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    Woo hoo! And a wargaming reference too. :)
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    Yeah, I think we've all felt the pain at one time or another.

    So lets see, the Troglodytes will be turning the Hobgoblins, while the Lizardmen armed with axes pepper the hobgoblins with arrows.
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    Thanks! :)

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    Excellent. Not what I expected, but the confusion and last panel was hilarious!
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    New comic is up.
    Brilliant.

    Egads, the suspense.

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    Tee hee! You've got to love Irony.

    Roll on the Battle of Azure City!
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    Though, really, I would be tempted to deploy the high-level paladins in the main battle, given their extreme usefulness against evil opponents. Still, can't be too careful when it comes to TP spells.

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    I see made her Bluff check and got in the meeting.
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    Awesome strip, Giant!

    I don't want anyone trying to be a PC out there!
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    Wow, I didn't think Azure City's odds would be that bad...

    And yeah, you can never get the mini you really want.
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    Cool! It was great to see what kind of defensive plan Hinjo's brewing up - and that wargaming references aren't confined to Erfworld.

    But the last panel was priceless - OotS rarely actually makes me laugh (mostly the best jokes make me grin broadly), but this had me in stitches. Just like my bus never comes along when I'm waiting for it... but everyone else I meet says it's the most frequent bus ever... so too the minis that one desires never seem to emerge from one's own booster packs - just everyone else's.
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    Ironically enough, I'm running my players through The Red Hand of Doom right now and am suffering a similar lack of redundant minis for the upcoming city siege. Azure City should really just devote some of the treasury toward buying singles in bulk online...

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    Ah brilliant Comic.

    3 to 1 is what many military tacticians say is the minimum for an invasion. Though it sounds like there are very few siege engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Zentei View Post
    Woo hoo! And a wargaming reference too. :)
    Not exactly. It's a reference to how WotC sells miniatures in randomized packs. And you never, ever get what you want.

    Hence, I just don't bother and use chess pieces.
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    I wonder- will the folkks in Azure City have any means of contacting other reserve forces for a vanguard assault?

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    TYPO- panel 4, 'it's make do', not 'make due'.

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    Holy crap, they've only got 9000 soldiers? This is gonna be tough...
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    Perfect. Truly Perfect.
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    Hobgoblins and siege engines are certainly nothing to brush off, but the real threat facing Azure City is Xykon, who is almost assured to anticipate the Sapphire Guard's defensive strategies and counter them in a way which is stunningly simple, brutally effective, and patently hilarious. Xykon is the kind of guy who would have just hit the Gordian Knot with a quick Burning Hands spell. Then tried to turn it's remains into some kind of hemp-based zombie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfryd View Post
    TYPO- panel 4, 'it's make do', not 'make due'.
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    Also, it's nice that a number of the previously nameless Azurians have been named here: General Chang and Sangwaan, for instance.
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    Hahahahah, Azure City is so screwed.

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    So they're making war preparations in both comics. I just have to love this. No other choice.

    They really have miniature game that sells figures in booster bags I first thought that it was pun towards some endless speculation in Erf forums. Well, you learn something new every day.
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    There battle maps look a lot like ours do in most of our games.
    Just my buck-fitty. I mean, really, how much is $0.02 worth nowadays, anyways.

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    That was great. Over the past few weeks, one of my friends has just begun his minis collection in earnest through eBay. Very topical....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hart av Srednak View Post
    So they're making war preparations in both comics. I just have to love this. No other choice.

    They really have miniature game that sells figures in booster bags I first thought that it was pun towards some endless speculation in Erf forums. Well, you learn something new every day.
    Yup. Wizards of the Coast puts out a D&D miniatures game. You buy boxes of miniatures that you just pray has something you can really use, because most of the singles end up ridiculously overpriced...kinda like their Magic cards.
    Just my buck-fitty. I mean, really, how much is $0.02 worth nowadays, anyways.

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    I can so relate to this comic. I mean all I wanted was a Horned devil, or maybe an ice devil. I wasn't going to be greedy and hope for a pit fiend... But what do I get? I got 10 giant celestial stag beetles. 10! Thats effin' ridiculous!

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    yeah i just got to the point where i used those colored glass beads that are normally used for filling vases...
    does anyone else see the irony in cloning sheep?

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    Please tell me I'm not the only one to realize that the Azure City model looks exactly the freaken same as Helm's Deep?

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