prebattle

prebattle

(priːˈbætəl)
adj
(Military) existing, occurring or carried out in the period before a battle
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War is bounded by the referential extremes of the prebattle roll call and the postbattle body count, and is constituted within by the innumerable calculations (days counted, supplies counted, miles counted) that make war in theoretical writings so susceptible to formulation as a mathematical contest.
Chinese leaders feared that Washington might interpret such a climb up the ladder as a threat to the prebattle status quo.
Better-trained crews and superior aircraft would have given Dowding's system a more thorough prebattle testing than actually occurred.
War is bounded by the referential extremes of the prebattle roll call and the postbattle body count, and is constituted within by the mundane and innumerable calculations (days counted, supplies counted, miles counted).
He is the driving force behind the platoon's prebattle preparation, and he must be ready to lead from the front when called upon.
Accordingly, his prebattle address to the troops resorts once more to the rhetoric of brotherhood.
The highest prebattle estimate had been 1,000-1500, though Custer's own Indian scouts believed the number was much higher.