28 September 2017

Nihonkoku Shoukan. Volume 1. Chapter 1 Part 1

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Chapter 1 begins…..

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Chapter 1
Part 1

Qua-Toyne Principality
Central Calendar Year 1639, Month 3, Day 22.

It has been one month since the Qua-Toyne Principality entered into a diplomatic relationship with the country called Japan.
This was the most transforming month in the history of the Qua-Toyne Principality.
Two months ago, Japan made contact with the Qua-Toyne Principality and its neighbor, the Quila Kingdom, and established diplomatic relationships with both countries.
The amount of food that Japan wanted to purchase was on an enormous scale, however the Qua-Toyne Principality, which possessed land blessed by the Goddess of the Land, was somehow able to answer that amount so they accepted the request ── although there were some parts of the request that was impossible for them.
The Quila Kingdom was, by nature, a barren land where it was hard to grow crops. However, there seem to be treasure-like stockpiles of underground resources in below their lands, like a large amount of ores and crude oils, according to Japan’s investigation, which would then be exported to Japan through an almost identical treaty of commerce that Japan had with the Qua-Toyne Principality, furthermore they received Japan’s technology provisions to commence mining.
On the other hand, in return for these imports, Japan exported basic infrastructures.
An evolution of the stone-paved road, a seamless road that connected major cities, then the large scale transportation system called a railway, furthermore they constructed large-scale port facilities. If these were completed, then the circulation of goods inside the country would become livelier. The preliminary calculations showed that it would result in a period of growth that would be incomparable to any other until now. This was what the Economy Ministry had reported to Prime Minister Kanata.
Although the Qua-Toyne Principality also requested an export of weapons, Japan wasn’t able to accept this request since it was prohibited by its constitution. Then, the Qua-Toyne Principality also requested various assistances in technology, but due to the new law called the New World Technology Dissemination Prohibition Law, they wouldn’t be able to transfer core technology that could have potential military uses.
Nonetheless, the useful technology that came from Japan had fundamentally changed the daily lives in both the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Quila Kingdom. The water service technology was able to provide clean drinking water at all times (although they originally had water service technology, they didn’t have the concept of clean water and only always drank freshwater), the electrical technology that illuminated the surroundings with light as bright as the day even in the dark of night and could power various machinery, and the propane gas that could create a fire just with a press of a switch and boil water in few minutes. In excess of their surplus resources, they had received these numerous new technologies.
Since only one month had passed since then, it hadn’t been spread out on a large-scale operation yet, but just seeing the sample of these technologies made the Economy Ministry officials astonished, as if their minds had been blown away.
The country will become extraordinarily affluent…… So they saod.

What an amazing country that Japan is. It’s obvious that they have surpassed the Three Great Civilized Lands. Perhaps the standard of living in our country may, too surpass that of the Three Great Civilized Lands.

Kanata said this to his secretary with an excited tone. Ever since the diplomatic mission delegation returned from Japan, he was always in such a mood.

For a fringe country outside the Civilized Land obtaining a standard of living that surpasses the Civilized Lands’ nations, from the point of view of the world’s common sense, it’s unthinkable. However, the mission’s written report…… No matter how many times I have read it, I honestly still couldn’t believe it. Perhaps if everything in the report is true, then I can believe their national affluence truly has surpassed that of the Civilized Lands.
Hahaha. I ended up becoming so thrilled. How unbecoming of my age. I felt as if my heart had returned to my time of youth. During my Premiership, the country is developing dramatically…… Is there any job worth doing more than this?

Kanata and his secretary looked towards the future of their country, their hearts were excited with hope.

However, we were really saved by their pacifism. They are prohibited by their laws to possess an army and only have the smallest required self-defense organization…… When I imagine what would have happened if they assumed a hegemony over the others with their technology and national power, it makes me shudder.
That’s true. However, it was unfortunate that they couldn’t export their weapons. If we had their weapons, then at least the fear of the threat from the Louria Kingdom could slightly decrease……

The beautiful evening sun was setting in the horizon where the farmlands stretched out. Beyond that was the Louria Kingdom.
That country was envisioning to annex the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Quila Kingdom to unite the Rodenius Continent.

How I wish to avoid a clash with the Louria Kingdom……
Their population is larger and their army size surpasses our country’s own by a wide margin, after all…… From the Intelligence Bureau, there was information that they seemed to be building a large amount of warships and that the shipbuilders were working without any rest. It’s clear that they are preparing for war, but will we use the diplomatic card as expected, or should we really war with them from the front…… Either way, I don’t feel any sign of being able to settle this peacefully.

