Sabertooth - Chapter 26
Chapter 26: It’s Time to Perform Real Techniques
“Retreat every day! What a volunteer, I think we are all played by McClellan!” Victor said as he threw his hat on the table.
“This General McClellan is our supreme commander anyway. You slandered him for going to military court. And have you heard, the ‘stone wall’ Jackson is also here.”
Victor’s lieutenant Tom didn’t dare to agree with Victor’s duties to his superiors, so he changed the subject and said a name that Victor would be interested in.
“You mean the ‘stone wall’ Jackson who called us ‘Red Leg Devil’? Didn’t he still play hide and seek with General Buck?”
Obviously Victor did not expect that Jackson had already arrived in Richmond. In his memory, Jackson should still be playing hide-and-seek with General Buck.
“It’s him. He is now a legend of the Southern Army. He drove thousands of miles in 48 days, repulsed our Fremont in the west and General Buck in Winchester, and seized a lot of materials and equipment.
Tom told Victor the information he had just received from the officer’s meeting. It should have been Victor himself, but every time he went to doze, he also snore. The unbearable Colonel Edward finally agreed to let Tom replace Victor attended the meeting.
Of course, this is also the reason why Victor is still a company commander despite his repeated military achievements. This guy does not like to participate in these meetings that seem to him to be nutritious.
“So the old snail (Victor’s nickname for General Buck) is finished? Is he too good?”
Victor did not feel the slightest surprise at General Buck’s failure. In fact, in his view, these high-ranking generals of the Northern Army were all scum in terms of tactics and strategies.
“Yeah, it is said that he was scared away most of the time. Although he is waiting for work and has an absolute advantage in equipment. But he said, ‘The number of them is twice of us. How can we beat them?’. Well! I have to say that our General Buck did a good job of mathematics, but he had no courage.”
It can also be seen from Tom’s words that he is also very dissatisfied with General Buck’s performance, otherwise his character rarely utters such words.
Of course, this is due to the recent defeat.
Although in the Seven Pines battle, Victor successfully repulsed the offensive from the Southern Army, but there is a conscious senior commander such as McClellan. All ended with the defeat of the EFF.
With the absolute weapons and strength advantages, this old man retreat and asked for help. He even like a woman who has suffered persecution, generates electricity like the federal army minister:
“Because my ministry was too weak, this battle was defeated. The government need not be able to hold me accountable for the outcome of the battle.
… I saw so many companions killed and wounded, it making me feel that the government did not support this army.
…If I save my army now, I will tell you frankly that I will not thank you, nor anyone in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice your army.”
Under the leadership of such a general, it is not surprising that the EFF even lost the battle. The EFF withdrew all the way until it was near the Gaines Mill. The army was reorganized and the line of defense was re-established.
The Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment, where Victor is located, was dispatched to defend Lapahannock Railway Station, which was prepared to use this as a retreat.
Victor and others, who had just entered the position, had just built a line of defense, smoked a cigarette, and prepared a cigarette afterwards, because they were happy like a fairy.
When he just put the cigarette in his mouth and was about to take out a match to light a cigarette, a bullet flew in front of him. The smoke was cut shortly, but it was actually ignited.
“Enemies! Find cover!”
Victor shouted the warning while copying the rifle and adjutant around him. After throwing the adjutant into the ditch, he raised his rifle and began to find the enemy’s position according to the gunshot.
This time the Southern Army attacked them differently than in the past. They were well-trained and fearless to death. Knowing how to avoid the biggest casualties during the charge, they are the pride of the Southern Army, the legendary general ‘Stone Wall’ Jackson’s men.
But this time, they met their opponents, their old acquaintances, and even their commander ‘Stone Wall’ Jackson’s ‘Red Leg Devil’ Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment.
At this time, the reputation of the Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment also spread throughout the Southern Army. In their rumors, the Brooklyn Militia Regiment is a ‘courageous and tough villain group’.
Among them was an invincible ‘demon’, who was able to break the rifle with his bare hands and raise the cannon. Most importantly, it was said that someone had shot him with a rifle, but only his clothes were damaged, but his body was unscathed. (The recovery speed was too fast, so they can’t see it, and was mistaken for the invulnerability.)
