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Kingdom / Chapter 524
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:33:13 am »
Ou Hon disobeys orders without a plan and without careful consideration. How will this affect everything that they’ve worked so hard for? I can’t say I’m surprised because Ou Hon has always shown to be contemptuous towards others, especially those he feels are less deserving. An indication of weakness concerning his character. The question is. Has Ou Sen planned for every contingent? Who can say? Possibly. Maybe. The fact remains that Ou hon has defied authority. Maybe it’s a step in the right direction or maybe not. One thing is certain, a promotion to general could be out of the question due to insubordination. This brings me to another point about Ou Hon that I neglected to mention in the previous post. Up until this point, his genius was purely based on the fact that he possessed an unbelievable range of intellectual ability, right? So, have we overestimated him? I hope not. I want him to succeed and show everyone including his father that they were wrong about him.

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 524
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:10:31 am »
Thanks everybody including the Koreans! 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 523
« on: July 02, 2017, 12:11:51 pm »
Ou Sen is at it again. Is he genuinely looking to enlarge his army, or is he after something else? Under his wing, Mou Ten could prove beneficial. Besides the obvious, that he’s become a worthy asset, the other less conspicuous motive could be to gain an association. A link to either influence or simply extract information. Of course, this speculation hinges on the rumor that his aim is to become emperor.

Not fair! Ou Hon is robbed a great opportunity. Would’ve been nice to see him up against Zhao’s spear wielder, Gaku Ei. Typical, we have another mystery on our hands. We don’t get the answer to why Ou Hon is excluded from participating in Akou’s attack. What could it be? To phrase the narrator, Ou Sen has “no great expectation” of his son. What led to this? He looks ready to me. What could be so bad that it overshadows all of his achievements? Maybe it’s a father and son thing. Who can guess with Ou Sen?

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 523
« on: July 02, 2017, 08:39:01 am »
Thanks a lot guys! 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 522
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:13:50 pm »
Wish we had a bird’s-eye view of the entire battlefield. I’d like to see how everyone is getting along. But let’s face facts, Ki Sui is no match for Ou Sen and he has to grapple with Mou Ten too. Dealing with one mastermind is tough enough but I can’t imagine the challenge that two will cause. It’s why I don’t expect him to make any headway. I don’t see any opportunity to turn the situation into an advantageous one. Ki Sui is one-step too many behind Ou Sen’s predetermined calculations, and Mou Ten’s skillful taunting makes matters worse. Times like this I wish Ren Pa were still a functioning member of Zhao. Don’t know if I’m the only one who feels this way, but does anyone else think the battle is lopsided? Qin has literally tipped the scales at every opportunity. I didn’t expect this. I expected to see two great powers with an equal number of struggles. When every move you make is just as important as the ones you don’t take. This tug of war seems unfair. I guess we can blame the whole thing on the king for being inept. 8^)

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 522
« on: June 25, 2017, 08:02:45 am »
Thank you guys! 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 521
« on: June 17, 2017, 04:21:20 pm »
Befitting title for the chapter but that just makes it harder to understand how someone so young gets the upper hand on a veteran. The new blood outwits the old...I guess that's just the way it works. So I wouldn’t be surprised if that last wave of cavalry moving towards Ki Sui is actually the HSU with the archer brothers in tow. It’s totally one sided. They seem outmatched at every turn. What is Ri Boku doing? He would’ve been better off knowing more about Ou Sen than discovering Kan Ki’s weakness. At this rate, it’ll be over soon. And to think that Shou Hei Kun and the others slaved for almost a year planning a solid strategy when all they needed to do was ask Ou Sen (just kidding). I remember when the trio were called in and informed of the plan (Ch.497). Their purpose was very clear. To make appropriate judgement calls on the spot as long as it doesn’t jeopardize the overall plan. It seems that Mou Ten is doing as expected and very well indeed. This allows him to do what he does best without sacrificing the rest of the army. I’m curious to see what Ou Hon will do as well. I have a feeling Ou Sen will use them to their potential to create a bombshell against the veterans. Then maybe, unleash a full attack. 8^)

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 521
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:21:52 am »
What a surprise!
I never even had the chance to see the raw issue lol.
Thx! 8^)

