Chapter 193: Grind up the zombie hordes!
Many survivors watched Lang Zi and his team kill the four other survivors like slaughtering chickens and dogs. Their hearts felt a cold chill and they watched from far away; many of the survivors hiding in their homes secretly watched Lang Zi and his team too.
Lang Zi shouted a few words of abuse,
“Kill the rapists, kill the murderers and arsonists, kill the looters- if you lot of bastards want to stay alive, all of you behave a bit better for me. Right now, the city has not been broken into yet. You can @?!%$ sensibly stay here, or go to the East Gate side and wait for arrangements upon entering. You people are under the command of Captain Yue and so we will protect your personal safety.”
After he finished speaking, Lang Zi brought people with him to continue advancing, shooting the violent survivors dead whenever they saw them.
With Lang Zi’s efforts, the city’s chaotic situation gradually became under control and stability was restored. At the same time, a large number of survivors approached in the direction of the East Gate like refugees, bringing their families with them.
Apart from the North Gate side’s residents, a large number of survivors all came in the direction of the East Gate, densely packed like a swarm of ants.
On the road leading to the East Gate, there were fortifications constructed from wire mesh, cables and sandbags. A team of soldiers armed with rifles stood on guard in front of those fortifications. Two LMGs (light machine guns) were about to create a total blockade of the roads, so that whoever wanted to forcefully break through this route would have to pay a painful price.
Wang Shuang stood ahead on the road holding a whip in his hands and shouted,
“Enter by order, whoever dares to jump the queue shall receive lashes!”
Two squad members stood outside lurking around, seizing men and women with strong bodies from time to time who had jumped the queue. They fiercely whipped the bodies of the queue-jumpers until their skin split and flesh blossomed and they were screaming again and again.
With the deterrence of such a cruel punishment, those who once very much liked to jump queues crowded together to form a group of people who all sensibly formed a long, dragon-like queue. Upon being registered and entering, they became people under the control of Yue Zhong.
A large number of L2 zombies were hunted and so the Z-series zombies hidden in the midst of the zombie hordes didn’t have any great ideas. Only a few mechanically ordered the remaining L2s to throw more zombies into the city.
“Xu Zhenggang, how about working for me?”
Sitting inside the IFV, Yue Zhong tried to recruit Xu Zhenggang once again.
This time, Xu Zhenggang didn’t give a flat refusal like last time, but rather fell silent, his eyes flashing with an exceptionally complicated light.
Yue Zhong lightly said,
“Before you cried to me for help, you must have done the same to the other side as well right? Yet the person who brought people over to save you wasn’t another, it was I Yue Zhong. They made you into an abandoned child, do you still wish to sacrifice your life to these people in such a manner?”
People like Xu Zhenggang who adhered to their own principles and methods were exactly those who Yue Zhong liked to recruit as his subordinates the most. As soon as Xu Zhenggang became one of Yue Zhong’s subordinates, Yue Zhong wouldn’t worry about Xu Zhenggang betraying him and could entrust him with the responsibility. In addition, Xu Zhenggang was also an officer who had undergone rigorous military training with outstanding military accomplishments; he was the sort of talent Yue Zhong needed the most.
Yue Zhong continued to say,
“If you enter my side, with your ability, you can protect even more people. Your comrades and brothers can also have better lives.”
Xu Zhenggang fell silent for a while, then finally replied to Yue Zhong’s soliciting,
“Alright Yue Zhong, I will bring my brothers and join your side.”
When zombies raided the West Gate, many of Xu Zhenggang’s comrades were killed; at this point there were only thirteen soldiers still living. Nevertheless, these remaining thirteen soldiers had all survived the war with rich combat experience and skillful shooting technique. After Xu Zhenggang agreed to to join Yue Zhong, these thirteen soldiers followed in his manner as well and joined Yue Zhong’s army.
From the West Gate, the remaining 40+ survivors were also incorporated by Yue Zhong and joined his armed forces.
Yue Zhong walked up to Gu Zhixing and directly requested,
“Gu Zhixing my man, I hope you can come help me.”
Gu Zhixing’s ability to manipulate flames was extremely remarkable, to the extent that he could already agglomerate a fireball: he was akin to a small humanoid turret with extraordinary battle power. Yue Zhong hoped to also recruit him under his command.
With a rather pallid expression, Flame King Gu Zhixing glanced at Yue Zhong, understanding his intention lightning-fast. He gave a slight chuckle and said,
“Alright Team Yue, since you respect my old bones, then I’ll entrust you with this old life.”
Gu Zhixing was also an old fox: as soon as Lei Cheng had fled, Yue Zhong and his troops became the strongest force inside the base. A cunning person like him naturally didn’t hold any allegiance to the government in his heart- during the two days of fiercely battling zombies, the majority of his men were all killed. The best outcome for him would be to pledge allegiance to Yue Zhong; this way, he could let his children and family live a comfortable life.
Gu Zhixing and Xu Zhenggang surrendered to Yue Zhong and the base’s West Gate had also landed in Yue Zhong’s hands.
Yue Zhong then quickly mobilized three IFVs, seven Dongfeng trucks and six modified buses to form a huge fleet, which rushed out through the East gate, crazily advancing towards the depths of the zombie hordes.
Yue Zhong himself was lying on Little Greenie’s back and looking down from the sky, giving out orders to that huge fleet to commence the assault.
Right after that huge fleet had left the city, countless normal zombies began to surround it.
