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3rd Sep '16 7:11:30 PM mwzzhang
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** As for the 'multiple squads', I believe this has something to do with questionable localisation. In English the unit that Lt. Gunther commands is referred to as 'Squad 7', and the unit Capt. Varrots commands is referred to as '3rd Regiment' (of which 'Squad 7' is under). None of those names make any sense (barring any esoteric army organisation), for a regiment (usually commanded by a colonel) is usually made up of several battalions (which usually has (very) roughly 1000 men apiece), and a squad (usually commanded by a sergeant) usually has around 10 men. Yes, I know that having organic armoured vehicle at squad-level is very unusual. Yes, I know the organisation of militias are usually not conformant to regular army structure. However it's still quite a leap from a unit usually commanded by a NCO to one that is usually command by a field-grade officer. And a militia that is organised wildly different than regular army is usually not conductive of operating cohesively together. But all of those goes away when the Japanese voice is considered. Japanese voice reveals that they are actually 7th platoon[[labelnote:dai nana shōtai]]第七小隊[[/labelnote]] and 3rd company[[labelnote:dai san chūtai]]第三中隊[[/labelnote]]. Instead of an oversized squad, Lt. Gunther is commanding a platoon (which usually has 20-40 men and is usually led by a lieutenant). And instead of under a regiment, 7th platoon is organised under 3rd company (which usually has somewhere around 100 men and is usually led by a captain), whose commanding officer is Capt. Varrots.

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** As for the 'multiple squads', I believe this has something to do with questionable localisation. In English the unit that Lt. Gunther commands is referred to as 'Squad 7', and the unit Capt. Varrots commands is referred to as '3rd Regiment' (of which 'Squad 7' is under). None of those names make any sense (barring any esoteric army organisation), for a regiment (usually commanded by a colonel) is usually made up of several battalions (which usually has (very) roughly 1000 men apiece), and a squad (usually commanded by a sergeant) usually has around 10 men. Yes, I know that having organic armoured vehicle at squad-level is very unusual. Yes, I know the organisation of militias are usually not conformant to regular army structure. However it's still quite a leap from a unit usually commanded by a NCO to one that is usually command by a field-grade officer. And a militia that is organised wildly different than regular army is usually not conductive of operating cohesively together. But all of those goes away when the Japanese voice is considered. Japanese voice reveals that they are actually 7th platoon[[labelnote:dai nana shōtai]]第七小隊[[/labelnote]] and 3rd company[[labelnote:dai san chūtai]]第三中隊[[/labelnote]]. Instead of an oversized squad, Lt. Gunther is commanding a platoon (which usually has 20-40 men and is usually led by a lieutenant). And instead of under a regiment, 7th platoon is organised under 3rd company (which (a company usually has somewhere around 100 men and is usually led by a captain), whose commanding officer is Capt. Varrots.
3rd Sep '16 7:11:30 PM mwzzhang
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3rd Sep '16 7:10:29 PM mwzzhang
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** As for the 'multiple squads', I believe this has something to do with questionable localisation. In English the unit that Lt. Gunther commands is referred to as 'Squad 7', and the unit Capt. Varrots commands is referred to as '3rd Regiment' (of which 'Squad 7' is under). None of those names make any sense (barring any esoteric army organisation), for a regiment (usually commanded by a colonel) is usually made up of several battalions (which usually has (very) roughly 1000 men apiece), and a squad (usually commanded by a sergeant) usually has around 10 men. Yes, I know that having organic armoured vehicle at squad-level is very unusual. Yes, I know the organisation of militias are usually not conformant to regular army structure. However it's still quite a leap from a unit usually commanded by a NCO to one that is usually command by a field-grade officer. And a militia that is organised wildly different than regular army is usually not conductive of operating cohesively together. But all of those goes away when the Japanese voice is considered. Japanese voice reveals that they are actually 7th platoon[[labelnote:dai nana shōtai]]第七小隊[[/labelnote]] and 3rd company[[labelnote:dai san chūtai]]第三中隊[[/labelnote]]. Instead of an oversized squad, Lt. Gunther is commanding a platoon (which usually has 20-40 men and is usually led by a lieutenant). And instead of under a regiment, 7th platoon is organised under 3rd company (which usually has somewhere around 100 men and is usually led by a captain), whose commanding officer is Capt. Varrots.
14th Jul '16 6:33:51 PM ChazNatlo
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***Same with the original, at least when I played it. A bit head canon-y, but Since the ones with skirts and stockings hold rank, and Gallian military strategy at the time is basically "Send in the lower ranks" maybe the corporals and the sergeants of those classes ''weren't'' supposed to see direct combat, and thus got less practical outfits. Same as Captain Varrot's shin long skirt.
23rd Jun '16 3:06:54 AM slain
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** It's mentioned that aircraft only really got started near the end of EWI. Presumably the Europan equivalent of the Wright Brothers (or whomever you view First Flight to belong to) were born later. In addition, the book's notes about Tank Destroyers explicitly mention anti-aircraft cannons being mounted on them, so it's possible the Empire or the Federation ''have'' some sort of scout/interceptor/bomber craft, they're just too damn rare to use on a tiny nation like Gallia when they're better used on the Empire/Fed border.

