I have just read a book that I thought I should share with everyone.It was written by a Samurai called Miyamoto Musashi who was a duelist in the 15th century.
He is one of the best duelists that has ever been. He fought over sixty duels with prominant masters of the arts and beat all of them. Not only did he beat them but he fought most of his duels with two calved wooden swords while they were wielding real Samurai swords. He also fought in three wars and was a very skilled artisan.
The book is relivent to us because, at the age of 54, he retreated into a cave a wrote down all that he had learnt concerning the understanding and application of strategy. The book is so full of meaning, not a word is unrelated to the subject. It pays reading it several times as it is quite short, this is not hard. Here is a link to the book.
The book of 5 rings or Go Rin No Sho describes the application of strategy in all things by discribing its use in both single and full scale engagements. Quite rightly, he says that though he expresses strategy through war, strategy, if understood can be used in everything.
For those who like to play for the strategy of the battle game, this book is a must.