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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"

>Ch.21 never
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>>102256930
Decent (like 6,5/10 or something) but I cannot believe that no one translates Ad Astra - Scipio to Hannibal.
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Cavalry-chan is still Best-chan
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>>102256930
Will he fuck the tomboy?
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I'm still waiting for the Baltzar/Gisele Alain crossover

They basically take place in the same time period, right?
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>>102257536
One takes place in France and the other in notPrussia

they're kinda in different universes
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>Muh Rifles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xScjkrcaAcc
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>what I expected
Prussian Onizuka

>what I got
LoGH not IN SPACE
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>>102258073

YES
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>>102256930
Great, i like it. Too bad the release is sparse. Its a monthly or something release i guess, cant be helped.
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>>102257536
Your taste is wonderful and you are a great person.
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>>102258073
The back-cover of volume 6, released a couple of weeks ago with Helmut
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>>102258330
>>102258073

Has she grown her hair out recently?
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>>102257121
What he says. Decent. I wouldn't waste money on volumes, but it's nice enough to read not to drop it.
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>>102258409

I want the volumes purely for the cover art.

It's all great.
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>>102258073
So, how did they react when they got to know she is a girl?
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Probably my favorite MC in recent years.

Amazingly smooth without stepping too far and ending up as 2cool4u
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>>102258583
Agreed.
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>>102257536
But she is lewd.
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>>102258752

Well, considering she allows her self to be in the company of Dancers (Honestly, of all people!) should make this no surprise
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>>102258820
That's 13 year old girls for you.
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>>102257536
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>>102258583
Railroads were serious business back then. They could make or break a country.
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19th Century is Best Century
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>>102259320
Remember Prussia and Austro-Hungary and when Russia wasn't known about being commies but dirty serfs? Yeah, good times.
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>>102257121
>Decent (like 6,5/10 or something)

Sounds about right.
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>>102257121
>>102259633
I'd give it a 7
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>>102258583
He's like an Alpha Yang Wenli without the semi-circle magic.
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>>102259951
So his "rival" (the guy he almost joined a revolution with back in the day) is Reinhard? If only Kircheis were here.
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>>102260102
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.
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>>102256930
Does this manga has glorious suicide charges of light cavalry?
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>>102262157
It had a glorious suicide charge of infantry. Cavalry so far was useful but the only enemy they faced were insurgent townsfolk rabble.
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>>102262157

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.
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>Historically accurate weapons

I love this series
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>>102258697
>>102258583

Why is his hair so fabulous?
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>>102256930
>Quick Translations = never
Other than that, it's an awesome series.
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I really like it.
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>>102263096
>cavalry only useful against peasant rabble.
Sounds like cavalry alright.
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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.
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>>102267803

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
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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.

>>102258330
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.

>>102258033
Yeah that kind of sums it up. Though it hasn't reached LoGH level of character overload.

>>102265167
Except that the needle rifles look k98 rifles. But personaly i forgive that as long as they look fitting enough to the time period.
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>>102256930
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.
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>>102268016
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.
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>>102268113
>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.
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>>102268113
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.
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>>102268113
Nevermind i accidently skipped that one >>102258073 it is Helmut.

Well at least now i know they survive the viking... i mean Holbeck attack.
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>>102268482
>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.
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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?
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>>102268545
Baltzar is more or less a combination of Sharpe and Flashman (though closer to the Warhammer 40k homage Caiphas Cain).
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>>102268978
Likely one of the smaller German states like Hanover, Bavaria, Wurrtemburg, Baden etc.
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>>102269067
Ah ok. This is still being translated right?
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>>102268978
Bavaria.
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 Wei├čens 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).
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>>102269218
Yes, the translation is still at the point where the war with Holbeck reaches the "formal Baseland divison" but the translation is still ongoing.
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30 years war mango when
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>>102269939
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.
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>>102269939
Just read that one up, holy shit what a clusterfuck.

Why didn't ubisoft put an assassin's creed game into that period?
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This reminds me, the new chapter of Gate just came out. I fucking love military manga.
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>>102270430
Same reason they didn't put one in China or Japan. They don't want to stray from their comfort zones.
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>>102270575
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.
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>>102268672

I don't see Buford's name on that map
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>>102270923

Well, your country produces two world wars, that comes with the territory
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>>102258073
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?
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>>102275820

>Woman
>19th Century
>Happy Ending

HA!

It will end in one of two ways.

Either Death

Or first babies, followed by Death.
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>>102273490

Buford rarely get's the credit he deserves
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>>102267030

It's all part of making his own image so people remember him.
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>>102269939

100 years war animu when
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>>102258820

>Dat butt

It's perfect..



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