All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable of attacking, feign incapacity; when active in moving troops, feign inactivity. When near the enemy, make it seem that you are far away; when far away, make it seem that you are near. Sun Tzu Sun Tzu was the Nostradamus of warfare and his book Art of War, written 2,400 years ago is still the ultimate how-to guide for winning at war. This feature-length special from HISTORYTM weaves together the epic story of Sun Tzu himself, and relives a war in which his tactics saved a city from defeat a victory at war that paved the way toward the unification of China.