14th Sep 2019, 12:34 PM

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BUMBLEBEE on 14th Sep 2019, 12:34 PM

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Back in his tank, La Croy reconnects his spaghetti cord and is immersed in the cross talk of a tank platoon in combat. In a tank, you're acutely aware of how little you can see, especially close up, and you have to call out everything you do see because someone else might not be seeing it. With four people on the radio (less the LT, who has shifted higher to try once again to contact battalion) and 16 people on the intercom, crosstalk is a mashup of important information and excited chitter chat. A good platoon will have more of the former than the latter, but you'll always have both.

In a movie, this would play great in the background but in a comic book it doesn't really work... so I'm doing this page to imply that crosstalk is going on all the time, but I won't be showing it because it'll just be people describing what I'm trying to show in the pictures...

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StLOrca on 14th Sep 2019, 1:13 PM

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You did a pretty good job depicting the crosstalk. “The fog of war” isn’t just about dirt.

BUMBLEBEE on 14th Sep 2019, 3:49 PM

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Thanks! Now that that’s out of the way tho, I won’t have to clutter up the page with as much dialogue!

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