Dill Master Yuan Zhong Training report
Drill Master Yuan Zhong of the 3rd conscript battalion progress report to Company Grand Commander Lucos.
And the plan centers on our pikemen being able to march, hold and fight in one long unbroken battleline. Your strange lands are flat and wide enough for this to work. We just need to pray that we never bump into the mud on an open battlefield our formation would start to fray and with it our conscripts sense of safety and moral. I hope that never happens Commander. The moment our pikes cant close ranks is when this rebellion you've put us in goes up in smoke. Neither of us were one to play pretty with words since we met in my old kingdom commander and you have to understand we need more time. Our pikes aren't ready to face those turtled up knights in those suits of full plate yet.
Lucos this is for your eyes only.
I say this in full confidence that nobody, save for you will see this part of my report.
The men that came with us since my homeland, from Zhongyang Shan? They're getting homesick. Its been what? 2 years since we've traveled from port to port landing here and now training these dirt farmers how to fight. We've managed to hold the passes with our best boy's, but times running out. These peasants need to either show us something we can believe in or our men will tuck tail and go home.
We're mercenaries Lucos, not freedom fighters. You promised our men good pay, decent enough food, and plenty of loot. All we've done out here is raid piss poor towns not loyal to us, ambush some merchant caravans to find pay and use our light cavalry for foraging and raiding outside the passes. We're not going to die out there for "freedom" Lucos not even for your families. Alot of us have family back home. We're only holding on because of the pay houses we've set up for our men's families to collect back home. Our supplies are dwindling, even with the farms feeding our forces we still need to pay our veterans.
We need to make a move Lucos, I hope we can do it soon.