Indirect Approach Strategy

8 Tenets:

Adjust your end to your means

Keep your object always in mind

Choose the line (or course) of least expectation

Exploit the line of least resistance

Take a line of operation which offers alternative objectives

Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible – adaptable to circumstances

Do not throw your weight into a stroke whilst your opponent is on guard

Do not renew an attack along the same line (or in the same form) after it has once failed

β€œIn strategy, the longest way around is often the shortest way home.”

“Maneuver or be maneuvered upon.”

Captain B.H. Liddell Hart