Second day, before daybreak, the two forces stood in formation on the field of Muye.
Drops of rain started to drizzle down from the gloomy sky, as dark clouds covered the top of the battlefield.
For the Zhou armies, the trenches forced them to place the war chariots at the rear. They could only act as reserve units. There were mostly Zhou homeland soldiers in the middle. 3,000 royal guards stood at the forefront, and 45 thousand armored soldiers followed them.
The kings stationed their troops at the left wing, while the players’ troops were at the right wing.
The arrangement of the Zhou armies was a typical attack formation.
Before the battle, the Zhou armies had made an oath. King Wu stood in front of the formations and condemned King Zhou for all his crimes.
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