7 comments on “Jaegir OneShot Review by Eamonn Clarke

  1. I don’t get why it’s Nordland – (the Nordland Republic) – when the enemy are called Norts! If they come from Nordland wouldn’t they be called Nords and not Norts?

    ” The ruling political party of the Norts, the Nordland Party, urged their armies to colonise the various planets deep in Souther space, including Nu-Earth. ” – Wikipedia

    “”Jaegir” is a detective-war strip set in the “Rogue Trooper” universe, a universe dominated by an endless war between two implacable enemies, the Nordland Republic and the Southern Cross Confederacy. Or the Norts and the Southers, as they’ve always been known to fans of “Rogue Trooper.” – Gordon Rennie

    Nortland would make more sense. Norts from Nortland, surely? I can’t remember if Nordland is a new term or was it used in the original 1981 strip. Hmm…

    • Sure, that’s a huge problem. While you’re examining the logic underpinning naming conventions, find out why everyone playing for Holland’s international football team is Dutch, even though they come from The Netherlands.

      • I seem to remember a Nort character called Nordland Vienna who was a sort of Lord Haw Haw figure before Rogue and the boys shut her up for good.

  2. Interesting bit of info about Jaegir…

    Gordon Rennie:

    “, she wasn’t a woman. It was pitched with her as a man — her name was Armand Jaegir — and it was only very late in the day that I decided she would be much more interesting as a female character. It changed her, too. It wasn’t simply a matter of changing her first name. A lot of the personal baggage the character has — her family history and her relationship with her monster-hero of a father — suddenly became a lot more personal.”

  3. “Sure, that’s a huge problem. While you’re examining the logic underpinning naming conventions, find out why everyone playing for Holland’s international football team is Dutch, even though they come from The Netherlands.”

    Cos they’re foreign!

    I don’t like Nordland. Sounds silly and not part of Rogue Trooper’s universe. We never called the bad guys ‘Nords’ so I’m officially renaming their homeland as Nortland.

    “Hi, my name is Steve, you’re friendly guide. Welcome to Nortland. The galaxy’s greatest theme park. There’s half price admission on the Big Wheel before 1 pm. And remember… kids under ten must be accompanied by a fellow Nord… er… I mean Nort.” 😛

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