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Condition 1: Contains text "圮地無舍衢地合交絕地無留圍地則謀死地則戰途有所不由軍有所不擊城有所不攻地有所不爭君命有所不受" Matched:1.
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九變 - Variation in Tactics

English translation: Lionel Giles [?] Library Resources
1 九變:
Variation in Tactics:...:
Sunzi said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not linger in dangerously isolated positions. In hemmed-in situations, you must resort to stratagem. In desperate position, you must fight. There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed. The general who thoroughly understands the advantages that accompany variation of tactics knows how to handle his troops. The general who does not understand these, may be well acquainted with the configuration of the country, yet he will not be able to turn his knowledge to practical account. So, the student of war who is unversed in the art of war of varying his plans, even though he be acquainted with the Five Advantages, will fail to make the best use of his men.

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