Chapter 172: Power of Solo Ace (Part one)
After half a day passed, at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a total of 16 veterans including Xu Cheng got off the truck and began entering the jungle.
Wei Yuan wiped mud on his face, while other veterans began using leaves and branches as cover. Some people took a bite of their compressed biscuits and then gestured to ask if Xu Cheng wanted any.
Xu Cheng shook his head.
Wei Yuan looked at him and said, “Xu Cheng, now that you are the captain, how do you want to do them?”
Xu Cheng leaned against the tree, and he didn’t push the captain position around. He said, “One can’t eat hot tofu fast. With Hu Bing’s temper, he probably wants to show off his skills in front of me and would want to break away from formation to solo us. So, we don’t have to be afraid of the rest of their team, and it will give us a bigger chance.”
Wei Yuan: “Xu Cheng, you are still as cunning as ever haha, this guy indeed likes to get all the credit, and he does like to solo to prove how strong he is.”
Xu Cheng: “That’s not wrong either, because only when soloing can the soldier demonstrate his worth as the ace. It would help the team a lot if a soldier could go 1v10 in a team fight.”
Liao Shuhang: “Say, Xu Cheng, after your injury, you aren’t even worse than me now, right?”
Xu Cheng smiled. “Why do you feel that way?”
Liao Shuhang: “In the past, you were even more arrogant than Hu Bing, how come you are so cautious now? It’s not your style at all.”
Xu Cheng just grinned. “In the past, that kind of behavior would only lead to abandoning team for self-glory, and that’s immature. Since we are all a team, we should act like one. Even if I’m the ace, I will only act when necessary and solve the immediate situation as it comes up, but on the grand scheme of things, we should work together. Now, I finally know why the three of us in the past leading a team of veterans still couldn’t achieve a better rank at the competition. I think we didn’t have enough trust in each other, and if we believed in our comrades, then maybe we could have fought for higher scores.”
Wei Yuan: “Tsk tsk, I’m not really used to you being so modest, I still like the arrogant you haha! If you don’t go berserk, the other military regions might think that we are all sick cats.”
Xu Cheng smiled. “Alright, hurry up and replenish your energy. After you are done eating, we will go into the forest.”
– Command HQ, Monitoring Center –
The head instructors and tactical analysts were all gathered here, and there was a simulated terrain projected onto a desk. There was video surveillance of everywhere in the forest, and there were people responsible for monitoring the live-stream to analyze each soldiers’ critical qualities and problem-solving abilities. Then, there were also another batch of analysts that recorded down the mistakes that the soldiers made for them to pay attention and improve on in the future.
“Head Instructor, which side should we look at first?”
The head instructor stroked the beard on his chin and said, “Put up all the footage of the defending side. There’s no point watching the attacking side, just focus on the defending team.”
The technician nodded and immediately switched to the defense side.
In the videos, within half of the day, Hu Bing and the others on the defending side made a lot of traps. They already deployed their soldiers at ambushing positions. They had vision on the high ground, a sniper, fire cover, as well as a trapped route they could use to retreat all planned out ahead of time.
The head instructor looked at the defending team all staying in their locations, unmoving, as if a big war was about to erupt, and he immediately laughed, “Now there’s a bit of a gap between the veterans and rookies. If you don’t believe me, just look at Xu Cheng’s side. They are actually eating and drinking right now, and it’s just the defending side’s rookies’ brains that had been tense the whole time. This won’t work at all. If Xu Cheng’s team chooses to drag this out, then the rookies will for sure collapse if they try to be mentally focused for 24 hours.”