If only just to win Huangzhou city, Lu Bu would have done a siege from the get go.

“Um!” Gao Shun nodded. This person does not like to speak. His gesture meant, that when Gao Shun blocked the route to Huangzhou city, he did not meet with Huang Zhong and Huang She. Only army deserters were arrested by Gao Shun.

No Huang She, Lu Bu’s army leverage is gone. Moreover, with this battle, they have offended Jiangxia thoroughly. No, we should say that they have offended the entire Jing Province. With Jiangxia attacked, Jing Province will definitely send out troops and it will be very difficult to reach Xinye unharmed.

“Gao Shun, you go. Choose one division to be stationed in Huangzhou city!” Lu Bu waved his hand to send Gao Shun away. Now, he must think on how to knot relations with Liu Biao of Jing Province as well as Sun Ce.

Just as he prepared to remove his armor, suddenly the sound of a battle drum thundered.

“Who beats the drum? What is going on?!” Lu Bu’s vision turned fierce again. This is the battle drum thundering and their signal meant to attack.

“REPORT!!! Milord, report. Outside Huangzhou city, Jiangxia naval units are attacking!!!” A messenger hurriedly run in into tent and said it toward Lu Bu while panting.

“Jiangxia’s naval units?!” Lu Bu was really confused. He had decimated Jiangxia’s army. Although Jiangxia’s naval units are strong, without coordination with the army; they cannot do anything to Lu Bu’s army. However at the same time, Lu Bu’s army cannot do anything to naval units as well.

“Come with me, toward the city wall!!!” Lu Bu directly went toward the city wall. A few days ago, the one who was standing there is Jiangxia’s army’s expelled master, master Huang She. Now, it turned into Lu Bu’s HQ.

Gao Shun, Zhang Liao, Zang Ba and co also followed. Chen Gong also followed.

“Is it really Jiangxia’s naval units?!” Asked Lu Bu.

“Yes, Milord!!!” Chen Gong responded. In Huangzhou city’s canal, there is only Jiangxia’s navy. All of Lu Bu’s army are landlubbers; they cannot swim, so this navy unit is not theirs. These large ships definitely belonged to Jiangxia’s navy. Their ship can be considered the “Red-Hare” of waters due to their speed and strength.

“No more infantry!? They want to attack a city with their naval units? Keep dreaming!!!” Zang Ba said it with disdainful tone.

Although Huangzhou city is situated near the river, the river is quite far from the giant crossbow and arrow shooting range. Also Huangzhou city is not like Xiapi which is surrounded by two rivers. It is not feasible for naval units to attack Huangzhou city, let alone now that the city has been occupied by Lu Bu’s army; it is simply unbreakable.

As if responding to Zang Ba, Jiangxia’s naval units unexpectedly anchored near Huangzhou city. The landing board has been deployed from the large ship and Jiangxia’s naval soldiers are flushing out one by one from the large ships and the “Red-Hare” ship.

“Are they insane?!” Chen Deng once governed Guangling commandery with his father Chen Gui, so Chen Deng knew a little about naval units. He even clashed with Jiangdong and Jing Province once. The reason why Jiangxia naval units are invincible on water, it is because they are experts in naval warfare. However once they are ashore, their fighting skills might be lower than infantry.

Moreover, naval soldiers all wear light armor. So they can stay afloat after they fall into the water. On water battles, they use long-range weapons so this is not too much of a bother. When they are ashore and act as an infantry; they are useless.

The drum beat, signaling that Jiangxia’s navy is going to attack the city.

5000 naval units attacking a city that is guarded by more than 20,000 troops? Are they joking? Isn’t this asking for death?

“HUMPH, since they dare to attack, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT RETREATING!!!!” Lu Bu’s original plan is to capture Huang She for leverage against Huang Zu of Jiangxia. After all Huang She is Huang Zu’s son. He can tell Huang Zu that Lu Bu’s army did not have any malicious intent when they wanted to pass Jiangxia. They can give Intel asking for him to be in full alert. Stating that Sun Ce of Jiangdong had made his move, so Huang Zu can prepare himself. But Huang She himself now is missing, no one knows whether he had escaped back to Jiangxia or is dead. With Huang She is missing, the friction between Jiangxia and Lu Bu’s army is irreconcilable.

Since they have offended Jiangxia, what is wrong with offending completely?

“Milord, Zhang Liao requests to join the battle!!!” Zhang Liao quickly held his fist. Although, he just ate Jiangxia’s army, the first rank in merit was also shared with Zang Ba. Although Zhang Liao is not an envious of the person, his life principle is to surpass the others. So Jiangxia’s naval units are God-sent merit to him.

