“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ~ Sun Tzu
Attacks on SOV are brewing all over New Eden and there are a few Regions of notable activeness but this is the blitz and I believe it’ll taper out over the next week or so and then those entities that are genuinely interested in holding SOV under Aegis Sovereignty will start to show themselves and start to appear on Dotlan as SOV holders.
Being in an Alliance that holds SOV and has a ‘secure’ area of nullsec to rat, explore, mine, and make some ISK in is a goal of mine and it’s looking like an achievable one – we’ll see how these next few weeks play out…
“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:
- He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
- He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
- He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
- He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
- He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” ~ Sun Tzu
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“War is both timeless and ever changing. While the basic nature of war is constant, the means and methods we use evolve continuously” ~ Fleet Marine Force Manual
As a NCO in the USMC the MCDP1 Manual “Warfighting” was required reading (Warfighting Cliff Notes for those interested). I was going over the MCDP1 the other night and found myself reflecting on a couple of passages that seemed to fit well with the style of warfare that I believe will work in New Eden.
– Maneuver Warfare –
Maneuver warfare is a way of thinking in and about war that should shape our every action. It is a state of mind born of a bold will, intellect, initiative, and ruthless opportunism. It is a state of mind bent on shattering the enemy morally and physically by paralyzing and confounding him, by avoiding his strength, by quickly and aggressively exploiting his vulnerabilities, and by striking him in the way that will hurt him most. In short, maneuver warfare is a philosophy for generating the greatest decisive effect against the enemy at the least possible cost to ourselves — a philosophy for “fighting smart.”
– Combined Arms –
Combined arms is the full integration of arms so that the enemy is placed in a dilemma. In order to counter one arm, he becomes vulnerable to another. We give the enemy a no-win situation. Combined arms is accomplished through tactics at lower levels and through task organization at higher levels. Each weapon is used so that it complements another. Through this method we exploit the strengths of each individual weapon. Mobility and maneuver are key weapons in combined arms.
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