We started to march towards the place where the enemy army had set up camp.
Including the reinforcements from Clan, Canale’s army exceeds 10,000 troops, so it is impossible to move without being noticed by the enemy army.
We had dispatched scouts in advance to report on how Sights’ forces would move if they detected our movement.
It seems that they will take the decision to intercept us as most of us expected.
No matter how low their ether is, they still didn’t take any means of escaping from the beginning since they are opponents who are superior in number.
There were almost no hills in this area, and the Sights army was positioned on the plains.
Standing on the high ground makes it easier to defend against an attack, which is a big advantage for us if we only have flat land.
Well, magic attacks are difficult to defend even when on a hill.
As for our strategy, first of all, we should not challenge the enemy army to a melee, but instead, we should keep our distance and launch magic attacks.
Naturally, the enemy army will come closer and so, while slowly retreating, we will continue to subject the enemy army to magic attacks.
It will be as if we are attacking them, but they are actually the ones attacking us.
What we should be wary of in terms of the enemy army’s movements is that we might get surrounded. Even if we are not surrounded, it will be troublesome if we are attacked from multiple sides.
Since the enemy forces are large in number, they can divide their forces and attack from multiple directions.
It was discussed that the Metro Mercenary Corps will deal with attacks from various directions.
The Metro Mercenary Corps are excellent. They have the ability to change most unfavorable battle situations.
Of course, it is necessary to exchange information frequently while fighting. After hearing the information, Russell and I decide how the whole army should move and give instructions. I think it’s almost only Russell who thought about things.
As I continued to march, I received a disturbing report.
“There’s movement in the enemy army!It’s not a big move, but it seems they’ve moved several hundred soldiers to take out Charlotte-sama and the others.” (Soldier)
An emergency situation has occurred.
Ritsu and Mireille are not near me because they are leading the soldiers on the frontline. Only Russell is nearby. He is the only person I can consult.
“Is it possible that the enemy has discovered our plan?”
“I don’t think so. We didn’t send out a large group. The opponent has a large number of troops, and if ‘I’ know what Sis Charlotte is trying to do, I would send out more troops. However, they know that Sis Charlotte had moved, but they don’t know what they were doing for now.” (Russell)
“I see… well it’s true that even hundreds of people can become dangerous.”
“That’s right. If it’s Sis Charlotte’s magic, they can turn them away, but if possible. We should send out reinforcements.” (Russell)
“Reinforcements… Who can we give instructions right now… Braham…”
To be honest, the credibility of Braham is not very high.
I know he’s gotten a little smarter under Ritsu’s tutelage, but does that mean I should trust him with such an important role?
However, it is true that there is no one else who can be trusted with such an important role.
It seems that we have no choice but to leave it to Braham.
When I appraised him, I found that his Strategy, which was so low at first, had risen to a certain level.
I decided to believe in Braham and ordered him to become Charlotte’s reinforcements.
“Braham. Go to Charlotte as reinforcements.”
“What? My role is to fight near Ars-sama?” (Braham)
“Orders have changed. Charlotte has been targeted by enemy soldiers and things have gone a little awry. Take a few hundred men and tell them to reinforce her.”
“Charlotte is that amazing mage, isn’t it okay to leave her on her own?” (Braham)
“Sure, she might be able to fight them off on her own, but just in case. We have to avoid Charlotte being attacked, both for the sake of winning or losing this battle and for the future of Canale County.”
Naturally, as my personal feeling, I did not want to lose Charlotte. But as a lord, I thought it was more appropriate to think about the victory or defeat of the battle and the future of Canale.
“At your orders, I’m going now.” (Braham)
After hearing that, I showed him the road Charlotte was using to travel and instructed him to hurry up and follow her.
With hundreds of cavalrymen, Braham headed for Charlotte’s reinforcements.
“I’m relieved with this… hopefully.”
“Bra-Braham-san has been doing well since the beginning, and I think it’s probably okay.” (Russell)
Russell thought after he had said something unusually positive, but his expression was still anxious.
We shouldn’t be worried because we’ve chosen Braham as the reinforcement. Let’s just trust that he’ll manage. So we should move on.
Then we kept marching and arrived at a position where we could see the Sights with our naked eyes.
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