Something I've noticed - there are two distinct, very different depictions of war in IDW's G1 comics. A. Simon Furman's era + Last Stand of the Wreckers Two organised armies with a chain of command, multiple commanders on several fronts fighting across a galaxy filled with other races, and concern for the political image of one's faction. There are mutually agreed upon rules of war - the Tyrest Accords - with peacekeepers such as Ultra Magnus arresting Decepticon renegades and criminals and turning them over to the Decepticon justice system. B. AHM - Mike Costa era Two disorganised rabbles with Optimus Prime and Megatron as pretty much the only leaders. If either of them dies or becomes otherwise incapacitated, their respective faction will lose hope, lose direction and sit around dejectedly (and for some reason, become willing tools for Earth nation-states). Their second-in-command or some other high-ranking officer may step up to take temporary command or otherwise claim leadership, but are remarkably incompetent, making one wonder how they achieved their rank in the first place. The rest of the galaxy doesn't exist. Any thoughts?