And so, their conversation continued.


Louria Kingdom, Capital City: Jin-Haag, Haag Castle. The Royal Council.

The Louria Kingdom, a country that occupied the western half of the Rodenius Continent. A major power country with a population of 38 million people.
Although it was originally a mid-sized country, as a result of continuous wars of aggression, it finally arrived at its current status as a major power.
This country was advocating human supremacy and so, only pure humans were allowed to live there. Elves, dwarves, beastkin, those who were called demihumans were persecuted as hideous creatures. Moreover, it was a national policy for them to exterminate demihumans, so it didn’t have good relationship with the neighboring countries, the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Qualia Kingdom, which both had high population ratios of demihumans to humans, and there was always tension on the borders with these nations.

the Louria Kingdom’s capital city, Jin-Haag, was a city surrounded by three layers of walls, which aroung 700,000 people called their home.
The season had turn to autumn and the air was a bit cool. It was a night with a beautiful moon, and in a certain room inside the castle dimly illuminated by torches, the swaying of the flames cast shadows to several people. In this room, an important council meeting that decided the fate of the country was happening.
It was the King’s Royal Council. The Louria’s Kingdom’s supreme council, the gathering of the topmost people who controlled the fate of the country.
With the Louria Kingdom’s 34th King, Haag Louria XXXIV, as the head, the rest were:
·         Kingdom Defense Knights Order General, Patagene,
·         Prime Minister, Maos,
·         The Three Great Generals: Pandor, Miminel, and Smark,
·         The Head of the Royal Magicians, Yamirei.
The other people who gathered were also the upper echelons of this country, they took their seats with serious expression.
Amongst them, there were people clad in dark robes who give off unpleasant vibes.

The council will start.

Prime Minister Maos moved forward and solemnly started the conversation.

First, a word from the King.

King Haag Louria XXXIV began to give his speech.

Everyone, for the preparations until now, a certain person has endured harsh training, a certain other person secured resources without any spare time for sleeping, and then another person has put his life to risk for obtaining information about the enemy country. Everyone has been working laboriously. To exterminate the demihumans ── the vile beasts, from the Rodenius Continent is the ambition handed down from our predecessors. To succeed their dying wishes, every single one  of you has been working desperately. First of all, let me state my gratitude for your work.

The King bowed his head slightly.

How very gracious

While everyone was awed by this, the King continued.

I already received the report that the preparations have been completed. Everyone ── let us begin the council.

The council room was filled with silence. This war will be different from the ones before, as if this night was the last night before the war of aggression, they were engulfed by an extreme tension.
Maos, as the one who was in charge for the current military operation, looked towards the generals and began to talk.

First…… Our aim is to unite the Rodenius Continent. However, the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Quila Kingdom have a strong bond. Although it could be outright said that they are allies. If we start a war with one of them, then there is a high possibility that the other country will come to intervene. In other words, we will need to wage war against two countries at the same time. What do the generals think about this, can we win against these two enemies?

General Patagene, a 30 year old man with a black beard and a robust muscled body that showed even when his body was covered with silver armor, replied with full confidence.

One country is a bunch of farmers and the other is a desolate poor nation. Each of them have many demihumans, so their unity is weak. There is no chance that we will lose. Even in quantity and quality, our country is unwaveringly superior. Prime Minister, do not be worries. I will explain the war plan’s outline in the latter half of the council session.
I understand

General Patagene conversely asked the Prime Minister about a concerning matter for him.

Prime Minister, do you have any information about the country called Japan that contacted us one month ago?

The Prime Minister was also the head of the foreign affairs. Japan had also made contact with the Louria Kingdom, but since they had entered into a diplomatic relationship with the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Quila Kingdom first, they were judged to be a unfriendly force and were turned away.

It’s a newly emerging nation that is located about 1,000 km northeast from the coast of theQua-Toyne Principality. From the fact there is a distance of 1,000 km, it will be unlikely that there will be any military interference. They were surprised at the wyverns of our dragon knights and said that it was the first time that they had seen it. They should be a barbarous country that doesn’t have any dragon knights. Although, there wasn’t much information about it.

Wyverns could be said to be the sole and only military aviation force in this world. A lack of wyverns means that there wouldn’t be any air fire support on the ground or the sea.
Although a Knights Order wouldn’t be annihilated just from an aerial attack, if they were exposed to a constant flame ball attack, their morale wouldn’t last long.
Since the Japanese diplomatic mission said that this was the first time that they had seen wyvern, they were deemed as a puny country that has no wyvern. Actually, at least for the P-3C Pilot, the Japanese already witnessed it.

