She had not the training for tactics or strategies.
Rissa paid heed to his explanation of tactics, uncertain if they were truthful, but noting his assessments.
The French, retreating in 1812--though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves--congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.
Men can only be taken prisoners if they surrender according to the rules of strategy and tactics, as the Germans did.
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