Uneven Odds is a story written by Shinko Hisada (身固之妥). It ran in Issue 11 and can be read on LJ, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/uneven-odds/.
"The atmosphere in the field headquarters of the Istrion Army was one of barely-controlled chaos. Units drilled on the outskirts, the shouted commands of the sergeants mixing with the dull thud of weapons impacting. Dogs barked and horses whinnied, couriers ran in all directions, and even an entire squad of Elite hardly drew a blink from the surrounding men. The closer they got to the centre of the camp, the more gold and silver ornamentation they saw on the uniforms around them, until the bright metal almost overwhelmed the dark green and pale blue of the cloth."
This story is part of a larger arc, the complete order of which can be found here.