Mile Chapter 237: Ascham Viscountess 6

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Mile Chapter 237: Ascham Viscountess 6

 

 

『Damn it, where are the Ascham people!?』(Enemy Commander)

 

The commander of the Imperial Army shouted out loud, not trying to hide his anger.

Yes, he ordered his army unreasonable marching, aimed at local villagers to plunder, but that all ended up with nothing.
Neither food nor water, not even the villagers can be found.

And no well is found. Perhaps, the wells are buried.
The local even removed the traces to prevent the Imperial Army from using it.

Well, if the local buried their wells, it won’t be a big deal to dig them up again later.
With the soldiers’ help, they can recover in a few days.

But now the Imperial Army can’t afford to find that place and dig up for days.
If they had such time, it’s far better to go ahead and capture the main town quickly.
In the first place, if the buried wells are elaborately hidden among other fake sites, it is unknown how long it will take for the Imperial Army to find them.

So, they have no choice but to keep going forward.

 

『Where is the Ascham army…
Don’t tell me, they really went around behind to attack the supply troops?』(Enemy Commander)

『No, doing that won’t prevent us from invading the main town and they won’t be able to dispose of the water and food in front of us at the same time.
Besides, if they lose their main town, Ascham will be fallen, no matter how many hundreds of soldiers are still hidden out there.
As for our army are marching to the main town, they can’t do anything with only about a few hundreds of soldiers even if they recruit the farmers.
At best, they could only do something like this to slow down our marching』(Enemy Staff)

 

And the commander agreed with his staff member.

 

『Then …』(Enemy Commander)

『Should we ignore the disturbance of hidden enemies and head for the main town quickly…?』(Enemy Staff)

『Well, in the first place, it was a mistake to adopt the idea of crushing the opponent’s command system and undamaged occupation.
Our army is overwhelmingly stronger, we can dominantly crush them down by force, occupy the main town and have a good drink …』(Enemy Commander)

 

Although the staff members advised the strategy of operation to him, the commander was the one to decide everything.
It was him who thought that strategy was reasonable and used it himself.
And this time as well, even though he was a little grumpy, he agreed with his staff.

 

『Okay, move out!』(Enemy Commander)

 

Imperial troops also finished their big break for lunch and resumed their advance.
However, only the officers were provided with exclusion foods that had been placed near the headquarters instead of the 5 supply camps.

Other soldiers only have wild edible grass harvested nearby.
They also tried to hunt animals and monsters for food, but somehow there was no prey.

Well, maybe because the soldiers marched in a large number, the animals and monster got scared and hid away.
The soldiers thought so and didn’t have any doubts.

 

 

 

『Gya~!』(Enemy soldier’s scream)

『Guaa~a~!』(Enemy soldier’s scream)

 

Again, some soldier screamed.

 

『Damn it, again…!?』(Enemy Officer)

 

The officer leading a unit raised his angry voice.
Yes, his soldiers were caught on a trap.

The trap was so obvious that the soldiers thought it was just a child’s small pitfall prank, but there was a poisoned pointed wood placed at the bottom of the hole.
Some traps that looked just like an obstructing pebble, but when the soldiers kick it out of the way, it was actually fixed to the ground and they got fractures on their toes.
There were also some fallen trees that blocked the way, and when soldiers tried to move the fallen tree by lifting it…

The lower side of the fallen tree has spikes that stabbed their hands. And of course, those spikes have poison.

There are also threads that were placed in a low position, and when you touch it, arrows or wood tied to a rope would fly towards you

Most of them are just some childish gimmick but there are also dangerous traps mixed in. And since there are still dangerous traps mixed in, whether the soldiers want to or not, they have to pay close attention to all traps and move on carefully.

 

Normally, they would have arrived at the main town in a few hours.

But right now, not only they must take a detour to replenish water, but they also march while enduring their hunger and thirst. They can’t help but feel irritated.
An irritated heart will distract their attention, so little by little, some soldiers are caught in the traps again.
Those who get caught in the traps were unable to fight, they will become a hindrance for the Army.
The worst thing, they can’t ignore the traps or the casualties will increase.