But when they faced the Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment, they found out that the ‘vicious and tough villains’ were all fake.
These boys from New York State are all handsome guys and are ‘tidy and beautiful young people’. But the fighting power burst out by these young people is in line with the name of ‘a brave and tough villain’.
Under the influence of Victor, the fighting style of the entire Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment tended to be rough, and they were not timid in the face of the enemy’s charge.
They put the body down in the bunker, pass guns and ammunition to each other, and work hard to shoot wildly, in order to cause the greatest damage to the enemy before they rush into the position.
After the enemy rushed into the position, they did not have the slightest timidity in the face of the white-blade battle. They carried the bayonet rifle and entangled the attacking southern army.
The most conspicuous among them is still Victor Creed, a man nicknamed ‘Sabertooth Tiger’. His tall figure is like the king of the herd among this group of young people.
He wore a scarlet flat-top hat, golden bangs under a pair of wild and murderous eyes, the same golden beard was stained with the blood of the enemy, but his slightly thin face was wearing random and cold smile.
The gray military uniform on the upper body was already stained with blood into a strange dark red color, but most of it was the blood of the enemy.
The original ordinary rifle came to his hand as if he had life, he can easily block the attack from every direction, and take the other party’s life by the way.
As for why he don’t need a command knife, it’s because this guy has cut the command knife for a long time or even cut it off, and the scene of his knife slashing is too bloody: the command knife after the knife is cut into the enemy’s body and stuck in the bone. Here, this guy just kicked over, then pulled it out, and even came out with a bunch of beep.
In the end, he became the only officer with only a gun and no saber. There were still some ceremonial knives to participate in various activities, but the thing was not sharpened and could not be used to cut people.
However, for Victor, what kind of weapon will affect the efficiency of his killing, he can easily kill these southern soldiers, who are ordinary people, with his bare hands.
But not everyone can kill by ignoring the bullets like him. Most of the youngsters of the Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment still need to use fortification bunkers.
The original railway station building was reinforced by the soldiers of the Brooklyn 14th Regiment and turned into semi-permanent fortifications, and the open space outside the station was filled with trenches and wooden fences.
Guys with good marksmanship occupy the commanding heights above the station, and they shoot down at the attacking Southern Army. Those tall and good at melee are arranged in outer positions, ready to connect with the enemy short soldiers.
The Brooklyn shooters hidden in the mottled bunkers killed the attacking Southern Army soldiers as accurately as turkey hunting, and earned themselves the names of ‘mottled hunters’ and ‘Brooklyn hunters’.
After both the shooting and melee combat were defeated by the Brooklyn 14th Militia Regiment, facing the precise shooter hidden in the bunker, the ‘Stone Wall’ Jackson decided to take out his killer weapon: the infantry artillery.
He was going to use these small-caliber infantry artillery to shoot the enemy’s fortifications in order to solve the damn ‘Brooklyn Hunters’. Their precise and deadly marksmanship caused half of his men’s damage on the way to charge.
The remaining half rushed to the opponent’s position and was slaughtered by the damn big captain with his men.
Since no one can solve the problem, then I will use the gun to kill you. His thoughts are very good, but he neglected a man named Sabertooth Tiger.
The moment when the attacking Southern Army soldiers dragged the infantry artillery to the position, Victor had already guessed the opponent’s plan, and he must not let the opponent succeed.
The building of this train station is not a permanent fortification constructed of concrete reinforced earth in the future, although the other party’s small gun is not the legendary Armstrong cannon.
So in the face of the enemy’s upcoming shelling, Victor had to start his personal performance again.
“It’s time to show real technology!”
After Victor said such a word that the adjutant was puzzled, he rushed out of the trench against the firepower of the Southern Army, and he knocked out and prepared to stop his adjutant Tom.
“Take care of him, and if I die, let him take over my command!”
After throwing the lieutenant to a soldier, who was about to keep up, Victor, who left such a sentence, began to rush towards the artillery position of the Southern Army in a manner and speed beyond ordinary people.
“Oh my god! What kind of monster is that? Aim the machine gun at him! Kill him!”
Faced with the use of hands and feet, Victor, who was still able to charge quickly with a machine gun and a volley, he jumped back and forth from the wall to avoid bullets from time to time, Jackson once thought he was a ghost.