Definitely born a treadhead.
Well at least tank combat in this one isn’t bad as the Imperials at least use extensive infantry support for their tanks, though I wonder how the infantry keeps up…could use some halftracks and kettenkrads for some panzergrenadier goodness, but maybe in the next game.
I also like how they used their tanks in even numbers since tanks should always operate in pairs. The town watch is just sad though I guess the Imperials can be excused for not using that much cover since they seem to have some fine body armor. Now that I think about it I think things are bunched up since they are trying to fit every thing on screen since tactical spacing would make every thing a distance shot. I am not sure if it was intentional or not but the blow hard who was put in charge reeked of a loser Austrian corporal whose first name was Adolf I confess I did laugh at times when he called for no retreat and thought his rusted out armor just needed a little maintenance. Add the fact that he was hostile to the Darscens, fought in the First War, and thought his tank was a V-weapon…well I thought it was funny how he was aiming his panzerfaust from a tower at over the 60 some yards (more or less) of the practical range for rocket propelled shaped charges. While the town watch was piss poor at the Imperials had a decent showing in that after Edelweiss proved to be more T-34 than Panzer III, I like how they went for the treads after their main guns could not penetrate. It seems that the Imperials are at least professional in that they kept their cool until a larger opposing formation was moving in. Susie might well be the anchor of the unit in that she drags everyone down, but at least the corporal is dead and Alicia. I still wish they would add some coaxial and top mounted machine guns, preferably MG-34s or MG-42s, at least Edelweiss has a snorkel. Next time it seems that the cast is going to get larger, which ought to be fun.
I hope they get around to explaining better the whole racism against the Darcsen or whatever they called Isara. I got the little bit from the narration at the start of the show, but not really enough to understand what the big issue is. Perhaps it has something to do with why she turns the tank around to return fire rather than just have Welkin turn the turret around, keke.
I’m digging the decent animation quality so far. The CG tanks and such are done well and not Gonzo style, they don’t look too artificial. I haven’t noticed any major animation screwups or QUALITY moments, and I like whatever you call that shading style they do on the hair and parts of clothes and the like.
I applaud the generally solid combined arms tactics used by the Imperial Army, keeping their soldiers in close to their tanks and using cover. Overall, the silly usage of tactics (usually by the protagonists) is fun to point out occasionally and make fun of, but it really doesn’t impair my enjoyment of the show overall. If I want a proper use of tactics in anime I’ll go rewatch LOGH. What I could do without was like five minutes at the end of episodes where they talk about their feelings. Yawn.
Eh…I would have gone with Kurt Knispel.
Alicia is the tank commander.
At least they use hand signals.
Could use a hull mounted MG-34.
I wonder why they rarely ever use that hull mounted gun even howitzer rounds will rattle the enemy crew.
That ain’t no Javelin buddy that ain’t even a RPG-7…get closer if you actually want to hit it.
That’s one redeeming factor.
I hope those are tank commanders scoping out the town.
This is just sad…they knew the heat was on and yet only now do they bother with maintenance.
Oh lord the Corporal thinks he’s a Michael Whittmann…
Not one step back eh?
As a corporal…
I like how the over sized tank platoon commander has to ride out in front with his wireless set.
I like the use of infantry support.
Pity I as hoping for at least one light MG.
I take it there was no manual way to traverse the turret…
That’s pretty damn light considering this was urban warfare…though there were no snipers.
I take it there is no air support…damn I was hoping some one would break out the IL-2s.
They need to bolt on a MG-42 or a .50 cal to that cupola.
I would have staggered the column given the size of the street.
Your 2 Pounders are useless.
Some disarray, Alicia, at least this guy has the right idea.
Wow so the Militia did give the town watch the same stuff…certainly it wasn’t thier fault the Corporal let them rust.
At least there are motorized infantry…I’d still go with half tracks though.
I like this combination, everything is better with thigh highs.
It’s fine the Militia seems only mildly military…
Is that you Katie?
Fresh meat for basic hehe…
Yeah no air support…