Chapter 948: Retreat!
Ren Xiaosu held up his spotting scope and looked through it silently for a long time. Although blowing up several hundred barbarians meant nothing to the main battlefield, it should have killed a commanding officer of theirs, right?
A commanding officer who could lead several thousand people would definitely have a high rank within the expeditionary army.
Moreover, the TNT had detonated without a hitch, so he still managed to successfully save his reputation as the future commander.
Actually, what Ren Xiaosu did not know was that the regimental commander he had killed was a trusted aide of the expeditionary army’s general. Moreover, he even killed a “Crazy Bear” of the expeditionary army.
The title of “Crazy Bear” was a respectful form of address in the expeditionary army for those soldiers who had activated a heightened sense of smell. The Crazy Bears were extremely important members during their everyday hunts. Even in the entire expeditionary army, there weren’t many talents like that.
Next to him, Xun Yeyu asked, “Future Commander, did the explosives go off successfully?”
“Didn’t you see the black smoke over there? Everything went as planned,” Ren Xiaosu said spiritedly.
Xun Yeyu asked, “Then, Future Commander, what was that power you used just now?”
“Hahahahahaha.” Ren Xiaosu slapped Xun Yeyu on the back of his head. “You talk too much!”
Xun Yeyu said aggrievedly, “Future Commander, let’s hurry up and leave. If we don’t leave now, it’ll be too late. I can sense that a new group of the expeditionary army has appeared. Previously, they were just patrolling around and did not approach us. But now, they’re pursuing us at full speed.”
“Hurry up and leave.” Ren Xiaosu said, “Xun Yeyu, point the way!”
Currently, a barbarian in the expeditionary army forces who had just been blown up by the TNT was making use of the communications equipment they had seized to quickly contact the rear. Ren Xiaosu’s actions had thoroughly enraged the entire expeditionary army.
It was getting unbearable for the barbarians to have four of their supply convoys killed in one day. After all, there would soon be a shortage of food at the front line. But now, their general’s trusted aide was actually killed as well?
The purpose of the expeditionary army’s encirclement of Mt. Zuoyun was to protect their logistic lifeline. If there was a constant group of troops accurately intercepting all of their supplies, how were they supposed to fight this war?
In just two hours, four 5,000-strong expeditionary army forces were led by their individual commanders into the wilderness.
Ren Xiaosu and company had kicked the hornet’s nest and provoked the barbarians.
When Xun Yeyu sensed this, he was so shocked he nearly cried. He thought to himself that his future commander was such a troublemaker. How did he alarm so many barbarians so easily?!
This was even more ferocious than back at Stronghold 146 in the Northwest!
As Xun Yeyu fled with Ren Xiaosu and the Great Hoodwinker, he said in a sobbing tone, “Future Commander, why don’t we head back directly to the Northwest?”
“Why should we head back to the Northwest?” Ren Xiaosu glanced at him. “With your radar ability, can any barbarians catch up to us? Eh? Tell me, are there any more barbarians separated from their main groups in the vicinity?”
Xun Yeyu was shocked. “Future Commander, why are you still thinking about robbing the barbarians at a time like this?”
“This is called catching them by surprise, understand?” Ren Xiaosu said, “On this trip out of Mt. Zuoyun, I have to make sure they get beaten so scared that they’ll send out their main forces to escort their supplies in the future.”
Didn’t P5092 say there were too many expeditionary army troops surrounding them outside Mt. Zuoyun? In that case, they would just have to be forced to become part of the supply convoy. Without the main forces escorting the supplies, they would have to keep dreaming if they wanted to get the supplies to their destination. That way, wouldn’t fewer troops be garrisoned outside of Mt. Zuoyun?
Actually, Ren Xiaosu had single-handedly affected the situation at Mt. Zuoyun.
At this moment, P5092 was nervously deploying for battle at the defensive position. Wang Yun’s men, who were scattered in the mountains, suddenly sent back a message. “Two 5,000-strong brigades have left Mt. Zuoyun!”
When they heard this news, everyone in the command post was stunned. Wang Yun wondered, “Where are the barbarians going? Why did they suddenly leave? Are they not going to attack Mt. Zuoyun anymore?”
“Of course they will,” P5092 said.
“Then why did they leave?” Wang Yun asked.
P5092 thought for a moment and said, “Do you all think they might have gone to capture the future commander?”
Wang Yun gasped. “They sent ten thousand soldiers just to capture the future commander? Surely not, right?”
“But I can’t think of any other explanation.” P5092 pondered it for a moment and said, “I’m just curious what the future commander has done to the expeditionary army….”
Only Zero knew what was happening. It had already detected the expeditionary army’s abnormal behavior through the satellites and informed the Wang Consortium about their mobilization.
Under observation of the satellites, the expeditionary army had deployed two of their brigades from Mt. Zuoyun and two more from Mt. Daniu. These four armies were rapidly heading north to encircle Ren Xiaosu’s group.
However, Ren Xiaosu and company were moving much faster than the expeditionary army. At this moment, Ren Xiaosu’s group located another supply convoy in the north and killed them along the way.
This was as good as giving the expeditionary army a hard slap in the face. With so many troops pursuing them, yet another group of their soldiers was robbed? This was simply a disgrace to the expeditionary army.
Moreover, just how arrogant was this enemy?!
At this moment, Wang Run received a call from the command center at Mt. Daniu. The Wang Consortium shared this intel with the 6th Combat Brigade.
When everyone heard this news, they did not know how to react.
Wang Yun was silent for a long time. “… Future Commander is awesome.”
In the evening, Ren Xiaosu, the Great Hoodwinker, and Xun Yeyu found a sheltered place to rest at.
In this wilderness, they could not even light a campfire due to being pursued, and the spring night was still a little cold.
Xun Yeyu was snoring as he lay on a hillside. The fair-skinned chubster had been utterly exhausted over the past two days as his physical fitness was far inferior to Ren Xiaosu and the Great Hoodwinker’s.
But just as he was dozing off, he jolted awake.
Ren Xiaosu gave him a look. “What’s the matter?”
“The four expeditionary army brigades have stopped.” Xun Yeyu hurriedly said, “However, there’s a group of 80 people approaching us quickly. I can sense they’re extremely powerful. It’s the elite barbarians!”
The Great Hoodwinker looked at Ren Xiaosu. “The barbarians might’ve realized that we aren’t a big group. And they probably realized that the mobility of their main forces is terrible, so it will be very difficult for them to catch up to us. So they gathered their elite to pursue us quickly.”
Ren Xiaosu looked into the dark wilderness and said reluctantly, “Then let’s retreat. Both of you, follow me back to Mt. Zuoyun.”
The barbarians had mobilized 80 experts to hunt them down, and it even seemed like they had a way to accurately locate them. This was enough to make Ren Xiaosu understand it was time to stop.
The Great Hoodwinker was also feeling a little reluctant. “We’re leaving just like that?”
“C’mon.” Ren Xiaosu smiled. “I’ve prepared a little gift for them at Mt. Zuoyun.”