Is that so. Then, even in the case Qua-Toyne Principality requested Japanese help, it wouldn’t be something significant.

Patagene lifted one corner of his mouth.

However, to think that our generation will finally unite this Rodenius Continent and exterminate the wretched demihumans, I am happy.

Haag Louria XXXIV said so happily.

Great King, on the dawn of that union, don’t forget that promise ── Kukkuku

An eerie voice entered into the conversation.
The men who was wearing the pitch black robes, were envoys that were sent by the Great Country of the Third Civilized Land, the Papardia Empire, in order to participate in this Royal Council session. The owner of the voice was an especially creepy man amongst them.
Haag Louria frowned at the man who was swaying left and right. Not only the order they gave to him was horrendous, the high-pitched voice and the ugly appearance of the man, furthermore their unpleasant behavior, got on the King’s nerves.

I know‼

The anger-tinted words of the King resounded in the council room.

(Tsk…… They are looking down at us, thinking us as barbarians outside the Three Great Civilized Lands. After we unite Rodenius, then we will invade the Phillades Continent with our national power!)

The King had already considered sending a military expedition to the Third Civilized Land, the Philades Continent, after he had united Rodenius Continent, and subjugating those countries that had looked down on the Rodenius Continent as an uncivilized nation at every opportunity.
If the king could show his true disposition, then he would immediately have had that unpleasant man executed. However, in order to receive military assistance from the Papardia Empire for the current campaign, he couldn’t treat the envoys badly.

*cough*…… General, please explain the outline strategy of the current military operation.

Maos coughed and interrupted the conversation to change the mood inside the room.

Yes, let me explain it.

Patagene stood up from his seat and walked to the middle of the council room, which was lower than its surroundings, and lined up the tabletop wargame-like pieces on the map of the Rodenius Continent that were unfolded on the table.

The total forces prepared for the current operation are 500,000 soldiers. 400,000 soldiers will be sent to the Qua-Toyne Principality as the force for the main operation, while the remaining soldiers would be left to defend the homeland. For the first wave, we will invade Gim, a city with a population of 100,000, near the border of the Qua-Toyne Principality, and gain control of it. Then, we will procure the necessary logistics locally.

There were five pieces to represent the Knights Order placed in Louria’s territory. Then, Patagene moved four of them to Gim. Qua-Toyne’s side also had similar pieces, but they were smaller.

After we control Gim, then we will attack the Fortress City, Ejei, located 55 km from Gim, with full power. Between Ejei and the capital city, Qua-Toyne, 540 km away, there are no towns with walls like in our country. So if we capture Ejei, the strongest city in the Qua-Toyne Principality, we only need to march forward and capture the rest of the towns and villages, and then it will be finished.

Then, the pieces that was placed in Gim, moved to siege the capital city. He moved to explain the piece on a tall support and the ship pieces.

Our wyverns are enough to deal with their Air Force. Then, at the same time in the sea, a great fleet of 4400 warships will travel along the north coast and land on Maihark’s north coast to control the Trade City, Maihark. The Quila Kingdom, who completely depends on food import from Qua-Toyne, will be cut off from any supplies and cease to be a threat.

Patagene then divided one piece into half and placed it on the border of the Quila Kingdom.

The Qua-Toyne Principality only has 50,000 soldiers and one can think that the force that they could deployed rapidly was less than 10,000. If we hit them with the entire force that we had prepared this time, then even the cleverest scheme wouldn’t have any meaning in front of our overwhelming numbers. Our preparations for the last 6 years will finally bear fruit.
I see……

The King was convinced that the dearest wishes of his predecessors would be achieved, and he was so elated that he was smiling from ear to ear.

This evening is the best day of my life‼ I give my approval for the war against the Qua-Toyne Principality and the Quila Kingdom.
Yes, Your Majesty‼‼

Louria Kingdom’s Royal Council session ended with the war order from the King.


Louria-kun will be spanked up very bad by Nippon-oneesama for bullying Qua-Toyne-chan……

Louria Kingdom’s invasion plan, sorry for the rather bad Ascii Art.


  1. I feel like saying, R.I.P, but I doubt anyone will miss them. They threatened the fluffy paradise, off with their heads!
    P.s. Thanks for the chapter!


