Comic 157 - 5.5.33

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Chippewa Ghost 31st Dec 2017, 9:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Happy New Year, y'all.

January's gonna be a rough month for me (they all seem to be getting tougher one after the other) but no anticipated scheduling issues... let's count it up to one year down, 3(?) to go!


BUMBLEBEE 31st Dec 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Looks like they’re perpendicular to the main axis of advance. There’s a movie called Stalingrad that has a cool battle scene (tanks of course) that this made me think of... carnage ensued!
Chippewa Ghost 31st Dec 2017, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Naw, they're just coming around a left/right twist in the street... Happy's gang will get a big old helping of Nazis before too long.

Also... while I imagine there were textbook confrontations between armor units at Stalingrad, I'm more familiar with the popular image of brutal house-to-house combat where tanks would just get destroyed from above in impromptu urban cul-de-sacs.
BUMBLEBEE 2nd Jan 2018, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Yeah totally - me too. Encirclement causes a lot of supply problems, and supply problems are what really kills tanks... That's what was so cool about this particular battle scene, which actually took place outside of Stalingrad proper. I think it was the Germans trying to break out. The tank column was Russian, and it was on its way somewhere else (probably to go shut down a German relief column). They just peeled off a company to to overrun this sorry little handful of German grunts.
Chippewa Ghost 2nd Jan 2018, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Is this the scene where the Germans are in foxholes and the Russian tanks do that super nasty "grinding the bug into the dirt" thing where they drive on top with one tread and then spin circles with the other?

Because that might be the only scene I remember from a movie about Stalingrad that wasn't Enemy At the Gates.
anonymous coward 1st Jan 2018, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Is this subtle symbolism? I'm seeing anticipatory signs of a crowd of vigorous, violent men coming fast, and Tona with a drunk flush sprawled at least partway supine in a big martini glass. It seems oddly evocative of how badly American politics lays back and takes it when it comes to aggressive corruption... or maybe it's evocative of something other than that.
Chippewa Ghost 6th Jan 2018, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Seabiscuit 6th Jan 2018, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Now let the fun begin! :D
AmeliaP 14th Jan 2018, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Man, you can skip months of updating and you would still have TONS of pages bringing you respect! XD
(yup, it's been a rough month, or months, for everyone I think. When I think about having a break...). That's why we should have a little more patience with ourselves. The "world" won't have.

Aw! Now I understand the copy-paste thing you mentioned in the previous page. I don't think it's a problem, because it makes sense in the narrative.