Makai Hongi – 35
I led my army and we arrived at the lookout hill.
“I, Rig, have been assigned as your adjutant. It’s an honor to be working with you.”
But Rig was already my adjutant.
I thought about it for a moment and then understood. The adjutants were reassigned every time we were deployed.
Rig was currently living in my village and he often carried out my orders.
And so they had decided that it would be best to assign him to me again.
“Aye, it’s good to have you back.”
I said calmly. But internally I was thinking, ‘damn, that was close. A different adjutant might have been sent to me.’
It was a good thing I had Rig live in the village.
Not only was he well aware of the kind of training my men had undergone, but he was easy to work with.
Setting up the tents, securing the supplies for the camp and ordering the workers.
Even cooking, cleaning and washing laundry. All of this was done by kobolds. We could not go to war without them.
And Rig was very good at his job.
As Commander, it may look like I had a grasp on everything, but there was a lot of behind the scenes work that I had no clue about.
And so I left it all to Rig. However, I was aware that I should at least learn the procedures next time.
Of course, all the other ogres never wondered for a second where their food was coming from every day.
Someone somewhere was preparing it. That’s all they knew or cared about.
“Huh. So this is the battlefield.”
“This is so exciting, brother.”
“…Aren’t you two nervous at all?”
This time, the idiot siblings, Saifo and Beka were with me.
Well, they followed me here.
“Nervous? What does that mean?”
“Is it like, when you’re so excited that you don’t know what to do with yourself?”
A long time ago, I remember someone saying that it was those who didn’t know the horrors of war that died on the battlefield. But I suppose it was no use saying that to them.
Besides, they were a lot stronger than the other ogres.
And since I had fought with them almost every day, they had a decent amount of skill too.
They always had a lot of mana, and when they fought together, they made a good pair and their strengths really shined.
As long as nothing too unpredictable happened, I doubted they would fall behind.
“Don’t get so excited that you end up charging in alone. Also, you must obey my orders.”
“I know. You’re going to lead us, right? I have high expectations for you.”
“Yes. I wonder what kind of strong enemies will come out? Oh, this is going to be so much fun!”
“The enemy will be strong and come in great numbers. You’ll have more than enough to fight. That is, if you don’t cry and run away first.”
In fact, having the idiot siblings here broadened the possibilities in terms of strategy.
There was not much personnel in my army that I could depend on when it came to giving very important roles.
We did have the Reapers, who were considered to be of the higher ranks, but they were still unknown to me in terms of reliability.
Depending on how they worked, I might be able to give them important tasks in the future, but I was still in the early stages of just watching them.
“Painy. How much do you know about the twenty that Ruma selected for me?”
“They were chosen out of the group of those who volunteered. Half of them are experienced and the other half are not.”
“I see. That’s very good.’
He put rookies in there with the veterans so that they could learn.
Next time, they would be experienced and could lead the next group of rookies.
It was a good way of doing things.
“Sir Golan. A meeting will be held today.”
Rig had come to call me. A meeting on the day of our arrival, eh?
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