“Milord, Zang Ba also request to join the battle!!!” If those 5000 naval units stay in the water, Zang Ba would leave them alone. These ducklings actually came ashore now. This is a slaughter fest, who wouldn’t want this easy merit?

“Xuangao, your newly formed Mt. Tai Army division is currently comprised of recently surrendered soldier, they are tired and have morale. How can you want to battle with them?!” Zhang Liao said to remind Zang Ba.

“Wenyuan, your Bing Province Heavy Cavalry is not suitable to do battle here either!”

“Xuangao, you also had your first rank in merit, give me this one!!!”

“Wenyuan, I want to train my boys!!!” Nobody wants to give up this easy merit.

Two of Lu Bu’s eight generals disputed over who is going to fight. Gao Shun on the other hand just stayed quiet because he has completed his own duty.

“Ahem, ahem!!!” Nearby Chen Deng walked out to interrupt their bickering “Please, generals, both of you, please cease your fighting. This time, please let Deng to join the battle!”

“YOU? HOW CAN YOU FIGHT?!” Both Zhang Liao and Zang Ba shouted in one voice “You are not a general, how can you want to join the fray?!”

“Yeah!!! With your physique, I doubt you can even kill a chicken!!!”

Being insulted as not a general and being considered as very weak that he cannot kill a chicken, made Chen Deng’s complexion very bad. How can he, Chen Deng, who is not a general, be called so weak that he cannot kill chicken with his bare hand?

Right now, he is no longer that weak scholar like before, he also undergone a rigid training regime that Lu Bu has taught him.

But Chen Deng can be said that he is not only a military commander, but he is also a Confucian scholar.

“Okay then, how about this? Each of us dispatches 1000 troops, whoever can clean out those 5000 troops first, is the winner!!!” Heh, 5000 naval soldiers on the land fighting us? There will be nothing left of them, and our merit will definitely go up in Lu Bu’s army.

“Go, go, go!!!!”

One general dispatches 1000 troops. So the total is 3000 troops versus 5000 troops. On the surface, it is Lu Bu army’s loss. In reality however, they only needed 1000 infantry to crush 5000 naval soldiers.

Those three people rushed down from city wall to build up their divisions. They are afraid they will be too late to obtain that merits.

“Report, General. Bing Province Heavy Cavalry all ready!!!”

“General, Mt. Tai Army all present and ready to dispatch!!!”

“Eldest son Deng, our Guangling Army is also ready to be dispatched any time!!!”

“Excellent!!!” Under Huangzhou city wall, three generals ordered in one voice “All divisions, prepare to march out of town. Meet the enemy head-on!!!”

“Kakakakakaka!!!” Huangzhou’s drawbridge slowly lowered and 3000 troops slowly flushed out from city wall.

Banners with letters Zhang, Zang and Chen are fluttering with the wind in an imposing manner.

“Xuangao, this time, the merit is mine!!!!” Said Zhang Liao who quickly brandished his dao halberd.

“Humph, Wenyuan, do not be so sure!!! Regarding cavalry, I must study under you, but regarding infantry, you are the one who must study under me!!!” Zang Ba also taunted back to Zhang Liao.

“I said do not fight anymore. This is Deng’s first merit in this Lu Bu army!!!” Chen Deng also refused to admit being inferior to them. Who would have thought that Zang Ba and Zhang Liao simultaneously turned their head and shouted “SILENCE, YOU MALE BITCH!!!!” This is Liu Mang’s nickname for Chen Deng.

“FUCH YOU ALL!!!” Chen Deng also tried to emulate Liu Mang’s favorite phrase.

TL: Chen Deng tried to emulate Liu Mang’s foul words. Liu Mang words is for “FUCK” is “” pronounced as wo cao, while Chen Deng’s words is “” pronounced as wo ci ao, so I said it as FUCH

“Okay then, we have a contest now. The wager is one month salary, how is that?!!” Chen Deng already irritated by these two scumbags to the point that Chen Deng almost forgot whose generals they are and who the master that he is serving now is.

“Hohoho, I thought you dislike to spend money, eh? Is not that right, male bitch?!”

“How was that? Do generals dare to bet?!” Chen Deng kept provoking both Zang Ba and Zhang Liao.

“Dare!!! Why should we not dare? You are the one who will give money for us to drink!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!” Zang Ba and Zhang Liao have responded.