And the speed of the Imperial Army’s marching was slower than a year and a half old toddler’s walking…

 

The reconnaissance units also returned.

 

All the villages near the highway are unmanned with nothing to eat or even water.
In addition, the barrels that they have gathered in the village to collect water in the river are almost dried out.
The fact that almost no water is in those new barrels means all the barrels have been sabotaged again…

 

 

…………………………………………………………………………

 

 

『The Imperial Army should be coming soon ….』(Rena)

『Yes, I have written various trap proposals in the letter, Ascham’s soldiers are definitely working hard as proposed…
However, I think the Imperial Army will still arrive soon』(Pauline)

 

《Red blood is justice》 has secure a small place in the high-ground that can watch the Ascham territory!
As Rena and Pauline say, in the letter that Mile wrote, was also including 《 a plan for delaying enemy’s speed by traps 》 written by Pauline.
And the Ascham armies seemed to have done it faithfully.

 

Although the enemies must be exhausted by hunger and thirst, don’t believe in their fellow, they are still an imperial army. Fighting with such difference in the military is hopeless.
300 Spartans soldiers vs 5000 soldiers.
Calculating, for each Ascham soldier, there are 17 Imperial Army soldiers.
Although the Imperial soldiers have been weakened, the Ascham soldiers still can’t win 17-times the opponent.

《Red blood is justice》?
Although the girls’ fighting power is out of normal, 4 vs 5000 is a bit unreasonable.
No, if Mile gets serious, she can kill all 5000 enemy soldiers without even breaking a sweat.
However, once she does that, Mile will never be able to obtain her 《average happiness》again.

Mile has calculated.

 

300 vs 5000.
4 vs 5000.
Both of them are battles that have no chance of winning.
Then, if it’s 300+4 vs 5000?

 

No matter how strong the girls are, it’s difficult for 4 girls to capture 5000 soldiers.
However, if 300 soldiers vs 5000 soldiers that have been weakened by four girls (Spike pebble, spice…)?

Bet on that possibility, Mile and Pauline have used various measures to weaken the enemy.

This place will become the final battle now.
In order to weaken the enemies more effectively, the girls planned to attack from the back of the Imperial army while they were confronting the Ascham army.

 

『…here they come… Imperial Army!』(Mile)

『They came…』(Rena)

 

Lying in the shade, Mile and Rena confirmed enemy shadows.
Then, Maevis asked the two.

 

『I can see the figure of the Imperial Army… But where are the Ascham troops?』(Maevis)

『『『…』』』(Mile’s Trio)

 

And then, Maevis aware of what she just asked everyone and also became silent.

 

『『『『…………』』』』(Red Blood is Justice)

 

Yes, between the main town and the imperial army, there was no Ascham army.
…The girls could not see the figure of the Ascham Army.


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37 comments

  1. Thank you for the chapter. Now, I’m confused, where are the Ascham troops? And is it according to plan?

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  2. Punji Sticks.

    A tried and tested way of delaying troops proven the hard way by the yanks. Because tending to your wounded is more hectic than leaving dead bodies. I hope that the poison didnt came from an eco friendly source… The first ground zero was enough we do not need another.

    No as men of culture it surely has to be plant or snake poison yep…

    “300 vs 5000.
    4 vs 5000.
    Both of them are battles that have no chance of winning.
    Then, if it’s 300+4 vs 5000?”

    Seems tonight we do not dine in hell.

    “…The girls could not see the figure of the Ascham Army.”

    No !! These fellow men of culture better have a good reason for this.

    It might sound selfish but I wish for Mile to pursue Average Happiness if she has to choose

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    • 300 vs 5000.
      4 vs 5000.
      Both of them are battles that have no chance of winning.
      Then, if it’s 300+4 vs 5000? still low chance
      1 “average goddess” + 3 “average angel” vs 5000 mere mortal soldier = goddess troop win

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  3. Chappy o arigatai~.

