After the war, there have been major changes in the Army. Because of the
losses, newcomers were brought in to replenish the units. In my Brigade, I
lost Wayne to the Second Army.
While the Second Army did suffer some losses, Wayne’s transfer is mainly due
to his engagement to Lieutenant General Simon’s daughter. Well, I won’t
begrudge him the transfer to his future father-in-law’s Army.
My Brigade is currently in special training since it was just established a little
while ago. The Brigade is yet to reach operational readiness, so we’re
training intensively to reach that point.
After all, the goal of the Eighth Army is different from the other seven.
Our missions are expected to be behind-enemy-lines sabotage and disruption,
infiltration, and assassination. We’ll also be assigned bandit eliminations when a war
is not going on.
Our equipment is going to be different from the normal armies. The normal
spear is too long for forest fighting, so we are using a shorter one. We
use either one-handed swords or short swords. We also use a smaller bow and
we train for accuracy instead of distance when shooting.
I’ve also incorporated throwing weapons into our armory. The throwing knife
is common, but expensive since it’s not likely to be recovered.
“Shuriken? When did you think of this? So how do you use is?” Soldier
It became quite popular after my demonstration. The blacksmith complained
about it when I put in my order.
“Too many edges! Are you trying to kill me?” Blacksmith
“Can’t you cast the shape? That should work!” Pat
I have no intention of killing off the Army blacksmiths from overwork.