The Art of War by Sun Tzu - He Play Subterfuge?

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  • I can't help but feel the Art of War by Sun Tzu takes a whole new light after playing Subterfuge. :P
    While the sections about practical cares of men is obviously redundant (Drills tend not to tire or rebel ;-), some of the basic wisdom is VERY applicable!

    I have copied some sections which could be helpful to newbies and those unfamiliar with the book. :)

    • All warfare is based on deception.
    • Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
    • Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
    • If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him.
    • If he is taking his ease, give him no rest.
    • If his forces are united, separate them.
    • Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
    • The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.

    Art of War in full:
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  • Definitely, it's what the original was written for.

    I have read a few different versions of the Art of War and find that it is useful in nearly all aspects of life.
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  • I changed my forum signature to some of those quotes, they are some really good lines to play Subterfuge to!
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