An “Angry Staff Officer” writes for Wired magazine about how, as of The Mandolorian Episode 14, Imperial Stormtroopers are finally starting to understand battle tactics.

Previously, these characters couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with their blasters.

Charging forward and yelling “Blast ‘em” seemed to be the limit of their ability to employ fire and maneuver against their enemies. It’s as if their strategic development had begun with the assault wave tactics of 1914 or the Soviet human waves at Stalingrad and then just stayed there forever. If you don’t have to worry about recruitment and retention, body counts aren’t a metric that drive organizational change.

Robert Rackley @rcrackley
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