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Tactics ...

Read them while thinking about sword fighting, then read again and remove the swords.

U.S.Marine Corps Rules For Sword Fighting

-Bring a sword. Preferably bring at least two swords. Bring all of your friends who have swords.
-Anything worth running through is worth running through twice. Blades are cheap. Life is expensive.
-Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.
-If your engarde stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using distance correctly.
-Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)
-If you can choose what to bring to a sword fight, bring a long sword and a friend with a long sword.
-In ten years nobody will remember the details of sword type, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
-If you are not attacking, you should be communicating, repositioning, and running.
-Accuracy is relative: most combat fighting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the sword .
-Use a sword that works EVERY TIME.
-Someday someone may kill you with your own sword, but they should have to beat you to death with it because you have already broken on them.
-Always cheat = always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
-Have a plan.
-Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
-Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
-Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
-Don't drop your guard.
-Always tactically reposition and threat scan 360 degrees.
-Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)
-Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.
-The faster you finish the fight, the less bloody you will get.
-Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
-Do not attend a sword fight with a sword, the blade of which is not larger than theirs.
-Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
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