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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-seven, Tactics; Chapter Six, Supply

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 342, Saturday
December 8th, 2018

Chapter Six: Supply

It is impossible to develop strategy in the absence of intelligence.

You cannot deploy tactics in the face of the unknown.

The majority of the High Command anticipated a prolonged engagement, believing they would have time to survey the field, gather data, and generate the information they needed to understand the peril they were in, and what aid they could supply to the Central Planet.

They could not envision that the threat they were facing was military in nature, they knew to little.

The entire fleet did not launch, only the expeditionary forces, the most lethal war ships bristling with the most exotic array of weaponry.

They argued for the need to be prepared for any eventuality.

The most seasoned and combat ready commanders took the lead, unaware of the rebels in their midst.

They leapt into the Central System blind, and unknowing.

During the insurrection, this mistake became obvious, they had acted hastily, and forewent the usual vetting processes and precautions that would normally proceed such a massive deployment.  

The failure to launch left the majority of the Imperial forces vulnerable, weak and defenseless, they were open to be attacked.

The rebels took advantage in both theatres of combat, at the muster point above the Throne World, and at the jump point above Home World.

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