Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Talking Battle Commanders

The Talking Battle Commanders were released the year following the last Sonic Fighters. In a certain way, they are the successors, so I thought it would be fun to include them in this project. For now, I don't have any immediate plans to finish the set - Law, Rock & Roll, Road Pig and Overkill, but it would be fun to revisit it sometime in the future.



Cobra Commander
Excerpt from intercepted messages from Cobra Commander to Dr Brainwave
 Location: Headquarters, Cobra Island
‘’The Sssonic Emitter must be fully functional within 48 hoursss doctor. Once it is operational, we will watch as cities across the globe tear each other apart from the inside. Their citizens will do our bidding! We will move in and take over at our leisure. Nobody will be able to ssstop me! Not even GI Joe! Cobraaa!

Cobra Commander came about halfway through the project. I had already decided to include Talking Battle Commanders Hawk and Stalker, so Cobra Commander was a natural addition at that point. Even if he is LBCish, I’m pretty happy with the result.







General Hawk
Excerpt from General Hawk’s Briefing
Location: GI Joe Briefing Room, USS Flagg, somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico, September 30th 2230 hrs:
‘’Cobra is up to no good again. They have recruited a new mad genius into their ranks and even for Cobra, Doctor Brainwave is weird. He specializes in mind control, subliminal messaging and psychic suggestion, real tin foil hat stuff. He is a technical genius.  Cobra Commander built him a brand new fortress on one of the atolls 8 miles south of Cobra Island. From there, we believe that Brainwave is running tests on a large emitter weapon.  I’ll let Psyche Out explain that one. Yo joe!”

This was a late addition. When I was writing up the story for this project, I imagined Hawk giving his troops the briefing. Since the Talking Battle Commanders were the successors to the Sonic Fighters, I thought it would be fun to work them into the project even though, in my story, Hawk and Stalker are only present in the briefing room and don’t take part in the raid on the Cobra fortress.






Stalker
Excerpt from Stalker’s briefing:
“Lt Falcon will lead a strike team into the Cobra fortress on the atoll. They depart at 0200 hrs Dial-Tone and Psyche Out will have their gear to neutralize the Sonic Emitter. Zap will accompany the team for heavy back-up. We know the waters around the atoll are patrolled by Cobra Fangboats manned by Lampreys. The fortress is protected by a garrison of Vipers and satellite images have shown the presence of at least 4 HISS tanks. God only knows what kind of weapons upgrades the vehicles have gotten or what kind of gear those troopers are carrying. You’ll have to be ready for anything. Blitz ‘em.”

This was a late addition. When I was writing up the story for this project, I imagined Hawk giving his troops the briefing. I added Stalker since the Talking Battle Commanders were the successors to the Sonic Fighters, I thought it would be fun to work them into the project even though, in my story, Hawk and Stalker are only present in the briefing room and don’t take part in the raid on the Cobra fortress.





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