Postby **Kymvir Raemiz** » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:39 pm

As soon as the scouts report the approach of the swift moving light horse and their archer and infantry supports, Fan Zeng begins giving orders. His orders come sharp and angry, for he had not expected betrayal of this magnitude. He knew who the tatoo'ed bandit was - and he knew who would have dispatched him. Ordering six thousand spearmen to form up, he ordered Rou Jang to take commmand and form a defensive position, Zeng ordered Cao Wushang, Shuang Zhuang and Lang Cong to support him.

He then took the other four thousand spearmen, equipped them with slings and had them form two squares behind Rou Jang's troops, giving Mei Xuan the command of one of the groups. Emperor Yi, terrified by the situation, put his carriage as close to Fan Zeng as he could, and his bodyguard Ma Chao stood resolutely outside of the carriage, a slender spear in his hand.

On a nearby ridge, the two bandit leaders of the horsemen pulled rein, looking down on the formation quickly laid out by Fan Zeng. The angry bandit spit on the ground and glanced at the tattoo'ed one. "Fan Zeng is no fool. Do not take this battle lightly."

The tattoo'ed bandit stared back at him with cold eyes. "He is a fool to oppose our master, and now I am death, come for him. Go down and rid us of that worthless dog who leads their front lines."

With a twist of his lips the angry bandit galloped down the hill on his fine horse and paraded it back and forth before the lines of the enemy. With a sneer, he rose up and pointed at Rou Jang. "I see your mother fell in love with a weasel. Nothing else could explain your face."

For a brief moment, Rou Jang considered charging out to face the powerfully built man, but finally, with a show of contempt, he turned his back on him.(Challege refused, -3 morale Fan Zeng's forces)

As the tattoo'ed bandit watched his lieutenant attempt to lure out Rou Jang, his own support archers caught up to the fast moving cavalry, and began taking position on a slope across from Fan Zeng's army. As it became clear that Jang was not going to fall into the trap laid for him, he turned to the Smelly Bandit in charge of the archers, barking out orders for them to begin firing on the enemy line. As the arrows began to fall, he turned his horse, waved his sword over his head and let out a battle scream, charging down the slope at the head of a thundering line of horsemen. The impact of the horsemen into the lines of Rou Jang's spearman shook the heavens, and corpses and dead horses littered the field,

As both the Smelly Bandit's archers and the Tatto'ed Bandit wreaked havoc on Rou Jang and tried to shatter his effectiveness, a focused barrage of slingstones unloaded by Fan Zeng's soldiers struck the archers on the ridge. The stones were methodical, and deadly, and the Smelly Bandit began panicking when he saw the rate at which his men were falling, skulls and limbs crushed by the well aimed fire guided by Fan Zeng.

While the bandit archers were dying, however, the three different bandits leaders took turns leading thundering charges again and again into the lines of spearmen. As his men fell, suddenly Rou Jang found himself face to face with the rearing hooves of the tattoo'ed bandit, and the man raised his sword to end Rou's life, only to be suddenly swept away by a sudden rush by Mei Xuan's support spearman. Infuriated, the bandit turned to chase Mei Xuan's men, and Rou Jang was able to scramble to safety, rallying his dwindling forces behind him.

As the sun crept towards the horizon and nightfall, the bandits broke off their attack, gathering on the ridge and assessing their forces. Fan Zeng too studied his lines. There was next to nothing left of his main line, and his hope of breaking the enemy support layer had been dashed when he had been forced mid battle to break off concentrating his deadly barrages on the enemy archers, and instead worked to delay the assault of the charging horsemen any way he could. The battle was not looking promising, and the Emperor cowered in his carriage, aware the end may be near soon.

**Tactics or retreat!**

The Bandit Force Melee Layer:

Tatto'ed Bandit has 4908 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force Support Layer:

Smelly Bandit has 916 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort Melee Layer:

Rou Jang has 677 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort Support Layer:

Fan Zeng has 4000 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has 4206 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 4206 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 4206 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has 0 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 916 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has 677 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 0 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has 4000 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

Current Spoils: 4270 Pi Spears, 0 Halberds, 0 Javelins, 1076 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 1250 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 1076 Horses, 0 Chariots, and 0 Seige Engines.

The Bandit Force has 1606 captives right now.

The Emperor's Escort has 595 captives right now.

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has a morale of 105

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has a morale of 100

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has a morale of 67

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has a morale of 57

Tatto'ed Bandit attempts to Rattle Rou Jang, 45 chance of success.

It Fails.

Smelly Bandit attempts to Confuse Rou Jang, 46 chance of success.

