A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 46
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 46 - A response to the guns and an explanation about its evolution
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
There was a heavy atmosphere in the living room.
“Hmm, well, looks like young master Smith feels a little threatened.”
“Hmm, that’s right.”
“So what was it?…….
The assumption is that the idiot who developed this is not a central figure of that country, isn’t it.”
Alice gave a wry smile.
“An idiot he is. He doesn’t seem to be doing things to benefit the community that he belongs to.
Besides, the strategy I mentioned is the most effective strategy but only for 1 use.
Instead of just doing commerce, there is a much easier way to sell.”
Alice seemed like she didn’t understand.
“If someone has that kind of a weapon, they will first try to check if the opposition has a weapon that can counter it right?
In fact, he released the weapon to the opposing country before a war could take place and that’s how it came tome.”
“That’s certainly true.”
“Even if our response method is not perfect, they still cannot destroy us.
That’s why this idiot is neither a central figure in the country neither does he have strong political connections.
“Hmm, that’s true.”
“Moreover, there is a simple counter method in case of a war.”
“There is ?!”
Smith was shocked.
“Yes, and it’s simple.
It’s to expend the bullets.
“………..Ehhh………is that all?”
Smith looked disappointed.
“Yes. It may not be exciting but it’s the simplest method.
- Let the enemy rifle troops come deep into the kingdom to attack.
- Let them use up their stock of bullets.
- Completely destroy the following troops that come with replacement ammunition.
With this, they cannot beat us.”
“Hmm, it’s simple.”
“Yes. It’s a basic tactic. However, it’s a tough decision for the commander of the country or the army.
…………..I cannot think of anything other than this at the moment.”
“Eh? Why is it a tough decision?”
“In order to destroy the frontline, we allow the army deep inside the kingdom…..
In other words, several villages and towns will be sacrificed in or to achieve that right?
That is what the person will be suggesting.”
Smith was depressed once again.
“Moreover, the soldiers will be attacking the backup enemy troops that possess rifles.
The commander of the army is basically asking those soldiers to die.
Moreover……..only elite troops can carry out such an attack.
Since they have to be deployed such that the opposing troops don’t notice……”
Grandpa Elvis and Fredrick nod.
“Well, there are more ways to ensure that you don’t lose during the first fight.
But the more you can destroy the rear troops, the better your chances are.
“Is that so?”
“The bullets for the rifle………they factory manufactured.
No matter how many you are capable of mass manufacturing, there is a limit.
As long as manufacturing cannot catch up to the usage, you will be nearing the end of the war.”
“Hmm, I see.”
“Yes. That’s why, for the time being, this country will not be destroyed.”
“For the time being?”
Alice asked anxiously.
“Yes. For the time being………maybe several years or several decades.”
Alice was relieved.
“There’s more !?”
Alice was staring at him.
No………even if you stare at me……..Takeo was thinking.
“If this idiot has the same knowledge as me then he knows the evolution of this weapon.
That’s is terrifying.”
“Is it that bad?”
Grandpa Elvis asked.
“………Do you remember the great war from my world that I told you about? Yesterday while explaining the details of the trench coat?”
Takeo asked with the rifle in hand.
“Ah……..an impossibly huge number….and in a short duration……”
Alice said sadly.
“Let me tell you about the evolution of this gun.
What is the drawback of this gun other than the fact that it needs replenishment?”
“……….The firing intervals……don’t tell me……”
“Yes. Continuous firing is possible.
100 years after the development of this gun, a weapon that can shoot 20 bullets each second was developed.”
“Takeo…….was it developed that fast?”
“It took 100 years though?”
“Hmm………so, what happens?”
“Finally, the only way to destroy this weapon is to go close and break it but if you are seen then you will be shot at.
Wondering how to solve that problem, a method of digging tunnels to go close was developed.”
“Is that so.”
“The sanitation in those holes, especially the ones on flatlands is the worst.
When it rains, water fills up and doesn’t wash away. Rats and pests are everywhere…….”
“I see. That’s why that trench coat.”
“Yes. If you fasten the belt at your waist and cuffs then you can prevent harmful pests from bothering you along with the cold.
“……….The more I hear about it the worse the war in your world sounds.”
“Since it was such a war, people wondered whether there was an easier way to reach the enemy territory.
They came up with……….a self-propelled carriage that was completely made of iron.”
“Self-propelled? How ?”
“It had a mechanism that didn’t require a horse.
By riding this, several soldiers could freely move around on the battlefield and shoot a flurry of bullets.”
“The battle methods changed.”
“Some people then wondered whether they could get rid of the iron carriage.
Thus they decided to increase the size of the bullets.
This is how the size of the bullets increased drastically in response to the increase in defense.”
“Hmm, that was also an evolution…….?”
“Yes. In my world, there were some bullets that could destroy an entire town at once.”
“Because each side possessed such weapons, the warring parties of my world came to a mutual agreement.
There was enough force to destroy the opponent but that would result in enormous damage on your side as well.
That’s why they decided to keep the peace.”
“That’s why I’m concerned about how far this idiot is planning to create.”