This was OK... It just didn't really grab me. On a scale of 1 to 10, my interest in military battle theory is a -2, so I wasn't exactly engrossed here.
There were some interesting concepts though, such as the expectations that others put on us, and those we put on ourselves, and how we don't always live up to them, no matter what the potential is. Sometimes those very expectations backfire.
This wasn't terrible, but definitely not my favorite of Sanderson's stories.
I'd still give him a good leg-hump should I cross his path though. Just a head's up, BSands. :D