Many geniuses and famous generals of the Three Kingdoms period tried to find a way to overcome the Eight Trigrams, but they all failed and even died at his hands.
The Eight Battle Map is not Zhuge Liang’s own invention. A long time ago, people knew how to arrange a battle based on the trigrams. However, it wasn’t until Zhuge Liang appeared that someone was talented enough to bring the eight formations to the level of legendary formations, unpredictable changes.
The principle of operation of the Bat Battle Map in “Three Kingdoms Expression”
In fact, Zhuge Liang’s Eight Battle Map was inspired by the Bagua Map in “Sun Tzu’s Art of War”. However, Zhuge Kong Minh demonstrated his mastery of military skills in this formation. Before the victory against Di Lang, Zhuge Liang knew that Luc Ton would definitely pull his troops through Ngu Phuc wharf, definitely get lost in the stone battle and meet Hoang Thua Ngan. He even told his father-in-law not to lead Luc Ton out of this battle.
Shaping the image of “Zhat Luong” Duong Quoc Cuong in “Three Kingdoms” in 1994.
In “Three Kingdoms” in 1994, Khong Minh Zhuge Liang (Tang Quoc Cuong) was the most outstanding talented strategist in the ranks of the wise men such as Tuan Uc, Quach Gia or Sima Yi. The advisor of Shu Han had reached a high level of commanding troops. The most spectacular thing to mention is when he prepared the formation to corner Dong Ngo general Luc Ton to death.
Due to the mistake of Luu Bei (Ton Ngan Quan), eager to avenge his sworn brother Quan Vu, he sent 70,000 troops to attack Dong Ngo. After the first period of domination, Luu Bei’s Shu army fell into a dilemma after the Dong Ngo admiral Luc Ton (Cao Phi) decided to hold out and not fight. In the summer of 222, taking advantage of the hot weather and strong southeasterly winds, Lu Xun sent his troops to counterattack, using fire to burn down Liu Bei’s 40 camps spanning 700 miles.
Luc Ton and the generals entered the stone formation.
Luc Ton was victorious in pursuit of the Shu army. When he chased close to Quy Quan pass, he saw that near the riverside on the side of the mountain there was murderous aura rising up. Having a cautious nature, Luc Ton ordered to retreat 10 miles, set up camp to wait for the enemy, not pursue further. However, waiting forever without any movement, he sent someone to spy. The more the evening, the stronger the killing intent rose, but the scouts still reported that there were no ambushes, only about 80-90 piles of stones strewn across the river. At that time, Luc Ton himself went to ask the aborigines there, and learned that this wharf is called Ngu Phuc, before entering Xuyen, Zhuge Liang passed here and took a stone to set up this battle. From then on, every day there was murderous aura rising up.
Luc Ton was surprised, and led the horseman to the rocky beach. Viewed from above, the stone array has four sides and eight directions, so it is considered a flattering move, using magic to shake people’s hearts. General Dong Ngo immediately went into battle. When he was about to return, Luc Ton was startled when he saw a strong wind rising, sand and gravel flying. However, even though there are many exits, it is still impossible to escape the battle. While panicking, he met an old man, thanks to this character leading the way, Ton was able to escape. When he said goodbye, Luc Ton knew that the old man was Hoang Thua Ngan, the father-in-law of Zhuge Liang. Because he wanted to do good, he disobeyed his son-in-law and came to save Luc Ton.
Video: Luc Ton (Cao Phi) almost lost his life in Zhuge Liang’s Eight Battles in “Three Kingdoms” 1994.
The only one who can solve the Eight Battles
The Eight Battles, also known as the Eight Trigrams, is a combination of the quintessence of Taoism and the fields of astronomy and geography. This formation is based on the “Bagua” principle, which is divided into 8 main battles, including: Thien Phuc, Earth Load, Long Fei, Sera Table, Tiger Wing, Bird Wall, Phong Can, Van Loy, according to 8 large doors. surrounding cavalry or infantry. In these doors there will be good doors and bad doors. If the enemy does not understand the formation and enters the door of death by mistake, he will not be able to get out.
Eight Battle Map in “Three Kingdoms Expression”.
Eight formations can flexibly change unpredictable and depending on the specific situation to make the enemy fall into disorientation. With a unique operating principle, this formation can withstand an attack of 100,000 troops. In addition to Hoang Thua Ngan, Khong Minh’s father-in-law was taught by him how to get out of the stone formation, but many famous figures from writers to advisors did not understand when they saw this map. However, there is only one person who can solve the mystery of the Eight Battle Map, that is Hoan On.
Huan Wen (312–373) was a general of the Jin Dynasty in Chinese history, his father was Huan Yi, prefect of Xuancheng (Anhui). Legend has it that on Hoan On’s face there are 7 black moles, which are considered noble generals. According to Chinese historians, Hoan Wen lived a simple, thrifty, talented daily life, but his arrogant personality and ambition to win the throne were too obvious, so he was often prevented by other factions and did not cooperate when he warfare and action in court. Therefore, not only was the northern punishment unsuccessful, his wish was also not fulfilled.
Hoan On is the only one who understands the Bat Battle Map (Artwork).
That year, Hoan On commanded the Ba Thuc expeditionary army. Suddenly, a murderous aura rose up in the sky ahead, blocking the army’s path. Huan Wen led his subordinates to investigate, and the murderous intent came from a pile of Bat Doi rocks laid out by Zhuge Liang. He observed in great detail, and after a long time, he nodded slightly, his eyes filled with joy.
According to Hoan On, the subtlety of the Bat Matrix map is that it will change continuously, like the Thuong Son snake (a type of snake that lives in Thuong Son mountain). Specifically, assuming the formation is divided into three distinct parts including head, middle and tail, once one part is attacked, the rest will rush to save. Because they are independent, but they interact and influence each other. When troops were about to enter the battle, especially lightly armed cavalry teams, soldiers would use bows, spears, and halberds to injure and attack. Because the map is based on the principle of the bagua, depending on the situation, it will change unpredictably to surround the enemy.
The village in China is designed according to Zhuge Liang’s bagua map.
Today, traces of the map that once besieged Luc Ton are still left in Di Mau town, Tan Do district and under Bach De citadel, Phung Tiet district in Sichuan province; Ding Junshan in Mianyang, Shaanxi Province; Xi’an is located in Yunnan province (China).