Rules & Regulations.
  We won't preamble, ya'll want to know how to cure your throat-ache. So, without further ado...

You may have two personas, one each for infantry and panzer. They score differently though, so read carefully.

There is no 'death'. What you earn you keep forever. To whit, medals, badges and clasps. You achieve these in two ways:

1) Time fought.
2) Performance in battle.

Time (number of battles fought to be specific) gets you badges. Performance gets you medals and clasps. The badges are a record of your career in time, so not hugely exciting; all you need to do to earn them is turn up. However, for a battle to count (one server session) you should have been on for at least 30 minutes (or until the server ends/crashes or you get discoed).
Medals and clasps, however, will not be so easily earned. An IC2 won't be the greatest challenge but as you wend your way along the road towards Ritterkreutz glory you will sweat blood, sweat and tears (in a virtual stylee). I played DH for nearly 10 years and got no further than the Oak Leaves (not to sound like I'm sniffing at the cluster). If I'd been a teen putting in hours a day it would have been different of course but for those of us with jobs, family and RL shizzle with which to contend it won't be quick. Even less quick for those who don't hack or have 'l33t skillz', regardless of hours put in. But not everyone can be a gold medalist and it's all about the journey, right? Ya.

How well you fight is what gets you medals and clasps. This will be calculated in various ways. For infantry it'll be your score and kill-death (K/D) ratio. For panzer crew it'll be the number of tanks you kill, your score and your K/D ratio. Details for all of that are yet to be finalized, once the game's scoring system is fully understood.

Infantry may also score AT and sniper kills.

Only panzer COMMANDERS and GUNNERS may score (record) tank kills.

If you have a negative K/D ratio at the end of a battle you score nothing. You must still report kills where applicable but they won't count towards your medals and clasps (badges are unaffected).
Negative K/D ratio battles DO go towards earning you wound badges.

At the end of a day's battles you must fill out a combat report at the Command Bunker (our forums). There you will find the necessary text ready to cut & paste into your post, needing only for you to add the appropriate details at the end of each line. In the same post you must provide confirmation for your claims. This can be footage (uploaded to youtube), screen-shots of the in-game scoreboard (use the forum attachment function to add them but please try to keep them small to save bandwidth and server space) and fellow gruppe personnel who were present and can act as witness to your claim/s.

WiP here, so more to come etc.