Chapter 529 – Gaining Yan Zhou!
Translated by: Kun
“It’s that one!!” Yue Zhong’s eyes brightened when he saw countless zombies jumping to block all of the attacks with their bodies. He ordered: “Fly there!”
Following his order, the assault helicopter flew towards the L4.
At this time, all of a sudden, a thousand L2s lifted up H1s.
“Pull up! Pull up!” A chill came over Yue Zhong’s heart and he roared. The pilot also frantically pulled the controls, taking the assault helicopter higher.
The next moment, a thousand fireballs came soaring through the air, many of which hit empty air. However, 1 managed to blast the tail of the helicopter, causing a huge hole. The entire helicopter began to plunge.
The assault helicopter was lacking in defense when compared to the main forces of the Eurocopters. If it were one of them, it wouldn’t have been damaged so badly by the H1’s shot. Of course, if it had been the advanced Thunder Fighter, there wouldn’t have been so much of a sweat.
Yue Zhong activated his Bone Encompassing Armor and grabbed the pilot, before leaping out of the helicopter.
The assault helicopter plunged towards the ground, exploding into a huge fireball.
While in mid-air, Yue Zhong activated his Gravity Manipulation, decreasing his weight by half. At the same time, he sent out a sharp bone spike towards the earth.
With a thought, he shot out more spikes one after another, moving towards the fleeing L4. The horde was now densely packed. If Yue Zhong landed in their midst, even he would find it hard to extract himself out of that situation.
Yue Zhong’s speed was extremely quick, even as the zombies tried to grab his spikes, they barely managed to scrape them. In a few breaths, he had managed to chase up to a distance of 50m away from the L4.
A bright flash of fire appeared in Yue Zhong’s right hand, as a Devil Flame Spear formed. He flung it out with force, and the Devil Flame Spear turned into a flash of light as it shot towards the head of the L4, exploding upon impact.
The headless corpse of the L4 crashed towards the ground. Its chest suddenly tore open, and the Z2 hidden within swiftly leaped out.
The moment the Z2 got out from the L4’s body, an S4 pounced over and hugged the Z2 before making a mad dash for the distance.
The S4’s speed was even faster than Type 2 Lightning, reaching almost 30 times the speed of a normal person. It was lightning-quick and had almost no equal.
“Seems like I can’t capture it alive!” Yue Zhong aimed for the head of the Z2 and frowned. He originally wanted to capture it and try to gather the remaining zombies in hopes to eliminate them once and for all.
Yue Zhong waved his hand and a terrifying flaming tornado zipped towards the Z2, incinerating all the zombies in the way.
In front of the Second Order Devil Flame, a huge number of zombies were instantly scorched to a crisp. The Z2 screamed out once, before it was also consumed by the Devil Flame, leaving nothing but ashes behind.
With the death of the Z2, the groups of the zombies began to break apart, dispersing and scattering. The evolved zombies suddenly lacked directions. Some remained still, while the others quickly charged towards the Lang Son 3rd Battalion. The zombies were thrown into a state of chaos.
The 400,000 zombies that had been slowly gathering towards the direction of Heshan also began to disperse in various directions.
From what seemed to be a hopeless situation that turned into a favorable one, the Lang Son 3rd Battalion soldiers had managed to stop the assault of the evolved zombies. They began to launch their counter attacks.
Without a leader to direct them, the tens of thousands of evolved zombies mostly stayed where they were, staring blankly at space. There were some who were trampled by their escaping companions.
When Yue Zhong saw this, he heaved a sigh of relief. He supported the pilot of the helicopter as they slowly landed within the camp of the Lang Son 3rd Battalion.
The pilot looked at Yue Zhong with gratitude and said: “Many thanks to Leader for saving my life! I, Wang He, will never forget this!”
Yue Zhong patted his shoulder and chuckled: “Continue to work hard! Go and rest for now!”
Every single pilot was a valuable asset to Yue Zhong. They were even more precious than gold. There were only 12 of such pilots within his troops.
Compared to normal people, people like Wang He are easier to be trained to operate the Thunder Fighters. The moment Yue Zhong gained those Thunder Fighters, he would possess yet another powerful trump card.
Wang He nodded silently and swore to do his utmost for Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong then went to the front lines. Observing the hordes of zombies being torn and ripped apart by his side’s weapons and soldiers, he knew that the outcome had been decided.
