Ravaging Times

chapter 224

(I need to read this over, no time right now)

Zuo’s Commentary says, morale is highest at the first drum roll.
/*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuo_Zhuan
http://www.yjal.com/thread-410-1-1.html
*/

[captain]: Hurry up! The camp must be moved to Shanggu by this afternoon!
/* Shanggu? “Northern Valley”? */

{Xiahou Dun’s main camp}

[Xiahou Yuan]: You think we’re moving too fast?

[Sima Yi]: Yes. Lü Bu’s army is small, but they came anyway…

chapter 224 Paired Shots
/* “two shots fired at the same time” */

[SMY]: They must have planned it carefully and are confident of the outcome.
/* rephrased */

[XHY]: How about you two?

[officer]: With enemies at two fronts they wouldn’t have many men to spare. I say… it’s just a decoy.
[official]: The Ambushers is mostly cavalry, highly mobile. I think they’re testing our troop strength.

[?]: Besides, master Dun is fearsome and has more men than they do.
[?]: Gao Shun will just defend his post if he is pushed back.

[XHY]: You hear that? We must be quick or the appetizers will land on Yu Jin’s plate again.

[SMY]: Ok. Please handle the Xuzhou invasion plan from here onward.

[officer]: Sir, you mean… a redistribution of rations?

[SMY]: Yes. Master Xiahou is eager to reach Xuzhou, so redistribution is a must.

[officer]: But you will be in serious trouble if the supply fails to meet demand!

[SMY]: If you have to, take the issue to Advisor Guo Jia in Yu Jin’s army.

[SMY]: He will be glad to share my burden.

Zuo’s Commentary says, morale weakens by the second round.

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: cha~}

{sfx: cha~ cha~}

[soldier]: We can’t get close enough, captain, team one is finished!
[captain]: Team two, back up! Charge at their left!

[?]: Back up! Back up!

[?]: Their secondary team is changing attack direction!

[Cao Xing]: Maintain the distance and shoot toward the same direction I’m aiming at!

{sfx: cha~}

{sfx: cha~}

{shouting: kill~}

[?]: Stay put. They are faster than us!
[captain]: Master Dun, Gao Shun is heading for our rear flank!

[Xiahou Dun]: Let him go! Team three head right; don’t let team two get wiped out!

[?]: Team three, head them off from the right!

Such deadly precision! Who is leading Gao Shun’s archers?

For an assault like this the arrows should have been depleted by now. That guy is amazing!

[?]: Ready, tilt, fire!
/* “up two” */

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: cha~ cha~}

[soldier]: Master Dun, they changed direction again!
[XHD]: Head down from here!

[XHD]: Follow me, attack their middle!

Middle,

that’s where their leader is!

[XHD]: Split up! Split up their attack!

{sfx: long~}

[?]: The enemy has split up, we should do the same!

[?]: Who will lead the left team?

[CX]: Don’t split up – concentrate our attack!

[CX]: Left team, follow me!

[CX]: Tilt, fire!
/* “up one” */

{sfx: shoo~}

[soldier]: Follow his lead!

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: cha~ cha~}

[captain]: Master Dun, they… they took out our entire left flank!

[?]: So… so accurate!

[XHD]: Stay calm! Break through the center before they reload!

{sfx: pa!}

[CX]: Ready your bows!

I see it!

I see you!

Bastard!

Die~

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: pa~}

[CX]: Sideways, load.
/* “left one, up one” */
[Meng]: Yessir.

[M]: Follow my lead.

{sfx: shoo~}

Zuo’s Commentary says,

morale is exhausted by the third.

{sfx: cha~}

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