It was just that those normal zombies could barely even harm the three IFVs, which were akin to an invincible three-headed beast as they led the huge fleet behind them. They crazily ground up the retreating zombie hordes until all of the zombies blocking the road had been steamrolled into meat paste.
The huge fleet continued to assault within the zombie hordes, steamrolling a road of blood formed from meat paste; following Yue Zhong’s orders, it rampaged towards the depths of the zombie hordes.
After the huge fleet had charged 1000m distance into the zombie hordes, there was sudden movement in there. The large number of evolved zombies attacking at the West Gate were constantly approaching in the direction of the huge fleet.
Along the way, countless normal zombies were pushed down onto the ground and trampled into meat paste by the evolved zombies.
Those normal zombies also seemed to be driven by a mysterious force as they desperately collided with the fleet one after another.
Nevertheless, those normal zombies had rather fragile bones, so that when they collided with the IFVs, Dongfeng trucks or modified buses, all the collisions did was make their brains rupture before they were ground into meat paste.
Utilizing heavy-duty vehicles to carry out the assault and grinding up of zombies was also a tactic that Yue Zhong had long thought of; it was just that before, it was not the best time to implement this tactic.
In the midst of the zombie hordes, there were three types of zombies which posed a great threat to the heavy-duty vehicles: L2, S2 and H1.
An L2’s attacks could cause damage to the battle vehicles by shaking them. An S2 could easily jump onto a heavy-duty vehicle and then use its sharp claws to slowly wear away the battle vehicle’s armor. A H1 could directly use fireballs to bombard the battle vehicles.
After a two-day long siege, a large number of these three types of evolved zombies had died, hence for the first time, Yue Zhong was able to mobilize the heavy-duty vehicles that were available and initiate a group assault on the zombie hordes.
Under the group assault of those heavy-duty vehicles, countless zombies were ground up, and they began to crazily advance towards the depths of the zombie hordes . Those evolved zombies which had originally gathered at the West Gate, however, were blocked by the densely packed zombie hordes with no way to quickly return and help. They were only able to watch the heavy-duty vehicles charge into the depths of the zombie hordes.
(Note: the author repeats himself so much…)
When the fleet’s assault reached 2000m into the zombie hordes, there was a steep rise in the number of mutated zombies (异变陡生?). In the midst of the zombie hordes, there were almost 100 Type 2 evolved zombies consisting of types L2 and S2. They crazily fled out of the sea of zombies into the distance.
A large number of zombies automatically parted, providing that small group of evolved zombies with an escape route.
“They finally appeared,”
Yue Zhong watched the elite army of nearly 100 evolved zombies flee with an emboldened light in his eyes. Little Greenie flew towards that small zombie horde.
Once the Z-type zombies possessed wisdom, they became as cowardly as human executives. If the situation was just slightly bad, it would take the elite troops and flee.
In the middle of the group of zombies, a Z1 held onto an L2’s head as it watched Yue Zhong riding on Little Greenie in the sky. Upon seeing this, its very human-like eyes flashed with a hint of fear and it emitted a sharp whistle , pushing the L2 to go a little faster.
Little Greenie took Yue Zhong and they caught up very quickly to the zombie group.
Yue Zhong lightly jumped down from Little Greenie’s back.
As soon as Yue Zhong landed, 5 S2s rushed over towards him like ghosts.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a cold light and he rushed towards those five S2s，consecutively dealing five sword blows like thunder and directly beheading the five S2s rushing over.
Taking advantage of the situation in which Yue Zhong had finished five S2s, Little Greenie surged towards the Z1.
Upon seeing Little Greenie, the Z1’s eyes immediately became crimson and a powerful spiritual shockwave bombarded towards Little Greenie.
However, mutated beasts innately had extremely powerful spirits. The Z1’s spiritual shockwave had no effect on Little Greenie in the slightest. In one pounce, Little Greenie snatched away the Z1 and vigorously scratched it, cutting the Z1 into several pieces with his sharp claws.
When the Z1 died, the remaining zombies surrounding the outside of Qing Yuan County immediately collapsed into a mess. They were simply relying on their instincts to chase after the noise the huge fleet made.
“I’ve already dealt with the zombie commander, right now you must immediately return to the city and not spread this news.”
Yue Zhong pulled out a radio and sent an order to Wu Guang, who had launched the assault.
(Note: Wu Guang is the soldier who left Xu Zhenggang first)
Once he received Yue Zhong’s order, Wu Guang immediately drove back in the direction of the East Gate with the huge fleet. The zombie hordes’ commander had been dealt with and the remaining zombies’ strength didn’t pose any threat to the people in the city, so they naturally had to immediately return since fuel was also a very precious resource.
After the death of the Z1, those 100 Type 2 evolved zombies gathered around it immediately pounced crazily towards Yue Zhong, who glanced at them and ran away. Those 100+ evolved zombies included over 40 L2s that had gathered together, so even Yue Zhong would find it difficult to defeat them.
After Yue Zhong led the 100+ zombies around in a circle, he suddenly activated his [Shadow Steps Skill]; his entire body was like thunder as he rushed in the direction of where the Z1 had died. Between a few ups and downs, he threw off those 100+ evolved zombies; where the Z1 had died, a Skill Book suddenly burst out of the Z1, as well as a green Treasure Box (Note: Chinanovel translated 青 as blue, whilst Youjin translated it as green, which I’ll use as well) and 200 Survival Coins, all of which Yue Zhong put into his bag.
After doing all this, Yue Zhong jumped onto Little Greenie’s back and rode him back towards the city.