  2. Thanks 4 the translation!

    Even if it's just asphalt roads and railroads, they can be used to move troops rapidly. And I'm curious what other "civilian" technologies Japan shared. They might not be able to be used militarily directly, but they might be able to support the military.

    1. farming, transportation and possibly some repurposed mining technology. At least that would be my guess since they are having that country mine for resources and the other farm for them, although their output was enough so they probably won't interfere with machinery yet. They will probably introduce GMC and proper farming techniques though.

    2. Cars, just that would be enough to overturn this disparity in numbers, but if you use the freight trains that were set up for food and minerals between Qua-toyne and Quila, then you can also ship over half your armed forces and the wyverns to support them.

    3. Well, there are hints they improved the metallurgy technology of the countries, even if it is for mining purposes. If they're in a bronze age, bronze swords vs modern day steel isn't going to be a good experience for the aggressor.

      Or they could... 'encourage' the enemy to cross the railway tracks then drive a train through them lol.

  3. Well what can i say beyond goodbye your kingdom will not be missed.
    Thanks for the chapter

  4. Replies
    1. DON'T jinx it. Btw, there is a fanfic of Gate that is really good, and much more realistic, - the cliches (although some butt kissing towards the USMC). It's called Here we go again, on fanfiction.net. Check it out. 30 chapters so far and it keeps going

    2. If it's shit I'll bash you forever. I will search your name on any comment system and I will post that you recommended it and called it good.
      But if it's good then thanks :D

    3. You described it perfectly, you shall not be hunted and scorned for eternity!

      But seriously now, thanks for some more light reading ;)

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  6. Thanks for new chapter.

    Qua-toyne Principality probably ask Japan for help in defense that also includes the Quila Kingdom in next part and chapter.

    1. More than likely is that japan will detect ships coming in, heavy warships are quite, well, heavy so sonar could actually work with them. I think military spec sonar will detect anything that's 3~ meters deeper than the lowest part of the waves between it and the object it will detect. I also somehow doubt a radar will detect the ship if it's low to the water, but more likely than not it will either be a tall ship (detectable by radar) or a "regular" heavy ship (deep in the water)

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    3. In the next part, before the start of Louria's invasion Japan most decide if to follow the constitution that prohibited Japan engaging in military conflict and do nothing that will probably starve over 100 million Japanese people to death or abandon part of constitution that prohibited Japan engaging in military conflict to protect the source of food and the nation.

    4. They'll be choosing to change the constitution then. They could keep most of the spirit of the current constitution by limiting wars to defensive wars only, but there is no UN to turn to in this world. Like it or not, they are going to have to settle things themselves.

      Fortunately, they have the strength to do that. I'm sure magic will provide a few challenges, and the other nations, especially the more advanced ones, will be able to adapt well enough to blunt some of their advantages, but... it won't go well for them

      >> I also somehow doubt a radar will detect the ship if it's low to the water,

      No, radar will work just fine. They will be looking for much smaller targets than usual, but wood does not count as a stealth material :) Any sea rough enough for invading ships to get lost in the surface clutter is going to wreck the fleet, and sink most or all of them

    5. Just FYI, sonar does not work that way, there is no noise making source on sail powered ships that passive sonar can pick up, which is why those missing planes are still missing in the ocean. Active sonar... it's like running around with a marching band playing music and hammering drums, ships don't do it unless they got really, really good reason to suspect a sub is in the area and even then, it's limited to one or two ships in a fleet, not all of them. No, if sonar is used vs a sailing age civilization, I can only see it as a story plot. Not to mention it doesn't really work on non-mechanical surface ships, no machinery noise to pick up.

    6. they recently changed their constitution to allow them to participate in wars started by their allies i think...But i could mistaken so :v

    7. You are correct, though it still forbids shooting in those wars. IMHO it's a perversion of Article 9 by right wing scumbags like Abe.

    8. In a scenario like this, Japan would undoubtedly be in a state of emergency. Whether that allows fighting in earnest on behalf of an ally has never been tested and honestly should be an important theme in this LN.

      This is not like sending non-combat personnel to participate in US "Coalition" operations.

    9. Radar doesn't work well on wooden hulls, either. But i'm sure they show up just fine on IR and augmented visual (Image intensification)T. Maritime rescue services do it all the time. Patrol craft like the P3 and drones should be sufficient.

      It's important to remember that ships of the New World lack the navigational capabilities of modern ships, especially warships. They cannot go where they please; they are often limited to specific routes painstakingly mapped out on rudders (they don't have accurate maps).

