The Three Kingdoms – The Battle of Guandu – Extra History – #2

The Three Kingdoms – The Battle of Guandu – Extra History – #2



280 kowtow and Urantia old friends were at war with urine controlling territory north of the Yellow River and at AU controlling land in the South conflict had become inevitable the river is crucial to both men's designs if you're an can take Taos capital and capture the Emperor northern China will be his urines forces have crossed to precede Taos defensive base taking advantage of Taos decision to leave his territory and put down a rebellion by his rogue General Lee obey the defeated Lee who was in flight going to join your and Chou but Tao had captured leaves sworn brother Gwen yer and Tao being a practical man knew the indomitable general was more valuable dead than alive so he extracted a promise from Gwen to do him a great service in exchange for his life now Taos Army has arrived to lift the siege with Gwen yer in the vanguard and as the lines close the Phoenix I'd general sees an opportunity to discharge his debt of honor he plunges into the enemy glaive spinning cutting a path toward the enemy's banner through the chaos he cites the enemy commander and bellows a challenge then decapitate him with one swing that night Tao finds a letter it's from Gwen yer saying his service is done despite promises of riches and rank he's leaving to rejoin his sworn brother Liu Bei this series is brought to you by total war three kingdoms a brand new strategy game set during the time period of this episode for more information click the link in the description below days later urines forces cross the Yellow River assaulting Taos fortifications urine has a hundred and ten thousand soldiers including the runaway warlord Liu Bei while Tao has only 20,000 and as they cross they see an opportunity toute house forces are returning from their victory at the siege their baggage-train listless and spread out making a tempting target for your hands heavy cavalry Liu Bei pounces with five thousand horsemen hooves pound the road the baggage train panics discarding weapons and valuables in order to outrun the approaching cavalry the soldiers saw these valuables being discarded and soldiers love treasure against orders many rein in and drop from the saddle to begin pillaging their commanders shout for them to get back into formation before too late Taos elite cavalry in perfect formation sweep them in a counter-charge the dropped loot was bait and Tao had played them Lee obey barely escaped with his life and it was not the last time that Tao would trap them for months he goads the allies falling back drawing them into his territory and then ambushing their vanguard finally he falls back to a prepared position around guandu you're an Chou his natural caution heightened after months of defeats won't commit to a full assault the advance stalls the armies dig in for a siege fighting in a zigzag of trenches urine builds archery towers to shoot down on the defenders in response Tao erect trebuchet x' and blasts the platforms into kindling Euron tries to tunnel in amidst the enemy trench line tale' forts him with counter mines urine dispatches Lee obey to stoke a rebellion near Taos capital but once again Tao sends the rogue general packing and after three months attrition finally takes hold Taos forces begin to starve it will be over soon but that feels far away from this village here away from the dirt and blood urines reserve troops relax they're sitting with the army supplies well-fed and in fact they see reinforcements coming and prepare to go off duty the soldiers don't realize anything's wrong until the approaching officer who looks strangely lean and hungry draws his sword it's an enemy strike team under the cover of darkness the infiltrators slaughter the guards and set their supplies alight burning every bit of your Ann's food Reserve and the next morning as urines forces absorb the news Tao hits them with a shock assault the demoralized army breaks and as the army dissolves Liu Bei ran for his life because he knew that his betrayal of Taotao before the battle going on a road campaign and capturing a province for himself meant that the vicious warlord wanted his head oh and he also tried to have Tao assassinated so that didn't really help relationships with his old lord so Lee fled to his distant relative who ruled Jing province and started to plan his next move because if the defeat at guandu had proved anything it was that he needed help China was in chaos everyone was fighting everyone Chao had a grudge against him and the last three times they'd met Li you had barely escaped he needed a chief strategist someone to match the wily Tao someone who could help him fight smart luckily there was a renowned scholar in Jing province a talented tactician who lived as a hermit in the mountains a quirk that earned him the nickname sleeping dragon Leo Bey went to see this dragon it took him three trips but he finally won the man over and so Zhuge Liang the greatest strategist of the age