Thursday, 27 April 2017

Ballads of War 1x26 & 1x27

New couple of pages, we may be getting to something...

One of the things I was sure I wanted is the group being portrayed not as a bunch of no-sweat badasses able to cope with anything in the Galaxy, but rather as a gang aware of their self-limitations in this, you know, grimdark galaxy in which life is so fragile. These are not Stallone and the Expendables. So if a group of Orks is approaching, the wise move is a retreat.


But well, the whole point in a Warhammer universe is conflict, so we need our heroes to pew pew a little! (Remember, my idea was a growing climax throughout the whole series, from RPG/small skirmishes to full scale apocalyptic battles by the end of the story). This also serves to know a little more about Brent, we can see him as a group leader making tactical decisions, and we even get a hint about his past (would it be true?)


If things were not warming up enough, we also get to see that the Eldar fleet has finally arrived as expected, to accomplish the Great Harlequin's purpose (whatever that is), just in time! If they manage to break the Imperial orbital blockade, we may get to see some pointy ears in a few pages (spoiler alert, of course we'll do).


But before that happens, if you have to judge for Brent and Arieh's faces in that last panel, there apparently  are a few more surprises to be unveiled...


While that comes, you can have a look at all previous pages HERE.

12 comments:

  1. You are doing just a splendid job of building up the tension.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you treat the Eldar when they arrive in force!

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    1. Thank you! Hehe, right, our particular DEFCON is warming up in here! It will take a few pages to the Eldar to arrive, but they'll do it in style :D

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  2. I agree with Matthew,the story is progressing nicely and getting more exciting with each instalment.

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    1. Thanks! Slowly building it up, but this all will eventually explode ;)

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  3. Eeee what do they see? Such a cliffhanger ;)

    Love how this is going.

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    1. Dun dun dunnnn!!
      Next page, next page! :D
      Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! These pages are mere rtansition to the incoming action :)

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  5. Awesome job mate, really enjoying this :-)

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    1. Thank you! You don't know how happy makes me the fact of knowing that there are people who like these doodles and story :)

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