Chapter 102: Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
“Hu!” Seeing the two IFVs simultaneously cease fire, Yue Zhong relaxed his breath.
The zpt90, 25 mm cannon was mighty. Yue Zhong’s motorcade would have few survivors left if the IFV fully opened fire.
Yue Zhong used sneak attack tactics. Using his evolver strength and items as well as the Art of Fear skill, he was able to seize the two IFVs without firing a shot.
Liu Yan seized the opportunity and brought men to open up the IFVs. He detained all of the unconscious.
There were nine soldiers in each of the IFVs, totaling eighteen men. The soldiers were detained and brought before Yue Zhong.
Second Lieutenant Xu Zhigang saw all of his captured comrades after he became conscious, then he stared at Yue Zhong and asked: “Who are you?”
Yue Zhong stared at him and plainly said: “I’m Yue Zhong! I’m a survivor that was just driven out of Long Hai City base. I am also one of those so called evolvers.”
Xu Zhigang continued to ask: “For what purpose did you capture us?”
Yue Zhong looked at Xu Zhigang and said in a low voice: “I want to know the distribution of Long Hai City’s defenses.”
Xu Zhigang stared at Yue Zhong. He said with emphasis: “You won’t get any intel from my mouth. I can’t sell off my comrades. You should kill me!”
Yue Zhong looked at Xu Zhigang, his eyes were written with the will to die. He unenthusiasticly smiled and said: “You have a backbone, but not everyone is the same as you. Bring him over.”
Two of Yue Zhong’s team members walked over. They carried the bundled Xu Zhigang behind the vehicle, making sure he was tied up nice and tight.
After Xu Zhigang was taken away, another soldier was brought before Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong stared at the soldier. He had a shaved head, dark skin and was extremely young. Yue simply said: “What is your name?”
The young soldier hesitated and said: “I am Wu Guang!”
Yue Zhong coldly said to Wu Guang: “I want to know the distribution of the troops in Long Hai City. If you tell me you can live. Don’t speak, and I will violently kill you. Either way I have twenty captives, one should be willing to talk.”
Just as Yue Zhong anticipated, Wu Guang nodded his head. He excitedly told everything he knew about the troops in Long Hai City: “Yes! I’ll speak!”
When Lei Cheng started he only had two companies totaling two-hundred soldiers. Also over fifty of the soldiers who had gone through strict military training died in battle taking over Qingyuan county. But the survivor base has too many people. Lei Cheng quickly recruited over five hundred people who are in the prime of their lives into his ranks. Right now he has around six hundred troops.
But although the amount of troops increased a lot, Lei Cheng’s combat strength hasn’t increased very much. When attacking Qingyuan county, a large amount of ammunition and shells were used up. Right now Lei Cheng’s ammunition supply isn’t as much as when he recaptured the military base. Moreover, there are only ten IFVs in the whole survivor base. Yue Zhong had already seized two. He had already seized one fifth of their armored vehicle strength.
Yue Zhong stared at Wu Guang and slowly spoke: “Why are you telling me all this information so excitedly?”
Wu Zhong didn’t know whether to laugh or cry: “Lei Cheng and his men rounded up all the beautiful women, and they hide in Long Hai City living a life of debauchery. We are left to do all the dirty work. My brothers are already dissatisfied in their hearts, but who wouldn’t sacrifice their lives to help him in order to get food?
“Furthermore, Lei Cheng doesn’t have any ability. If it wasn’t for his old man, he basically couldn’t have become a battalion commander! Zhang Yizhang, the platoon leader who captured Qingyuan county is the talented person. Only as soon as he captured Qingyuan county, Zhang Yizhang mysteriously died. But this matter made his brother’s hearts all half cold.” Finished speaking, Wu Guang no longer called Lei Cheng a battalion commander, but rather Wu just called him by his name.
The army certainly doesn’t publicize that type of thing. Although there are several high ranking officials with ability, there are also several who used relationships to move up. This is the pattern from ancient times until now.
Yue Zhong stared at Wu Guang and said: “Good! From now on you all are one of us. You will start as outside personnel and work your way up. Liu Yan! From now on you are the armored vehicle platoon leader. Wu Guang and your men will form into the first armored vehicle squad. You will teach Liu Yan’s men to drive and operate the IFV. Wu Guang you are appointed the vice-leader of the first armored vehicle squad, and you will be a preliminary team member.”
The IFV has enormous power, but Yue Zhong doesn’t have any skilled soldiers. He could only let Wu Guang and these men complement his ranks, and impart IFV driving skills. If not, these two vehicles would slip from Yue Zhong’s grasp, and he would have no way to bring into play their formidable combat ability.
Liu Yan’s face showed a pleasant surprise, and he yelled in response: “Yes!”
The armored vehicle squad’s combat ability greatly exceeded an ordinary soldier. Although the armored vehicle unit only had two IFVs, the small armored vehicle squad’s combat ability also greatly exceeded other squads. Liu Yan was naturally in ecstasy being able to command this unit.
Hearing Yue Zhong’s words, Wu Guang slightly relaxed his breath. He and his comrades wouldn’t have to die like this. Several people started to become ruthless in order to live on, and live with a better life after Z-Age. Every day in Long Hai City survivor base, one could see the corpses of suicide victims and those killed by murderers.
Wu Guang hesitated a moment, and then asked Yue Zhong: “Captain Yue! What do you plan on doing with platoon leader Xu?’
Yue Zhong raised an eyebrow and asked: “What do you think?”
Wu Guang gritted his teeth. He raised his head, looked at Yue Zhong, and seriously said: “I wish Captain Yue couldn’t kill the platoon leader. Although he is a little pedantic, he is a pure soldier. He is also a comrade worthy of our trust.”
Yue Zhong carefully looked at Wu Guang. Waiving his hand he said: “Bring over Xu Zhigang.”
Two team members brought Xu Zhigang over from the vehicle.
Yue Zhong looked at Xu Zhigang, and he slightly smiled. He pointed at Wu Guang and re-introduced him to Xu Zhigang: “Xu Zhigang, let me give you an introduction. This is our armored vehicle vice-leader Xu Guang.”
Xu Zhigang’s face suddenly became pale, and he interrogated Wu Guang: “Little Wu, what is this? Don’t tell me in order to live you are betraying the party, betraying the nation? Are you shamelessly joining this bandit? Don’t tell me you feel no shame in front of all these comrades?