24 posts tagged war
24 posts tagged war
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REBLOG THIS.
I don’t think I’ve ever asked anyone to sign a petition before, but I’m imploring you to sign this one. Journalist Steve Sotloff is an American Citizen and reporter with Time Magazine, and a friend of my family. He went missing in August of 2013, and is now being held by #ISIS. He was show in the execution video of #JamesFoley.
There has been a lot of talk about the bravery of journalists in #Ferguson, and they deserve to be commended for getting out from behind their desks and blogs. But there is a huge difference between tear gas and rubber bullets and being beheaded.
I’ve already lost one journalist I knew - Tim Hetherington (who directed the documentary Restrepo along with Sebastian Junger). He helped Paul Azaceta and I with research for GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES before being killed in Libya. I don’t want to lose another.
Clicking on the link below will allow you to sign a petition asking The White House to do everything in its power to free Steve. It would mean a lot to me and my family, not to mention his, if you would sign the petition and share this Facebook post.
Thanks for your time and attention.
#tbt to that time a flew over a couple #war zones. What I’ll do for #comics … #syria #iraq
That time I recreated #dday at 1:32 scale #regram #ww2 #toysoldiers #toys #war #dork
This brilliant Drone Survival Guide contains “the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future,” each drawn to scale and marked as surveillance or killing machines. You can print it yourself (PDF) or order a folded offset print on Chromolux ALU-E mirrored paper.
They claim the guide itself can be used as a defense against drone cameras because of its mirrored surface.
Dude.. The guy hopping in the trench is carrying an STG44!
Clearly GERMAN! - check YOUR sources, bruh.
Explain how he can have a STG44 in 1941. *z snap*
*golf clap* Well played sir..
Funny, this looks like the planet Hoth that is under attack by the Empire. You know, from The Empire Strikes Back.
People are so besotted with blockbuster movies and video games that they can no longer recognize the horrors of war when they see it. Many Bothans died trying to bring us breathtaking combat photography like this.
Reblogged from humanoidhistory
An excerpt from @StevilEmpire’s @ComicBastards AMAZING review of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, which you can (and should) read in its entirety here. It’s maybe my favorite review of anything I’ve written ever, not just because it was given a perfect score, but because it’s incredibly informed, thoughtful and well written. That someone even took the time to engage with the comic I’m most proud of this deeply means a tremendous amount.
(Edited to include a working link and a quote about Paul’s art).
DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON INSPIRATION - THE BATTLE OF VARNA IN MINIATURE
Part of my continuing series on many images that have influence DRACULA, SON OF THE DRAGON, the comic book epic I’m creating with artist Salgood Sam chronicling the transfomation of Vlad Tepes from Impaler to Vampire.
We’re funding the book through KICKSTARTER and could really use your help: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/78669939/dracula-son-of-the-dragon
The big set-piece battle in the first Volume of Dracula: Son of the Dragon is The Battle of Varna, which took place in 1444. Vlad Dracul of Wallachia- Vlad Dracula’s father and older brother Mircea reluctantly joined a Crusade with the legendary Hungarian John Hunyadi and the Polish King Wladysws to push the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Murad II out of Europe.
The Varna crusade entailed breaking a treaty the Christians had with Turks. This was a particularly dangerous thing for Vlad Dracul to do, because his sons Dracula and Radu were hostages of the Sultan. Going into battle, he had to know that his sons lives were likely forfeit. (Death might have been one of the best scenarios…two of the Sultan’s other child hostages were blinded with hot irons).
The Ottomans had overwhelming forces, consisting of their Sipahi cavalry and elite Janissary corps (shock troops who were comprised of Christian boys often taken from their families and forcibly converted to Islam at a young age) and cannon fire.
Nevertheless, the combined Wallachian and Hungarian forces of nearly routed the Ottomans and killed the Sultan…until Wladyslaws foolishly charged the Janissaries with his bodyguard in a failed attempt at personal glory. He was killed, and is severed head was impaled on a spear.
That site caused the Europeans to flee in disarray. That would cause a rift between The Draculas and Hunyadi that would lead to the deaths of Dracula’s father and older brother at Hunyadi’s hands, putting him as first in line for the Wallachian throne. The Sultan spared Dracula, pitting him against Hunyadi and giving him the chance to reclaim his throne.
In DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON, we’re going to follow the model of mostly sticking to the historical accounts of battles like these, but with a supernatural twist. The Janissary corps will be more (or maybe more accurately, less) than human…and will be the first use of vampire soldiers on the battlefield.
The above pictures show the battle depicted in miniature in a wargaming scenario. I wish I could claim credit for painting and arranging those miniatures, but they are taken from the Vlad The Impaler sourcebook for the Warhammer Historical boardgame. I thought it would be fun to show that, in addition to history texts and pop culture, wargaming is one of the other things Salgood and I are looking at to help capture the Medieval epic side of the equation.
Again, we could really use your help in bringing DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON to life as a comic book. Please check out our Kickstarter page, make a pledge, reblog this post, share the link etc.:
"Inside The Battle of Hoth" by @attackerman Wired. Infographics accompanying an interesting analysis that argues that the Empire’s “victory” on Hoth was a bigger defeat than losing the Death Star at Yavin IV. It compares it to the U.S. letting Bin Laden go at Tora Bora. Even more interesting follow up here as the Defense Nerds Strike Back.