Chapter 575: Counterattack
Translator: MrVoltaire1 Editor: Modlawls123
As such, as a Chinese person, Zhao Fu felt quite angry about these invasions, but he would not participate. After recovering and becoming more powerful, Great Qin would take revenge.
Seeing that Great Qin did not intend to participate, the Hundred Schools of Thought could only sigh. If Great Qin was willing to help, their forces would become much stronger – just the name of Great Qin alone was enough to scare many people.
The government and Dynasty Legatees did not mind too much though; the government hoped that Great Qin would join, as more people meant more power, but even if Great Qin did not come, they could not do anything to force it.
The various Dynasty Legatees and factions hoped that Great Qin would not participate so that their fame and reputation would surpass Great Qin's. After they all recovered, they would once again go suppress Great Qin. They had already been able to heavily wound it this time, and it would not be able to endure such attacks many more times.
Following this, many factions and countless ordinary people joined the defense against the invasions; even though they had been annihilated at the beginning, the situation was different now, and China was able to start to counterattack.
At the southern side of the Midland Continent, countless Chinese players were led by the School of Mohism's Zhan Houlong, flooding into a region and using logs, dirt, and rocks to create a very long defensive wall, and he prepared many fatal traps.
The traps were all quite simple, but they were effective. They would be able to cause many Russian casualties and injuries.
When Oleg entered this region, he was forced to stop and did not give the order to advance. Even though the Russian army had a slight numbers advantage, the Chinese side had the advantage of terrain, and if they recklessly advanced, they would suffer heavy losses.
Oleg took out his map and found that the surrounding two regions either had tall mountains or had treacherous terrain. He could either advance or retreat and attack from a different region. However, if they retreated, they would definitely be chased down by the Chinese players, making the situation quite disadvantageous for the Russian army.
However, if they advanced, they would suffer heavy losses, so he could only wait for now. More and more Russian players gathered, preparing to break through this defensive wall in one go.
They could only wait here for now, and Oleg coldly harrumphed – he had never thought that the Chinese players would be able to respond so quickly.
The Chinese side could not carelessly attack either.
Currently, the Chinese and Russian armies were in a stalemate, and neither side was willing to make the first move. More and more Russian players came in from behind, while the Chinese side continuously fortified their defenses while they waited for more people to come.
Elsewhere, the Mongolian Cavalry was incredibly terrifying, charging like a massive river and destroyed everything in its way. Before the Chinese side could create a defensive wall, they had been swept away by the Mongolian Cavalry.
The Mongolian army was mostly comprised of Cavalrymen, and they were incredibly fast. They all had incredibly strong battle intent, and if they were to clash directly, the situation would be quite disadvantageous for the Chinese side. After all, their battle intent was much weaker, and they did not have any warhorses to engage in a direct battle.
The leader of this army was called Hong Chang, and he was from the School of Military. He was somewhat famous, and he decided that since the Chinese players were unable to create a defensive wall, they could only change methods.
As such, he ordered people to set down countless chains and spikes as traps. At first, the Mongolian players were unaware and charged at the Chinese players with the same momentum as they always had.
Because of their continuous victories, they had become somewhat complacent and thought that Chinese players were all extremely weak. As such, they fell for most of the traps.
Bang, bang, bang…
Countless warhorses were tripped by the chains, causing them and their riders to crash to the ground, killing many people. Many horses' legs were broken, and most of the people at the back still had not realized what was going on and continued charging onwards, and they were also tripped. In just an instant, countless players and horses crashed to the ground, resulting in many casualties and injuries.
Some other horses stepped onto the iron spikes, bringing them massive pain and causing them to lose control of their bodies. They were unable to pull the spikes out of their hooves, causing them to either lay on the ground or run madly.
These traps caused the charging Mongolian army to instantly stop. They looked at the Chinese players ahead furiously and felt that these tactics were incredibly underhanded; they did not dare to fight directly, and they instead used these tricks and schemes.
The Mongolian army's greatest asset was their warhorses, and now that there were so many traps to counter them, the Mongolian army's sharpness and momentum had been stopped.
Now, their battle power had decreased by half; just by stopping this charge, the Mongolian army's threat became much lower.
Now that the Mongolian army did not dare to recklessly charge anymore, the Chinese side began to build a defensive wall and set up more defenses. Facing this Mongolian army, they would have to focus on defense – unless the Chinese side had a large number of Cavalry or high-cultivation Archers, they would not be able to mount a proper counterattack against the Mongolian army.
Otherwise, with how weak the Chinese battle intent was, as well as no feasible way to engage in battle, they would definitely lose to the Mongolian army.
Turning to the Kazakhstan army, most of their army was comprised of Infantrymen, so they were relatively slower. The person leading the Chinese army against them was called Liu Canfei, and he had quite a lot of experience.
Because the Chinese side did not have much time, they were only able to gather roughly five million players while the Kazakhstan army had seven million players. The Chinese side was much weaker; after all, there was a difference of two million players.
So as to make up for this difference, Liu Canfei decided to split the army into three teams and have them launch sneak attacks. Even though they did not have many people, if their attacks were successful, they would be able to send the other side into chaos and would be able to deal a big blow to them and force them back.
They quickly set the plan into motion – Liu Canfei baited the Kazakhstan army, causing the Kazakhstan army to advance when it was suddenly pincered by two teams from the sides.
Instantly, blood started to fly everywhere as battle roars sounded out. The smell of blood started to spread, and in the end, the Kazakhstan army retreated with 500,000 casualties while the Chinese side retreated with roughly 100,000 casualties.
Of course, the Kazakhstan army only temporarily retreated roughly 100 kilometers and set up defenses to defend against the Chinese side's attacks, and the army waited for more players to arrive.
The Chinese side did not dare to attack either because the other side had a numerical advantage and had defenses now, so they would definitely lose if they attacked. As such, the Chinese side also started to build defenses.
The situation in the south became a stalemate, with none of the sides willing to attack. More and more players headed to those regions, which would make the battles more and more intense in the future.
At the eastern region of the Midland Continent, the Chinese side also counterattacked against the South Korean and Japanese armies.
South Korea was not a very big country, and it did not even have a Nation Armament; their arrogant performance from before had just been for show, and they were not as powerful as they seemed.