“Then let’s go!!!” Those three people’s spirit is really high. Zang Ba wanted to get the merit, in order to fill his shame caused by feigning defeat yesterday, Zhang Liao want to be the first rank in merit, and Chen Deng wanted to prove himself that he can be counted as a replacement for Lu Bu’s great eight generals. So they are competing fiercely.

On the tower city gate, Lu Bu did not know that these three people have made gamble. When those three people about to depart, Lu Bu suddenly asked “What about Hanyang?!”

“Eh, Hanyang?!” Chen Gong also stunned. Since entering Huangzhou city, Chen Gong has been very busy, so he did not pay any attention to Liu Mang’s whereabouts.

“Hanyang, is blocking the other road!!!” Gao Shun said it in a brief and straight manner.

“The other road?!” Lu Bu stunned also. His gaze are fixated on those three whose spirit is very high, but suddenly he thought that these three generals of his will suffer disappointment because of Liu Mang.

“HAAAAHHHHH!!!!” Chen Deng has raised his spirit. After he had broken through Xiapi to join with Lu Bu’s army, Chen Deng had not been in the battlefield. During battle of Mr. Bagong, his unit was on standby, protecting Lu Bu’s family.

Now, this feeling made Chen Deng really excited. He is a Confucian scholar, so he excels in scheming. But that cannot suppress his bloodthirst.

Chen Deng held his spear with high-spirits and exclaimed “Hey, old buddy. For all these times you’ve stayed sheathed I have not let you drink blood. Today, you will drink blood to your heart’s content!!!”

“Xuangao, that male bitch wants to snatch my Zhang Wenyuan’s first rank in merit. That male bitch can try as he can!!!” Zhang Liao is Lu Bu’s army elite Bing Province Heavy Cavalry vice commander-in-chief. Although that position is very enviable, the position as vice commander-in-chief actually did not have any power at all.

Zhang Liao cannot command Bing Province Heavy Cavalry at his will. Bing Province Heavy Cavalry are wolves, and what wolves follow is their alpha, which is Lu Bu. So unless Zhang Liao can defeat Lu Bu with his wushu skill. Command will never go away from Lu Bu.

Now, he got a very rare opportunity to obtain merit, to create his own division. How can Zhang Liao let go of this opportunity?

“Two days ago, I bumped into a fly, truly hateful. Today, your grandpa Xuangao will use your blood to wash my smeared record!!! Two months of salary, can buy me a nice wine to drink!!!” Zang Ba licked the corner of his mouth. His wushu skill is higher than Zhang Liao, naturally he had a lot confidence.

Looking those naval soldiers approaching closer and closer. Those three grasped their weapon and exclaimed “All soldiers listen up! Rush with me to…..”

They had not spoken the word “kill”, when suddenly those three people were stunned with that scenery.

Jiangxia’s army naval soldiers suddenly opened their square formation. From inside the formation, appeared some people from it. Some of them with happy expression and the other with a hateful expression.

Liu Mang!!

Lu Bu’s command is to block Huang Zhong and Huang She, how can he appear in the middle of these naval soldiers?

Has Liu Mang been taken hostage by Jiangxia’s navy soldiers? With Liu Mang’s life at threat, Lu Bu’s army did not dare to act rashly. Chapter 104 – Reusing of Surrendered Generals

Translated by Bloodfalcon, Edited by Krayto

“Like this, is our bet still valid?!” Zang Ba swallowed his saliva while looking at Liu Mang and Jiangxia navy

This kind of appearance, when in the world had Liu Mang been taken hostage? He walked in the style of a leader with 3 valiant generals side by side with him. Zang Ba do not know those two young generals but he definitely recognized that veteran. That veteran is Huang Zhong, Huang Hansheng, the one who almost killed him with his ballista arrow.

TL: Huang Zhong courtesy name is Hansheng

“It is still valid! Because you are the one who assault first, I, Zhang Liao lose one month of salary to you, Xuangao!!!” Zhang Liao said it distressfully. Zhang Liao is also a family man like Lu Bu. Every month, his salary is exhausted for his family expenses and support for his family. If he lost one month salary, Zhang Liao will have nothing to eat.

However, Zang Ba quickly cancelled their bet.

“Your Highness Prince of Shu, welcome back!!!” Chen Deng quickly welcomed Liu Mang by holding his fist respectfully.

“Where is my Honorable Father-in-Law?!” Asked Liu Mang while feeling really strange. Today’s treatment is really nice. Everyone goes out to welcome him unexpectedly. Besides Gao Shun who stayed inside, it can be said all of Lu Bu’s generals present and accounted for.

