Chapter: Terrain



If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the nature of the ground makes fighting impracticable, we have still gone only halfway towards victory.


A good situation is to know that the enemy are unready and open whilst your own troops are fit and ready to go.

Yet if you do not know the kinds of terrain you will face, then you still have a dilemma.