|Till you find the place suitable for
surrounding the opposing force, do not begin your attack, and do not commit the fatal
mistake of underestimating the enemy's strength.
Even if your force is numerous and eager,
defensive fortifications are not to be neglected, as that advantage helps in-many ways.
Though you are weaker in your army, if you
choose the right place to give battle and your operations are conducted with care, you may
win as if you had a bigger army.
The enemy's plans will be upset if you
attack choosing an advantageous place, and if your forces are well protected.
If full thought is spent over the plan of
operations and you are able to choose your own place of action, there is no need for other
support; the courage of your men will carry victory.