The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 12 – Incendiary Attacks

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 12 – Incendiary Attacks 5 types of incendiary attacks to incinerate men to incinerate provisions to incinerate supply trains to incinerate armories to incinerate formations Choice depends on the conditions at the time You must be prepared to attack in advance Must be… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 12 – Incendiary Attacks

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 11 – Nine Terrains

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 11 – Nine Terrains Different types of terrain: Dispersive terrain – when feudal lords fight in their own territory Don’t engage the enemy here Light terrain – entering into another’s territory but not deeply Don’t stop here Contentious terrain – advantageous to whomever… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 11 – Nine Terrains

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 10 – Configurations of Terrain

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 10 – Configurations of Terrain There are 6 kinds of terrain Accessible – free to both you & the enemy. Be there before the enemy in high & sunny spots. Guard your supply lines Entangling – can be abandoned but hard to reoccupy.… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 10 – Configurations of Terrain

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 9 – Maneuvering the Army

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 9 – Maneuvering the Army Encamping the army & observing the enemy’s sights: Pass quickly over mountains & stay near valleys Camp in high places facing the sun Don’t climb mountains & hills to fight Once over a river, get far away from… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 9 – Maneuvering the Army

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 8 – Nine Changes

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 8 – Nine Changes After you receive orders from the ruler. unite the army & assemble the masses, know these: Don’t camp on a difficult terrain Unite at a crossroads Don’t stay on an isolated terrain Make plans for an encircled terrain Learn… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 8 – Nine Changes

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 7 – Military Combat

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 7 – Military Combat General strategy for employing the army: General receives command from the ruler, unites the armies, assembles masses, confronts the enemy Difficult to turn the circuitous to the straight & turning adversity into advantage If you can do this, you… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 7 – Military Combat

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 6 – Vacuity & Substance

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 6 – Vacuity & Substance Getting to the battle first to wait for the enemy’s arrival puts you at ease If you have to run far from the conflict, you’ll be tired A winner forces men to do things & isn’t force To… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 6 – Vacuity & Substance

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 5 – Strategic Military Power

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 5 – Strategic Military Power If you fight with large numbers, learn to simplify things by dividing your army into a few units In order to withstand the enemy, you’ll need the orthodox & unorthodox An army smashes the enemy because of the… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 5 – Strategic Military Power

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 4 – Military Disposition

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 4 – Military Disposition In the old days, to get good at war, you had to become unconquerable while waiting for the enemy to be conquerable Being unconquerable is your job Making you conquerable is the enemy’s job You can’t make the enemy… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 4 – Military Disposition

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 3 – Planning Offenses

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 3 – Planning Offenses Preserving the enemy’s capital is best Destroying it is second best Preserving the enemy’s army, battalions, companies & squads is best Destroying them is second best Winning 100 battles isn’t as good as subjugating the enemy’s army without fighting… Read more The Art of War – Sun Tzu (5th Century BC) – Chapter 3 – Planning Offenses