9.39

Chapter: The Army on the March 9.39
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Translation:

If the enemy’s troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking themselves off again, the situation is one that demands great vigilance and circumspection.

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Commentary

Lining up against you without further action is an unusual tactic. It may be done to unsettle you. It may be a precursor to an attack. It may be distraction to gain your attention whilst subterfuge is carried on elsewhere.

Consider the situation with care. Be alert on all fronts. Decide on your next moves with care. This could include waiting them out.