Top 10 Sneaky and Genius Battlefield Tactics in War History

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

6. Attack on the City of Hsi, 3rd Century

Attack on the City of Hsi, 3rd Century
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Chu-ko Liang’s brilliant trick has led him to victory. He left all the gates of the city of Hsi open, send an army to the mountains and waited for the attack while drinking tea. Enemies expected a trap, so they actually left the city through the mountains where Chu-ko Liang’s army defeated them.

7. Sun Pin, the Savior of the Han Dynasty

Sun Pin, the Savior of the Han Dynasty
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The King Ch’I’s fighting units had a bad reputation. Sun Pin, the offspring of Sun-Tzu, who wrote “The Art of War,” knew how to use false expectations concerning his army. Every night his army lit less and less campfire, so the enemy thought that was the sign of its weakening and run into an ambush.

8. How Zopyrus Saved the Darrius’ Reputation of Conqueror

How Zopyrus Saved the Darrius’ Reputation of Conqueror
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Even for Darius, the Great Babylon was a tough target. After a long time of waiting in front of the Babylon barricades, Persian noble, Zopyrus had cut off his nose and ears saying that that was the act of punishment of Darius dissatisfied by a failure of conquering the Babylon. Afterward, the Babylon army had let Zopyrus enter the city as an ally and soon the Babylon was under Darius’ control.

9. Battle of Arsuf, 1191

Battle of Arsuf, 1191
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Richard the Lionheart made his army persistently march under a rain of arrows in front of the enemy which crushed enemy’s tight formation. Eventually, when the knights attacked Saladin’s archers, the Saracens lost their battle.

10. Battle of Pelusium, 525 B.C

Battle of Pelusium, 525 B.C
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Cambyses II of Persia came up with an interesting and quite an effective idea to win against the Egyptians. He ordered his soldiers to paint the cats on their shields to prevent the Egyptian archers from fighting since the murder of a sacred animal is a crime in Egypt.
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