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The Discourses - Study Guide Book Three, The Examples of Rome's Great Men, Sundry Remarks on Strategy, Tactics, New Devices and Discipline, Administrative Posts, Administrative Methods: The Rival Claims of Severity and Good Fellowship Summary & Analysis

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Sections 10-15 make miscellaneous comments on battle tactics. Generals cannot block engagements if enemies will sacrifice anything to engage them. If a general has to fight several enemies, he can win even if he is weaker as long as he can survive their first attack. Practical and wise commanders should require his troops to fight but should not press his enemy to do so. It is a wash whether it is better to trust a good general with a weak army or a weak general with a good army...

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