He was delayed to do so by the rebels in Wu who constantly put him in a state of war. He had to shoe them that his armies where able to stand and fight when check and that he could use, with is allies, great stratagem to conquer cities. He hurt them enough in the past month to be able to raise an army against Chu, but he could'nt do it alone... he send many letters to his allies trying to convince them to attack, but few answers his call, only the most courageous leader of men decide to mobilise troops around Chu to prepared an invasion that everyone believe to be impossible to do. His strategy was theoretically simple, but not as simple to do. He had chosen his General wisely: most of them knew how to perform successful attack on the supply line other where send to distract officers while Ma Dieu and Zhu Lizhi's commander Suo Yang where there to hold the line. The arrival of Tian Rong in the army secured the opportunity he had and he began to march and send missive to his ally to march simultaneously against Chu.
Word of the attack had reached Hin Wu spies and he used that knowledge to march to help the King: the army was massive and never he had seen so many troops on the battlefield. The first few days where hard on casualties and Xiang Yu prove himself to be efficient at breaking Ma and Suo line. They hold long enough to see the supply burned, the victory was so close and at that moment he taught that nothing could possibly save the King of Chu.
The arrival of fresh troops and food supply couldn't be stoped and Baocen Peng arrives with more than 50000 troops to help the King! Ma Dieu didn't expect one of his allies to help the Hegemon King and in front of a melee near 5 time his, no one would had whisper a word against his decision if Dieu had announced a full retreat. The strategy was the same and Ma Dieu and Zhu Lizhi's commander Suo Yang believed they could hold the line at least for few more days. He took advice from Sun Chao and Tian Rong and they also believe that it was possible to burn the remaining supply before the end of the month. The gamble was great, but in the end MA DIEU AND ZHU LIZHI prevailed!!! The sound of The Hegemon King's retreat was a music to is hear and he finally saw the King of Chu fleeing at full haste leaving everything behind exept Guan Huang body!!
Zhao Ren wrote:Tian Rong - Triumphant
In triumph, Tian Rong went to the Duke of Huainan, and once let past the guards, he offered a humble salute and said, "My congratulations, Duke Ma! The dog, Xiang Yu, has proven himself a coward and fled the field. The land of Chu is yours, and the hegemony of the Hegemon King is no more."
Ma Dieu had the same expression of joy and accomplishment when he saw Tian Rong he gave him his word that he will get rid of Xiang Yu reign or end his life before the end of the month, seeing the army retreat was a relief so many men died and so many more where captured. ''The Victory is one we obtain together by doing what we do best on the field of battle. Without your help I don't think I would still be alive today especially with Baocen Peng reinforcement.'' A temporary camp had been made near Chen to prepared the arrival in the capital of Ma Dieu, Zhu Lizhi and his general. We didn't capture the King, but I doubt he will be a treath to anyone now he laugh briefly but sincerely, Tian Rong will you march on my side into the capital and into the palace of Chen? We will celebrate our glorious victory and later on we could prepare the documents and give you the right to rule over Yue!
Agon07 wrote:Lizhi: It's a plesure to finally meet you face to face Duke Ma. And to make your aquaintance...
''The honor is all mine, your troops where most welcome on the field of battle and I certainly couldn't get rid of the King if your Magistrate was not there to help me hold the line! Later we will march together in the Capital of Chen and into the palace for celebrations: I will be glad to have you on my side from there we could discuss more of our plans for the followings months.'' he rub is chin thinking for a brief moment ''Since you are here maybe you will like to talk with one of the prisonner since he helped you in the past: Duke Hin Wu is a captive and fought alonside Xiang Yu''
OOC: maybe we can make the prisonner come to us when everyone who wish to be in the RP said a word
Jin Shi wrote:"General Ma Su of Wei." he announced simply. He would wait and see how things would play out.
''Cousin Ma!'' he says with a smile ''I am glad that you made the journey to celebrate our victory against the Hegemon King: the army of Chu where not indestructible after all!!! Now we need to rebuilt and I will need your help to do so: your advice is important in this matter and I will like you to be at our council that will take place in a few days in the palace of Chen we need to give time to everyone to arrive meanwhile you should stay in Chen I have a lot to talk! You will probably be surprised to hear that we capture the Duke of Liang, but not to hear that the Tyran escaped...''