Friday, 10 November 2017

Ballads of War 2x26-2x27

Here we start the home straight of what I have. Gasp!


These pages mark the starting point of a (micro) narrative arc in which we are coming back to Brent as the main leading character -and eventually to the critical point of what was going to be the big picture throughout the whole series. I'll talk about it all when the moment comes.

What is relevant for the moment is that the group is getting together again... But wait! What's that!? There are a couple of things to talk about, specially in the second page. The veterans among you may recognise the use of weird grenades out from the Second Edition Wargear Manual. I really wanted so much to do that, to recreate this story under that prism. Strange and so specific grenades added lots of flavour to the game, not the generic 'yup, I'm assaulting so count my generic grenade modifier blah blah'.

About the Imperial Guard Stormtroopers... well, indulge me, this was made like ten years ago or so, when the ACU camo pattern was at its peak. I wanted the Stormtroopers to look in a modern-like, functional fashion, opposite to some other flamboyant uniforms in the Imperial Guard. Pixel patterns were on the rise and ACU was supposed to be adaptable to most scenarios, so it seemed a plausible option for these guys. I know, how things have changed in a decade. Funnily enough, if you go back to the first page, you may notice that the camo net covering the shuttle has quite a resemblance to the Multicam pattern now in use in quite a number of current actual Armed Forces. Ha! I predicted that! :D

I have very, very few pages left. I think I'll publish them all on the next installment with my comments of what was the story to be in my mind. It may take more than usual, but I'll try to have them soon...

10 comments:

  1. A nice final sequence! And now I want some of the old school stormtroopers :P Weirdly, that commissar already comes across as a total bastard haha

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    1. Hahaha :D I refuse the Hussar-like Commissars, the black longcoat by itself speaks 'badassery' way much better :D

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    1. Thank you! A few more pages to come...

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  3. Nothing a web weapon can´t solve...

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    1. Dammit, they didn't thought of that. Should have asked those Arbites :D

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  4. Pues con muchas ganas de ese final!
    mucho animo con lo que queda! :)

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    1. Bueno, en realidad se queda la historia colgada a medias :/
      Pero contaré lo que tenía planeado y nunca llegué a dibujar...

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    1. Thank you! Dangerously coming to the point where I left it all... :S

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