Battle Strategy (81)

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

Using Taos of Deception involve creating an illusion to the enemy to help you achieve your own goals. In this case, you need to get close to Lo Lefang, but to do so the enemy must be put into a false sense of security. You must cease to be thought of as a threat for Lo Lefang to show himself on the battlefield. This may be difficult due to your excellent strategic accomplishment until now in the campaign. The fact that your army has fought many battles may be able to be of service to you. You may create an illusion of injury to make the enemy think of you less of a threat.

"To be the first to gain victory, initially display some
weakness to the enemy and only afterward do battle.
Then your effort will be half, but the achievement doubled.
"

-The Six Secret Teachings of the Tai Gong

"Pretending to be injured has two possible applications.
In the first, the enemy is lulled into relaxing his guard
since he no longer considers you to be an immediate threat.
The second is a way of integrating yourself to your enemy
by pretending the injury was caused by a mutual enemy.
"

-The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China

Once the Lei troops are put into this false sense of security, it is only a matter of time before Lo Lefang appears. When he does the battle will be nothing more than a distraction.

"Deploy a detachment of shock troopers and
select commandos to focus their assault on
the enemy's vital points. This is the way to
slay their commanders.
"

-Sun Bin

Without a commander and ruler the nation of Lei will be no more. The campaign will be victorious and Lei will not longer cease to be.

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