      That means that while they could slip through the detection net, once the Japanese figure out where they're coming from, they can easily interdict their fleet movements. Game Over, man.

    10. Why would wood show up on TI? It's one of the objects that is transparent to IR.

    11. But the crew would show up fine. Not only the crew's bodies, but the cabin air heated by their bodes will show up against the cooler environment, even a semitropical one like the Southern Continent.

    12. But yea, wood by itself is essentially transparent to IR. Add the crew and it's the radar equivalent to making them wear tinfoil hats.

  7. Thanks for the great work!!

    This novel be like:
    Don't like one person to be transported to another world??
    Why not transport the whole country!

  8. no bully Qulia kingdon.... they are probabaly gonna be in the war too D:

  9. Odd that they didn't run into the Thearchy or Empire first. If Japan lost contact with the rest of the world, i'd send scouts to see what happened to my neighbors, Korea and China, not a spot that shouldn't have anything there.

    1. Perhaps because the P3C that meet with Qua Toyne came from Naha Aibase in Okinawa. Which flew south in patrol. Japan indeed sends numerous P3C to several direction, we just don't know what's their result.
      I was wondering if Gahara and Fien could be seen fron Tsushima Islands.

    2. I see. I was thinking they were sending them on specific recon missions, not a routine patrol. Qua-Toyne is well within the P3's range, if it was heading there.

  10. What the hell is with the force numbers? 500K troops? 4400 ships? I think the author added one too many zeroes. From the magitech they use, they simply lack the means to manage and coordinate forces of that size.

    1. They got communication devices. So unlike our medieval army, I think it allow their chain of command to be wider than in our history, comparable to radio usage to control large sectors in WW2.

      Also, Louria Kingdom have a population of 38 million. That 500 thousand and more personnel, perhaps is 3 to 4% of their population. However, considering that Louria had been preparing for war for years, it's safe to say that they had significantly build up their army into a proportion that dwarfed their neighbor.

    2. I'd say it's doable, but on a very 'mob like' basis where you got a horde of ships following designated leaders visually. Basically lots of small, independent convoys all heading in the same general direction. On a more interesting note, it's an average of 113-4 people per ship, which implies the ships are loaded by company level.

      Of course I also doubt they learned the one thing the allies did at Dieppe. Never attack a port directly from the sea. lol But then to be fair, that particular problem came after the invention of firearms and being able to pour a lot of firepower into people at sea from land.

    3. If you look at Napoleonic numbers, sure. At least for the troop numbers. But Napoleonic armies only ever assembled for major battles. All the other times it was split up along separate marching routes, for logistical reasons.

      Here, they're treating their army like a single unit, which is frankly impossible. I am not mistaken, as not even in Napoleonic times did anyone ever field a fleet of 4400 ships. Not even galley fleets ever got that large!

      Naval logistics at the time revolve around water. Ship range is determined by how long they could keep water from going bad. On top of that, crews and soldiers need to eat, which means ships tasked with supplying them. This is not an efficient allocation of resources.

      It's actually more efficient to march the army along the shore and use the entire navy to supply it rather than try to move the entire army by ship. Of course, if you lose the navy, it's all over.

    4. France had a population of roughly 20 million during the Middle Ages (pre Black Death), but it couldn't field an army even a tenth the size.

      A nation might be able to raise such an army, but sending it at the enemy is an entirely different matter. Their logistical infrastructure (Middle Age tech with some magitech) and political requirements (despotic government) seems insufficient to allow such mobilization numbers.

    5. The ships hugs the coastal water, so water problem could be alleviated to some degree by landing on the land, or they brought supply ships with them.
      I had tried to read how long this ships need to land to replenish or be resupplied, but to no avail. If we assumes that they brought a 100 ton-cargo ship (the standard cargo size of galley-type cargo ship).
      Assuming a 2000-calorie diet, then it will be 170 grams of grains. Assuming a galley have 200 men, the 4400x200 is 88.000 men x 170 gram = It's 14,96 ton of grain/day to feed the men. If the fleet bring 5 100-ton cargo galley, then 500/14.96 is 33 days or a month. Of course, sailors not only eat grain bread or biscuit...
      What about water? If a wood barrel can carry 160 liters of water (well Wiki says it can) and a ship will carry several of them, let say, I think 2 per ship is reasonable. Then, 2 x 4400 x 160 = 1,408,000 liters of water in the ship. Since sailor and soldier are sweaty job, perhaps they need at least 4 liters of water, so 1,408,000 / (88000 x 4) = 4 days.
      So water seems to be the limiting factor here rather than food. But perhaps the ships carry more water than I assume.

