The pursuit refers to the combat situation which arises when one opponent, who we will call the “pursuer,” is chasing down his enemy, who we will call the “flee-er.” This situation generally arises when the flee-er does not wish to directly engage his enemy at the onset of an attack and instead decides to flee to safety. The reasons for avoiding a full frontal engagement can be many: armor disparities, lack of weapons, lack of vehicle energy, etc.
What is commonly overlooked in the pursuit is the fact that the flee-er has the advantage, for he can direct the path of the battle (unless of course he panics) and can parlay this to a defensive attack.
Pursuers automatically assume that those who flee are weak. A straightforward indica…
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