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【书籍搬运】Mixed Unit Tactics 多兵种作战策略

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英文名:Mixed Unit Tactics

作者:Codus Callonus

原文出处:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tamriel:Mixed_Unit_Tactics

翻译:yahoocom

我们军团可以从虎人(Khajiit)对Valenwood行省原住民的五年战争中学到许多非常规的作战技巧.战争爆发的时候,我正奉命驻扎在位于边境线沙丘城(Dune)附近的Sphinxmoth军团堡垒,所以我能够以第一时间见证在北方地区发生的诸多战役.

这场战争的起因叫做"Torval的屠杀".虎人声明木精灵(Bosmer)没有事先挑衅就入侵了Torval城,并在被来自丛林部落的援军赶走前屠杀了 1000人.而木精灵则声称此次入侵这是对虎人强盗袭击前往Valenwood行省的木精灵商队的报复. 在第三纪元,396年的春天这场战争扩大到了Sphinxmoth堡垒的附近.我当时正被布置在警戒塔中所以我亲眼目睹了其中的一场战斗.在战后,我和参加过那场战斗的虎人和木精灵都谈过话,觉得这场战斗是一个很好的战术范例.在战斗中虎人运用了丛林部队和地面部队多兵种结合的策略获得了胜利. 战斗开始后虎人并没有按常规战术布阵而是派了一些来自Cathay-raht族和可怕的Senche-raht族(又称战争之猫)的伐木队前往Valenwood郊外的森林.当这个消息传到木精灵耳朵中时,虎人的伐木队已经开始砍伐了一大片森林(在木精灵的信仰中伐木是一种严重的犯罪),一队木精灵弓箭手从战斗更激烈南方战场被派往北方去阻止虎人的伐木行动.这些木精灵还把自己的部队分成几个小分队前进. 木精灵弓箭手们迅速的占据了一片未被虎人伐木兵染指的树林,树林中树枝之间的距离大概有20尺左右,这样阳光就可以透过树叉间的缝隙中照射到森林的腹地. 弓箭手们用魔法把树木弯曲,这样就能在森林中形成一个又一个小型防御工事,而他们则可以躲在工事中射箭攻击. 第二天清晨,虎人的伐木队来到了这片树林前开始了冲锋.半队的虎人倒在了木精灵弓箭手的第一轮射击中.随后虎人们从后方Senche- raht的部队中拿来了许多庞大粗糙的木盾,他们以盾和身边的树木作掩护向前慢慢推进,就连身材庞大的Senche-raht族战士也不例外.当他们进入精灵弓箭手的射程后,也没有一个人放弃盾牌.看到这种情况一些木精灵甚至决定跳出工事与虎人士兵进行白刃战. 当虎人们离木精灵弓箭手比较近的时候,其中的一个虎人弹起了一种用金属条制成的乐器.听起来好像一种信号的传达,这时,一小队由Ohmes族和Ohmes-raht族组成的队伍突然从林地中那些被掩埋的泥洞中钻了出来.虽然他们人数不多,但他们出奇不意的袭击使他们迅速地控制了战场. 如果这时在树林战场中的木精灵军队还有赢得战斗的可能,但接下来发生的事足以让他们的希望彻底破灭.一队由Dagi族Dagi-rahT族 (他们是两种鲜为人知的虎人种族,生活在Tenmar森林中)组成的队伍在静行魔法的笼罩下以惊人的弹跳力在林间树木之间跳跃穿行并且在不能承受木精灵重量的树枝上占据了制高点.当信号响起后,他们用利爪,火把和火焰魔法(但战后和我交谈的两个木精灵幸存者则改变了这个说法)分散了地面上木精灵弓箭手的注意力,这样地上的虎人部队就可以更轻松地屠杀木精灵士兵了.这场战斗后,大部分木精灵都被杀死,只有一小部分逃离了战场. 很显然,Dagi族Dagi-rahT族比传说中更具备魔法能力,很多人曾经传言他们已经很久都不用魔法了.一个幸存的木精灵曾告诉我,他看见几只被称作"Alfiq"的大猫混杂在Dagi族的队伍中作为魔法的施放者.但是木精灵和虎人一样,他们说的话都是不可靠的.反正我不会相信一只家养的大猫都会懂得使用魔法(作者对虎人的鄙视).

在这场战斗中,总共有4队兵力的虎人只死了半队人马,而木精灵则损失了整整一个连队.战后的幸存者要等到第二支木精灵的连队开来后才能回去报告战况,所以虎人的这种作战策略又重复了一遍,当然结果也是相同的.最后木精灵派谴了规模更大的部队并在Valenwood当地动物的帮助下才赢得了战斗. 关于第三次战斗以及虎人的应对措施我会在这个系列的第二卷进行论述.

新手注释:

本书作者Codus Callonus是晨风省Ald’Ruhn城的一个书店老板.他曾经是帝国军团的成员.

虎人(Khajiit)———-据说是Daedra公主 阿祖拉创造的种族,他们生活在丛林中,有点贪心却很可爱的种族.目前很多沦为奴隶,黑暗精灵蔑视虎人.

木精灵(Bosmer)———-比较原始的精灵种族,与自然和谐相处的一种人.他们擅长使用弓箭,十分敏捷.

