RW Chapter 199

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Chapter 199 Chaos of War

“Everyone charge!” Almost at the same time, Lehman’s voice sounded out loudly.

 

Levin stared disbelievingly at Lehman Hawes who had suddenly fallen from his horse. The back of his head was completely blown away, revealing a red and white sticky paste from within. His helmet laid broken to the side, blooming with a big hole at its top, showing that it had not had any protective effect.

 

“Charge, everyone, to me!” Then Levin’s voice also rang out.

 

No, they both hadn’t spoken! Levin covered his mouth, looking behind him, he saw the militia wasn’t waiting, they immediately swallowed the pills and began to rush, just like a flood of people coming towards him.

 

It’s a witch. He realized that a witch had imitated his voice. “Do not charge, cease!” He shouted out as loudly as he could.

 

However, within the excited crowd his voice didn’t spread very far, the few people who had heard his cry stopped, but even more continued charging forward.

 

“Hurry, quickly attack, try to break through the center of the enemy’s defense line, everyone who reaches the town is allowed to plunder!” It wasn’t just his voice, Duane’s and the voices of the other Knight’s also sounded out, one after another, as if all of this was by prior arrangement. Moreover, the witch’s voice overshadowed all the other noises, as if it was being directly created next to his ear.

 

Within the militia, there were also many voices bursting out, as if in line with their commands, the crowd began to shout out “looting” slogans. Levin didn’t know who had started it, but soon the slogans rang throughout all of the ranks. The situation had completely gone beyond his control, Levin didn’t try to shout any more commands, they would just be drowned in the excited roars of the crowd anyway. Instead, he had to fully concentrate on controlling his horse, in order to avoid getting himself pulled away by the mighty current. And as if they have lost all reason, the militia rushed towards the center of the road.

 

No, that wasn’t right. From the very beginning they had already lost all reason, especially in the case of someone else guiding them. After they took the drugs they became totally euphoric, and with the thought of killing and looting they got even further stimulated. In the beginning, the first people had still tried to avoid stepping on the fallen Lehman, but the people after didn’t care any longer, and directly stepped onto the corpse.

Levin wanted to meet up with Duane and the other Knights, only to discover that they had been scattered all over the place by the flood of people. Under these compelling circumstances, he would first have to go along with the stream of people, and gradually try to lead his horse to the woods at the side. In case he decided to turn his horse directly, it was only a matter of time before he would be knocked down by the strength enforced militia, and if he then wanted to get up again, it would be nearly impossible.

 

From within the ranks, Levin was looking all over the place, trying to find the witch responsible for causing the chaos, wanting to chop her in 1000 pieces. In his view, this definitely had to be the doing of a witch!

 

The 1500 people who had eaten the pill are rushing into the direction of the Prince’s defense line, for the Prince this wave has to be a deadly attack. Even if the other side had now more of the new weapons, it still won’t be enough to go against so many people at once, for that guy, the result of this won’t be much better. A situation where both sides have to suffer a loss, is obviously something the witches will be jubilant about, this was also the reason why they had infiltrated our ranks and caused so much trouble, luring our army to advance forward of their own initiative.

 

“The witch who killed Lehman and the witch who created the chaos can’t be the same person,” Levin let his gaze wander over the few people who still stood at his side, they had previously stood at the front and had witnessed the fall of Lehman, furthermore, later they had also heard him calling for a stop. But they couldn’t be compared with the huge army of before, even if they gathered, they still couldn’t reach 30 people, “One of the witches has the ability to hide her body and the other one can manipulate her voice. After all, a witch cannot have two abilities, go and find the latter, I want to tear out her throat!”

 

 

Through the shooting window, Brian could see how the enemy steadily came closer. From the bunkers at the forefront even the first gunfire could be heard.

 

His defensive position was at the middle of the diamond. Because of this, he had to wait until the enemy passed the purple marks at the side of the road. Having to wait so long before he can fire made him very anxious.

