Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Geoffrey_
“[Fatty] has landed at coordinates (1045, 2207). Safe. Everyone who landed after me, please head in my direction.”
[Fatty] was none other than the callsign with Tian Xing Jian could not let go of. Initially, Rashid wanted to call him [Wretched man], yet the fatty immediately rejected it harshly. He said, “Either call me Hero or Fatty.”
There were no heroes that acted so wretchedly. Everyone agreed that the medal he had earned could not prove anything, thus they decided to just call him Fatty instead.
Usually, those of second-in-command would be the soldiers with the sharpest insight amongst the scouts. As they moved in a team, it would be the second-in-command team commander who walked at the very front. If they were moving in platoons, then it would be the second-in-command platoon commander who walked ahead. Of course, it would be the same for the second-in-command battalion commander as well. And right now, as they proceeded as a company, Fatty should be the one leading.
Feeling that this was such nonsense, Fatty forcefully spat out the moment the doors of the ship opened. The air outside tasted moist. Consecutive Battle Mechas fell down from the sky as they pushed the mecha force-assistance engine to its maximum potential, releasing sounds of “hong hong”. As the rapidly descending Battle Mechas were about 50 meters from the ground, a seemingly an unseen hand pushed the mechas upwards. This was the effect created by none other than the force-assistance engine which released a bout of downward impact force.
These standardized Battle Mechas were equipped with the best of the Leray Federation. Due to their status of being a special battalion, a large amount of state-of-the-art weapons and Battle Mechas had been provided to them.
The first company had three types of Battle Mechas. The most common was the 7th generation warrior-class Battle Mecha. This was a single-person operated mecha with extremely high manoeuvrability and defensive capability and could contend against the medium-sized Battle Mechas of the 6th generation. Ordinary soldiers would be using the standardized warrior-class pioneer version. As for Xi La De, the one he was currently controlling was of the same model as battalion commander Grant, the Leader version. This mecha had been gotten over from Nadal as Nadal had been using his person private Battle Mecha after many professional modifications and specialised installations in order to maximise its combat ability.
The second type of mecha was one the signal specialist of the team would use - a medium-sized four mechanical limbs beast Battle Mecha. They had two of such mechas. This mecha was named by the military as [Antenna] and was mainly used for maintaining communication with the rear and coordinating with the air force. During battles, the most important function for this Battle Mecha was its electromagnetic interference. It could cut apart the enemies’ communicative capabilities and attack their radar, Battle Mecha computer systems, scanners, GPS system and many other systems so as to create confusion and paralyse the enemy.
As for the final type of mecha, it was [Fury Fire], a heavy-firepower support Battle Mecha. There was a total of four such mechas within the first company. [Fury Fire] was also a 7th generation Battle Mecha and also the smaller version of the 6th generation heavy-sized Battle Mecha. Even though its size had reduced, its combat power was increased. This Battle Mecha could fit five people in total, with a curved-projectile fire cannon, three energy cannons, and a missile launcher. It was manufactured with an alloy that was even stronger and harder. The external armor was truly powerful, and it was matched with a large energy supply that fundamentally, it could be said to be a moving castle with ferocious firepower.
As for fatty, he had originally been given a warrior class pioneer version, though he had resolutely rejected. Thus, the only person with a private Battle Mecha in the first company was this fatty’s [Logic]. To the other soldiers of first company, they truly admired this new coming company second-in-command for playing with his life by using such a broken Battle Mecha onto the battlefield.
Fatty closely observed the scanner and radar on his [Logic]. There were no signs of hostile Battle Mecha around their location. However, this quiet mountainous forest would soon be flocked by the Gyaca Woods Empire’s Battle Mechas. They had to leave this location within 10 minutes of time.
The first company assembly after their descend from air was fast and stealthy. These special scouts had been baptised through hundreds of wars, and all of them knew what they had to do and how they should do it. After turning off their assistance engine, the Battle Mechas headed towards Tian Xing Jian’s location stealthily in the forest. Only the bigger-sized Battle Mecha would release sounds of occasional snapping of branches as they traversed through the dense forest.
Two minutes after landing, [Logic]’s Battle Mecha computer released a clear sound of notification. The first company’s two [Antenna], four [Fury Fire] and 77 warrior class pioneers, with a warrior class leader had arrived.
