Sunday, 5 June 2016
What Salomon Learns
Gratillonius teaches Salomon:
(i) "'Most of a soldier's life goes in waiting...'"
-Poul and Karen Anderson, The Dog And The Wolf, Chapter XXI, section 2, p. 411;
(ii) do not rush forward with the skirmishers;
(iii) watch and learn for the sake of those you will lead;
(iv) do not underestimate the enemy leadership;
(v) when the enemy get into arrow range, raise your shield across your face but look over it;
(vi) control your mount, remain calm, watch close and think about what you see;
(vii) do not attack until you hear the trumpet;
(viii) "'God be with you.'" (p. 417)
I will have to read about the course and outcome of the battle tomorrow.