|Battle of Kankoku Pass|
TOTAL: between 250,000 and 300,000
Planning a counter-strategyEdit
When word reached the Royal Court of Qin that all the other six states had begun invading their State of Qin, all but Shou Hei Kun, Shou Bun Kun, Ryo Fui, and Ei Sei were paralyzed from shock. After Ei Sei raised morale they started to hold battle simulations non-stop to find a viable counter-strategy. After they collapsed from mental exhaustion, Shou Hei Kun informs Ryo Fui they came up with a strategy that made them win 20 out of a 100 times. Considering the situation, Ryo Fui found these odds to be reasonable. One of the strategies was to entice Qi to withdraw from the Coalition, creating unrest in the coalition army.
Kankoku Pass is considered the most impenetrable pass in all of China. It is thanks to this wall along with the mountain range surrounding it, that Kanyou can be seen as one of the hardest cities to conquer. It is a gigantic wall protecting one of two passages leading to Kanyou, the royal capital of Qin. It's a counterpart to the south is Bu Pass. Ladders and siege towers are deemed ineffective due to their height and so far it has never been breached by any enemy. The mountainous surrounding terrain also makes it harder to flank. This made it the ideal location to oppose the Coalition Army.
For this battle, Qin gathered all their generals worth mentioning; Moubu, Mougou, Duke Hyou, Tou, Ou Sen, Kan Ki, and Chou Tou. Around 250,000 to 300,000 troops were gathered to counter the Coalition Army of 540,000 troops.
The armies were posted against each other as such:
Farther right side: Duke Hyou† Vs Zhao Army
Duke Hyou and his army initiates the battle along with Shin and the Hi Shin Unit and rushed the Zhao army head-on. Wei Commander in Chief brought out specially designed siege towers to attack Kankoku Pass. The first tower was raised at General Chou Tou's location and successfully reached its mark. Kan Ki burned down the second siege tower when they attempted to reach the location he was in charge of. General Chou Tou successfully pushed backed Wei soldiers to their Siege tower. Shin's ability as an instinctual General is awakened. Along with the Hi Shin Unit, Shin saved Duke Hyou's Army and counterattacked against Zhao leading 10,000 soldiers. Shin slew General Man Goku in battle promising him as a soldier he will never commit or allow an incident such as Chouhei to happen again. Rin Bou, Tou's second vassal, when attempting to kill Rin Bu Kun, was sniped from distance by Haku Rei. Tou slew Chu General Rin Bu Kun.
The remnants of the 1st Chu Army fought with no assistance from the 2nd Army. They proceed to attack the Qin Army with no tactics. On the Zhao Battlefield, Duke Hyou remained at his HQ observing the small scale clashes. The Yan Army continued their assault on Ou Sen's fortress, with no signs of it breaking. With the withdrawal of the Wei's siege tower, Kankoku Pass itself has turned into a standard siege battle. Later, Karin ordered the HQ to pass the message as follows: "If all troops fight conservatively, Kankoku Pass should fall in ten days' time!"