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Scope: Weak Points and Strong Request type: Paragraph
Condition 1: Contains text "故備前則後寡備後則前寡備左則右寡備右則左寡無所不備則無所不寡" Matched:1.
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虛實 - Weak Points and Strong

English translation: Lionel Giles [?] Library Resources
4 虛實:
吾所與戰之地不可知,不可知,則敵所備者多,敵所備者多,則我所與戰者寡矣。故備前則後寡,備後則前寡,備左則右寡,備右則左寡,無所不備,則無所不寡。寡者,備人者也;眾者,使人備己者也。
Weak Points and Strong:...:
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points; and his forces being thus distributed in many directions, the numbers we shall have to face at any given point will be proportionately few. For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak. Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our adversary to make these preparations against us.

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