March 21, 2013

Tonan no Tsubasa (22)

The vanguard company of 150 Mormon pioneers covered approximately 1000 miles in four months. The wagon train consisted of 73 wagons, one cannon, 93 horses, 52 mules, 66 oxen, 19 cows, 17 dogs and a number of chickens. It carried enough supplies to fully provision the group for one year once it got to Utah.

The Shouzan covers a shorter distance (one way), but there are fewer foraging opportunities (though kijuu will eat dead youma). Shitsu Kiwa has a big wagon and is unaware of how experienced travelers eat (covered in chapter 24). As a result, his group alone would require a considerable amount of livestock.

To paraphrase Napoleon, "The Shouzan marches on its stomach."

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# posted by Anonymous JP
3/21/2013 8:17 PM   
pg 212 "no way I could possible understand?" should be possibly.

That was a bad move Shushou!
# posted by Blogger Eugene
3/22/2013 8:34 AM   
Fixed. Thanks.