Vivienne leads her cavalry forces on a surprise attack on the flank of the Morantine battery on Engagement on Vineyard Hill Page 2. To see a preview of the attack on the battery from page 3, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Vivienne’s assault is not in keeping with the conventions of Japethan warfare. Instead, shes’s drawing from the irregular war that was common on the American (and therefore Everique) frontier. The French were excellent at it during the many conflicts up to and including the French and Indian War. Vivienne and her fellow colonists from Aradie are using those tactics as well. We’ll have to see if her fellow officers from Saronne appreciate her resourcefulness.
NekoCon is this weekend. Diane, Julie, and I head down on Friday. Because of this convention, I may not be done lettering Monday’s page by Sunday. If that happens, I’ll be uploading a special treat instead. Many of you asked for it — a painterly ad of Vivienne. Julie did a terrific job with her.