During the troubled time of Springs and Autumns, in China, the Kingdom of Wu was opposed to the far more powerful Kingdom of Chu. Facing King Shao, Sun Tzu, strategist of Wu, led a war of attrition. Then, in 506 BC, he
openly provoked the army of Chu. During the first skirmishes he faked a retreat, inciting his adversary’s troops into following him in a dispersed formation. Chu’s troops, now divided and surprised, were crushed one after the other. Sun Tzu entered legend.