"The queen unharmed, the bees all live as one; once she is lost, the hive’s in anarchy." (Seneca)
Don’t attack force with force, especially if the enemy is large.
Instead, sever the roots. Especially if the enemy is particularly centralized. One accurate blow can be devastating.
Starve leadership of information (or befriend informants and mess with the information). Even the scariest monsters die if they are starved of oxygen.
Dry up the resources.
Disrupt the connections.
Ally with the community, build up trust, place your ears everywhere.
Distract their attention in one place, then attack from the side, with lightening speed and conviction.
There are a thousand ways to defeat the enemy. Fighting fire with fire is often the least sophisticated.
Instead, treat anger with silence, infuriating your enemy further, letting them expose their raw emotions, and therefore their weaknesses.
Trade space for time. Allow the enemy to advance, growing in arrogance, whilst you patiently gather information and wait for them to make a mistake.
Put a face to it. Forget the size of the army, find the minds that run it. Understand the minds that run it and the mistakes that they make, and you can take down the army.
The hive cannot operate without the queen.
With the right strategies, you can overcome even your biggest adversaries, no matter what they are. Understand their shape and form, find their constraints, and use them to overcome your obstacles.