Um... for the names you should choose actual names, and just have people call them prick or punk as a nicname if they've come to know those characters for that type of personality.
as per story, it might be more fun and dramatic if the war ends up effecting them by turning their city into a warzone. when that happens, people scramble into things. this allows us to totaly mess with the characters because they're suddenly joining something they have no experience with because their lives now depend on it. this way, they dont have reason to be prepared.
UrbanMysticDee wrote:Someone gets fatally wounded and there's this long scene trying to save him but he dies anyway. The guy who tries to save him doesn't realise it but he is fatally wounded too and also dies.
can we kill him off with a shot to the head, or slowly, like having a mine blow up nearby because of someone who was rushing to help? then they could bleed out~
urbanmysticdee is right that no one will care about something that starts before the war. i know i wouldnt, and im a sucker for war stories. we do need more characters, but we could do the brothers thing until theyve managed to stumble all the way into becoming soldiers in a squad. urban there is also right about america vs german, i love that stuff.
[reads more of urbanmysicdee's post] .... I LOVE YOU.
Okay okay okay Soooo.....
Prologuey thinger: Dramatic scene in which soldiers are dying and this and that and calling for reinforcements but they aren't arriving. Some sort of internal thought from a soldier, kind of like dropping an F word or have him think just how badly they really need those reinforcements.
Brothers go on a school trip to Germany which they don't realize is headed for what will eventually be a war ground. It's the next day and, on the plane, there's a TV program explaining how the war is progressing for the very few that might be listening. Guys land in Germany and get settled and have an awesome day as we supply the readers with hidden soldiers or shady-looking people. When the sun isn't even up yet for the next day, all hell breaks loose.
i think it's kinda cute, gets it started like a movie since I saw a 100 min suggestion. What do you guys think? This type of setting lands them in Germany early [some schools have travel clubs] and the attack would basically be a surprise one for the most part because the soldiers in the city would most likely be laying low and not know that they were caught on to, bringing the battle to them.