Comic 9 - # 1 Ostrich Warrior

1st Apr 2018, 12:00 PM in Fabian W.
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# 1 Ostrich Warrior
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1st Apr 2018, 12:00 PM
Microraptor
Before she got hired by Timmy's ToyCo, Major Wildebees was once a member of an actual military organization. (As in, one that is a country's official army.)
In fact, she is a veteran of an obscure conflict that took place somewhere in the Third World, known as the Ostrich War.

The mounts of the Ostrich Warriors were specifically bred for war. They were larger and stronger than wild type ostriches, very aggressive, and had razor-sharp talons and beaks.

(I was thinking about the infamous Australian Emu War, and my mind spiraled from there...)

Comments:

1st Apr 2018, 12:12 PM
khkddn
emus are shorter than ostriches yet still so strong, so i can only imagine how much more deadly an ostrich war would be :o
1st Apr 2018, 12:26 PM
Microraptor
Ostriches, the underestimated super-weapons! ;-)

(And the super special force elite troops may even have - cassowaries!! 8-0 )
1st Apr 2018, 12:35 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Reminds me of the movie poster for Wizards:

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1st Apr 2018, 4:48 PM
Stilldown
War Wizards by Bakshi & Bode - my favourite animation movie besides Yellow Submarine.
1st Apr 2018, 8:51 PM
Microraptor
You know, I did worry a bit that I may subconsciously have been influenced by something that I can't clearly remember anymore (though I was more thinking along the lines of something seen on DeviantArt), so I even won't completely rule out that it might have been this poster...
1st Apr 2018, 3:51 PM
Cooke
Ha! Nice concept Fabian. That's one conflict I'd like to see depicted. Hundreds of soldiers riding their noble ostriches into battle. Those suckers can get up to some top speeds too.
1st Apr 2018, 8:54 PM
Microraptor
Ostrich cavalry attack! That truly would be a sight to behold!
1st Apr 2018, 4:49 PM
Stilldown
The warrior is in deep trouble as soon as the ostrich sticks his head in sands when things get tough.
1st Apr 2018, 8:59 PM
Microraptor
In this case, the ostrich will be called into a disciplinary hearing! ;-)
1st Apr 2018, 4:52 PM
junoro
Haha, this is GREAT! That ostrich means business
1st Apr 2018, 9:00 PM
Microraptor
Yeah, it looks indeed a bit pissed off... :-D
1st Apr 2018, 9:54 PM
Jay042
I love the fact that the Wiki page says the emus won the war:)
2nd Apr 2018, 1:59 PM
Microraptor
Yep, it's certainly one of the weirder events in history...
2nd Apr 2018, 1:11 AM
coffeecat
Cool character design! :D
2nd Apr 2018, 2:00 PM
Microraptor
Thank you! :-)
3rd Apr 2018, 2:53 AM
argylefox
Screw you, the emu war was a draw.

And nice design!
3rd Apr 2018, 4:05 PM
Microraptor
I wonder if the emus have war veteran meet-ups...

And thanks! :-)
3rd Apr 2018, 5:47 PM
argylefox
But where would they pin their medals?
3rd Apr 2018, 11:28 AM
joeyballast
If I saw a regiment (corps? I dunno army terms... a large-ish unit, anyhoo) of friggin' ostriches charging over the hillside I would cake my pants and run like hell.

Ostriches are super scary...
3rd Apr 2018, 4:11 PM
Microraptor
Oh yes, they are scary indeed!

Please kids, remember what to do in case of an ostrich assault...