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~3rd Person Perspective~
Ritsu heard the Sound Magic of the enemy soldiers and thought it was time to pull back.
Once the soldiers retreat, he would launch a magic attack when the enemy was in pursuit.
In a melee situation, it becomes difficult to distinguish between your own soldiers and the enemy. If you shoot magic, you will also shoot your allies, so you can’t do that.
In a melee, it’s not easy to get the troops to back off.
If done conventionally, they will be chased and suffer heavy losses.
But since the enemy was in a minor state of confusion, Ritsu decided that this was likely to succeed.
Since they were in a state of confusion, he considered continuing the melee, but since it didn’t seem to be that chaotic, they would recover sooner rather than later.
Ritsu believed in his judgment and ordered a temporary retreat.
“Formation D!” (Ritsu)
If he honestly said retreat, the enemy would immediately realize his movement, so he gave a signal so that the enemy would not understand. Originally, he would have used sound magic to give the order, but when Ritsu was in direct command, he would not use sound magic but his own mouth to give the order.
Each time, he changed the instructions to mean retreat, which was complicated, but the highly skilled Canale soldiers remembered the instructions well.
As soon as Ritsu’s words give instructions, they begin to act.
They blocked out the desire to take out the confused enemy soldiers and started to retreat.
The enemy soldiers, seeing the movements of the Canale infantry, were not able to pursue immediately.
In the first place, it seemed to have taken them a long time to realize that they were retreating.
It was only after a few minutes had passed that the commander of the Sights learned of the retreat.
He hurriedly gave the order to pursue.
Then the infantry pulled back, and the mages, seeing the enemy closing in, launched a focused attack.
Although the cavalrymen had succeeded in their surprise attack, they had not been able to defeat all of the enemy mages.
However, they were still able to take out quite a few of them, creating an opening in the enemy’s Barrier Magic tactics.
The magic attacks of Canale’s mages took out Sights’ soldiers one after another.
The enemy soldiers were still coming at them, but when the Canale infantry realized that they had magical support, they instantly changed their formation.
Earlier, they had emphasized offensive power in order to engage in melee combat, but now, in order to prevent the enemy from attacking, they brought soldiers with shields and spears to the front to create a formation that focused on defense.
A change in formation is usually not something that can be done that quickly.
However, the Canale troops were usually well-trained, and since the commander of the troops was a famous commander named Ritsu, they were able to successfully change the formation in an instant.
This would make it difficult for the enemy infantry to break through.
The front would be clogged up and the soldiers behind would be hit by more and more magic attacks from the mages.
The defense against magic was almost entirely dependent on the mages’ defensive magic, so even the attacks of small and medium-sized catalytic machines could be blocked.
As the enemy’s allies were killed, the morale of the enemy soldiers was dropping rapidly.
It was clear that the odds were growing in their favor.
Even so, there were so many enemy soldiers that the soldiers holding the shields on the front lines were getting beaten up and were about to be breached.
Charlotte and Musha’s magic preparations seemed to be complete, and a powerful magic attack exploded on the enemy soldiers.
Musha’s second magic attack was slightly less powerful than the first, but it was still powerful.
Perhaps this was the final blow, and some of the enemy soldiers began to run away.
It seemed to have completely shattered their will to fight.
Thinking that it would be bad if they didn’t start over fresh, the Sights army chose to retreat.
Today, they succeeded in forcing the enemy soldiers to retreat, just as Ritsu had hoped.
Although he was relieved by the victory, Ritsu’s expression was still not cheery.
In this battle, a turbulent battle broke out and a lot of their infantry were defeated.
The cavalry suffered some damage, and the mages suffered zero damage.
They were able to take out a lot of enemy soldiers.
The result of the battle is exceptional.
However, there were still too many enemy soldiers. The enemy soldiers have been attacking them, rebuilding their ranks over and over again. The next time, they will probably come with specific countermeasures, so they cannot use the same method twice.
Besides that, there is a big problem.
It’s a matter of the remaining ether.
(If we fight at this pace, we’ll only have enough ether for about two battles. There will still be more enemy soldiers.) (Ritsu)
There is still ether in the Khmer fortress and other places, but there is no way they can defend the fortress with zero ether.
The Canale army is using the power of their mages to drive away from the enemy soldiers. If there is no ether, there is no doubt that the battle will be lost.
(At any rate, as soon as possible, Shadow must reduce the enemy’s ether…) (Ritsu)
Buying time can’t go on forever.
It is inevitable that they will have to retreat.
If Shadow’s schemes are not successful by then, there is a high possibility that they will lose.
Ritsu was preparing for the next battle while praying for Shadow’s success.
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