Comic 1269 - Firefight

19th Nov 2015, 9:00 PM
Firefight
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)
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jamie59 19th Nov 2015, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

Teedee time to shine!
DLKmusic 19th Nov 2015, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

Do I detect dissension within the ranks of the Nova Roma troops? I think I do!
Sheela 20th Nov 2015, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

Oh no, the red troopers and the cassian are in perfect agreement.
.. what ?
The blueberries?
What about them ? Surely they aint important enough to waste breath on. :D
sigpig 20th Nov 2015, 8:39 AM edit delete reply

But they ARE important enough to waste ammo on...
Sheela 20th Nov 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

Nah, just push them forward, and the enemy will waste their ammo on them, no need to waste your own ammo. :)
Haegan2005 21st Nov 2015, 12:22 PM edit delete reply

I like the way puppies think! oh yeah, Sheela, they have socks... :D
Sheela 21st Nov 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

Not anymore, they don't. :)
Dragonrider 19th Nov 2015, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

OH BOY, Who Da Biggest, Baddest Bitch on Da Battlefield?
One~Two~Three,
Who's It Gonna Be?
TeeDee~TeeDee~TeeDee!!

Another contingent we haven't heard from so far is Miraiko she has a directive from our Asian "friend(?)" to kill Douchebag. Now I'm sure that TR knows about the Doomsday events in case Douchie dies but she still orders his death. From a jaded outsiders look, it might appear she is preparing for an Asian Sphere of Influence to rule the world, or what's left after Douchie's apocalypse events. Of course I think I have expanded on this sometime back when I accused her of engineering the crisis because she was to only one with resources to know when Lynn was leaving for the party, and she used the kidnapping to recruit Kyle under the false pretense he could rescue Lynn. Consider she now has basically told Kyle she doesn't care what happenes to Lynn and he was not to try to rescue her again. He is Her bitch and will do what she wants only.
Lukkai 22nd Nov 2015, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

I don't think it was outright said that her orders are to kill Decimus. Though if they are, I'm pretty sure they're attached to a "Wait until Aeneas is fully conscious and online again, then..."
Tango Xray Actual 19th Nov 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Cassian about to get revised marching orders...? Begin baggin' booberries at da firefight, yum (TeeDee just gonna hate the loss of available targets.) Could be.
CptKerion 19th Nov 2015, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
My god, that insult is the most amazing thing I have seen in some time. If someone pastes the blueberry bird brain I wonder what will happen...
Tokyo Rose 19th Nov 2015, 9:52 PM edit delete reply

I'm particularly pleased with that first-panel insult :D
chk 20th Nov 2015, 8:37 AM edit delete reply

Me too.
Stormwind13 21st Nov 2015, 12:50 PM edit delete reply

It was well done, Rose. Shows the contempt that the Blueboys are held in.
plymayer 19th Nov 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Not all buddy buddy in the ranks.
Haegan2005 19th Nov 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Finally! We get to see them really clash!

This may be really cool except for Darned Weekend Hangers.
plymayer 19th Nov 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Don't need to be. Just get the job done.
HiFranc 19th Nov 2015, 10:13 PM edit delete reply

Insult a Cassian? The guys in blue really don't know when to keep their mouths shut.
Fairportfan 19th Nov 2015, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

Especially when they don't know something WE know about the Cassians...
Stormwind13 21st Nov 2015, 12:53 PM edit delete reply

No, HiFranc they REALLY don't know when to keep their mouths shut. They are so full of themselves that they think whatever they do is RIGHT. Douchimus has blessed them.

I wonder how many of them just disappear, bodies never found. Miraiko would LOVE to do that to them if and when she could. Sounds like Maxus' soldiers would LOVE to help her doing it. Even the Cassians, if they would never be questioned.
mjkj 19th Nov 2015, 10:48 PM edit delete reply

@alt text: <sotto voce> mean shit about the prince's guards </sotto voce>

Wow, Samanta... new cassian, looking good. I wonder what her specialty and character is...

I hope Noctis' new orders come in time to save her...


...I will try to pin our foes... *turns around and shoots blueshell* =P

The Old Scribe 19th Nov 2015, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

Darth Vader Jr. really is a leader of men isn't he? I wanna see him get his with a plasma bolt through the belly. So a new Cassian makes an appearance, Samanta. The Red Bellies seem to like like her, the Blue Bellies have their usual prejudices against mecha people and dont. Maybe Samanta will wind up taking out DVJr. One can hope. I guess she and TeeDee are gonna tangle circuits now. That should be interesting.
ProfEtheric 19th Nov 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

Aw yeah! Quality violence!
Wolfsbane 20th Nov 2015, 1:10 AM edit delete reply

Where are we in the timeline, btw? We've been switching back and forth a bit - is it 0415? 0430? 0500? Just trying to keep it straight.
Tokyo Rose 20th Nov 2015, 4:08 PM edit delete reply

This is taking place at 0425, same time as the girls are reaching the tram and Noctis is entering Maxus's quarters. I will add a timestamp to the third panel of "Taking Up The Sword" to clarify.
Wolfsbane 20th Nov 2015, 1:14 AM edit delete reply

Also, isn't this getting a bit stormtrooper-ish? All these people standing still, in the open and no one's making the shot?