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** It's mentioned that aircraft only really got started near basically right before EWII, whereas our world had basic aircraft by the end start of EWI.our first World War. Presumably the Europan equivalent of the Wright Brothers (or whomever you view First Flight to belong to) were born later. In addition, the book's notes about Tank Destroyers explicitly mention anti-aircraft cannons being mounted on them, used as a base for the final cannon, so it's possible the Empire or the Federation ''have'' some sort of scout/interceptor/bomber craft, they're just too damn rare to use on a tiny nation like Gallia when they're better used on the Empire/Fed border.
21st Jun '16 2:36:02 AM slain
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** It's mentioned that aircraft only really got started near the end of EWI. Presumably the Europan equivalent of the Wright Brothers (or whomever you view First Flight to belong to) were born later. In addition, the book's notes about Tank Destroyers explicitly mention anti-aircraft cannons being mounted on them, so it's possible the Empire or the Federation ''have'' some sort of bomber craft, they're just too damn rare to use on a tiny nation like Gallia when they're better used on the Empire/Fed border.

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** It's mentioned that aircraft only really got started near the end of EWI. Presumably the Europan equivalent of the Wright Brothers (or whomever you view First Flight to belong to) were born later. In addition, the book's notes about Tank Destroyers explicitly mention anti-aircraft cannons being mounted on them, so it's possible the Empire or the Federation ''have'' some sort of bomber scout/interceptor/bomber craft, they're just too damn rare to use on a tiny nation like Gallia when they're better used on the Empire/Fed border.
21st Jun '16 2:33:34 AM slain
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** There could be many reasons for lack of airplanes: 1) Aerodynamic research is severly behind in this universe. 2) Ragnite engines are heavier than combustion engines with equal power

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** There could be many reasons for lack of airplanes: 1) Aerodynamic research is severly severely behind in this universe. 2) Ragnite engines are heavier than combustion engines with equal powerpower
** It's mentioned that aircraft only really got started near the end of EWI. Presumably the Europan equivalent of the Wright Brothers (or whomever you view First Flight to belong to) were born later. In addition, the book's notes about Tank Destroyers explicitly mention anti-aircraft cannons being mounted on them, so it's possible the Empire or the Federation ''have'' some sort of bomber craft, they're just too damn rare to use on a tiny nation like Gallia when they're better used on the Empire/Fed border.
7th May '16 5:14:20 PM PurpleAlert
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* Again, she never sees any of those soldiers who "worship" her after that first instance, nothing happens beyond a few randos talking in the background for one scene. Faldio shoots her because of her powers, but frigging ''duh'', she's fighting a war, that she volunteered to fight in full knowledge of what had happened because she was there to see it, and she's the most badass person in her squad, getting shot really shouldn't be a mindblowing concept for someone who not only knows quite well the importance of the war effort but also took a near-fatal bullet and managed not to be injured by it. Selvaria falls in love and blows herself up, but Alicia has no context for what any of that meant and didn't try to blow herself up for the sake of love ''or'' duty, so that's irrelevant anyway. Selvaria's death didn't show Alicia anything except that the Final Flame is a power that she has access to, and she immediately used it to kill herself because of her self-loathing. Love and duty had nothing to do with it beyond getting some practical use out of her own suicide, you can tell because she starts the self-detonation while Welkin is within a few seconds' running distance, she wasn't really thinking about anyone but herself at that point.
7th May '16 5:02:54 PM PurpleAlert
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*** Not really. She lost ''one' fight against another Valkyria, and it's been pointed out in other places that Selvaria really didn't need to use the final flame to wipe out the Gallian army, she only did it because she was ordered to and was too heartbroken to refuse ''because'' she'd been ordered to. She might be slightly less invincible than power-eruption-crazed Alicia, but Selvaria deliberately lost the battle at Ghirlandaio as part of the final flame plan, she's still completely invincible to normal bullets whenever she wants. If he were obsessed with her powers so much that he didn't care if she lived or died or had any human dignity, there's literally no reason to kill her, especially since "that place" still exists and can most likely still use a living test subject since it's working on his artificial Valkyria power armor.

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*** Not really. She lost ''one' ''one'' fight against another Valkyria, and it's been pointed out in other places that Selvaria really didn't need to use the final flame to wipe out the Gallian army, she only did it because she was ordered to and was too heartbroken to refuse ''because'' she'd been ordered to. She might be slightly less invincible than power-eruption-crazed Alicia, but Selvaria deliberately lost the battle at Ghirlandaio as part of the final flame plan, she's still completely invincible to normal bullets whenever she wants. If he were obsessed with her powers so much that he didn't care if she lived or died or had any human dignity, there's literally no reason to kill her, especially since "that place" still exists and can most likely still use a living test subject since it's working on his artificial Valkyria power armor.
7th May '16 5:00:20 PM PurpleAlert
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**** Not really. She lost ''one' fight against another Valkyria, and it's been pointed out in other places that Selvaria really didn't need to use the final flame to wipe out the Gallian army, she only did it because she was ordered to and was too heartbroken to refuse ''because'' she'd been ordered to. She might be slightly less invincible than power-eruption-crazed Alicia, but Selvaria deliberately lost the battle at Ghirlandaio as part of the final flame plan, she's still completely invincible to normal bullets whenever she wants. If he were obsessed with her powers so much that he didn't care if she lived or died or had any human dignity, there's literally no reason to kill her, especially since "that place" still exists and can most likely still use a living test subject since it's working on his artificial Valkyria power armor.
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