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During the 17th century, combat for control of tunnels was primarily enacted as a defensive maneuver utilized by a besieged fortification. Defenders would counter-mine to prevent successful entry into the fortification or collapse of major defensive walls. Once the defenders located the attackers tunnel, combat for control of the tunnel would take place. In ...


The moment you believe that an avenue of approach is not useful and not worth defending is the moment when a good strategist will use that particular approach to your disadvantage. Tunneling is labor-intensive, aimed against fixed locations, and best used where there isn't a lot of underground infrastructure, e.g., sewer lines, power lines, and natural gas ...

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