Chapter 84 The military system of the guard station! Witty grandson!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:27:55 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:6754

The new recruits of the young army rushed out in a swarm, just to win the first place and eat meat.

Zhu Zhanji also ran hard with his short legs, fearing that he would be the last to clean the toilets for the whole camp.

This new army is very different from the past. The most basic combat unit is the platoon, and temporary teammates are formed through drawing lots.

But His Highness Taisun is very unfortunate. His teammates in this platoon are either big fat guys or a few playboys.

Unsurprisingly, except for Zhu Zhanji who ran in the middle of the team, all his teammates fell behind.

Along the way, there were also Jinyi captains who kept urging them with vitex sticks. These were the men transferred from Jinyiwei by Zhu Gaoxu, the thief.

Five hundred instructors are only responsible for special training of new recruits, but it is not enough in the face of more than 7,000 new recruits.

Coupled with the more than a thousand fierce and ferocious Jin Yiwei experts, it is more than enough to deal with more than 7,000 new recruits.

Zhu Zhanji ran while trying to figure out Zhu Gaoxu’s thoughts.

‘The basic unit is based on the platoon. The first one will have meat for every meal that day, and the last one will clean the toilets of the entire army that day!’

In what the thief said, he was talking about a row, not an individual!

A bright light flashed in Zhu Zhanji’s mind, and he immediately reacted.

This means that the real result is not based on the first place in the team, but the last place in the team!

Only when the last person in a row reaches the finish line will the score be calculated!

Thinking of this, Zhu Zhanji suddenly slowed down and looked back at his teammates.

In his platoon, the one who had the hardest time running was the fat man Wang Fugui with a big belly.

Wang Fugui is tall and tall, much heavier than his own father.

At this moment, he was far behind and deservedly became the last one.

Zhu Zhanji trotted hurriedly to his side, silently accompanying him as he ran forward.

Wang Fugui looked at this teammate and felt a little embarrassed.

‘Brother, you don’t have to do this. Lao Wang can only clean the latrine…’

‘Wealth, the King of Han means being in the last place, not the first place…’

Zhu Zhanji explained briefly, which made Wang Fugui frown.

The big fat man didn’t expect that this was what the rules meant.

That means that if he becomes the last one, he will also involve a whole platoon of brothers!

Thinking of this, Wang Fugui suddenly became anxious and started running hard.

This scene was reported by Jin Yiwei and soon fell into the ears of Zhu Gaoxu.

‘As expected of me, Lao Zhu, a descendant of my family! He reacted so quickly.’

Zhu Gaoxu sighed, feeling a little regretful.

It is indeed a pity not to be able to see Emperor Xuande cleaning his latrine.

Time passed by minute by second, and a full half an hour passed, but the recruits had not finished running ten kilometers.

Zhu Gaoxu was mentally prepared for the quality of these recruits, but he did not expect that their physical fitness would be so poor!

‘Old Xue, are these really the recruits who have passed the screening process?’

Xue Lu’s expression froze, and then he sighed.

‘Your Majesty, most of these recruits are from self-defense stations. They can barely have enough food and clothing, but they can’t guarantee meat.’

After hearing this, Zhu Gaoxu finally understood that it was because of the military system of the guard station.

In the process of unifying the world, the great ancestor Zhu Yuanzhang recruited and absorbed a large number of troops.

These huge armies are naturally beneficial to enhancing one’s own strength, but the greater the number of armies, the greater the military expenditure, so that the court’s income is far from enough to cope with the huge military expenditure.

In order to solve this problem, the wise and martial Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang established the guard military system, and once said boldly, ‘I can raise millions of soldiers without costing the people a grain of rice.’

This ‘guard station military system’ is an army-building system that integrates troops with farmers and guards the villages.

To put it bluntly, the Ming Dynasty war divisions were divided into two levels military posts, and military farmland was allocated to each guard post. About 70% of the soldiers in each army worked in farming, and the remaining 30% performed military duties. Task.

In fact, in most inland guard stations where there is no pressure from war, the proportion of soldiers farming is higher. In this way, the soldiers can be self-sufficient and solve the problem of eating.

And once a war breaks out, soldiers can quickly pick up weapons and rush to the battlefield.

But the most annoying thing is that these military garrison fields also need to regularly hand over food to supply the garrison and officials.

Originally, the purpose of military households’ farming was to raise troops without consuming the country’s financial resources. However, this gradually changed, forcing them to work hard for heavy taxes, just like ordinary farmers.

In addition, some guards officers, in order to make profits, occupied the military fields and cultivated them for private soldiers, which made the life of the guardsmen at the bottom even more miserable.

It is only the eleventh year of Yongle, and all the soldiers in the guard station have no enough to eat.

No wonder that in the middle and late Ming Dynasty, a large number of soldiers fled from various military posts.

The guards of the Ming Dynasty are not worthy of dogs!

Thinking about it, Zhu Gaoxu couldn’t help but sneered.

If soldiers are allowed to farm all day long, busy with their livelihoods, and not trained, what kind of combat effectiveness will they have?

Coupled with the strict household registration system, military households have remained military households for generations, and basically have no future for generations.

If this continues, the Ming Dynasty’s mighty army sweeping across Mobei will be surprised if they don’t die!

Zhu Yuanzhang, the great ancestor, may not have thought that the guard system that he was so proud of would later lead to the Ming army losing its combat effectiveness.

Although there are a few dandy boys and second-generation officers in the young army in front of them, they are still a minority after all.

Most of them are children of lower-class soldiers. It is good to give them a full meal on weekdays. If they have enough money, they can serve them all day long.

At this moment, more than half of the ten kilometers have gone by, and most of the recruits’ physical strength has been almost exhausted. Some recruits with poor physical fitness have been thrown away by a large distance.

Among these people, Guo Sheng and other dandy boys were the most numerous.

After all, these second-generation people, who usually live a romantic life, suddenly run a ten-kilometer cross-country, how can their bodies handle it?

Zhu Zhanji encouraged Wang Fugui, and the two of them jogged at a steady speed in the large army, far ahead of Guo Sheng and others.

The dog thief Zhu Gaoxu calculates the ranking according to the group. As long as Wang Fugui is not in last place, he is not considered a loser!

His Highness Taisun noticed that most of the teams were each looking out for themselves, with no intention of teamwork at all.

In this way, not only will their platoon not lose, they may even win!

After Zhu Zhanji’s reminder, the other teammates also gathered around him.

The entire team was always in the middle of the team, maintaining their physical strength and running leisurely, with no teammate left behind.

There were even teammates with good physical strength who kept encouraging the big fat man.

After all, Wang Fugui was panting and sweating profusely at the moment, and he was almost reaching his limit.

‘Old Wang, work harder, it’s up to you whether we can eat meat today!’

‘Yes, Lao Wang, I haven’t eaten meat for a long time!’

‘Wang Fugui, if you let us eat meat today, you will be our platoon leader from now on!’

Wang Fugui ‘???’

Your mother!

You bunch of animals!

This is going to torture me to death!