You mobilise your economy and resource of time to prepare your ammunition beforehand. Translating raw material into war material as “resources”. Usually the one more mobilised with more resources will win.
You try to forge relationships to farm them for resources under “alliance”
You deprive yourself of civilian goods temporarily, with the hope of winning eventually under “leadership”. Usually there’s traditional propoganda to psyche yourself, if not traditional coercion.
At times there’s a two front war to divide yourself into.
and you throw as many smoke bombs as you can before scattergunning as part of “strategy” in a war of ATTRITION.
My Opinion: Oops, got too carried away — Effectively, how to do a win/lose essay.