Fatty passed the command signal via his Battle Mecha’s computer to Rashid. Rashid waved his hands, causing all the assembled mechas to immediately spread out. Two in a group, with on in front of the other. Three such groups form a file. The entire team had turned into a long snake that could coil itself up anytime. There would be sharp-sight soldiers on the front and by the sides of the company. The entire company immediately marched onwards according to the destination pointed out on their Battle Mecha’s computer map.
To the west of their landing point, of about 50 kilometers in distance, there had been a blind spot scanned from an outer space satellite. This location had returned pitch black as the military satellite scanned over it. There must be certain Anti-Detection and Interference System installed in this location. Furthermore, this location was being sandwiched in between the two cities that had been occupied by the Empire. It was about 30 kilometers from the south to the north with a road bypassing their location. Thus, there was a huge possibility that this location must be a base of the enemy’s air force.
Radar and electromagnetic interference would not usually be installed near a road. The Federation’s air force had always suspected that this place might be the first location where the enemy gigantic transport ship had landed before turning into an anti-air guided missile silo. The reason behind this conjecture was because the southern and northern cities’ launched missiles had been interrupted from this particular direction, thus, this location of a mix between the temporary air force base of operation and a silo where missiles are launched from had been the initial conjecture suggested by the intelligence department of the Federation after seeing the black spot on the map. This conjecture had a huge probability of being proven right, thus, leading them to send a company of special forces over.
However, fatty felt something was weird about this place. If it truly was the base of air force or a missile silo, their airdrop down would not be so smooth. But if it wasn’t the aforementioned possibilities, then what could it be?
Very soon, their distance to the objective shortened to less than 10 kilometers. Platoon three commander, Jason, led his platoon to stay behind as reinforcement. Under the orders by Rashid, they form a circular defensive formation within a short period of time. Those sharp-sight soldiers who had been responsible for external surveillance naturally went out to an observation post 500 meters away. Tian Xing Jian had been observing this group of soldiers under him for the few hours he had been with them. Clearly, their performances confirmed his belief that their training was extremely strict. Their actions were firm and decisive as they had been baptised through war. Their analysis skills and actions were fast and accurate, and the tactical movements were truly flexible as well.
An [Antenna] and a [Fury Fire] took the initiative to break away from the group with several mechas following them as their guards. The other soldiers continued without stop towards their objectives.
Entering the area of interference, there was a high chance of meeting any patrolling enemies at any one time. Tian Xing Jian and three warrior class pioneer mechas walked at the forefront. They had to ensure the safety of the group following behind. Fatty chose a small hill southeast of their objective. He believed that from that higher viewpoint, he would be able to survey the entire enemy base.
Two platoons of special scouts maintained their utmost trust on fatty’s decision. Switching their mecha to stealth mode, they followed the broken Battle Mecha ahead of them who had been walking unsteadily. Everyone felt really weird. This mecha that had just been releasing black smoke in the morning and clattering sounds everywhere, was currently moving like a feline predator moving towards its prey in the forest. Its movement was gentle and soundless. If not because of their close proximity, they would have lost him. This broken Battle Mecha had seemingly blended itself into the darkness in the forest. This very scene made fatty even more enigmatic in their eyes.
Under the lead of fatty, they reached a distance of about 1 kilometer away from their objective. Along the way, the broken Battle Mecha that was at the very front had continuously use its particle accumulator in penetrating through many hollow big trees or underground burrows. Within these places, there had to be enemy sentries hiding. These spies had been killed within that short moment soundlessly, and cluelessly. None of the armor protection they had could block the particle accumulator’s penetrative power.
But, nobody had ever thought that a particle accumulator rifle would land in the arms of a Battle Mecha.
The warriors from the special scouts company following behind had never thought about anything else. They only felt that this path they took was unordinary. According to logic, usually a distance of 5 kilometers away from the objective would be their closest distance they reach before starting the surprise assault.
[Logic]’s radar had captured hostile Battle Mecha patrols. This team of patrol comprised of the Empire’s Iceman Mk.I and a team of infantry. They were currently patrolling around the outer perimeter wall of their base. Ten minutes later, this slow-moving patrol team had reached the location where fatty and the others were at.
At one kilometer away from the base, the night continued to be quiet. There had been no sounds of Battle Mecha starting up, and neither was there sounds of transport ships flying off and landing. This did not correspond to how a normal airport during war would sound like. Whether they would attack the base would be Rashid’s decision.
Fatty stopped. [Logic]’s mechanical arm raised upwards, before forming a fist.
After the entire group concealed themselves, the command signal was passed back to Rashid.
A minute later…
The leader version mecha released the signal for a surprise assault.
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