I don’t have much intelligent to say right now, mostly because it’s National Hot Toddy Day today and I’m pretty toasted myself. I think it’ll be better if I let the work speak for itself.
Thanks for reading,
- Luther out
More props to the artist! You can see the letters bleeding through the back in panel 4, I don’t recall another artist being that detailed with one piece of paper.
I love the comic, I’ve been reading it for a long time. The language is pretty cool.
I was wondering if desertion would be an issue. I bet those guys aren’t getting a job as security contractors again after this…
Seems unlikely. Breaking contract seems to be the cardinal sin for a Free Marketeer. What I’m wondering was what the hell they thought it was going to be like. You’re a damn merc, a soldier for hire; getting shot at is in the friggin’ job description.
Soldiers break when everything seems to be against you and the casualty rate is high. The battle was quickly becoming a slaughter for the 1st IRB and you can’t spend any of your money in hell my friend.
They’re damn mercs, soldiers for hire, not suicidal maniacs with nothing to lose, or desperate guerilla fighters defending their only home.
I find it quite plausible that they were willing to risk their lives, but when the risk suddenly seemed greater than previously calculated, it made sense to break the contract. So while getting shot at would be in the job description, it’s really a matter of how badly they get hit.
Actually, they aren’t – soldiers for hire that is. They’re a security company, and apparently new to “real” war, as are Sumner and IFS. They’ve been sent up against a real army with apparently superior equipment, soldiers, tactics and intel. They’ve been getting their asses kicked and morale is low. Given the mindset of Free Marketeers, it wouldn’t surprise me if this kind of fighting literally was not what folks signed up for, either.
Note how our CO up there doesn’t seem terribly surprised – pissed, sure, but not surprised – by the news of desertion, either. Of course, whether deserting was the SMART thing to do is still up for debate.
*THUD!* That…was the other shoe I think.
On another note now we know what happens when you total too many limbs.
I think I said before that I didn’t think they were spending enough on new updated gear.
Complacency will bite you in the ass every time.
Why dont they name their price then?
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