« on: June 16, 2017, 05:16:36 pm »
By no means is this observation a means to belittle, instead it is meant to examine the character carefully. Done so in hope that others will see what I see as the shortcoming of Ri Boku, not the person or prime minister, but the strategist. Since his first appearance at the battle of Bayou, the site where he defeats Ou Ki and almost annihilates Mou Bu something unusual happens that changes the way the game is played on the battlefield. Ri Boku surrenders without hesitation to his sense of compassion. Why? Well, we get an indication as to why based on his side story which plays a big role with the choices he makes. Undoubtedly, the conflicts of his past have reshaped the man, and yet, had he done away with Mou Bu things might have turned out different for Qin during the coalition invasion. Again, during the coalition he demonstrates a similar benevolence towards Shin pleading Duke Hyou not to force his hand. He spares Zhao’s enemy once again and must suffer the consequences created by his own hands. He had the opportunity to eliminate not one but three individuals, two of whom currently threaten the commonwealth of his people and his livelihood. Will this battle be any different?

Ref: Li Mu

Kingdom / Chapter 520
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:37:57 am »
Mou Ten is brilliant. In fact, he’s frightening. He’s using tactics that chip away at Ki Sui’s more important soldiers, his cavalry, and where have we seen this before, making it easier for Ou Sen (or Shin) to plow their way through and sideswipe Ri Boku’s center force crippling Zhao’s main army. I know, it’s a little too early to gauge anything concrete, but I think Ou Sen will use the HSU for this purpose. Striking a deadly blow and bringing the matter to a close quickly. As one of my favorite martial artists once said, “Dragon seeks path…Dragon whips his tail” so yeah, I can see Shin fulfilling this role. Also, I don’t believe that Kaine and Fu Tei ever had the pleasure of meeting Kyou Kai in battle, are they in for a rude awakening. 8^)

Ch.520 Pg.19

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 520
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:13:12 am »
Nice... thanks! 8^)

« on: June 09, 2017, 04:17:57 pm »
Not long ago Ri Boku and his deputies claimed they discovered Kan Ki’s weakness. Unfortunately, they never shared it with the rest of us. Since then everyone has speculated and no one not a single person (to my knowledge) has yet to decipher what it might be. Sadly, I'm not sure I know either, I do know he feeds on intimidation. We also know that Kan Ki’s reputation is nowhere near morally dignified, consider that a fact. He is, of course, renowned as a highly irregular tactician that prefers to entwine a psychological effect with guerrilla warfare, this makes him wicked. Here’s what I’m getting at, maybe we’re looking at it all wrong. What if Ri Boku and his deputies didn’t focus on him specifically but instead noticed the environment where his tactics thrive best. If we look at it this way, it’s a problem because Kan Ki is currently stationed on an open field with no safeguards and after sunset may have to endure the worst possible scenario. I’m pretty sure Zhao’s elite won’t overlook this fact but I hope that Hou Ken who’s notorious for striking after dark won’t seek out anyone but Shin. 8^)

Ch.484 Pg.20&21

Kingdom / Chapter 519
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:05:10 pm »
Described as being riddled with bloodshed the Scarlet Sea Plains sounds eerily synonymous to Armageddon (Megiddo). People still talk about the fierce battle that took place centuries ago on this site between two great forces.

I like how we get a glimpse inside the strategic and tactical mindset of the two commanders, each has the intellect and capacity to outwit the other, it all depends who you're up against but these two can without a doubt be considered the crème de la crème. While most rely on brute strength alone, others prefer to play it by the book, but it all boils down to one thing which of the two commanders will leverage every ounce of their team’s key abilities to beat their opponent. 8^)

It's odd that Mou Ten's unit isn’t accompanied by another unit or army. In fact, his unit clearly represents a weak point to the entire formation perhaps a ruse by Ou Sen to deceive Ri Boku. It also looks as if he’s intentionally cloaking the HSU, that, or just keeping Shin in check. Who knows?

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 519
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:08:41 am »
Thanks and I hope it never ends. 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 518
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:21:55 pm »
Ri Boku isn’t taking any chances, he’s fine-tuning, making some last minute changes to increase his odds of winning. I would too after all that trash talk from that worthless so-called king (and his highly irregular behavior). Anyway, in that one panel Ri Boku conveys to Kou Son Ryuu that Ryouyou’s core force remains nested inside the city. What city? Gyou? Kantan? If Gyou, I doubt the soldiers are any match for Kan Ki. If he means Kantan, I doubt its soldiers would leave it defenseless hence, he said to lure them out. Any other ideas what it could mean?

Sweet…Yo Tan Wa makes the first move. Danai, mania “After knocking on the wall and shaking it slightly” sounds like a good drink. I love this lingo. 8^)

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