entered Leo Bay's service and that was good because thus when family had attacked Jing province ensuring Leo would need him the swin family was consolidating their hold of southeastern China battling hill tribes conquering neighbors and trying to subdue the Jing province but they'd lost to leaders under bizarre circumstances swen gen who'd fought so bravely in the alliance against dong Zhou was crushed to death in a rolling log trap solidifying his place in this tale as the man with the most he walk s death his elder brother inherited control but in circumstances that are still disputed took an arrow to the face during a hunting trip now the junior-brother swen Tran ruled he was much younger than either Leo or Tao but a capable delegator who recognized and promoted talent he was unafraid to seize opportunities and ruled with a sense of pragmatism free of ideological bias and he inherited his family's conquests and policy of harassing his neighbors to the west it seemed like these southern states newly entrenched might even become their own kingdoms but in 208 an ill wind came from the north Leo Bay's patron died leaving his sons split in a succession crisis over the governorship of Shing province and that's when Tao Tao came south for the last eight years he'd been consolidating control of the north breaking the back of the northern nomads vanquishing pretenders to the throne and recovering the lost royal seal from its chain of owners now he'd come for Jing province and the hated betrayer Liu Bei Leo had not waited to see what would happen he knew the young governor would surrender and fled south with a hundred thousand civilians taus elite cavalry the same units that nearly killed him during the Glen new campaign ran him down and to escape they rode at speed with a few dozen followers barely making it to the protection of his advanced force under gwen yer zhang FEI stalled the cavalry by destroying and blocking the bridges behind them he had escaped but Lee was far from his power base his army largely dead or captive his family in enemy hands and Tao now held the most strategically important city on the Yangtze River there was no recourse except one because when Tran had sent a messenger swen Tran offered an alliance the decision would not be an easy one though even for sweat Taotao had sense when a demand calling for his surrender claiming he had 800 thousand troops Swim's advisers split half argued he should give up that the enemy was too powerful but the other half urged him to ally with Leo Taotao was bluffing urged swen Steve general he had no more than 230,000 troops and 80,000 of those were unenthusiastic levies from Jing province they would run if confronted but even if those deserted cows remaining army would be three times larger than the 50,000 troops swen and liu could muster together The ministers argued voices rose and when the noise became unbearable swen drew his sword and chopped down a quarter of his desk tumbled to the floor anyone who still dares argue for surrender will be treated like this desk he said there would be an alliance it would be li obeys 20,000 refugee soldiers with swen trans 30,000 marines against the full might of the north but these allies had learned from their defeat at guandu where Tao had beaten a larger force through guile and strategy so with Zhuge Liang advising thus when Leo Alliance hatched a plan Taos troops were northerners untrained in River operations diseases from the marshy southern lands were ravaging his army and his cavalry near useless in the soft ground in fact he had to chain his stolen fleet together to keep his men from getting seasick so knowing all that the Allies picked their ambush point the Red Cliffs Szwed Tran instructed one of their generals to feign defection sailing his assault ships towards the enemies chained fleet but aboard each ship they stacked bales of oil soaked straw Jugal young had studied the Stars and signs divining when a southwest wind would carry the defecting ships upriver and when the wind blew strong they lit the defecting ships of fire and loosed them into Taos packed Armada Tao could only watch as the wind carried the ashes of his great fleet north toward home and he knew he would have to follow at least he could withdraw in good order then Leo and swen attacked tearing into Taos forces on land and harrying him through the wet marshes throughout the grueling march back North Towel had come close to uniting all of China under his rule and he failed yet victory proved fatal for this southern alliance lucy's Jing province for himself and soon he and swen were at war China was broken three warlords controlled three power centers power centers that gradually developed into the kingdoms now way swen Wu and Xu Han three kings ruled China three kings each dreaming of ruling all under heaven three kings who rallied their armies for battle the Empire long divided must unite long United must divide thus it has ever been this video is brought to you by 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