Cathay-raht族————-虎人族的一个分支,身上带有斑点.其他种族称他们为"人形美洲豹" Senche-raht族 -———-虎人族的一个分支.介绍这个种族前我们先介绍下Senche族, Senche族被其他虎人族雇佣当作马匹使用,他们的身材和高精灵相仿,但是他们的体重有20个高精灵那么重.Senche-raht族的身材比 Senche族更庞大,但速度更慢.他们比Senche族站得更直,当他们站立时,他们的身高有两个高精灵那么高,体重甚至超过了50个高精灵.和 Senche族一样,Senche-raht也被其他虎人族当成马匹使用,但主要用途在战场上.所以帝国军队称他们为"战争之猫". Ohmes族————-虎人族的一个分支.他们在很多方面和木精灵都是一样的,包括外貌.只是身材比木精灵更为矮小.为了区别自己和木精灵,他们会在自己的脸上画上花斑,这样让他们看起来比较接近猫科动物.他们经常出现在Elsweyr行省以外的地区.因为很多种族都很喜欢他们,所以他们可以利用这个优势来从事外交和贸易等活动. Ohmes-raht族————虎人族的一个分支.他们和人类相似,但他们身上有很短的浅色皮毛.在远处他们经常被误认为是人类.和其他虎人族不一样的是,他们是象人一样直立行走的,不象其他虎人族那样像猫科动物那样行走. Dagi族—————虎人族的一个分支.鲜为人知的一个虎人种族,他们居住在Elsweyr行省南方的灌木丛和树林里,以及Tenmar森林. Dagi-raht族————-虎人族的一个分支.目前没有任何这个种族的资料.

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Mixed Unit Tactics
by Codus Callonus
A book about the strategies of the Khajiit during the Five Years War


The Legions could learn from the unconventional tactics used by the Khajiitin the Five Years War against Valenwood. I was stationed at the Sphinxmoth Legion Fort on the border near Dune and witnessed many of the northern skirmishes firsthand.
The war started with the so-called "Slaughter of Torval." The Khajiit claim that the Bosmerinvaded the city without provocation and killed over a thousand citizens before being driven off by reinforcements from a nearby jungle tribe. The Bosmer claim that the attack was in retaliation for Khajiti bandits who were attacking wood caravans headed for Valenwood.
In the spring of 3E 396 the war moved closer to Fort Sphinxmoth. I was posted on lookout and saw parts of the conflict. I later spoke with both Khajiit and Bosmer who fought in the battle, and it will serve as an excellent example of how the Khajiit used a mixture of ground and tree units to win the war.
The Khajiit began the fight in an unusual way by sending tree-cutting teams of Cathay-raht and the fearsome Senche-raht or "Battlecats" into the outskirts of Valenwood's forests. When word reached the Bosmer that trees were being felled (allegedly a crime in the strange Bosmeri religion), a unit of archers were dispatched from larger conflicts in the south. The Bosmer were thus goaded into splitting their forces into smaller groups.
The Bosmer archers took up positions in the remaining trees whose branches were now twenty or more feet apart, allowing some light into the forest floor. The Bosmer bent the remaining trees with their magics into small fortifications from which to fire their bows.
When the tree-cutters arrived the next morning, a half dozen Khajiit fell to the Bosmer arrows in the first volley. After that the Khajiit took large wooden shields from the backs of the Senche-raht and made a crude shelter. The Khajiit, even the enormous Senche-raht, were able to hide between this shelter and one of the larger trees. When it became apparent that the Khajiit would not leave their shelter, some Bosmer chose to descend and engage the Khajiit sword-to-claw.
When the Bosmer were nearly upon the shelter, one of the Khajiit began playing on a native instrument of plucked metal bars. This was a signal of some kind, and a small group of the man-likeOhmes and Ohmes-raht emerged from covered holes on the forest floor. Although outnumbered, they were attacking from behind by surprise and won the ground quickly.
The Bosmer archers in the trees would have still won the battle were they not having troubles of their own. A group of Dagi and Dagi-raht, two of the less common forms of Khajiit who live in the trees of the Tenmar forest, jumped from one tree to another under a magical cover of silence. They took up positions in the higher branches that could not hold a Bosmer's weight. When the signal came, they used their claws and either torches or spells of fire (accounts from the two survivors I spoke with vary on this point) to distract the archers while the battle on the ground took place. A few of the archers were able to flee, but most were killed.
Apparently the Dagi and Dagi-raht have more magical ability than is widely believed if they were able to keep themselves magically silenced for so long. One of the surviving Bosmer told me that he saw a few ordinary cats among the Dagi and even claimed that these ordinary cats are known as 'Alfiq' and that they were the spellcasters, but Bosmer are almost as unreliable as the Khajiit when it comes to the truth, and I cannot believe that a housecat can cast spells.
At the end of the day the Khajiit lost perhaps a half-dozen fighters out a force of no more than four dozen, while the Bosmer lost nearly an entire company of archers. The survivors were unable to report back before a second company of archers arrived and this strategy was repeated again, with similar results. Finally, a much larger force was sent and the Bosmer won that battle with the help of the native animals of Valenwood. That third skirmish and the Khajiti response I will discuss in the second volume of this series.

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