When the 3rd recon unit arrives at Italica, just as the city's forces, led by Princess Piña have just repelled a siege from an invading bandit force made up of deserters from the armies defeated at Alnus. Knowing that her knights combined with the local soldiers have not enough strength to keep holding off the bandits until help arrives. Upon being informed of the situation, Itami decides to help defend the city plan of positioning himself and his soldiers in the least guarded side of the walls, in order to act as a decoy. However, the enemy does not fall for their trap and launch an attack on the main force instead. As the city's defenses are broken, Itami wonders about what will be the princess' next step as she sees herself on the verge of despair. The JSDF sends a helicopter unit to assist the 3rd Unit to defend Italica, defeating the invaders with extreme prejudice, much to Piña's astonishment, as the military weaponry and tech displayed by the Japanese soldiers lies beyond anything she had seen before.