentionally disrupting a formation is to be amputated. Officers and divisional’s should not be amputated, instead they should be detained away.
- Any commands that involves execution automatically whitelists units participating in the event, Officer+ and divisional units.