Counterfeit Hero - Chapter 17
Chapter 17: Stealth
Translator: Chaos Editor: Geoffrey
’’[Fatty] has landed at coordinates (1045, 2207). Safe. Everyone who landed after me, please head
in my direction.’’
[Fatty] was none other than the callsign with Tian Xing Jian could not let go of. Initially, Rashid
wanted to call him [Wretched man], yet the fatty immediately rejected it harshly. He said,
’’Either call me Hero or Fatty.’’
There were no heroes that acted so wretchedly. Everyone agreed that the medal he had earned
could not prove anything, thus they decided to just call him Fatty instead.
Usually, those of second-in-command would be the soldiers with the sharpest insight amongst
the scouts. As they moved in a team, it would be the second-in-command team commander
who walked at the very front. If they were moving in platoons, then it would be the second-incommand
platoon commander who walked ahead. Of course, it would be the same for the
second-in-command battalion commander as well. And right now, as they proceeded as a
company, Fatty should be the one leading.
Feeling that this was such nonsense, Fatty forcefully spat out the moment the doors of the ship
opened. The air outside tasted moist. Consecutive Battle Mechas fell down from the sky as they
pushed the mecha force-assistance engine to its maximum potential, releasing sounds of
’’hong hong’’. As the rapidly descending Battle Mechas were about 50 meters from the ground, a
seemingly an unseen hand pushed the mechas upwards. This was the effect created by none
other than the force-assistance engine which released a bout of downward impact force.
These standardized Battle Mechas were equipped with the best of the Leray Federation. Due to
their status of being a special battalion, a large amount of state-of-the-art weapons and Battle
Mechas had been provided to them.
The first company had three types of Battle Mechas. The most common was the 7th generation
warrior-class Battle Mecha. This was a single-person operated mecha with extremely high
manoeuvrability and defensive capability and could contend against the medium-sized Battle
Mechas of the 6th generation. Ordinary soldiers would be using the standardized warrior-class
pioneer version. As for Xi La De, the one he was currently controlling was of the same model as
battalion commander Grant, the Leader version. This mecha had been gotten over from Nadal
as Nadal had been using his person private Battle Mecha after many professional modifications
and specialised installations in order to maximise its combat ability.
The second type of mecha was one the signal specialist of the team would use - a mediumsized
four mechanical limbs beast Battle Mecha. They had two of such mechas. This mecha was
named by the military as [Antenna] and was mainly used for maintaining communication with
the rear and coordinating with the air force. During battles, the most important function for
this Battle Mecha was its electromagnetic interference. It could cut apart the enemies'
communicative capabilities and attack their radar, Battle Mecha computer systems, scanners,
GPS system and many other systems so as to create confusion and paralyse the enemy.
As for the final type of mecha, it was [Fury Fire], a heavy-firepower support Battle Mecha. There
was a total of four such mechas within the first company. [Fury Fire] was also a 7th generation
Battle Mecha and also the smaller version of the 6th generation heavy-sized Battle Mecha.
Even though its size had reduced, its combat power was increased. This Battle Mecha could fit
five people in total, with a curved-projectile fire cannon, three energy cannons, and a missile
launcher. It was manufactured with an alloy that was even stronger and harder. The external
armor was truly powerful, and it was matched with a large energy supply that fundamentally, it
could be said to be a moving castle with ferocious firepower.
As for fatty, he had originally been given a warrior class pioneer version, though he had
resolutely rejected. Thus, the only person with a private Battle Mecha in the first company was
this fatty's [Logic]. To the other soldiers of first company, they truly admired this new coming
company second-in-command for playing with his life by using such a broken Battle Mecha
onto the battlefield.
Fatty closely observed the scanner and radar on his [Logic]. There were no signs of hostile
Battle Mecha around their location. However, this quiet mountainous forest would soon be
flocked by the Gyaca Woods Empire's Battle Mechas. They had to leave this location within 10
minutes of time.
The first company assembly after their descend from air was fast and stealthy. These special
scouts had been baptised through hundreds of wars, and all of them knew what they had to do
and how they should do it. After turning off their assistance engine, the Battle Mechas headed
towards Tian Xing Jian's location stealthily in the forest. Only the bigger-sized Battle Mecha
would release sounds of occasional snapping of branches as they traversed through the dense
Two minutes after landing, [Logic]'s Battle Mecha computer released a clear sound of
notification. The first company's two [Antenna], four [Fury Fire] and 77 warrior class pioneers,
with a warrior class leader had arrived.
