Strategy 15 : Entice the Tiger to Leave Its Mountain Lair

@@When 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 him.