 

To do something else, he went to the window on the other side, there Brian could look at the defense line further behind. From the artillery positions white smoke was unceasingly rising up, and with it, a thunder-like roar rolled over the battlefield. They are once again the first to become busy, with their 12-pounder they can almost cover the entire battlefield. As long as he listened carefully, he could even hear the screams of the shells as they flew through the air.

 

“Oh my God, they are running so fast!”

 

“Look at that fellow, his hand was torn off by a shell, yet he is still running forward.”

 

“What His Highness said was true, can they still be called human? They are simply the same as demonic beasts.”

 

Because the First Army was already informed during the pre-battle mobilization, of the enemy having taken the Church’s berserker pills, they didn’t become scared when they saw the enemy’s continued attack even under a hail of bullets; instead they were full of fighting spirit, after all, they were the First Army, who got forged under the flames of demonic beasts.

 

“Captain, they are coming!” Someone warned.

 

Hearing the call, Brian quickly returned to his position, took a revolver rifle next to the window and began loading it. Compared to the old weapons, His Highness’ new version had a simple improvement. Now, within a breath he could already fire off five rounds of bullets, then he could just throw the cartridge towards the recruit standing behind him, take the five extra rounds and fire them off, while the recruit would have reloaded his previous cartridge.

 

However, during the training, His Highness had stressed that only when the enemy had stepped into the range of 100 to 50 meters, were they allowed to use this kind of shooting. While for long-range shooting they had to aim to be as accurate as possible, because the manufacturing the bullets of revolver rifles was very troublesome, everyone’s amount of rounds were limited.

 

Brian deeply believed that the shells which contained the gunpowder –with their slender front and thick back, and their, and their almost always similar form– absolutely couldn’t have been created by a blacksmith. He knew that such a fine and delicate work had to have come from the hands of a witch.

 

Usually, after the shooting exercise, they would collect all their cartridge cases and hand them over to Iron Axe. Shooting practice was generally followed with a reloading exercise, during which they would sit as a group in the center of the camp.

 

To assemble the used cartridges into a new bullet, they had to follow strict operating guidelines. First, they had to push the primer to the bottom, followed by filling it up with gunpowder, then finally inserting the projectile. Due to the exercises, he was reluctant to consume his ammunition carelessly, in case the target was too hard to hit.

 

The moment the enemy crossed the purple marker, Brian took a deep breath, then finally shouted, “Fire at will!”

 

The soldier that have been waiting for this order for a very long time, enthusiastically aimed at an easy target and start pulling the trigger. Suddenly, the bunker became flooded with the sound of the gunfire. The first enemy to cross the line was hit by bullets from both sides, which caused blood to splash from his waist, after staggering two steps forward, he fell to the ground. It was obviously that they could suffer through more pain than ordinary people, but in the face of heavy-caliber bullets, this still didn’t matter.

 

Brian noticed that several people had jumped on the top of the frontmost bunkers, wanting to sneak attack the soldiers who were inside from the back, but they were blocked out by a thick iron gate. Not hesitating, he pulled the trigger, killing off the madmen who were exposing their bodies to him one after the other. The reason why the bunkers were arranged in a diamond formation, was so that that they could help with defending one another, enemies who wanted to bypass the first row and attack from behind would be shot to death by the rearmost bunkers.

 

“Be careful, they’ve thrown out their  spears!” Someone suddenly shouted.

 

Brian noticed how a dense shadow rose up from the center of the enemy’s army, after passing its apex, they began to fall upon the bunkers that were on both sides of the road.

 

At such a distance, they have to cover two or three hundred meters! He subconsciously lowered his head into the pit, only to hear the sound of a series of cracking sounds from the top. After this wave of attacks had come to its end, he stood up straight and discovered that not one of those spears had been able to penetrate the bunker. Looking at the bunker in front, he saw that their situation was similar; only a few spears had been able to insert themselves into the wall, like some lonely feathers.

 

“Even if it’s looks very scary, it is still useless,” everyone began to roaring with laughter.

