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Tolstoy seems to think these dispositions being drawn up are done so with the naive optimism that the Army will actually arrive “at their places at the appointed time and [destroy] the enemy”. But he’s not giving the staff much credit as being humans and I think this is where Tolstoy’s arrogance hurts him. Plans like this are made not because they will definitely work, but because you don’t plan a failure