Comic 341 - The Battle Commences...
13th Aug 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
The Battle Commences...
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Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
With an anti-tank rifle at in-extremis ranges (<1000 yards) you might be able to harass surface combatants.

Camila really really should have invested in upgrading the Bonny's heavy artillery. (Here's hoping she did--maybe she'll catch the Reichsmarine complacent like a Q-Boat!)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Regarding rifles:
Aino's weapon is based upon this one.
Though considering I had her in mind as some kind of master-sniper (my mind vaguely remembered having heard about this two persons and fused them together), this one may have been more appropriate. Unfortunately, I learnt about this series of rifles waayy to late. (Literally today! Ouch!!)

Regarding Camilla's heavy artillery:
In panel 4, I tried to show that the German cannons have indeed a significantly larger range than hers.
Though on the other hand, I now wonder if I made the Bonny's artillery to be a bit too crappy even for very old cannons...
On the third hand, the scene had to fit into the panel, with the ships large enough so that one can tell who is who. So I guess the elements of the picture being "not to scale" may be excusable??
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
The second group of impacts I took as the Reichsmarine bracketing Camila's frigate.

Also... it occurs to me that getting close and personal with a boarding action would be required if the Reich wants to get back the Philosopher's Stone. So no destruction from standoff range.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Ah, but do they know already that Camilla retook the Philosopher's Stone? Their original plan was simply "sink the ship, leave no witnesses" after all.

Though granted, they may have deduced that sooner or later, by pondering the reason for Camilla's previous actions (turning around and attacking the Nazi base she just came from).
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Panel 2:
"Where's your Finnish sisu?"
"I dunno, where's your mystical Atlantean powers?"
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
:-D

Sisu - another term I had to google now!

I'd consider the Atlanteans in my comic to be normal humans without special inert powers* - but culturally they are indeed more inclined to use magic and magic items.
(As we will soon see...)

* Well, except for that whole immortality thing Camilla has going on. But she wasn't born with that.
AmeliaP edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Seems a lost battle o__o
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The situation is serious, but not hopeless...