 

At this moment, Brain saw one enemy who disregarded all dangers, and threw up several splashes of earth in his forward charge towards their bunker. Then the enemy bent over and threw his spear in a flat curve, and at the very moment the spear left his arm, he was nailed down by an intense hail of bullets.

 

“Down!” Even before his warning shout could entirely leave his throat, the thrown spear already passed through the shooting window, and pierced the chest of a shooter, the latter issued a stuffy groan and then fell face up, towards the ground.


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  • DudeForDuke

    “After this wave of attacks had come to its end, he stood up straight and discovered that not one of those spears had been able to penetrate the bunker. Looking at the bunker in front, he saw that their situation was similar; only a few spears had been able to insert themselves into the wall, like some lonely feathers.

    ‘Even if it’s looks very scary, it is still useless,’ everyone began to roaring with laughter.”

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  • Angel

    wow Chaos in the Enemy side ahahaha 😀 that was really brilliant tactic 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

  • BongBong Chu

    I wonder about being “forged under the flames of demonic beasts”. In a forge you place a piece of metal over the flames, so “forged in the flames”.

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • NaoSou

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Jay

    I don’t get why he hasn’t bothered making a Gatling gun or a equivalent. That’s what truely broke the charge ideology.
    All these super soldiers are, is a group of mindless nooks who can’t feel pain. The fact they can run 2-4 times faster than a human can. doesn’t mean anything in context. That’s basically just the speed of a charging horse.

    • Pants

      He need to figure out first how to create a smokeless gunpowder.

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Midnight2630

    Well played Echo, well played…

  • Proxy Account

    Listening to Band of Brothers OST Suite One while reading this.

  • MangoGuy

    exciting..exciting stuff!!

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • Kuq Ku

    I like how quick he was on focusing on the true targets, he figured out that it was 2 witches, Id love to convert him to Rolands side, he seems pretty clued up. I would like for him to be kept alive.

    • Dragrath

      He wouldn’t be useful after all he has taken the pills which basically means his life is already over…

      • Kuq Ku

        Well this was before he was scurrying like a mouse out of the woods, I only based it on his previous deductions, I dont think he took the pill did he? he told his men too while he ran.

        Hes now a puddle after Nightingale did him in.

  • WillTell

    oh sniap, first KIA!

    • Gege

      Not really. I think some are already died when the month of demons. Killed by irregular demon beast.

  • Puru.The.Great

    Oh well, a few casualties were bound to happen. Bunkers aren’t invincible. Guess that would be a learning experience to Roland’s soldiers.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    • Kuq Ku

      But they have Nana 😛

  • Neko

    They still have the mind to throw their spears. I thought the pill made them “berserk” and lost their minds. Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Gatsby Francisco

    Well i dint expect there will be chapter for weekends lol thanks anyway Mr. Sponsor-san and Translator-san for the Sponsor chapter =D

  • Slaggedfire

    Stupid buffoons, getting overconfident because of the magic boomsticks. This is why the guns will never replace the reliability of a good sword, what man would get overconfident when he’s using a sword I tell you!.

    • Herloct

      Well, that 200 longsong knights under duke ryan?

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, William T., Branislav G., Endless Horzion Mantas M., and Wolfgang M.! Seems to be a rather simple battle so far. Can’t wait for bullet manufacturing to speed up.

  • Danis

    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • Kik Heirtothestar

    Nana is here so no problem…if it is not an instant killed

    • captain crunch

      hmmm if the spear penetrated into the chest cavity, i think he has a high chance of dying before treatment. and roland needs to have at least 1 funeral per battle! huehuehue

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Zombies the enemies are like zombies on drugs Σ(゜д゜;)

  • belegorn

    in a offnote i was rewatching Garo, Honoo no kokuin, and was in the last chapter, then i just remember the mother from the MC Leon, was called “Anna” and was kinda like a “witch” with (fire powers) and a “green flame” maybe some tribute? or a reference?

