Strafe Left: The Formative Years #43

By Tim Stone on August 17th, 2008 at 12:10 pm.

Last seen in the Medieval 2: Total War review issue of PC Gamer UK.


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  1. Meat Circus says:


  2. hydra9 says:

    Good stuff :)

  3. Turin Turambar says:

    Bah, this comic strip should have been about Stronghold, not Medieval 2.


  4. Dexton says:

    Love Strafe Left.

  5. Korgan says:

    MY EYES.

  6. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Mmm, cheese.

  7. antonymous says:

    This one is totally unintelligible because of the very strange culinary habits of the English. Does cheese really taste like rotten cow for them or what? Why are they living in these castles?

  8. CrashT says:

    Seems a bit Black Adder-esque to me.

  9. jigglybean says:

    haha thats more intelligent than the AI in the game

  10. Calabi says:

    Its true, only the best cheese comes from dead cows and we all live in castles.

  11. CrashT says:

    Way to go Calabi betray the brotherhood :p

  12. Jae Armstrong says:

    Do I fail if I point out that the strip is set in Burgundy, and thus we should be talking about how the French eat dead cows and all live in castles? Well, the Burgundians. They were fairly independant at this point in time.


  13. Pod says:

    I think this comic is clearly referencing the early 90s game Defenders of the Castles and it’s ability “fling dead cow” button. You can tell this by God’s sky writing, as seen in the first panel. That was one of the more advanced features of the game.

  14. Meat Circus says:

    I’ve had Casu Marzu (Sardinian maggot pecorino chese).


  15. Optimaximal says:

    I’ve had Casu Marzu (Sardinian maggot pecorino chese).


    How can anything so lethal be underwhelming? That’s like calling a Koenigsegg underwhelming because it didn’t have a prancing horse on the bonnet.

    And this is so obviously a reference to the 7th Level game of Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail


  16. Heliocentric says:

    bombard flaming cows. Aka bbq delivery.

    Also try elephants vs war dogs.

  17. Gap Gen says:

    I forgot you could throw dead cows in Medieval 2. I had great fun poisoning everyone on the battlefield, friend and foe alike. Even better was setting everyone on fire with the mangonel, at night.

  18. Paul B says:

    Very good Strafe Left, very good :)

  19. Noc says:


  20. po says:

    Dude, if you’ve got Tourette’s, you can get a Firefox Extension to save all that cut and paste.

  21. Sum0 says:

    ITT: Previously deceased Cambodian genocidal dictator returns to life, trolls

  22. aldo says:

    ITT: Previously deceased Cambodian genocidal dictator returns to life, trolls

    I find it oddly hypnotic.

  23. The Shed says:

    Heheh. Awesome.

    A sweet ass-comedian at a show I Front of House’d for had a good gag where he talked about how the larger the animal, the thicker the milk. Elephants produce cheese from their ginormous teats.

    EDIT: Also I agree with polpot.

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