Original Thread in mangafox forums: Shin & co’s future campaigns…
Credit goes to DarkLordOfKichiku
Shin & co’s future campaigns…
… Well, at least that was the question I had in my head when I made this: What Qin campaigns might Shin & co partiparticle in from hereon? So I looked up Wikipedia (and the Ultimate Thread to an extent) and started writing something that in the end ended up being something like “a somewhat more detailed timeline than the one in the Ultimate Thread”, I guess. Ah well, for figuring out which campaigns Shin & co might/will end up partiparticling in, it’s still somewhat useful. Beware of spoilers for future events though!:
– Sei Kyou/Cheng Jiao’s second rebellion (actually first since the one we saw at the beginning of the manga apparently isn’t recorded in history. In-verse/in the manga, this is attributed to his first rebellion being covered up by the royal faction (and I guess Ryofui/Lu Buwei’s faction didn’t want it to become too known either).
– Lao Ai’s rebellion (also the year when Ryofui/Lu Buwei will attempt to take the power from Ei Sei/Zheng)
– (Shunshinkun/Lord Chunshen is assassinated right after the king of Chu dies by an ambitious retainer aiming to put his own bloodline on the throne of Chu).
– Qin captures TanPu and YangYan from Wei.
– This year, two separate forces, one led by Ousen/Wang Jian and the other by Kanki/Huan Yi invades Zhao, with the result being Zhao losing 9 cities and it’s military strength deceasing.CURRENT RAW!
– There’s mention of a Qin-Wei invasion of Chu this year, which failed.
– (Zhao successfully invades the state of Yan for the second time in just a few years, gaining more territory in the proccess).
– (Ryofui/Lu Buwei commits suicide).
– This year, an army under Kanki/Huan Yi invades Zhao, defeats Zhao’s army and kills it’s commander, Hu Zhe.
– This year, an army under Kanki/Huan Yi crosses Mount Taihang and conquers some Zhao territories.
– This year, the army under Kanki/Huan Yi’s command is defeated by the Zhao army led by Riboku/Li Mu. Kanki/Huan Yi supposedly flees Qin to escape punishment for his defeat. However, Zhao’s army sustains heavy loses and is unable to take advantage of their victory and ends up retreating back to it’s own territories.
– (Zhao is struck by an earthquake. Zhao suffers a severe famine as a result of it.)
– This year, a Qin army under the command of Tou/Teng invades Han and ends up conquering it within a year.
– This year, three Qin armies led by Ousen/Wang Jian, Kyoukai/Qiang Lei and Yotanwa/Yang Duanhe invades Zhao from the north and south. Zhao’s army under the command of Riboku/Li Mu and Sima Shang defends against the invasion, and a stalemate is reached. The same year, the king of Zhao starts losing trust in Riboku/Li Mu, with the whole matter culminating in Riboku/Li Mu being imprisoned and later killed.
– In this year, upon learning that Riboku/Li Mu is no more and that less competent men are commanding the Zhao forces in his stead, the Qin army attacks and defeats the Zhao forces, and within 7 months, Zhao has been conquered. The remnants of Zhao would go on to form the minor state of Dai however.
– In the same year, a Qin army under the command of Ousen/Wang Jian makes preparations to invade the state of Yan.
– (Crown Prince Dan of Yan tries to have the king of Qin assassinated using the Assassin Jing Ke. The assassination ends in failure though…)
– Ousen/Wang Jian and Moubu/Meng Wu leads an army to attack Yan. The combined forces of Yan and their ally, the state of Dai, are defeated (and this is where our protagonist Ri Shin/Li Xin will get to truly shine). The king of Yan manages to sue for peace, and Yan is left alone without having been completely conquered (for the time being)
– Ex-nobles of the conquered Han state rises in a rebellion which is put down by Qin.
– An army led by Ouhon/Wang Ben first invades Chu, capturing ten cities on their nothern border (this being a precaution), then goes on to invade Wei, besieging their well-defended capital. In the end, Ouhon/Wang Ben triumps because of his ingenuity and Wei is conquered by Qin.
– An army under the command of Ri Shin/Li Xin and Mouten/Meng Tian invades Chu. However, various factors – including the betrayal of Shouheikun/Changping, the Chancellor of Qin – causes the invasion to end up in a failure and the invasion force has to retreat from Chu after sustaining large losses.
– Later the same year, Ousen/Wang Jian and Moubu/Meng Wu leads a new army to attack Chu. Wang Jian defends firmly against the army of Chu and manages to launch a surprise attack on the army of Chu when said army’s about to retreat, defeating it.
– This year, Qin conquers the capital of Chu and what is left of Chu as well.
– This year, Ousen/Wang Jian and Moubu/Meng Wu leads their forces to attack the Wuyue region, conquering it.
– In the same year, Ouhon/Wang Ben and Ri Shin/Li Xin invades the minor state Dai and what remains of the state of Yan, conquering both of the small and weak states.
– In this year, Ouhon/Wang Ben and Ri Shin/Li Xin invades the state of Qi. By taking a route that allowed them to go around Qi’s army, they made it directly to the capital of Qi, where the King of Qi choose to surrender without a fight.
– With Qi’s fall, China was finally united… For the time being.
Corrections and/or information that isn’t on wikipedia for one reason or anorther are welcome (for example, there doesn’t seem to have been any campaigns in 231 or 227).
Jing Ke’s assassination ad well as other events are not Qin military campaigns, so I’ve left those within parentheses, but some of those events are probably something Shin will get involved/mixed up into as well… Sei Kyou and Lao Ai’s rebellions are similarly not purely military campaigns, but Shin will most likely be involved in quelling both of these as well. The same might be true for the Han nobles rebellion.
So, what do you think? What battles/campaigns will Shin & co partiparticle in and/or not? Haven’t given it all much thought so far, but I’m sort of doubting that he’ll be part of Kanki’s army when our favourite ex-bandit get his ass kicked by Riboku, considering that this battle meant some high loses for Qin… Then again, it could turn out that the Hi Shin Unit will be (maybe thanks to Ten’s strategic foresight) one of the few units that will end up emerging out of that battle relatively intact/unscratched…?