Airborne Cavalry

Airborne Cavalry

By adminMonday - September 28th, 2009Categories: Projekt MUSE Post

Page 16 is up!


I think I should take a moment to kind of explain the whole inspiration behind the Luftritter concept. I wanted to add a mecha slant to World War II, but I was hesitant to use the current trend in “mecha musume” using semi-anthropomorphized pilot/weapons (aka Strike Witches/MC Axis). Instead, I wanted to use the more “traditional” women as pilots (ala Sky Girls/Gundam “MS Girls”) mecha musume approach. This is probably where Projekt MUSE started drifting a little from the stereotypical mecha musume storyline. There will be more traditional mecha (don’t worry about that – [cough]PanzerRitter II[cough]), but the idea started floating around when I was talking to Lonewolf during the concept phase about motorcycles. Motorcycles, if you think about it, sort of fill the role that the horse played in earlier days of warfare. The primary difference is that cavalry ended up not really adopting the motorcycle, favoring the armored car, and later, the helicopter. Instead, motorcycles are used more for scouting, messenger and police/traffic control, not unlike how horses were used by non cavalry in lets say the Napoleonic or Civil War eras. The rare anomaly of something like Japanese bicycle infantry units aside, motorcycles and other “ridden” mounts were not typically used as a frontline combat unit.


That got me thinking… (to be continued)