    6. "France had a population of roughly 20 million during the Middle Ages (pre Black Death), but it couldn't field an army even a tenth the size."
      France had a population of roughly 30 million during the 1800s, but it could field a Grand Armee of 550,000 using levee en massee. Since Louria is campaigning to exterminate the filthy demihuman! I think the number of applicant is quite high.

      "A nation might be able to raise such an army, but sending it at the enemy is an entirely different matter. Their logistical infrastructure (Middle Age tech with some magitech) and political requirements (despotic government) seems insufficient to allow such mobilization numbers."
      Yes, if the King tries to do everything by himself. But it seems that the King and the Prime Minister left the drafting and execution of the plan to the generals.
      Even the despotic Hitler got some good heads in the Wehrmacht.
      Even the Grand Armee of Napoleon still living from the land and since Qua-Toyne is very fertile, so food won't be a problem. For the other supplies (like weapons, armors, arrows, etc), they might use convoys.

    7. The comparison with the Napoleonic armies is my point exactly, they might call it a 'mass army move' but it's probably multiple independent convoys. The general is talking to the 'big picture' guy so he really didn't need to go into the nitty gritty. As for the numbers, it is possible with conscription and on a total war footing, which I bet Louria is already on since they're rather ambitious and militaristic.

      I'm currently in Singapore and their army is at full stretch 1m out of a population of 5m or so they claim. Having half that with 1/4 the population seems doable, especially if you're willing to sacrifice some civilian productivity.

      Numbers were never the real problem. Food and logistics are and I suspect they're planning to live off the land if Qua-Tonye is as fertile as they say.

      Story wise, the amphibious segment is probably a throwaway to get 'Japan' to show its power as a 'maritime nation'. If I had that much lift capacity, I'd keep it in reserve for logistics supply and evacuation if my flank were to get cut and parts of my army surrounded.

    8. Oh and yeah, 4400 ships is...er....

      The closest I've ever heard to that claim is the Normandy landings and that is from industrialized countries.

    9. Mongols Empire prepared 3500 ships from China and 900 from Korea with 140,000 soldiers and sailors to invade Japan in 1281.
      Too bad Japan is a hax and use typhoon cheat.

      Compare to the famed Spanish Armada that attempted to invade Elizabethan England contained only 130 ships and 27,500 men.
      Though to be fair, China is always about Zerg Rush.

    10. To be fair, that fleet was assembled by the one of the largest, most powerful empires in history. This country cannot even dream to possess resources on that level.

      Ancient ships also tend to be easier to make and are smaller, which means larger fleets. This nation seems a bit more advanced, so I expect its fleets to be smaller, not larger.

    11. Especially since each ship seems to load 100 men more or less, I'd agree they'll be smaller.

  11. I have a better invasion plan:

    1: Assemble the army in secret. Feint towards Qua-Toyne.

    2: Use the element of surprise to strike the weaker Quila Kingdom and take it out of the fight quickly. Speed is essential, given the barren land. The navy is needed in keeping the army supplied from sea.

    3: By the time Qua-Toyne mobilizes its army, the invading army should be pushing into its lands from Quila and will be able to live off the fertile lands. By the time the battles begin in earnest, the fleet can circle around and threaten the rear.

    1. I'll do the reverse, it may sound like hubris fighting both countries at once but that is what I would do. Looking at the map, if you went up Qua Toyne, you're exposing the entire flank of your march to being cut off from Quila. It might be ironically safer to push at the join between the 2 countries since it allows a spreading of the war front horizontally vs vertically and prevents your Schwerpunkt from being cut off from the rest of your forces. If their amphibious forces succeed, they can link up with the central column and form an encirclement across the Qua Tonye border though I would have just scrapped the amphibious segment totally.

    2. The problem lies in logistics. Let me explain:

      1: Quila cannot support troops from Qua Toyne, but the opposite is not true.

      2: Quila is assumed to have a smaller army (smaller pop), so defeating Quila takes less time. The risk of getting bogged down is lower.

      3: Thus, the advantage that comes from the initial strike is more likely to pay off vs. Quila.

      4: Pushing through the join between the two countries is a non-starter. The drastic difference in climate means there's high ground, possibly an entire mountain range.

      You couldn't deliver enough force in that direction to achieve a decisive result, but it also means that Qua-Toyne can't either and your flanks are reasonably secure.

      Think of the Schlieffen Plan, smashing Belgium instead of going for France first.

