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~3rd Person Perspective~
After much thought, Ritsu came to the conclusion that it would be better not to change the strategy of fighting mainly with magic.
The opponent would probably use defensive magic as a countermeasure, placing more importance on it than at first, so he thought of a plan to defeat it.
Defending with magic is only effective against magical attacks.
If they could aim and shoot the sorcerer with their bows and take him down, magic would be able to pass through easily.
Under the influence of Ars’s appraisal skills, the soldiers are able to fight in a way that suits them, so on the whole, the quality of Canale’s army is getting better.
The archers were no exception, and there were dozens of them who were skilled enough to be able to shoot targets at great distances.
If they didn’t come with the tactic of using defensive magic, Ritsu assumed that they would be able to get rid of them this time as well if they used their magic to hit them as usual.
A few days later, after quickly finishing the preparations for the battle.
“Ritsu-sama! The enemy has started their attack!” (Scout)
The report came that the second force had arrived.
The number of enemies this time is much, much larger.
But that doesn’t mean they should be afraid of them.
“As you saw in the first battle, the enemy is vulnerable! It doesn’t matter how many there are! We will definitely win!” (Ritsu)
So that the soldiers would not be intimidated by the number of enemies, Ritsu encouraged them.
Hearing Ritsu’s words, the soldiers, who had been a little intimidated by the number of enemy soldiers, regained their confidence.
After confirming that his words had raised the morale of the soldiers, Ritsu checked the situation of the enemy army with his own eyes.
The movements of Sights were completely different from what Ritsu had expected.
They did not have any mages, and they were sending a large number of soldiers to cross the river in one go.
It seemed like a reckless approach without any plan, but Ritsu thought it was a troublesome scheme.
The enemy greatly outnumbered the Canale forces.
If they came with this force, they would soon be overwhelmed.
No matter how strong Charlotte’s magic is, a large catalyst engine cannot be continuously used because it takes time to fill up the ether once it has been used up.
There are certain times when the magic doesn’t shoot out, and that gap will allow the enemies to move towards them.
(However, if you do it that way, the enemy will also suffer a lot of damage… Is the opponent more serious than we thought, are they trying to invade Canale County…? Or are they trying to scare us into surrendering?) (Ritsu)
There was no advantage to gaining Canale County at great cost in Ritsu’s mind.
(If the enemy’s momentum doesn’t slow down, we’ll have to think about retreating. If we shoot magic to reduce the enemy soldiers and then withdraw, we can significantly reduce the enemy soldiers without suffering much damage.) (Ritsu)
They are currently at a disadvantage in terms of numbers, but if their strategy works, they can overturn this disadvantage.
The problem is that when if they retreat, they won’t be able to bring back the large catalyst engine with them.
If they were to flee, they should retreat quickly and get ready for battle again so that the enemy would not catch up with them, but the large catalyst machine is too heavy to be moved easily, and if they tried to bring it back, they would catch up with them.
The large catalyst engine was valuable and he didn’t want to lose it as much as possible, but he thought it might not be unavoidable at this point.
In any case, if the camp was breached, the large catalyst engine would be lost, and the result would be the same.
Ritsu observed the enemy troops marching anyway, and signaled them to cast magic when the enemies were within range of the mages.
With Ritsu’s signal, the mages began to fire their magic.
Charlotte’s magic was consistently powerful, and this time she still showed tremendous power.
In the meantime, Musha’s magic, which was very powerful last time, was unsuccessful this time.
It seems that Charlotte was right when she said that it was only occasionally successful.
Last time, Musha’s magic was there, so the firepower was much higher.
Without Musha’s magic, there would naturally be a decrease in firepower.
Nevertheless, Charlotte was still unleashing her magic with the same tremendous power as always, so it could be said that she still had enough firepower to be a threat to her opponent.
A pile of corpses was being built just as before.
But this time, the enemy soldiers do not retreat, but boldly advance.
The enemy soldiers were advancing over the corpses of their fallen allies, and this time the Canale soldiers became afraid of them.
The mages soldiers couldn’t fire continuously for a long time, and the ether in the large catalyst engine that Charlotte was using seemed to have run out.
As if to take advantage of the gap, the enemy soldiers kept moving across the river.
Finally, they were unable to keep up with the replacement of the ether, and eventually, the enemy soldiers had caught up with them.
The infantry was lined up on the river bank on the side of Canale’s army, and a melee broke out on their side.
The infantry on the front line was fighting hard, but the enemy was coming one after another.
They will definitely breakthrough. Ritsu believed it so.
The replacement of the magic water was finished, and Charlotte’s powerful and unmatched magic was once again unleashed on the battlefield.
If she shot her magic into the area where a melee was currently raging, it would have directly hit her allies, so she shot it into a place where there were only enemy soldiers.
Although they were able to significantly reduce the number of enemy soldiers, there were still too many of them, so the momentum of the enemy soldiers continued to grow, not even slowing down
(This seems to be a good time to retreat… temporarily.) (Ritsu)
At this rate, the soldiers here will be annihilated.
Ritsu decided that it would be best to leave some of his troops at the fort and retreat.
He had built earthen mounds and fences to make it difficult for the enemy to invade, so even if he didn’t have that many men left at the fort, he would have enough to withdraw.
If they are attacked further, the damage will increase.
If they delay even for a second, there is a high possibility that they will suffer a great deal of damage, so it would be better to put it into action as soon as possible
Ritsu shouted, making a quick decision.
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