Battle Strategy (2)

Jomo Fray '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

"One who takes position first at the battleground
and awaits the enemy is at ease.
One who takes position later at the battleground
And hastens to do battle is at labor.
Thus one skilled at battle summons others and is not summoned by them

How one can make the enemy arrive of their own
accord- offer the advantage.

- Sun Tzu

"To know where and when your enemy plans to move is to have the advantage
of foreknowledge. This can be accomplished by offering your enemy something
he greatly desires, then you can control when and where he will be.

-The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China

Although, your army has surprise and numbers on its side, this strategy would cut down on casualties. "Invincibility is defense. Vincibility is attack."- The Art of War. This strategy puts you in control of the battle, instead of responding to the flow of war, alternatively, you control the current. The best generals do not plan to be victorious, but instead plan on making defeat an impossibility.


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Last modified 31 December 2006