    3. 3: You have the element of surprise, your soldiers are still fresh.

      4: High ground between Qua-Toyne and Quila. Marching along that kind of terrain is going to severely limit the amount of men and hardware to can bring along.

    4. That would depend on the terrain as you pointed out. The map given is not a contour map so the terrain features there are a 'f-if I know'. If it's open terrain, I would actually push for an envelopment there. Hell, I might even push if it is mountains, what better way to secure your flank of march than to anchor it with mountain strongpoints. As I already mentioned, if you want to push up a narrow breakthrough to an objective, you damn well better provide flank security or you're vulnerable to getting cut off and surrounded from your main force. Just look at the map and their battle plan and imagine a force coming from the east right between their point and their back lines. Broad front advance is a lot safer. If you want to concentrate on Qua-Tonye, sure, go ahead, but you definitely need a force at the join to prevent flank attacks, even if the force is only on the Qua-Tonyean side.

    5. If you go for Qua-Toyne first, they'll be able to support reinforcements from Quila, which is a problem.

      If you go for Quila first, they won't be able to support reinforcements from Qua-Toyne, which is good.

      Quila's climate is described as arid and semi-arid, so marching the army along the coast (and being supplied from sea) is preferable to a death march through barren lands. Unfortunately, Quila knows this too, which probably requires a series of seiges and amphibious operations.

      Split the army (risky, but hey) and send a smaller, mobile Corps to secure the passes between Qua-Toyne and Quila and leave the bulk of the army and navy to reduce Quila's defenses. Hopefully, they'll have enough time do beat Quila before Qua-Toyne finds out, mobilizes an expeditionary force and breaks through the blocking force.

      Supplying the smaller blocking force operating deep in a poor land could be a problem, but still well within the capabilities of the army. The Han Dynasty managed it in its campaigns vs. the Xiongnu with less.

    6. I'm making something of an assumption, but from the description its climate, Quila's population would consist of coastal settlements and pastoral groups in the interior, based in semi-nomadic tribes and villages near water sources, similar to North Africa.

      That points to a military consisting of:

      1: Light irregular cavalry.

      2: Heavily fortified settlements.

      3: A small (small pop) but skilled navy.

      That means a lot of sieges, all the while being constantly harassed from land and sea. Sucks to be them.

      Not only that, the demihumans of Quila face slavery and extinction at the hands of the enemy, which means that surrender isn't an option. So sieges turn into nightmare battles of attrition like Zaragosa or Stalingrad.

    7. Striking Quila first might be military sound, but perhaps the economic return is not worth the expenditures.
      Even if they are crusading for the sake of Rodenius Unification and Crusade to eliminate demihumans Untermenschen, Louria Army still need to be fed and paid. Though Quila seems to be abundant in natural underground resource and there would be many mines, perhaps those ores were not worth it or those ores were located beyond the continent's mining technology. So conquering Quila might be a money sink.
      Then what if Quila's major population center was located in the eastern tip, not the western border. The Army need to march throughout who know how hundreds kilometer, at least as far as Osaka to Akita (based on the map), with supplies had to be coming from the seas, since Quila was mostly barren. If the garrison in the Western Border delay the movement of Louria Army and considering the distance that they need to cover, Qua-Toyne could send reinforcement in troops and supplies (food) from their side. In the worst case, Louria might even suffer a Gedrosian March.

      Meanwhile if you attack Qua-Toyne first, though it will be a hard fight, you will obtain a good fertile land for Lebensraum and good for the coffer.
      And if you conquer the Port Maihark or at least blockade it, then Quila would be cut off from food, and it was just a waiting time to see it fell by itself from famine (assuming it couldn't find other trade partner). Even the size of the Louria Fleet could prevent this if Quila ships need to hug coastal waters to reach the nearby countries in Philades Continent. The same fleet also could become a second front to surround Qua-Toyne's capital. After all, galleys means, they are not just simply sailors, but fighting men.
      The large size of the fleet might even be influenced by the King's plan to invade Philades Continent after he Unified the continent.

    8. Qua-Toyne is the prize; defeating Quila is a means to that end. Defeating Quila means denying Qua-Toyne skilled troops (Qua-Toyne's regular army is small and conscripts are a poor substitute for Quila's professional soldiers) and securing their flank against Quila raids through mountain passes.

      As you say, attacking Qua-Toyne will allow for better supply, but that same fecundity feeds a much denser (and hostile) population. Living off the land (aka theft, rape, enslavement and murder) is only going to enrage them and tie down units to keep lines of supply and communication open.

