Chapter: Weak Points and Strong



But if neither time nor place be known, then the left wing will be impotent to succor the right, the right equally impotent to succor the left, the van unable to relieve the rear, or the rear to support the van. How much more so if the furthest portions of the army are anything under a hundred LI apart, and even the nearest are separated by several LI!


If there is no time to bring in reinforcements or rearrange troops, then your defenses are as they are now, without chance of rearrangement or strengthening.

In business there are many surprises and the action of competitors may mean you have to react. Preparation is key here. If you have seen the scenario and readied yourself then you may be able to respond sufficiently.