August 28th 2014 07:45
In battle those whom can arrivved to the location fisrt and wait for the enemy is well rested, the one that arrived later are more exhausted. So, a good military commander is one that is able to pick the battle field and not let your enemy pick the pattle field.
If you can let your enemy hook into your trap, it would be the result of providing them with advantage as lure, if your enemy doesn't dare to come, it is because you could threaten them with damage.
So, when your enemy is well rested, you need to find a way to make him exhausted, when the enemy is full, you have to find a way to make him starve, when the enemy is silent, you need to make him move, when you attack your enemy, it must be at a location where they lease expected.
If your army can march for miles and not be exhausted, is because when they move foward, they didn't meet any enemy, or only meet very weak enemy force. If they can easily defeat the enemy, is because the enemy is not heavily fortified or difficult to fortifide. Successful defense is because our troops make the enemy doesn't dare to attack us or make it difficult to take our town.
So, those who are offensive expert, know how to make it difficult for the enemy to defend, those who are good at defense, make it difficult for the enemy to know how to attack.
If you can remain as secretive as possible, then you would have the chance to decide your enemy's fate.
When you attack and your enemy can't hold you off, is because you attack them at a location where they are ill defended, if they can get away quickly, is because your army moves quickly, making it hard for your enemy to catch up with you.
So, if I want war, then it must be a situation, where the enemy have no choice by to fight, because we attack them at where it hurt.
If I don't want to fight, even if we just draw a border line, the enemy still won't be able to fight me, because I force them to move towards another location.
Therefore, try to find ways to fool your enemy to reveal their own ambition, but don't let ourselve, reveal our self. This way, we would allow our force to be concentrated, but our enemy's force, divided. In other word, it is to leave our enemy wide open and keep our own forces, hidden.
If my forces are all focus on one location, but my enemy's forces is seperated at ten different location, then when I attack, my army would be ten times more powerful then my enemy.
If I outnumber my enemy by so much, then I would need to spend lesser strength by defeat my enemy.
If my enemy don't know where we would attack, then he need defense everywhere, his troops would be more diverted. So, when I do attack, the force I need to spend would be lesser.
So, when the enmy focus on front line defense, their back would be expose, if they focus on their left wing, their right wing would be expose. If they focus everywhere, then everything would be expose.
So, when your army lack troop number, is because he need to defend everywhere. If I out number my enemy, is because my enemy is too diverted.
So, to be able to pridict the location and time to engage our enemy, we can move for a long distance to meet our enemy, in battle.
If we cannot predict the time or location to engage our enemy, then we would be hurry to secure left, secure right, secure front, secure back, not to mention the fact, sometime your troops need to travel for miles.
So, just because your country have more troops, can't necessary guarentee victory.
So, even when your enemy have a larger army, it doesn't necessary mean they can use their entire force, to engage me in battle.
So, in depth analysis involve knowing about our enemy's strength and weakness, to know to tease your enemy, to be able to know more about their strength and reveal themselves. To understand the strength and weakness in the geography, to understand your enemy's strength and to understand the truth and lies about your enemy's force
So, the best way to lure your enemy and to set out your army's formation, is to not let your enemy see any trace of yourself.
This way, even if there are enemies spies, they won't be able to figure out about your strength,thus can't find a good way to deal with me.
To understand change in our enemy's forces and then freely use combat ability, would allow us victory, without the enemy even knowing
We all know about the normal way to achieve victory, but not everybody understand how we can use intels on the enemy to change our strategy accordingly to achieve victory.
We cannot always use the exact same strategy, but we need to change our technique according to the situation of our enemy.
Think of using troops as water. Waters always move from higher ground to lower ground, in using troops, it is avoid attacking them at their strong point and attack them at their weak point.
Just like water would move low, from higher ground, when using troops, we need to look at our enemy's situation to change our technique accordingly. So, there are no unchangable way to fight a war, just like there are no definite shape of water.
If your army can use information on the enemy, change your technique accordingly to adapt to your enemy's situation, then you would have definite victory, just like in the nature, one animal can kill another, you can change into each season, to suit your need (in other word, use the survival the fittest principle, change yourself to adapt to the situation and you will win, failure to change accordingly to adapt mean you are going to go extinct.)