27710Re: [SCA-JML] Fighting Tactics
- Jun 15, 2011On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:56 AM, Yves de Lyle <yvesdelyle@...> wrote:
>Look up "i-go online"
> I will investigate the books, and Shogi. I will dust off the rulebook for
> Go, but finding playing partners is difficult. Does anyone know of somewhere
> I could play on line?
I believe the KGS Go Server is where I used to play a bit.
If you've already read Sunzi and Musashi, I'm not sure what to
recommend. Have you read "Wujing Qishu" (Eng. title: The Seven
Military Classics of Ancient China)? You might be able to glean
things out of Japanese war tales or the Tale of the Heike (Heike
Monogatari), but I don't know that they focus precisely on what you
are looking at.
Where are you at? Perhaps there are people you can talk directly
with? I know that Viscount Sarek gave a wonderful talk about SCA
group tactics at a university in Atlantia. His analogies to sawing a
board were particularly insightful, I thought (basically that in
line-to-line fighting, if you concentrate your attack on the middle of
a force you are likely to get squashed between the two sides of the
boards, but if you can put pressure at another point then you can cut
off a piece of the board, and then work on enveloping around as that
piece falls off). He also had some interesting thoughts about command
and leadership (simply: your best fighter may not be your best
commander)--unfortunately, I don't know that I have his handout any
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