(It's almost like there's a doggie running around distracting people...)
Timotheus 20th Nov 2015, 2:37 AM edit delete reply

It's Nova Roma. They could have them line up side by side and lock shields. (Technology wise, that might even work with overlapping individual reactive shields.)
Tango Xray Actual 20th Nov 2015, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Now there's an idea; plasma field scuta.

"Form testudo! Power your shields! Advance!"
Mister Black 20th Nov 2015, 3:46 AM edit delete reply

As I noted in a post about an earlier page, we need to keep in mind that Nova Roma, for all its recent expansionist success, hasn't faced an even-tech military threat in a generation (or more). They've been fighting civil unrest and wasteland militias for the most part, and against those levels of opposition, their technological superiority is going to cover (and in some cases, encourage) lapses in tactics.

On the attacking side, they're in a position where cover is getting hard to find, thanks to volume of fire and a partial flanking issue. As TeeDee (accidentally) demonstrated, they also have personal shields, which leads to a certain (misplaced) overconfidence.

We aren't seeing a pair of peer military forces slugging it out, here...we're seeing garrison troops vs higher-technology raiders. Both sides are going to make tactical mistakes that professional soldiers wouldn't.
Tango Xray Actual 20th Nov 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Taking enfilade fire; never fun.... however

Ladies? Why is everyone standing up, right out in the open and not using available cover? Especially at what appears to be damned near spitting range. And don't tell me it's 'cuz some folks gotz shields.... Nobody (sane) is gonna hang it that far out in that kind of breeze!!!

As Mister Black says.... 'tactical mistakes'
Sheela 20th Nov 2015, 7:47 AM edit delete reply

Wha.. HEY? I'm innocent!
It wasn't me who distracted them!

Well, maybe that guy in the blue armor, but heck, even a Demonic Duck could distract him.
Wolfsbane 21st Nov 2015, 7:09 AM edit delete reply

Maybe. But you know, they're not all they're quacked up to be.
Lukkai 22nd Nov 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

Ah, he's not actually demonic, you know.
Timotheus 20th Nov 2015, 1:35 PM edit delete reply

You know, I think it's a case of artistic license. It would be more realistic if everyone was taking appropriate cover, but then all we'd have are word balloons and gun barrels from behind concrete walls. (Of course that would be easier to render for imaging.)
Haegan2005 21st Nov 2015, 12:25 PM edit delete reply

These guys all have 50% cover or more. There is the concrete barriers they are standing behind.
Stormwind13 21st Nov 2015, 1:03 PM edit delete reply

And the New Troy group appears to have been caught by a somewhat prepared position. Doesn't appear either side was TOTALLY ready for the other; however, the Nova Roma team looks slightly better prepared. Guess we will see who survives this furball.
Stever 20th Nov 2015, 7:08 AM edit delete reply

Holy shit! You just wordified "Fuckfurter"! XDD
Tokyo Rose 20th Nov 2015, 4:23 PM edit delete reply

I'm pretty sure I've seen it somewhere before, but it's such a lovely word, it deserves to come into wider usage. :D
cattservant 20th Nov 2015, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

Uneasy allies...
Rashala 21st Nov 2015, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

I swear.....Before logn the red guys are just gonna Shoot the blueoens and say *Whoops weapon malfunction* and the AIS Agents are gonna say* Yep.. totally a weapons malfunction *blast blast blast* I mean see even mines doing it too....gonna have to have these weapons cheecked
Lukkai 22nd Nov 2015, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

And again we see the different world views and characters at work between the defenders. Here in treating their Cassian ally.

Blueboy: Fulfill my orders you clockwork bitch! (With a sidenote of "And suck my personal missile while you're at it! Suck it good!")
Redboy: Sure thing, Samanta! We've got your back! (With a sidenote of "Preach it, sister!" concerning her treatment of the blueboy.)
Mark_L_A 23rd Nov 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply

From the comment of the Redsuit to Samanta, she appears to be respected by them. I guess we will find out if she reciprocates.
HiFranc 6th Jun 2016, 4:10 AM edit delete reply

Is it me or has the page where TeeDee asks Bishop about her PPC been deleted?
Centcomm 6th Jun 2016, 9:06 AM edit delete reply

Nope there have been no deleted pages here.
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