So what do you all think of Gunka no Baltzar?
I'm actually surprised, after that terrible first couple of chapters, it's gotten much better, especially with those end of volume "Knowledge Collections"
Decent (like 6,5/10 or something) but I cannot believe that no one translates Ad Astra - Scipio to Hannibal.
Cavalry-chan is still Best-chan
Will he fuck the tomboy?
I'm still waiting for the Baltzar/Gisele Alain crossover
They basically take place in the same time period, right?
One takes place in France and the other in notPrussia
they're kinda in different universes
>what I expected
>what I got
LoGH not IN SPACE
Great, i like it. Too bad the release is sparse. Its a monthly or something release i guess, cant be helped.
Your taste is wonderful and you are a great person.
The back-cover of volume 6, released a couple of weeks ago with Helmut
Has she grown her hair out recently?
What he says. Decent. I wouldn't waste money on volumes, but it's nice enough to read not to drop it.
I want the volumes purely for the cover art.
It's all great.
So, how did they react when they got to know she is a girl?
Probably my favorite MC in recent years.
Amazingly smooth without stepping too far and ending up as 2cool4u
But she is lewd.
Well, considering she allows her self to be in the company of Dancers (Honestly, of all people!) should make this no surprise
That's 13 year old girls for you.
Railroads were serious business back then. They could make or break a country.
19th Century is Best Century
Remember Prussia and Austro-Hungary and when Russia wasn't known about being commies but dirty serfs? Yeah, good times.
>Decent (like 6,5/10 or something)
Sounds about right.
I'd give it a 7
He's like an Alpha Yang Wenli without the semi-circle magic.
So his "rival" (the guy he almost joined a revolution with back in the day) is Reinhard? If only Kircheis were here.
I don't know about that, but I do know that in this story Yang is now on the Imperial side and unlike LOGH the man in charge of Prussia's military isn't complacent.
Kircheis is probably Yuri's big brother or some shit who died during the revolt saving One Eyed Reinhard.
Does this manga has glorious suicide charges of light cavalry?
It had a glorious suicide charge of infantry. Cavalry so far was useful but the only enemy they faced were insurgent townsfolk rabble.
Well, we've only just recently transitioned into an actual declared war, so while we haven't seen one yet, we might see one soon.
>Historically accurate weapons
I love this series
Why is his hair so fabulous?
>Quick Translations = never
Other than that, it's an awesome series.
I really like it.
>cavalry only useful against peasant rabble.
Sounds like cavalry alright.
Even though the main characters are still almost kids, the detachment they got to command is full of veterans. I'll be curious how they'll handle it when the whole academy will need to mobilize.
He's trying to get around to convincing the Cavalry that their place is AROUND the battlefield as the best recon troops in the game, not ON the battlefield where they'll simply be slaughtered by well trained forces.
But it's hard to change centuries of tradition
Being german i kind of like seeing something taken from our past that isn't nazi germany and used for an alternate history (yes i know it takes place in a quasi europe not a copy of the real europe) story.
So far i also really like the story. Baltzer comes of as a bit of a too competent character but that's kind of usual in these kind of manga.
Is that really Helmut or just the Empress of the "Austria" of that world... forget it's name.
Talking about her, maybe it's the art style but i sometimes forget Helmut is a woman.
Yeah that kind of sums it up. Though it hasn't reached LoGH level of character overload.
Except that the needle rifles look k98 rifles. But personaly i forgive that as long as they look fitting enough to the time period.
i found it great in the beginning, but i lost interest since then. haven't read the last few chapters.
that antagonist is just too retarded. i wish he never stepped into the piscture.
As World War I pretty much showed on the western front.
The chapter about the bicycle race looks like it was pretty much based on famous reports from the beginning of the war when cavalry units found themself quickly outflanked by infantry units that had taken charge ahead of the main force via bicycles (proper more modern ones). While more mobile in rougher terrain using roads had given the infantry a speed that had previously only been possible via trains (famously used in the american civil war) or forced marches.
Likewise scouts on bicycles quickly proved to be more usefull, thanks to rider not requiring long training.
Infact even the famous US cavalry had large employed tactics of quick dismounting to find cover in superior possitions rather than attacking enemies in open field because of the advance of breach loaded rifles and the usage or revolvers and semi-automatic weapons like the M1911.
>a bit of a too competent
I actually find it very refreshing.
Unlike other military characters, it isn't at all unrealistic for me to imagine Baltzer as a mustang officer because he has the skills to back it up. He's an officer with the skills of an officer.
And so far I can't say he's doing anything were he was unrealistically good.
I find the setting interesting because it so closely follows a real period but with a different universe, the the writer's hand aren't that tied.
Nevermind i accidently skipped that one >>102258073 it is Helmut.
Well at least now i know they survive the viking... i mean Holbeck attack.
>US cavalry had large employed tactics of quick dismounting to find cover in superior positions rather than attacking enemies in open field
The most famous example probably being John Buford's actions on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg where his cavalry's dismounted delaying action gave the Union forces time to reach the all important hills to the south east of the town.
So let me get this straight. "Republic" Erzeich or whatever is Austria? Weissen is Prussia, Holback is Denmark-Norway? What is Basseland in all this?
Baltzar is more or less a combination of Sharpe and Flashman (though closer to the Warhammer 40k homage Caiphas Cain).
Likely one of the smaller German states like Hanover, Bavaria, Wurrtemburg, Baden etc.
Ah ok. This is still being translated right?
The state of germany that is nowdays famous for the Oktoberfest.
Basicly back during the time of the holy roman empire they used to be one of the most powerfull states in germany. However during 17th century the northern state of preussia became a major power player thanks to their militarism and after the napoleonic wars they begann a campaign to unite the many german states under their rulership. In the meantime bavaria had fused with Austria.
Bismark was famously one of the driving forces behind the forced unification. Eventualy After a war with Denmark, Austria and France, Preussia became the defacto ruler of the german states uniting them for the first time in centuries.
So Baselands King being so close to uniting with the Erzreich empire is a homage to Bavaria uniting with Austria. Likewise Weißens attempt to unit all german states under one empire being a homage to Preussias actions (though we have yet to see Baltzars version of Bismark).
Even the newest conflict with Holbeck pays homage to the war against Denmark which led to Schleswing Holstein (Norther Trade Union in Baltzar) finaly being part of germany (there was a long complicated conflict over that country between germany and denmark).
Yes, the translation is still at the point where the war with Holbeck reaches the "formal Baseland divison" but the translation is still ongoing.
30 years war mango when
Oooh, nasty episode of history.
You would need a mangaka who has a liking for depressing stories to pull that one of, since it was pretty much a long episode of total war across an entire country.
Also Landsknecht uniforms are a bit difficult to draw in large numbers.
Just read that one up, holy shit what a clusterfuck.
Why didn't ubisoft put an assassin's creed game into that period?
This reminds me, the new chapter of Gate just came out. I fucking love military manga.
Same reason they didn't put one in China or Japan. They don't want to stray from their comfort zones.
I remember jokes about them refusing a german setting because they feared that players hearing a lot of german and german accents would quickly become confused, since these characters wouldn't automatically be villians or enemies.
I don't see Buford's name on that map
Well, your country produces two world wars, that comes with the territory
This is some Rose of Versailles territory. I really don't think the story will end well for Helmut.
Is Helmut even her real name?
It will end in one of two ways.
Or first babies, followed by Death.
Buford rarely get's the credit he deserves
It's all part of making his own image so people remember him.
100 years war animu when