Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 270
The Rise And Fall of an Empire 6
Two general-purpose helicopters soar into the sky as cheers erupt from all over the capital.
The goal is to get to the rally point of Wolf Fang, which is ahead of us.
The location is about a day away from the border to this side…
……At the speed of an infantry-centered army with a transport unit.
It’s still a long way from the royal capital, but with helicopters, it doesn’t take much time.
And if the battlefield is on this side of the border, no matter who says it, as the victim of a surprise invasion without a declaration of war, we can shout out loud, <Justice is on our side>!
It can be disadvantageous to those who are attacked, but it can also be somewhat advantageous.
The fact that the battlefield is within your own country means that you know the terrain and regional characteristics very well.
Also, being able to decide where and when to fight.
If you know where the enemy army has crossed the border, even a child can figure out the march route from there to the royal capital…… and the SOA (Speed of Advance), if you calculate their speed of advance, you can get a pretty accurate estimate of their position.
Well, we don’t need to make such a prediction and calculation, however, the scouts and local volunteers will deliver the information to us every moment.
……Also, there is an advantage that the <preparation> can be done in advance.
When the Imperial Army crosses the border in the morning and when it approaches the evening, there are only a few places where the army can camp for the night.
I am in contact with Wolf Fang from time to time through the radio.
So it has already been confirmed that we have selected the right place to <prepare> and installed 10 mortars on a hill overlooking the area.
And, of course, I’ve confirmed that the enemy has begun preparing for the night camp at the expected location by coming here once before bringing the helicopter in the transfer.
If my prediction was wrong, I was going to postpone the operation for a day and start over, but I was glad that I didn’t have to do it again.
I think it’s too much to have 10 mortars for 6 people, but I guess if you shift the sights a little bit for each mortar, it’ll be easier than using just one and changing the sights every time……
I heard that the mortars we prepared this time don’t even fly 5,000 meters. Wolf Fang doesn’t have the capability to prepare expensive and up-to-date equipment like the regular armies of developed countries can.
But I heard that mortars are easy for mercenaries to use because the guns themselves are small and light, and the projectiles are very easy to launch.
Well, it would be impossible for a small group of mercenaries to acquire and maintain a large caliber self-propelled howitzer, I guess……
Anyway, the mortars were enough for this mission.
In the first place, the helicopter team is the star of the show, and the mortars are just a “tease”.
The point of operation is steadily approaching.
[Target in sight. Altitude drop!] Mitsuha
I instructed them to lower our altitude in order to delay our detection as long as possible.
Then, after a while, the light emission signal from the front can be seen.
Since the mortar’s shots are curved, the position is invisible to the enemy. So there is no problem at all sending a directional light signal to us coming from the opposite direction.
[I’ve got a visual on a friendly light signal ahead. The rest is going according to plan. I’m going ahead!] Mitsuha
[Unit 1, Roger!]
[Unit 2, Roger!]
At this point, no extra instructions were necessary.
And these professionals don’t waste their time talking.
[Commence operation!] Mitsuha
Then I made a continuous transfer to the earth and to the Wolf Fang’s mortar position on the ground.
At that point, the helicopter made a sudden maneuver with the doors fully open, but if I ride on such a helicopter maneuver, I will fall!…… Well, I’d probably get airsickness at least.
Besides, it’s so cramped that I would get in the way if I were there.
That is not a place for amateurs to be in.
……That’s why it’s called the front line…….
[Prepare to fire!] Mitsuha
Needless to say, they were ready.
……Yeah, I already knew that.
But I do want to say an order or at least a cool line!
The two helicopters then raised their altitude after making it on top of the mortar position.
The purpose of this is to get a bird’s eye view of the entire enemy encampment and confirm the location of the command center.
Also, places where supplies were stored…… places where wagons and carts are parked…… and so on.
Of course, it also means to prevent arrows, spears, etc. from reaching them.
I thought it would be more convenient to wait until after everyone had gone to bed since they would be confused and the response would be delayed, but they said that if it was too dark, they wouldn’t be able to find the command center or the location where the supplies were stored.
When it’s time to eat, it seems that you can get an idea of the location of it based on bonfire position or something.
Well, the HQ would normally be placed near the center and the supplies would be placed by the side of the road. There’s no reason to put it anywhere else.
No matter how much light there is on the ground from bonfires, it is not enough to light the sky.
Thus they could only hear the noise made by the turbine engines and rotors coming from the direction of the jet-black sky.
Is it thunder or some kind of natural disaster?
The soldiers were looking up at the sky and making a commotion.
Yeah, a little climb on a hill, I can see the enemy camp from here. I don’t know the location of the headquarters because I don’t see it directly from above, but I can understand the commotion of the soldiers. I’ve prepared a starlight scope.
It’s about time to <light them up>, so let’s not use the starlight scope.
I guess it’s time for the helicopter team to figure out the layout of the encampment……
One of the two rockets seems to be going into what I assume was the command tent.
And the other one looks like it’s going to either where the supplies depot or where the wagons and carts are parked…….
Doon! Doon! !!
Okay, here we go!
The general-purpose helicopter is armed with one M60 machine gun on each side. And two unguided rockets.
After all, it’s mercenary equipment, so it can’t be the latest model. Therefore, the helicopter’s armament is a little outdated and it looks closer to being called antiques. Even the unguided rocket that can only be loaded with two shots must be a tiger’s treasure for them.
Like God (Kami-sama), the 20mm autocannon of Wolf Fang, it’s the pride of the mercenary group, the symbol of the mercenary group.
Then, the barrage has stopped.
A few seconds later…….
Do tata tata tata!
Yeah, it’s a machine gun sweep of belt-fed 7.62-millimeter rounds.
However, instead of targeting every single soldier, they are concentrating on the figures near the tent that seems to be the HQ and the chain of command of each unit, like…… the battalion commanders.
The goal is not to annihilate the enemy, but to send them running and crashing like an avalanche, so there is no need to unnecessarily increase the number of dead.
……There will be hundreds or even thousands of deaths, but that is inevitable. They are the invaders who have invaded another country without declaring war……
Chacha chacha ~ cha, chacha chacha ~~!
The helicopter crew knows only this song!
Of course, it was the familiar <Ride of the Valkyrie> that could be heard loudly from the sky above.
Well, the only thing left to do is to make the enemy soldiers panic and crush them, so it’s possible to trick them…….
On second thought, it doesn’t sound like the original material with an open reel.
The current sound system doesn’t take up much space and doesn’t consume much power, so it doesn’t get in the way.
…..But I wonder how it is received by the enemy soldiers.
Rather than “The Ride of the Valkyrie”…… It’s more like “The Eccentricity of Evil Spirits” isn’t it?
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