@Tanis: They do distribute the evacuation leaflets though so they're not targeting civilians(unless you count partisans as civilians) specially. They're targeting everyone left in the city after the evacuation order has been given, with a priority on the enemy soldiers(mages.)
But of course they know people don't leave town just because someone tells them they're going to level it to the ground and expect a lot more collateral civilians than otherwise. But I digress, this is not what my point is.
So I repeat, why are they making such a bid deal out of fighting in a city
We can clearly see marks of battle, including artillery in the town, implicating it's already been fought through. So how can this possibly be the first time? At the end of the episode there's the scene about "how to legalize combat in cities
" and from the way they talk this seems like the first time it's been used. So did they just walk through the city while taking some artillery fire from the republicans the first time or something?
Now, it might be that CR subs are just shit and the episode is full of translation errors ofc but really? That seems like a pretty hard error to make.
That is not quite correct, war has always been total where the armies were present. They'd rape pillage and loot as they went along. What made WW2 total was that the large scale terrorism directed at civilians everywhere, not just the where the armies were, first by the British Bomber Command and the German Luftwaffe and then later on by everyone included but especially by the western allies due to their superiority in the air(and idiotic doctrines.)
Not relevant to my point at all.That's because the rebels had been given armaments from the Republic, and the Republic also gave them mages who as we know use artillery spells.
What I meant that when we first see the town, it's got obvious battle marks all around, including buildings hit by artillery and such so it's obvious it's seen battle before. If it has been fought in before, they've fought in cities before so why are they making this time such a big deal?
So it's your theory that they didn't actually fight in the city before and all the damage is from the republican uprising? In a couple of hours? Possible but unlikely, I don't buy it.
Also the area have been under attack earlier, you don't expect a nation to take over a city just by entering it?
It's not Putins 2014, they are at war there, it's obvious tehre would be blast marks on buildings and zones.
What is this I don't even...