She has found her decoy unit…
Certainly this didn’t play out like I remembered but I am rather amused that Largo is now a scout and that Welkin’s team picks were rather ho hum since Jane, Nina, Hannes, Vyse, and Alex were MIA on the roster. So it seems that Rosie is every bit the bigot from the game. Sadly it seems that not much went into actually differentiating the classes as all seemed to have scout armor and not one Lancer was present. Nevertheless it was good to know that the “I never made Sergeant Major” Largo and Jann (the dude with the lipstick) are spooning, while this was more like crossing Washington crossing the Delaware than Pegasus Bridge with a tank. Still poor Alicia gets to be Welkin’s Staff Sergeant since the organizational thing is all out of whack since there is a tank permanently attached. Poor Isara has to deal with a whole lot of hate from people who believe in some fictitious atrocity that is older than memory. Ah well at least the tanks were done right, and to be fair it pretty much looked like how the game had it even if tactical spacing was all fucked up (since the combat system encourages bunching up behind sandbags) and the chance to go higher on the unit cap was scrapped.
In terms of tactics a whole lot could have gone wrong with that night attack since this was before night vision goggles and the use of noisy motor boats was pretty damn dumb for a sneak attack. Still at least Welkin used the thick fog and struck where he was not expected I am a tad disappointed in how Edelweiss is a bit OP but I guess having and engineer run behind it all the time would have been rather unexciting. While a tank ought to have nothing to fear from some troops in the back with rifles and SMGs at least it is faithful to the game in that sense that any tank that had it’s rear exposed like that is pretty much dead with exception to Imperial Medium tanks that have an MG turret in the back. I killed off two heavy tanks with Shocktroopers that fired point blank at their exposed engine blocks. I do like the land fortress thing they got going even if the idea sucked in practice, at least it looks impressive. To be honest freshly minted butter bars (2LT) like Gunther get no respect from senior enlisted anyways so the vocal misgivings of a bunch of weekend warriors like Squad 7 was to be expected since they probably don’t follow a strict set of rules and regs.
At least you are his Staff Sergeant.
I thought it was funny how Susie was nowhere to be seen though in truth she only lasted one mission before I booted her out for lack of combat power, only Walker lasted shorter after he got janked by Selvaria after he failed to hit a damn thing in mission 6. It also looks like for now they didn’t use any of the loli-soldaten yet and at least they seemed to have limited the Darscen haters to only Largo and Rosie. Personally I hope shoutaro scarface gets kicked too, worst sniper ever. Next time it’s a filler though it seems Selvaria got’s a bounce to her this time. Sadly Welkin ain’t no Patton and his speech to 7th Squad was nowhere near as great as Patton’s to his Third Army, if only there was a YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DIE WITHOUT PERMISSION sort of line.
Alicia’s facial expressions cracked me up throughout the episode, I love her “for fuck’s sake…” face. And once again I’ll point out what an awesome job Marina Inoue has been doing voicing her, giving her a hint of tsundere to go with the tough and assertive side. Mmmm, I think I’m in love. And next week she’s going to be blushing, oh yeah.
I don’t get how these clowns can hate on Isara, she’s so moe. A girl whose not afraid to get down and dirty, and can fix war materiel. She can clean my tank barrel any day of the week. Plus she’s voiced by Hōko Kuwashima. The Germans would never have lost if they stocked their army full of bishoujos and thigh-highs. Rawr.
The tank scene reminded me of one of my favorite James Bond movies of all time, The Spy Who Loved Me. In it, Bond takes one of his tricked out cars (in this case, a Lotus with a submarine mode) underwater to fight some baddies and then comes up onto a beach full of people. Instead of tank shells, Bond had deployable mines and a cloud of oil. I love Bond movies, so any anime that can remind me of them gets a thumbs up in my book.
Pffft you can’t hide, you lack a Canada.
As if putting Susie on the team wasn’t bad enough he picked these guys…
The person in the back is simply lethal as a sniper, sadly she’s playing scout…
Now scarface over there can’t hit a guy in the head to save his life.
Alicia wants to kill Imps, kill Imps, and kill more Imps.
Where are the recovery teams?
Dude where are the 105mm howitzers to make a mess of that tank lot?
All because Isara’s tank is so much better than Rosie’s
Certainly not about how he can be the fastest and go the farthest…
African or European?
Have you not met Mr. Hobart and his funnies, BMP, or the new EFV?
Edy is alright.
I’d ber sad too if I was you should have made it permenantly amphibious.
Alicia Crosses the Vasel
Edelweiss apparently has better IR optics than I thought possible.
I see that Welkin ambushed the Ersatz-Hessians…
I am Surprised Susie has lasted this long…
Well they do look bigger…
Oh great Fun with Faldio next week…
Oh shit General Fatass is a lecher too?