Ten Uses for Cavalry
Engaging the enemy when he first arrives.
Taking advantage of the enemy when his back is unsupported.
Giving chase to the scattered and attacking the disorderly.
Striking the enemy’s rear when engaging him and thus putting him to flight.
Intercepting enemy provisions and cutting off his communication lines.
Destroying his landings and passes and razing his bridges and trestles.
Taking him by surprise where he is unprepared and making unexpected attacks on him before he can group himself.
Attacking him when he is lax and going by way of places where it would never occur to him you would go.
Burning his stores and emptying his markets and his villages.
Plundering his fields and his countryside and carrying his youths off in bondage.
— D. C. Lau and Roger Ames, Sun Pin: The Art of Warfare, chapter 32
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