It Fails.

Ma Chao victuals Ma Chao, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Emperor Yi of Chu victuals Emperor Yi of Chu, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Bandit Force's supply is 100.

The Emperor's Escort's supply is 100.

Lang Cong attempts to Intimidate the enemy, 15 chance of success.

It Fails.

Grumpy Bandit attempts to Curb the Army, 74 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Bandit Force's Melee morale is 90.

The Bandit Force's Support morale is 85.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee morale is 72.

The Emperor's Escort's Support morale is 72.

Rou Jang attempts an Charge, 16 chance of success.

It Fails.

Shuang Zhuang attempts a Flank, 17 chance of success.

It Fails.

Cao Wusheng attempts to Inspire the Army, 71 chance of success.

It Fails.

Fan Zeng attempts a concentrated Barrage, 90 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Mei Xuan attempts a surprise Piercing attack through the lines, 40 chance of success.

It Fails.

The Bandit Force Melee Layer:

Tatto'ed Bandit suffers 857 casualties, and has 6143 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force Support Layer:

Smelly Bandit suffers 958 casualties, and has 2042 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force captures 612 soldiers.

The Emperor's Escort Melee Layer:

Rou Jang suffers 2123 casualties, and has 3877 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort Support Layer:

Fan Zeng suffers 0 casualties, and has 4000 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort captures 262 soldiers.

Updating Effectiveness based on Ploys

Regenerating Effectiveness using Morale and Charisma.

Tatto'ed Bandit regenerates 35 effectiveness.

Angry Bandit regenerates 32 effectiveness.

Grumpy Bandit regenerates 33 effectiveness.

Smelly Bandit regenerates 28 effectiveness.

Rou Jang regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Cao Wusheng regenerates 12 effectiveness.

Shuang Zhuang regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Lang Cong regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Fan Zeng regenerates 20 effectiveness.

Mei Xuan regenerates 17 effectiveness.

Ma Chao regenerates 5 effectiveness.

Emperor Yi of Chu regenerates 15 effectiveness.

Checking for Captures/Injuries

Updating Armaments

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has 5265 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 5265 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 5265 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has 0 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 2042 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has 3877 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 0 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has 4000 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

Current Spoils: 1715 Pi Spears, 0 Halberds, 0 Javelins, 441 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 575 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 441 Horses, 0 Chariots, and 0 Seige Engines.

Updating Soldiers and Captives

The Bandit Force has 612 captives right now.

The Emperor's Escort has 262 captives right now.

The Bandit Force has won the round!

Updating Morale

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has a morale of 95

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has a morale of 90

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has a morale of 67

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has a morale of 67

Updating Supply

Smelly Bandit attempts to Confuse Rou Jang, 45.08 chance of success.

It Fails.

Mei Xuan attempts to Mislead Tatto'ed Bandit, 25.23 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Ma Chao victuals Ma Chao, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Emperor Yi of Chu victuals Emperor Yi of Chu, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Bandit Force's supply is 100.

The Emperor's Escort's supply is 100.

Lang Cong attempts to Intimidate the enemy, 12.9 chance of success.

It Fails.

The Bandit Force's Melee morale is 95.

The Bandit Force's Support morale is 90.

Tatto'ed Bandit attempts to Awe the enemy, 70.21 chance of success.

It Fails.

Shuang Zhuang attempts to Rally the Army, 86 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee morale is 77.

The Emperor's Escort's Support morale is 67.

Angry Bandit attempts an Charge, 61 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Fan Zeng attempts to Decoy, 27 chance of success.

It Fails.

Grumpy Bandit attempts a Spearwall, 79 chance of success.

It Fails.

Rou Jang attempts an Charge, 13.76 chance of success.

It Fails.

Cao Wusheng attempts to Inspire the Army, 58.22 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Bandit Force Melee Layer:

Tatto'ed Bandit suffers 771 casualties, and has 5372 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force Support Layer:

Smelly Bandit suffers 629 casualties, and has 1413 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force captures 620 soldiers.

The Emperor's Escort Melee Layer:

Rou Jang suffers 1898 casualties, and has 1979 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort Support Layer:

Fan Zeng suffers 0 casualties, and has 4000 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort captures 204 soldiers.

Updating Effectiveness based on Ploys

Regenerating Effectiveness using Morale and Charisma.

Tatto'ed Bandit regenerates 40 effectiveness.

Angry Bandit regenerates 37 effectiveness.

Grumpy Bandit regenerates 38 effectiveness.

Smelly Bandit regenerates 33 effectiveness.