“Milord is on city gate’s tower!” Said Chen Deng while pointing toward golden silhouette who is currently standing in Huangzhou city’s tower.

“Old General Huang, your words please!” Liu Mang said toward Huang Zhong.

“Yes!” Huang Zhong nodded and walked in front of Jiangxia navy. He pulled his shirt from his battle dress to put it behind his knees and knelt down, his voice is very clear and smooth “Jiangxia’s defeated general, Huang Zhong, Huang Hansheng with…”

“Gan Ning, Gan Xingba!”

“Su Fei, Su Zimo!”

Both generals also knelt down.

“Along with Jiangxia navy forces. Pays respect to General Who Pacifies the East, Marquis of Wen Lu Bu. General Lu Bu with finesse in skill and martial arts, sweeps away all obstacles, and truly has shown us your magnificence in battle. We, defeated generals, are willing to mend our way. With Jiangxia’s naval forces, we wish to serve under Lord Lu. We beg to surrender!”

“We beg to surrender!!!”

“Milord, this?!” Chen Gong did not see the scene like Zang Ba and co, but he saw that the golden-armored Liu Mang had done something impossible.

That boy, Liu Mang, had made Huang Zhong surrender and unexpectedly, Huang Zhong also brought 5000 naval units and 2 military officers along with him.

“Hm, open the city gate, let them come in!!!” Lu Bu exclaimed loudly. He as master of his own army, naturally will receive Liu Mang back into his own army. Moreover these Jiangxia’s naval units already disarmed their weapons, so Lu Bu knew that Liu Mang would not be harmed in any way.

In addition to the veteran general who is standing beside Liu Mang, Lu Bu knows that this time Liu Mang had an extremely big harvest. Who can predict that this boy acquired 5000 Jiangxia naval soldiers, in addition to that, he also got 2 navy officers in one package.

Lu Bu’s army currently comprised of infantries and cavalries. All of them are landlubbers, none is familiar with naval warfare. With these 5000 naval soldiers, Lu Bu will be even more powerful because now he had an army that can fight in both land and water. Normally, one should be very happy with this, but Lu Bu frowned because this boy did not notify him earlier, making all of Lu Bu’s army think that Jiangxia’s naval units are going on the offensive almost turning into a war.

In fact, what Lu Bu really wanted is for Liu Mang to go back as soon as possible. But the Urban Army refused to come back, because they still had their task which is blocking Huang She’s retreat route. By doing that, Liu Mang single-handedly acquired Jiangxia’s naval units, he ordered them to anchor their warship and sped away toward Huangzhou city.

Although these 5000 naval soldiers have surrendered, Lu Bu’s army will not take those surrendered soldiers lightly. So he prepared a big tent outside Huangzhou city for them. Not long after that, the Urban Army also returned back.

Inside Huangzhou city’s administration office, Liu Mang led Huang Zhong, Gan Ning and Su Fei inside to wait for Lu Bu’s arrival.

Are you wondering how Liu Mang can get Huang Zhong, Gan Ning and Su Fei in one package? This merit should be shared with our Mr. Huang She.

At that time, the Urban Army met with Huang Zhong and Huang She’s bodyguard squadron. In order to obtain news about his son, Huang Zhong was prepared to protect Huang She at the cost of his life. So he made Huang She and his bodyguards go on ahead, while Huang Zhong protect their rear.

Huang Zhong hadn’t seen any formations like the Urban Army. Its Formation consisted of a Phalanx Formation on the middle guarded by 100 cavalries. And because of this formation, suddenly those bodyguard’s squadron suffered an extremely big loss, one by one they fell to this formations. With this loss it would be difficult for Huang Zhong to help Huang She escape.

Liu Mang quickly caught up with the cavalry squadron with his bodyguards. All that remained were a few from the 200 cavalry troops who were against Liu Mang’s 100 heavy cavalry troops.

Huang Zhong quickly wield his long bow in order to create a chance for Huang She to breakthrough. In this case, Huang Zhong intended to capture the leader of this Phalanx Formation first. So Huang Zhong hastily aimed at Liu Mang’s warhorse, as he knew that Liu Mang’s armor was made from same material as Lu Bu, shooting the warhorse will definitely make Liu Mang stumble and can be used as a hostage. When he wanted to shoot, suddenly there was an arrow shooting at Huang Zhong from Liu Mang’s back.

Her life and her dance had been fused together.

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