History Manga / GunkaNoBalzer

14th Nov '17 9:28:43 PM TheD3rp
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** Can be somewhat HandWaved by the fact that the manga is set in a fictional universe.



** The portrayal of the musket drills was slightly off, though, since all the gunpowder was poured into the flash-pan. In a real musket, only a small amount of powder is put in the pan. The rest of it goes down the musket's barrel. THEN comes the musket-ball and paper wadding. But then again, the academy's muskets are really old and crappy, so the tiny detail might not matter.
14th Nov '17 9:02:36 PM TheD3rp
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** Now with the addition of the obligatory Austrian/Habsburg Expy in the Ezreich Republic (though described as an [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny empire]]).

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** Now with the addition of The Ezreich Empire is the obligatory Austrian/Habsburg Expy in the Ezreich Republic (though described as an [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny empire]]).Expy.
14th Nov '17 8:51:24 PM TheD3rp
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* BleachedUnderpants: Before creating this title, the mangaka under the pseudonym Makiko Yumi authored some [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]] doujinshi titled ''Die nationale Urlandschaft des Sonnenunterganges''. Even some of the [[http://media.tumblr.com/31c93513c60b9157f64ec8ffd50876d9/tumblr_inline_mwbfhug6xd1qkfu9n.jpg background art]] is [[http://read.egscans.com/mangas/Gunka%20no%20Balzer/Chapter%20004/Gunka_no_Balzer_v1_ch04_p122.jpg recycled]]!
18th Oct '17 4:29:30 AM EvilKid
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** Later at [[spoiler:the CivilWar arc, the northern part of a country which is more into industry and its southern part which is more into land, therefore agriculture. Their dispute is mediated with voting, in which the south lost. Being SoreLoser they are, they try to get what they want with force and launch an aggression. I think we can also describe UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar here.]]



** [[spoiler: Later, barbed wire is used to restrict the movement of attacking enemy cavalry into a position easily targetable by mitrailleuses.]]

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** [[spoiler: Later, barbed wire is used to restrict the movement of attacking enemy cavalry into a position easily targetable targeted by mitrailleuses.]]



*** He makes his first appearance in chapter 37 and starts communicating with (with bell and Morse Code) others at chapter 38.

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*** He makes his first appearance in chapter 37 and starts communicating with others (with simple desk bell and Morse Code) others at chapter 38.



* GlorySeeker: [[spoiler: Because Baltzar was the only officer cadet to survive the failed coup, the Chief of Staff suspects him of being one, and has Yuri and Dimo as investigators hidden under their official role.]]

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* GlorySeeker: [[spoiler: Because Baltzar was the only officer cadet to survive the failed coup, the Chief of Staff (and many other people) suspects him of being one, and has Yuri and Dimo as investigators hidden under their official role.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Some group of people use a massive strike and the suppression of it to lower public opinion of Reiner and possible alliance of Baselland and Weissen. Then Baltzar makes a maneuver at the funeral of Academy Cadets who dies to suppress the strike to do the opposite.
** Minor but as the [[spoiler:Academy is besieged, the attacker use the Baselland Army's own cannons and the tables of trajectory which were made by the students.]]



** In the Baselland's Military Academy, the cavalry cadets, which composed by sons of aristocrats, is in light rivalry with artillery and infantry cadets, which are composed by sons of commoners and even orphans.
** The artillery branch is looked down by cavalry and infa

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** In the Baselland's Military Academy, the cavalry cadets, which composed by sons of aristocrats, is in light rivalry sometimes dispute with cadets of artillery and infantry cadets, infantry, which are composed by sons of commoners and even orphans.
** The In Erzreich Army, the artillery branch is looked down by as less glorious than cavalry and infainfantry branches. But thanks to Colonel von Rendulic's efforts, their prestige has has gotten better.


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** [[spoiler:In chapter 38, Prince Franz orders his army to storm Baselland Military Academy. But as the Academy is ready that group of infantry is slaughtered. The attackers have better luck after the professional military advisor, Colonel von Rendulic, comes and takes the helm.]]
17th Oct '17 7:48:35 AM EvilKid
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** Played straight with many of Holbaek's soldiers who violates many UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** Empress of Erzreich arranges some of these between her grandchildren and Baselland's two princes and her grandchild to Weissen's royal family. [[spoiler:As tensions rose, Reiner nixes his berothral and the other arrangements are forgotten.]]
** [[spoiler:Jurgen and [[SweetPollyOliver Helmut]] are fiancees. Jurgen likes the idea yet Helmut is ambigous because she is smitten with Baltzar.]]



** [[spoiler: It is revealed that Rudolph was captured after failed coup by military police and subjected to this. The reason for his release is still in mystery.]]
* ConflictingLoyalty:
** Baltzar is torn between his loyalty to his country and his desire to help Baselland anyway he can yet limited to do so because of politics.
** [[spoiler: Jurgen is in dilemma between 1)his friendship to other cadets, his love to Helmut who loyal to academy, and Baltzar and 2) pressure from his parent and fiancee's parents.]]



** Later he also explains to Dieter the advantage of having railways is they can send army and supplies quicker than by horse carriages and as they built the railways in Weissen's standard the popular supports will sway in favor of alliance of Weissen and Baselland.
** [[spoiler:As they are besieged by the coup's forces, Prince Reiner and the teachers predict they have only rations for 20 days.]]