    I’m more concerned about the surplus supplies that Mile stole from the enemy…

    I wonder if it’ll be sold to someone else? I remember that Pauline grumbled about how much they spend to came to Ascham territory ASAP before…

    It’ll be quit hilarious if those supplies of food she stole from the enemy somehow they sold to the enemies after the war is over, though.

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  4. … does army not have many magicians to create water. That was a point earlier. Sure it could only do so much and they wound not be able to fight if they made too much, but isn’t it important that you have a vanguard before a mage core. Even if there are only 150 mages if the make water for two people besides themselves they would still match the enemy with semi able not the best match but more reasonable the missing arrows, food, and other supply would surly weaken them, but if they are not gonna retreat better not sabayoge yourself more by having everyone exhausted fully vs having a few that are at least hydrated. Might so more discord so that might be why

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    • You did well to remember and recognize that fact.

      Actually, this is the spoiler that will be explained in a few chapters later.

      This army have about 3-6 magicans.
      1 precious Magician has been included in the surprise attack group.

      2-5 other magicians of course create water for the army.
      But each Magician can only create 5-10 liters of water per day.
      2-5 magicians can only create 10-50 liters of water per day.
      1 human needs 2 liters of water per day.
      5000 humans need 10,000 liters of water per day
      A horse needs 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day.
      It’s never enough. At the same time, Normal magician can only create water by talking it from the air.
      When the humid air becomes dry, magicians can’t create water anymore even they still have magical power left. (Even Rena and Pauline)

      Only Mile, who can teleport water from other place can make unlimited amount of water.

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  5. Finally something seems to be wrong with the plan, after all, the more complicated, the more chances to go wrong.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. suggestion: (just a little)
    Yes, he ordered his army unreasonable marching, aimed at local villagers to {steal}->{plunder}, but that all ended up with nothing.
    (steal= take things unnoticely, rob= take things with force and threat, plunder take things like their own things)

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  7. i think Mile’s party didn’t account for the fatigue of ascham’s troop.

    they must be tired because they are full of spirit hunting and placing traps but don’t have enough rest to confront the empire army.

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  8. Hmm … maybe a miscommunication. Either they gone full guerilla with ghillie suits waiting in ambush or they are escorting the enemy as surrendered prisoners. Humanitarian aid. .. average aid …

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  9. Thanks for the chapter

    Is it just like zhuge liang empty town strategy?

    May be juno and his advicer make this plan on their own and mile team dont know of this beforehand ^^

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  10. Currently not Binging~

    Tnx for the chapt. Im suuuuuper late., Didnt expect that this is a daily dosage. Lol. So im gonna check here daily from now on~

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  11. “Yes, he ordered his army {unreasonable marching} > {on forced march / to march unreasonably}, {aimed at local villagers} > {aiming at local villages} to plunder, but that all ended up with nothing.”

    Multiple instances of ‘locals’ mistyped as ‘local’

    “But now the Imperial Army can’t afford to find that place and dig {up} > {} for days.” – You dig things up, but if there isn’t a thing you just dig. This sentence doesn’t refer to the wells, just digging.

    “As for our army {are} > {} marching to the main town,”

    “However, only the officers were provided with {exclusion} > {exclusive} foods that had been placed near the headquarters instead of the 5 supply camps.”

    “And the speed of the Imperial Army’s marching was slower than {1} > {a} year and a half old toddler walking…” – By using the number, it says ‘1’ is all, thus disconnecting ‘and a half’

    “the Ascham soldiers still can’t {win} > {defeat / beat / overcome / win against} 17-times {the opponent} > {their own number}.” – I can not remember how many times I’ve seen this. In english you win a prize, but you defeat your opponent. If your opponent is a prize you may also win them. The opponent also isn’t 17 times themselves, but 17 times the Ascham numbers.

    ——

    “300 Spartans soldiers vs 5000 soldiers.” – Much better odds than Thermopylae.

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  12. I think I might go back the the older chapters now

    If they {have}->{had} such time
    {}→{it is unknown}how long it will take for the Imperial Army to find {it}→{them}.
    ground and {}->{they} got fractures on their
    the soldiers want {it}->{to} or not
    was slower than {1}->{a} year and a half old {toddler}→{toddler’s} walking

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