Rou Jang regenerates 21 effectiveness.

Cao Wusheng regenerates 17 effectiveness.

Shuang Zhuang regenerates 21 effectiveness.

Lang Cong regenerates 21 effectiveness.

Fan Zeng regenerates 15 effectiveness.

Mei Xuan regenerates 12 effectiveness.

Ma Chao regenerates 0 effectiveness.

Emperor Yi of Chu regenerates 10 effectiveness.

Checking for Captures/Injuries

Updating Armaments

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has 4604 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 4604 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 4604 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has 0 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 1413 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has 1979 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 0 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has 4000 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

Current Spoils: 3250 Pi Spears, 0 Halberds, 0 Javelins, 837 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 952 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 837 Horses, 0 Chariots, and 0 Seige Engines.

Updating Soldiers and Captives

The Bandit Force has 1232 captives right now.

The Emperor's Escort has 466 captives right now.

The Bandit Force has won the round!

Updating Morale

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has a morale of 100

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has a morale of 95

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has a morale of 72

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has a morale of 62

Updating Supply

Rou Jang attempts a Delay, 12.32 chance of success.

It Fails.

Tatto'ed Bandit attempts to Rattle Rou Jang, 34.65 chance of success.

It Fails.

Smelly Bandit attempts to Confuse Rou Jang, 46 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Mei Xuan attempts to Mislead Tatto'ed Bandit, 24.36 chance of success.

It Fails.

Ma Chao victuals Ma Chao, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Emperor Yi of Chu victuals Emperor Yi of Chu, 100 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

The Bandit Force's supply is 100.

The Emperor's Escort's supply is 100.

Lang Cong attempts to Intimidate the enemy, 11.55 chance of success.

It Fails.

The Bandit Force's Melee morale is 100.

The Bandit Force's Support morale is 95.

Shuang Zhuang attempts to Rally the Army, 78.26 chance of success.

It Fails.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee morale is 72.

The Emperor's Escort's Support morale is 62.

Angry Bandit attempts an Charge, 61 chance of success.

It Fails.

Fan Zeng attempts to Decoy, 21.599999999999998 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Grumpy Bandit attempts a Spearwall, 79 chance of success.

It Succeeds.

Cao Wusheng attempts to Inspire the Army, 48.989999999999995 chance of success.

It Fails.

The Bandit Force Melee Layer:

Tatto'ed Bandit suffers 464 casualties, and has 4908 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force Support Layer:

Smelly Bandit suffers 497 casualties, and has 916 soldiers left.

The Bandit Force captures 374 soldiers.

The Emperor's Escort Melee Layer:

Rou Jang suffers 1302 casualties, and has 677 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort Support Layer:

Fan Zeng suffers 0 casualties, and has 4000 soldiers left.

The Emperor's Escort captures 129 soldiers.

Updating Effectiveness based on Ploys

Regenerating Effectiveness using Morale and Charisma.

Tatto'ed Bandit regenerates 45 effectiveness.

Angry Bandit regenerates 42 effectiveness.

Grumpy Bandit regenerates 43 effectiveness.

Smelly Bandit regenerates 38 effectiveness.

Rou Jang regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Cao Wusheng regenerates 12 effectiveness.

Shuang Zhuang regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Lang Cong regenerates 16 effectiveness.

Fan Zeng regenerates 10 effectiveness.

Mei Xuan regenerates 7 effectiveness.

Ma Chao regenerates -5 effectiveness.

Emperor Yi of Chu regenerates 5 effectiveness.

Checking for Captures/Injuries

Updating Armaments

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has 4206 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 4206 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 4206 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has 0 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 916 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has 677 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Halberds, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 0 Horses, and 0 Chariots right now.

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has 4000 Pi Spears, 0 Javelins, 0 Leather Armor, 0 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 0 Horses, and 0 Seige Engines right now.

Current Spoils: 4270 Pi Spears, 0 Halberds, 0 Javelins, 1076 Leather Armor, 0 Bronze Armor, 1250 Bows, 0 Crossbows, 1076 Horses, 0 Chariots, and 0 Seige Engines.

Updating Soldiers and Captives

The Bandit Force has 1606 captives right now.

The Emperor's Escort has 595 captives right now.

Updating Morale

The Bandit Force's Melee Layer has a morale of 105

The Bandit Force's Support Layer has a morale of 100

The Emperor's Escort's Melee Layer has a morale of 67

The Emperor's Escort's Support Layer has a morale of 57

Updating Supply

The Bandit Force has won the Entire Engagement.

Han Xin, General of Han

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