* FakeKing=/=BodyDouble: Or rather [[spoiler:fake princes. The people we know as Franz and Reiner are two BodyDouble-s randomly chosen as the real princes have been kidnapped and gone missing for years.]]



*** He makes his first appearance in chapter 37 and starts communicating with (with bell and Morse Code) others at chapter 38.



** In the Baselland's Military Academy, the cavalry cadets, which composed by sons of aristocrats, is in light rivalry with artillery and infantry cadets, which are composed by sons of commoners and even orphans.
** The artillery branch is looked down by cavalry and infa



** [[spoiler:Weissen ambassador to Erzreich is actually in plot to kill Weissen king which is orchestrated by Rudolf and, possibly, Erzreich empress.]]



** In Omake, [[AllMenArePerverts He visited]] a high-class brothel house and discovered both patrons and prostitutes got syphilis. He arranged medical check-ups and the funding from Weissen military. Next day, he went to that brothel house again but instead Weissen soldiers (especially him) are prohibited to enter because he scared prostitutes and other patrons.

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** In Omake, [[AllMenArePerverts He he visited]] a high-class brothel house and discovered both patrons and prostitutes got syphilis. He arranged medical check-ups and the funding from Weissen military. Next day, he went to that brothel house again but instead Weissen soldiers (especially him) are prohibited to enter because he scared prostitutes and other patrons.



* RoyalBlood: [[spoiler: The Empress of Ezreich is the great aunt of Crown Prince Franz.]]

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* RoyalBlood: [[spoiler: The Empress of Ezreich is the great aunt of Crown real!Crown Prince Franz.Franz and real!Prince Reiner.]]
** [[spoiler:The pair young men we led to believe as Prince Franz and Prince Reiner are not, as they are body double.
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** [[spoiler:Prince Franz's army set a mortar in the middle of city so the Academy's artillery faces a dilemma: 1) shoot back but accidentally also shoot civilian's homes or 2) withhold shooting but get leveled to smithereens. Jurgen and townspeople, who can't show their sympathy to Academy nor directly defy aggressors, then choose to make the city a free city with an old clause of law.]]
4th Jan '17 4:19:18 PM spoonofevil
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Baltzar seems particularly good at this.
** When Reiner challenges Baltzar to a demonstration to show whether Baselland or Weissen military tactics are superior, Baltzar soundly beats him. Instead of holding a grudge, Reiner quickly sees the wisdom in Baltzar's methods and becomes one of his staunchest allies.
** While they never battle each other directly, the previously dismissive Hoppsted garrison commander quickly defers to Baltzar's leadership when he is defeated in a Holbaek surprise attack, and also becomes a close ally of his.



** He has no malicious intent, but really, his (and by extensions, Baselland's) doctrines are obsolete and from RealLife Napoleonic Era officers, he is not that rare. Later, he would get CharcterDevelopment, see RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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** He has no malicious intent, but really, his (and by extensions, Baselland's) doctrines are obsolete and from RealLife Napoleonic Era officers, he is not that rare. Later, he would get CharcterDevelopment, CharacterDevelopment, see RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.
** Franz also proves himself to be one when he impatiently and foolishly orders his soldiers to charge headlong into prepared defenses without any sort of artillery support.


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** [[spoiler: The rumors of the Baselland princes possibly being illegitimate plays right into Stauffenberg's plans, since the political chaos such a revelation would cause would give Weissen a pretext to fully invade and occupy Baselland.]]


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** And this isn't even getting into the fact that [[spoiler:there's a good chance that both Reiner and Franz aren't even the legitimate heirs to the throne, due to the original princes disappearing during a civil uprising and the royal family secretly picking out two children who resembled them the most.]]


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** Chapter 38: [[spoiler:Both Reiner and Franz stage simultaneous coups, resulting in a civil war that leaves Reiner and his forces besieged in the military academy.]]
1st Jan '17 11:16:51 PM NickFalcon
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** Baltzar himself. He is ''very'' pragmatic and cautious as long as he can afford to be, and has risen through the ranks of the army far more quickly than is usual as a result. [[spoiler:More than one person has stated that he has far too good a grasp on politics for his age, and that is unsettling to them.]]
1st Jan '17 11:05:27 PM NickFalcon
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** In RealLife, the mitrailleuse was considered terrible for everything but short-range counter ambush, but as a result of it being used in the best way possible at times, soldiers attacking the gun would have an OhCrap moment while trying to kill the gunners while trying to avoid being reduced to LudicrousGibs (do not attack a mitrailleuse head-on).

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** In RealLife, the mitrailleuse was considered terrible for everything but short-range counter ambush, but as a result of it being used in the best way possible at times, soldiers attacking the gun would have an OhCrap moment while trying to kill the gunners while trying to avoid being reduced to LudicrousGibs (do not attack a mitrailleuse head-on). [[spoiler:In the manga, Baltzar designs a counterambush that traps enemy cavalry in a ring of barbed wire, preventing them from escaping a crossfire between two of these guns, in a perfect example of how to use them.]]
1st Jun '16 7:01:10 PM EvilKid
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** {{Ruritania}}: Balzar comments they have some shades of these.
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