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Stratagems When Commanding Superiority
The six stratagems in this group are:
These approaches can work in many situations but are often best when you have a superior force or other resources.
Hence there is assumed the force to besiege, the time to wait for appropriate moments and the troops to split your force in making multiple attacks.
This is the first stratagem group of six.
Stratagems for the Stronger Force
Stratagems for Confrontation
Having strength does not guarantee success and even though a frontal attack may succeed, the losses incurred can make this a poor choice.
The major benefit of strength is in the psychological effect it has. When faced with a superior force, many armies will quail and quake and either concede or flee. If they fight, a damaged morale will make them less effective.