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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Art of the Frontal Assault

In a previous post I discussed my love of the frontal assault. Indeed, it is my favorite of all the assaults. In upcoming posts I will delve deeper into this classic offensive manuever, but I just wanted to get things started with a simple overview.

Imagine the terrain is flat and the enemy has a fort set up next to a small cluster of trees. I have graciously provided a graphic illustration...

Note the small cluster of trees, the fort, and the enemy, who appears to be armed with large sticks. Also note the strange shape of the sun, which may be a sign that our closest star is entering its red giant phase, which will mean the end of life on earth, which means we're toast


Now, this happens to have been an actual scenario I encountered during my days of campaigning in Pittsburgh. Here is the plan I drew up...


This was a very ferocious plan, meant to overpower the enemy. I sent in everything I had, which is generally not advisable during a frontal assault in case the enemy counter-attacks. However, I was very angry that day so I decided to simply crush the enemy, all 3 of them.

Anyway, there is much more to discuss, but that's for another time, although it seems very likely, given the shape of our sun, that time is exactly what we don't have.