      If the invaders think they can beat Qua-Toyne in a straight fight and just carry out their pogroms at will, they're dumber than I thought. What's more likely is either military stalemate or guerrilla war of the ugliest sort, another Napoleon in Spain.

      Finally, the King must always watch his back; it's politically dangerous to be absent from the capital. At some point, he'll have to return with a part of the army to remind his "friends" who's in charge. This means the campaign must end ASAP and the lords awarded conquered lands be able to hold them with a much smaller army.

    9. Quila already knows Rodenius is hostile and knows that any force large enough to take their fortified cities must approach along the coast. That makes there will be a number of strongholds blocking that route. Even if the Quilan population is concentrated on the far side of the continent, the bulk of their defense should be close if not on the border.

      The Quilans on the coast should be excellent sailors and engineers, which means fleets and forts. It's the forts that are going to be the big problem, as reducing them will take time that the Army may not have.

    10. These days, it's not politically correct to suggest genocide but an army moving along while 'sweeping' everyone alive in the area of operations actually works. It's not good image these days but scorched earth campaigns have been successful in the past.

      Either way, as we can see, there are quite a few ways to skin this cat. Though I still say the amphibious segment is just fodder to show off 'Japan's' naval/aerial powers.

    11. Scorched earth tactics have shown limited success, mostly intended to weaken enemy armies, invading or defending.

      Despite the ideological foundation of this war, wars must also be profitable, politically and financially. In light of this, Rodenius is more likely to opt for enslavement of demihumans instead of genocide.

      History also shows us that people always manage to survive, especially in a milieu where the administrative and technological means of industrial-scale murder is not available, be it death camps or nerve gas.

      I strongly suspect this is a plot device intended to force the Japanese government's hand. They will have little choice but to intervene once news of the inevitable atrocities leaks out.

    12. "Kill Everyone" is the Nuclear Option when dealing with insurgencies, but it's like torture. On a fundamental level, it simply doesn't work, even discounting the immense blowback that would result in a world with long distance instantaneous communication systems. Sure, the other nations couldn't stop Rodenius in time, but they'll make damn sure they won't be the next in line. Given that Rodenius is at best a second-rate regional power, that's really not a wise move on its part.

    13. As I said, bad PR. But you don't really need them dead, just frightened enough to keep away from your forces for the duration of the war and have no way to hide without a 'civilian population' to give them cover.

      If this was a firearms society I'd rate this as a low chance of success since 1-you can hit from long range or IED and 2-the difference between being hit by someone trained vs someone untrained in firearms is moot. In a muscle weapon powered society, professional soldiers have a massive advantage over partisans.

  12. Ok, couple of things here as of Chapter 1:

    - No satellite. Modern internets isn't going to work unless the country gets its adhoc wifi together. Radio and TV comms will fallback to the older standard because no satellite. Technically, this means manacom is better :S

    - Geology: this isn't earth. The active volcanoes that run your hot springs and make your lands fertile may or may not be there anymore. If they aren't, well your hot springs instantly go cold. Your fertile land can last longer, but still... on the flip side, you don't have to worry about earthquakes anymore since the fault line is in the old world :3

    1. Japan already relies heavily on wireless due to some rather outdated telecomm regulations. The Event shouldn't disrupt domestic service too much.

      The real problem lies in the severing of links outside of japan. The telecomm infrastructure works fine (for the most part), but they now have nothing to connect to (e.g. Internet).

      It's been a very long time since people depended on volcanoes for agricultural fertility, but yeah - i'm guessing it's just one more blow to the luxury onsen industry.

    2. Well, at least they could still connect to 2chan and NND.

    3. Even when your country is mysteriously transported to another world, you can't escape the memes and flamewars...

  13. By far with the plot, that invasion will fail, miserably.
    A jet fighter with proper equipments loadout can provide both air and ground attack for a short span, until they can reload again. That when i wasn't count the Heli divison SDF owned, and yet the armored vehicle division( that including howtizer/ artillery and tanks). So... that conclude it.
    But how long until Japan can deploy since the attack report, is another mattter.
    Still, thanks 4 the chap, as always

    1. Well, yes. Numbers mean nothing if the means of moving and fighting them is unable to function. Modern armies can concentrate force at those weak points and destroy them faster than primitve armies can react. In game terms, a 21st century military can stunlock an army like that until it is forced to retreat or runs out of supply.

  14. Foolish barbarians. Japan will nuke them.