We all know that Optimus' team of Autobots were initially a bunch of untried rookies - a lowly space bridge repair team - with the exception of Ratchet, who's a aged veteran of the Great War. We also know the following facts: (a) Arcee, Megatron, Ultra Magnus and Lockdown are akin to Ratchet in that regard. (b) Optimus, Elita and Sentinel are of the same generation and were in the same cadet school. (c) Elita (as Blackarachnia) definitely hooked up with the Decepticons long after the Great War was over. (d) Oil Slick trained with Prowl, and it's possible that both characters also trained with Jazz. (e) Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Ironhide and Wasp enlisted together, long after the end of the Great War, and trained under Sentinel. But what about the other characters? What about Megatron's regular crew - Starscream, Blitzwing and Lugnut? Swindle? Blurr? Shockwave? Of what generation are they, how long have they served their respective factions, and what of their experience?