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    Posted: 07-Oct-2018 at 23:01
We know that in land warfare, attack helicopters; artillery; MLRS; tanks; commandos; infantries; drones etc. are used today.

If you will replicate Tai Gong's advice as shown below, how will you advise if you will give your country's leader advice on the issue of army equipment?

THE TIGER TEACHING of Tai Gong

Army’s Equipment

King Wu asked Tai Gong:”When the king mobilizes the armies, are there any rules for determining the army‟s equipment, such as the implements for attack and defense, including type and quantity?”

Tai Gong said:”A great question, my king! The implements for attack and defense each have their own categories. These implements will affect the effectiveness of the army. The source of awesomeness of the army.”

King Wu said:”I would like to hear about them.”

Tai Gong replied:”As for the basic numbers when employing the army, if commanding ten thousand armed soldiers the rules for the various types of equipment and their employment are as follows.
Thirty-six Large Charging Chariots, with teams of skilled officers, strong crossbowmen, spear

bearers, and halberdiers – for each side of the large chariots Altogether twenty four people in each chariots. The chariots have eight-foot wheels. On it, pennants and drums are set up. According to the art of war, such chariots are referred to as „Shaking Fear‟. They are used to penetrate solid formations, to defeat strong enemies.

Seventy-two Large Flank Chariots equipped with teams of skilled officers, strong crossbowmen, spear bearers, and halberdiers comprise the flanks. They have five-foot wheels and winch-powered linked crossbows which fire multiple arrows for self-protection. They are used to penetrate solid formations and defeat strong enemies.

One hundred and forty-four Flank Supporting Small Chariots equipped with winch-powered linked crossbows to fire multiple arrows for self-protection. They have deer wheels and are used to penetrate solid formations and defeat strong enemies.
Thirty-six Crossbow Large Chariots equipped with skilled officers, strong crossbowmen, spear bearers, and halberdiers comprising the flanks, with „flying duck‟ and „lightning‟s shadow‟ arrows for self protection. „Flying duck‟ arrows have red shafts and white feathers, with bronze arrowheads. „Lightning‟s shadow‟ arrows have green shafts and red feathers, with iron heads. In the daytime, they display pennants of red silk six feet long by six inches wide, called „Blinding Light‟. At nigh,

they hang pennants of white silk, also six feet long by six inches wide, called „Meteors‟. They are used to penetrate solid formations, to defeat infantry and cavalry.
Thirty-six Great Attack Chariots. Carrying Praying Mantis Martial Warriors, they can attack both horizontal and vertical formations and can defeat the enemy.

Light Chariots for repelling mounted invaders, also called „Lightning Chariots‟. The art of war refers to them as mounting „thunder attacks‟. They are used to penetrate solid formations, to defeat both infantry and cavalry that are attacking at night.

One hundred and sixty Spear and Halberd Chariots, for repelling night invaders from the fore. Each carries three Praying Mantis Martial Knights. The art of war refers to them as mounting „thunder attacks‟. They are used to penetrate solid formations, to defeat both infantry and cavalry.
Iron truncheons with large square heads weighting twelve catties, and shafts more than five feet long, twelve hundred of them. Also termed „Heaven‟s Truncheon‟. The Great Handle Fu Ax with an eight-inch blade weighing eight catties, and shaft more than five feet long, twelve hundred of them. Also termed „Heaven‟s Ax‟. Also the Iron Square Head Pounder, weighing eight catties, with a shaft of more than five feet, twelve hundred. Also termed „Heaven Pounder‟. They are used to defeat infantry and hordes of mounted invaders. The Flying Hook, eight inches long. The curve of the hook is five inches long, the shaft is more than six feet long. Twelve hundred of them. They are thrown into the masses of soldiers to hook the soldiers.

To defend the army, deploy chariots equipped with wooden Praying Mantises and sword blades. Each chariots is twenty feet across, altogether twenty of them. On open, level ground the infantry can use them to defeat chariots and cavalry.
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