Liou Bang established the Han Dynasty, he adopted the feudal
system whereby a general is awarded land and title in proportion
to his merits in battle. This was done to encourage his generals
to be brave in war. As a result, all the generals possessed
large territories and had large armies of their own. After
the political situation had stabilized, Liou Bang began to
worry if his powerful generals would revolt in the future.
Among them, Han Sin, who had gained the most merits in battle,
became the biggest threat to Liou Bang.
¡@¡@Liou Bang's advisor Chen Ping
presented him with a scheme to entice Han Sin to leave his
feudal stronghold where he is protected by his army and then
capture him. Under the pretext of taking an excursion to a
resort, Liou Bang ordered all the feudal lords to come and
see him. When Han Sin arrived, he was told that someone had
tipped off Liou Bang that he was plotting a revolt. Han Sin
was arrested on the spot. Later, his land was confiscated,
and he was given the lower rank of marquis.
Strategy 15 : Entice the Tiger to Leave Its Mountain Lair
¡@¡@ Entice the enemy to leave his stronghold and then attack