>Art mirrors the soul, from which tactics arise. One can see in artwork the strengths and weaknesses of those who created it. In fact, if one has a sufficient variety of art to study, one can extend and extrapolate to the strengths, weaknesses, and tactics of entire cultures.
Does any of this have any real-world application?
Da ba dee da ba die
Did he blue himself? XD
Thrawn is a shit mary-sue
>Gets beat by a fucking Whale.
>Refuses to elaborate
>Fucks off for the rest of the war
>use common sense
>automatically become a mary sue in star wars universe
no, at best you can understand if a culture is more prone to fight or not but that's something we can do by learning their history, not their art
Making assumptions about military performance based solely on cultural observations or stereotypes almost always leads to total disaster so no, the retard SciFi writer that wrote that is definitely wrong.
Thrawn's strategy doesn't make sense as says. It'd be better to actually read and study what's being employed and extrapolate how inventive your enemy might be and how feasibly you could outmaneuver them and their gear. Also read up on history to learn valuable lessons.
no that's retarded
go to your local art museum and see what conclusions you can draw about the martial prowess of the artists' nations at the time, if your answer is "nothing" you are just making shit up
>if your answer is "nothing" you are just making shit up
>the martial prowess of the artists'
That's not what the quote says. You can infer cultural trends of the times from experiencing art, which isn't limited to paintings. Music is often rather telling of the times and places it was written in.
Well art does mirror the soul, or rather anything you create is necessarily filtered through your understanding of the world so it's probably possible to reverse engineer some what a person thinks or feels by looking at what they create.
But I always say that you have to be careful with this kind of analysis since it only gives a very limited insight into a person's mind.
If I had a really rough weak and wrote an extremely depressing poem as an outlet for my frustration, it'd be easy to read that and assume that I am a sad person who has never felt a glimpse of happiness, when in reality that's just a tiny part of who I am.
>read a Star Wars x 40k crossover
>Thrawn sees a Imperial Navy ship
>he full out says the Empire is going to lose against this Imperium
That's how you end up thinking things like this:
>the USA allows fags and pride flags in it's military so it will be stomped by Orthodox Russian army
>America could never lose against chuds!
>meanwhile in ACK-ghanistan
I am a chud, but it's objectively the case that Russia can't even handle Ukraine, let alone the USA. But there's people out there thinking that seeing a pride flag on a US army base means that the USA doesn't have a devastating advantage over shit-tier armies like Russia. USA lost Afghanistan due to bad politics, not because of military reasons.
America loses wars because it has allowed people to vote.
>A native resistance against foreign occupation is hard to defeat
>That's why Russia will defeat a native resistance against foreign occupation
I appreciate you doing such a bad job on your employer's behalf, Pajeet.
The only thing that matters in war is demography. The more creatures you can throw at the enemy, the more you win.
>Non-canon in the nu star wars
>Does any of this have any real-world application?
you have to be real careful interpreting it, and recognizing the things of interest require you already being at expert level understanding on the subject matter
This was so dumb I still remember it decades after reading it, so no.