Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Red Sonja #17

Red Sonja begins her new role as general for the forces of King Jo'Khan of Khitai as she moves the child army into the mountaneous region of Venhya. Strategy is the main theme of Red Sonja #17 as Sonja recognizes the limitations of her forces and the challenges that presents against the superior numbers of her enemy. Choosing to take a nearby fortress through subterfuge before the larger force arrives offers the opportunity to defend against an oncoming force rather than fight against overwhelming odds.

Strategy and subterfuge only take you so far as Sonja's plan works, allowing her forces to comfortably defend the fortress against the army... until the enemy burns their supplies to the ground giving them only rations for a few days leading to a stand-off with the enemy once more and once last crafty move by Sonja proving why the She-Devil with a Sword is not to be trifled with (even when the odds are decidedly not in her favor).

Sonja wins the day, thanks to guile and a bit of luck, but her duty as general has only just begun.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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