Chapter: Maneuvering 7.6
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If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. On the other hand, to detach a flying column for the purpose involves the sacrifice of its baggage and stores.

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For speed of response, units that must move quickly will have little time to pack. To move quickly, they also will not be able to carry much with them.

A way of handling this is to have different units, some able to move quickly with others arriving later as reinforcement.