  • Baka Hiru

    baloons are for bombardment. He already made bombs

  • MOHLT

    Calibre is similar, but blackpowder can’t deliver speed and punch usual to magnum bullets. And injury was caused by metal spalling from her sword, not bullet…

  • concerned accountant

    Great story! Thanks for the translation.
    Now dammit we have to wait till next week for the rest of the slaughter…lol. Roland is going to be as angry as hell at nightingale for putting herself and echo at risk. Naughty Nightingale!

  • Gege

    A quick question ; is Leven the same with Levin? Or its two different guy with similar name? Maybe twin.

  • MangoGuy

    seeing all these discussions about guns and weapons,I feel like playing Counter Strike~

  • mllhild

    So now we have
    – a disorganized mob(= lower speed because they keep getting into their own way)
    – running down a too strait road(= lower speed because they are clumped up and also the soldiers of the first army can’t miss anymore)
    – without a commander (= no risk of tactics being used like flanking the enemy thru the woods, easier for the forced milita army to route in panic after getting hit by a lot of devastating attacks)

    and as a bonus, the enemy army will die a few days later since there are no more pills.

    • concerned accountant

      Not to mention the great clumping of the enemy together will allow the mortar/cannon shot to have maximum effect, before the enemy even gets to see Roland’s troops. Hopefully none of them escape.

  • madstack

    So that’s what Echo was for.

  • mllhild

    A sniper rifle needs a steady base and a balloon basket is everything but steady.

  • the High lord

    its just an handgun

  • ArchEyeTech

    Ok… This is gonna be awsome!!!!!

    D-Day Style.

  • VerneJules

    [teaser] I’m actually more concerned about Nightingale and Echo getting crushed by a stampede from the charge? If I remember right, Nightingale’s mist can’t past through people.

    • mllhild

      In the fog Nightigale can move 5 meters with each step while ignoring obstacles. She can just run into the woods.

  • Yash

    Nightingale: Do you feel lucky, PHUNK!!??

  • Yash
  • Gatsby Francisco

    let me correct it dint only leave a big hole it also break her bulky great sword and cut off her other arm also her other half of her body

    • MOHLT

      If Ashes hadn’t blocked armour piercing bullet with her sword, bullet itself would have dealt very minor damage to her, small entry and exit hole.

      Metal spalling from her sword did almost whole devastating damage, not the bullet itself.

  • Chiki Amara

    Genocide…

  • Herloct

    So Echo’s voice could be heard even when someone using god stone huh?

    • Aldrich Castillo

      I’m imagining her materializing magic speakers in her throat lol.
      whatever the speakers make are just sounds so no problem, but she needs to make the speakers outside the stone’s range first XD

    • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma

      the stone blocks magic activation at its vicinity and it can’t do anything on activated spells. atleast that’s how I believe it works.

      • Herloct

        It depends, after being activated, Anna’s fire would be extinguished when exposed to god retaliation stone, but Soraya’s coating would still be fine and unaffected.

        • mllhild

          That comes from the fact that Annas flame is fueled by her magic while Sorayas coating only involves magic when she is creating it.

          The same is for Echo. Her magic creates vibration so after created they don’t need more energy to exist.

          And by the way, if Echos can learn to control all vibration she would be able to excite stuff at its resonance frequency. That would be great to destroy solid structures, in case she has enough time to find the resonance frequency of give structure..

          • belegorn

            Magic+science GG isekai enemys

      • VerneJules

        It doesn’t block the witches from using spells, it nullifies them. Anna’s controlled fire would completely disappear when in range of a GSOR. However, any fire ignited using Anna’s magic would be considered natural and would then not be affected by a GSOR (eg. If Anna set a tree on fire and a GSOR is placed closer afterwards, Anna’s magic flame would disappear but the remaining flame burning on the tree wouldn’t).

        Similarly in this case, I believe Echo’s magic creates vibrations to produce sound. If the GSOR’s range reaches her magic, the vibrations would disappear but the produced sound won’t. If a GSOR was near her in the first place, no vibrations would be made so no sound would also be made.

  • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma

    I hope he implement zooming scope on his marksmen’s rifles to easily pickoff enemy commanders since spyglass already existed at that era he could just modify it like Doc did here.

