That is, do the same conditions apply to war overall, to engagements, battles and on down?
In my mind, when I look at the essence of conditions, I see fractal qualities. If I were king, benevolent of course, I would have my visionary thinkers and information disseminators begin their work from this premise: War is an act of force, an instrument of policy. Complete comprehension of war is to be found in a trilateral communication–a communal sharing of thoughts and feelings, policy and action– of the people, the government, and the military.
Propostion: War is fractal.
For me, as benevolent king, thinking as such allows for policy/action interventions, appropriate to the dynamics of extremes.
Postscript: Before I made myself benevolent king, I was captain of a ship. It sank, without a trace. But that’s another story, less I digress…