Unlike its western cousin (the Knight), the Horses cannot jump over any pieces that is positioned in front of it. The Cannons can only capture a opposing piece remotely by having one piece in front of it.
The Elephants are always protecting the General from within their side of the domain while the Advisers are always protecting the Generals from within the city. Both pieces are not allowed to leave their assigned territory.
In this game, the solders that reached the last rank, does not get promoted.
Interestingly, there are more specialized defensive roles in this game than western Chess.
Many offensive moves are done remotely (the cannons) before the on-field confrontation begins. Look at the political game. It begins by the implementation of indirect shots within the news media.
A foot solder is only promoted after the battle is over.
In the field level of life, the continuous achievement of momentum is important. Choosing the right metaphor and having a good strategic process model are also important. The right metaphor enables one to effectively communicate the state of the situation to the team while the process model gives the chief decision model an integrated view of the objective, the situation and the operational specifics.
One's own philosophy concluded the psychology of the situation. The psychology determines the mathemathics and the physics of the strategy.
Much of strategy is about psychology. Do you know the general psychology of the strategy game?
The Question of the Day
How does the the Art of War metaphor fit into this strategic game of the information economy?