Fatty passed the command signal via his Battle Mecha's computer to Rashid. Rashid waved his
hands, causing all the assembled mechas to immediately spread out. Two in a group, with on in
front of the other. Three such groups form a file. The entire team had turned into a long snake
that could coil itself up anytime. There would be sharp-sight soldiers on the front and by the
sides of the company. The entire company immediately marched onwards according to the
destination pointed out on their Battle Mecha's computer map.
To the west of their landing point, of about 50 kilometers in distance, there had been a blind
spot scanned from an outer space satellite. This location had returned pitch black as the
military satellite scanned over it. There must be certain Anti-Detection and Interference
System installed in this location. Furthermore, this location was being sandwiched in between
the two cities that had been occupied by the Empire. It was about 30 kilometers from the south
to the north with a road bypassing their location. Thus, there was a huge possibility that this
location must be a base of the enemy's air force.
Radar and electromagnetic interference would not usually be installed near a road. The
Federation's air force had always suspected that this place might be the first location where the
enemy gigantic transport ship had landed before turning into an anti-air guided missile silo.
The reason behind this conjecture was because the southern and northern cities' launched
missiles had been interrupted from this particular direction, thus, this location of a mix
between the temporary air force base of operation and a silo where missiles are launched from
had been the initial conjecture suggested by the intelligence department of the Federation after
seeing the black spot on the map. This conjecture had a huge probability of being proven right,
thus, leading them to send a company of special forces over.
However, fatty felt something was weird about this place. If it truly was the base of air force or a
missile silo, their airdrop down would not be so smooth. But if it wasn't the aforementioned
possibilities, then what could it be?
Very soon, their distance to the objective shortened to less than 10 kilometers. Platoon three
commander, Jason, led his platoon to stay behind as reinforcement. Under the orders by Rashid,
they form a circular defensive formation within a short period of time. Those sharp-sight
soldiers who had been responsible for external surveillance naturally went out to an
observation post 500 meters away. Tian Xing Jian had been observing this group of soldiers
under him for the few hours he had been with them. Clearly, their performances confirmed his
belief that their training was extremely strict. Their actions were firm and decisive as they had
been baptised through war. Their analysis skills and actions were fast and accurate, and the
tactical movements were truly flexible as well.
An [Antenna] and a [Fury Fire] took the initiative to break away from the group with several
mechas following them as their guards. The other soldiers continued without stop towards
Entering the area of interference, there was a high chance of meeting any patrolling enemies at
any one time. Tian Xing Jian and three warrior class pioneer mechas walked at the forefront.
They had to ensure the safety of the group following behind. Fatty chose a small hill southeast
of their objective. He believed that from that higher viewpoint, he would be able to survey the
entire enemy base.
Two platoons of special scouts maintained their utmost trust on fatty's decision. Switching
their mecha to stealth mode, they followed the broken Battle Mecha ahead of them who had
been walking unsteadily. Everyone felt really weird. This mecha that had just been releasing
black smoke in the morning and clattering sounds everywhere, was currently moving like a
feline predator moving towards its prey in the forest. Its movement was gentle and soundless.
If not because of their close proximity, they would have lost him. This broken Battle Mecha had
seemingly blended itself into the darkness in the forest. This very scene made fatty even more
enigmatic in their eyes.
Under the lead of fatty, they reached a distance of about 1 kilometer away from their objective.
Along the way, the broken Battle Mecha that was at the very front had continuously use its
particle accumulator in penetrating through many hollow big trees or underground burrows.
Within these places, there had to be enemy sentries hiding. These spies had been killed within
that short moment soundlessly, and cluelessly. None of the armor protection they had could
block the particle accumulator's penetrative power.
But, nobody had ever thought that a particle accumulator rifle would land in the arms of a
The warriors from the special scouts company following behind had never thought about
anything else. They only felt that this path they took was unordinary. According to logic,
usually a distance of 5 kilometers away from the objective would be their closest distance they
reach before starting the surprise assault.
[Logic]'s radar had captured hostile Battle Mecha patrols. This team of patrol comprised of the
Empire's Iceman Mk.I and a team of infantry. They were currently patrolling around the outer
perimeter wall of their base. Ten minutes later, this slow-moving patrol team had reached the
location where fatty and the others were at.
At one kilometer away from the base, the night continued to be quiet. There had been no sounds
of Battle Mecha starting up, and neither was there sounds of transport ships flying off and
landing. This did not correspond to how a normal airport during war would sound like. Whether
they would attack the base would be Rashid's decision.
Fatty stopped. [Logic]'s mechanical arm raised upwards, before forming a fist.
After the entire group concealed themselves, the command signal was passed back to Rashid.
A minute later...
The leader version mecha released the signal for a surprise assault.