However, Yue Zhong was very clear that after the 2 battles at Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou, his troops had been pushed to their limits. They could not continue to fight horde after horde. The first reason was because of their exhaustion, and the other was because these 2 battles had consumed 60% of his ammunition. Without ammunition, it would be impossible for his troops to contend against a horde of a million zombies. Even if they won, it would be at a terrible cost.
The intense battle continued until the 2nd day.
By then, Hu Yi had led the 1st, 4th and 7th Battalions to provide reinforcements. The battle lasted for an entire week before they finally eradicated the remaining tens of thousands of zombies.
They didn’t use their heavy artillery, and in order to prevent as many casualties as possible and allow more troops to be enhanced, the flow of the battle progressed slowly.
However, since they made use of those tens of thousands of zombies, many of the soldiers had become Enhancers, and they gained decent levels as well. The majority of them reached level 10 or higher. After all, the zombies that had remained behind were at the very least evolved zombies of Level 10 and above.
After both Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou fell into Yue Zhong’s hands, the entire Gui Ning City went into an uproar, as celebrations broke out everywhere. The respect and veneration towards Yue Zhong reached an all-time high.
Yue Zhong began moving batches of survivors over to Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou. In Yan Zhou alone, Yue Zhong had arranged for over 300,000 survivors to settle in. All the slaves and people from the Scum Battalion were deployed at Yan Zhou as well. Many of the survivors were put to work the moment they settled in.
At the same time, with Liu Xiao Cha as a weather forecast, Yue Zhong arranged for various Enhancer teams to begin sweeping the regions around Yan Zhou, Bin Qi City and Gui Ning City for resources and to clear out the remaining zombies.
On top of all that, Yue Zhong went to reorganize his troops again.
The 1st to 8th Battalion in Gui Ning City formed Guang Xi’s 1st Regiment, and its Regiment Commander was Hu Yi. The 9th to the 16th Battalion, of which some were new ones that were recently established, became Guang Xi’s 2nd Regiment with Wei Ning Guo as its Regiment Commander. Other than the 1st and 2nd Regiment, the Lang Son 3rd Battalion that had accumulated great merit in the operation this time were reformed into the Lang Son 3rd Brigade, with a whole group of Chinese soldiers mixed in.
After reorganizing, the troops began their training again. At the same time, companies would be sent out in waves and shifts on top of their training to battle zombies. This was to raise their combat strength.
As for the government, Yue Zhong didn’t forget it as well. He had only been an ordinary university student prior to the apocalypse and did not have any ideas with regards to governance. He chose the previous mayor of Gui Ning City, Shen Ying to handle the government.
Many factions that overthrew the ruling powers would usually retain a few of the original members, one of the reasons was that these factions usually had no capable governing officers. Yue Zhong was the same, however, since he had faced such a situation in Long Hai City before, it was not a huge problem.
Since he had observed for a long while, Yue Zhong discovered that Shen Ying was actually a capable officer. He was usually low-key and strict on his kids. He also had experience in governing. Due to this, Yue Zhong reinstated him as the mayor and the main head of the cabinet, while getting Chen Yao to learn beside him.
At the end of the day, Yue Zhong had many experts that could fight and kill, but he really lacked talents in governance and leadership. Although Chen Yao was a woman, she was equally capable in both brains and brawn and was extremely outstanding. Plus, she had her fair share of leadership in Vietnam and was of the few people that Yue Zhong trusted.
Under his rule, regardless of gender, as long as the person was capable, he would not hesitate to utilize them.
Under his rule, Bin Qi City, Gui Ning City and Yan Zhou began to bustle with life. Survivors in the city began to regain a glow in their faces, and their expressions were once again filled with hope.
Inside one of the largest military factories in Yan Zhou, Yue Zhong was walking around as Xin Jia Rou and Ji Qing Wu followed beside him as they conducted their inspection.
“Are you guys able to manufacture large transport carriers?” After listening to the report of the manager Lei Wang, Yue Zhong immediately asked.
Lei Wang was the chief engineer in one of Yan Zhou’s factories prior to the apocalypse. He had been found in a villa’s basement when Yue Zhong’s army recovered Yan Zhou. When the troops had found him, he was almost starving to death. Even now, he still had a sallow look, as though the wind could topple him at any moment.
When he heard Yue Zhong’s question, Lei Wang did not dare tarry with his answer, immediately replying: “We can’t!! It’s impossible. We lack the technology here. Even before the apocalypse, manufacturing any large carrier would be tough. Even just manufacturing the engine would not be possible.”
Yue Zhong frowned when he heard it.