Yeah, there’s no actual Sun Tzu in Arkerra, but this is a pretty good example of how he’d say knowledge informs strategy: your knowledge of the enemy (“those ships look more expensive than they’re willing to waste”) and your ability to limit their knowledge of you (“They don’t know…”).

As mentioned in earlier comments, we could’ve made Goblaurence a more typical engineer, the sort who understands machines better than people. But making Goblaurence the sort who understands people too, and finds them all the more frustrating for it, makes him able to devise the Sun-Tzu part of this strategy without one of the others’ direct guidance.

Not sure whether Rana gets it, but he’s a living artillery shell. You point him at a target, he moves in a straight line toward it.