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    • KimPatsu

      Is that u Preston Garvey??? Is there another settlement in danger?? Or is the Border Town needing a back-up.?…

    • Nnelg

      Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the right kind of powder to make super-long-range weapons yet. Even with the best rifle, if he’s only using Black Powder then the bullet will start tumbling in the air and veer off-course after ~300m or so.

      • DudeForDuke

        Black powder isn’t necessary for long range shooting. Good rifling and construction (and decent projectiles) are very important, however.

        Sharps rifles were iconic in the buffalo hunts of the 1860s/70s, and there’s plenty of documented cases of the hunters sitting almost a 1,000 meters back and dropping buffalo with a single shot (even more impressive when you consider they were usually doing this with iron sights). Berdan’s Sharpshooters also used them during the Civil War to great effect.

        Even further back, wall guns from the 17th/18th century could fire out 600 meters with ease. George Washington purchased some for testing and found them to be capable of hitting something the size of a man’s chest (“Minute of Man” instead of Angle accuracy, basically) at 600 meters.

        • Nnelg

          Where are you getting those numbers? My source puts a Napoleonic era rifle’s range at half of what you stated for the Revolutionary era wall gun… One of these is probably erroneous; I can’t imagine such a drastic decrease in range over time. Unless those “wall guns” were closer to miniture cannons than small arms.

          As for the civil war era… I think we’re both wrong. Another source I found puts a rifle’s maximum range at 600m, but with a caveat that over 100m a shot will ‘drop’ significantly, so you basically have to use ballistics like a piece of artillary to hit the target. With that, I guess I can see hitting a target as large as a herd of bison at nearly 1km, but I highly doubt you could reliably (as in, at least 50% of the time) hit a moving individual.

          • DudeForDuke

            “Where are you getting those numbers? My source puts a Napoleonic era
            rifle’s range at half of what you stated for the Revolutionary era wall
            gun… One of these is probably erroneous; I can’t imagine such a
            drastic decrease in range over time. Unless those “wall guns” were
            closer to miniture cannons than small arms.”

            Wall guns weren’t like miniature cannons in the sense of barrel length of caliber. Most utilized calibers that wouldn’t be out-of-place in regular smooth bore muskets and while their barrel lengths were longer, they were still within reason (most seem to be shorter than a punt gun, for instance). In practice, they were basically like what the anti-material rifles of today are. “Small” enough to be used by a single soldier, but heavy enough where it was used supported or something.

            Here’s a U.S. Army history article on the wall guns that were being tested in the Revolutionary War:
            http://www.history.army.mil/news/2013/130325a_amusettes.html
            “Although wall guns were little used during the Revolutionary War, their
            effectiveness was attested by General Charles Lee, who wrote from
            Williamsburg in 1776: ‘I am likewise furnishing myself with four-ounced
            rifle-amusettes, which will carry an infernal distance; the two-ounced
            hit a half sheet of paper 500 yards distance.'”

            Which is basically like firing something like a 12 gauge slug that weighs twice as much. It’s rather concerning how accurate those rifles were at the time.

            (There’s also accounts of Revolutionary War era soldiers performing very long range shots with muskets with elongated barrels as well: https://allthingsliberty.com/2013/10/long-shot-september-1776/ )

            Later wall guns still using black powder became even more powerful and accurate. The Chinese were famous for their cartridge (but black powder, not smokeless) wall guns which apparently had impressive range/accuracy for the time.

            https://www.forgottenweapons.com/rifles/chinese-jingal-wall-gun/
            Video of 1860s percussion cap/black powder rifle:

            “As for the civil war era… I think we’re both wrong. Another source I
            found puts a rifle’s maximum range at 600m, but with a caveat that over
            100m a shot will ‘drop’ significantly, so you basically have to use
            ballistics like a piece of artillary to hit the target. With that, I
            guess I can see hitting a target as large as a herd of bison at nearly
            1km, but I highly doubt you could reliably (as in, at least 50% of the
            time) hit a moving individual.”

            This is what you do in modern sniping, as well. 7.62×51 NATO/.308 Winchester rounds drop about ~400 inches (33 feet)/10 meters at 1,000 yards ( http://www.millettsights.com/resources/shooting-tips/ballistic-data-cards/ ). This, of course, varies wildly depending on the bullet construction (boat tails get better performance), weight of the bullet, velocity, even temperature and humidity and yadda yadda.

            Don’t forget that the reason why Sharps rifles were able to be that accurate at that distance was because .45-70 Govt (Sharps rifles used a myriad of cartridges, but the most iconic is arguably .45-70) was basically the .338 Lapua/.50 BMG of its day (basically). It pushed a .458 projectile weighing 400 grains at speeds of nearing 2,000 FPS with black powder. It was one of the most powerful black powder cartridges ever mass produced (even at 3,200 meters, the round was still lethal – https://web.archive.org/web/20090206143623/http://researchpress.co.uk/longrange/sandyhook.htm ).

  • bble

    false command + dead commander = LOL
    so echo was there to silence the gun too

  • Puru.The.Great

    not good not good!
    Want more!
    Just the exciting part n it is on hold. A cliffhanger……….

  • ArchEyeTech

    Please more sponsored chapters
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  • Raufgar

    Kita Kita Kiiitaaaaaa!

  • Yukino o

    The leader got assassinate by Ezi… Nightingale right off the bat. Seriously though, Roland seems to be quite a gamer. The reason he overworked to death might be because he use the time he suppose to rest to play the games.

    • Weedisdaboss

      He was a WoW player and all WoW players know that sleep gives no loot 😉

  • Zero

    Um….. Veronica’s custom pistol is kind of scary… Why could it blow the whole head off?

    • Lazy Crow

      I think it’s the magnum version of the revolver~ 🙂

    • mllhild

      First it wasn’t the whole head, it was only the back of his head, that was blown off.

      Same reason as to why Ashes suffered such a heavy wound.
      The helmet was probably made of rather hard steel where parts shattered upon impact of the bullet, creating a larger wound. Added to the fact that the cranium probably also shattered.

      That all means that the revolver is lacking a bit in bullet speed(and maybe a bit of stability after impact, starting to wobble after impacts) since it would have otherwise punched a rather clean hole into the helmet and head.

      • DarkUrg

        By the way, in some cases lower speed actually means much larger wounds. Because bullets tends to crush and tear meat and bones instead of piercing relatively thin hole.

    • Wrandral

      Go back a few chapters and check the caliber of her guns, it almost the same as the guns Alucard use in hellsing ultimate. I assure you it blows up chunks of your body really good.

  • Aldrich Castillo

    Uh… Someone please explain the red and white sticky paste.
    Like… Was that brain tissue?

    • Inbetweenbooks

      yes. that is exactly what it is.

      • Aldrich Castillo

        Lol, the previus chapter confused me,
        Didnt think one would have time to feel dizzy after getting shot in the head xD

        • Aeval

          if you’re unlucky you survive said shot and then die shortly after. decapitation for example is one of the worst ways to go, since you will actually feel the pain of getting your neck cut off for a few seconds because your brain is still “active” for that small period of time.

          • Kilimandaros

            Well… I could imagine quite a few examples of a lot worse ways to die than that… I mean, humanity managed to invent so many horrid ways to die that mere decapitation isn’t even anywhere near the middle, not to mention the worst ones. It’s good because is quite efficient, especially since invention of guillotine, but scary? No.

          • Clau Sal

            I think is worst fire because is very slow and painfuld , but I dont like talk about worst dead

        • mllhild

          A fraction of a second is enough for you to feel dizziness, especially if an shock ran throu your inner ear.

          Also just as a note. If he had been shot in the heart he would be alive for over 10 seconds still, and would have been able to her the imitation of his and Levins voice assuming the blood pressure fall and beginning suffocation of the brain because of stopped blood flow would not cause him to faint.

  • Gege

    Haha, yup. Echo false order gonna make them all into mince meat.