Musn't let this get out of hand, lest you wish to lose the war before it even starts
One's credibility is their ethos. you must first establish that before you can go to war. It is you "and that army" of credibility/reliability. Your argument is like your castle/fortress.It is what you are fighting for, and it must be well fortified. Your claim is your country, you life line, and your reason. You defend it at all costs.
The princess whose hand one is battling for is comparable to the audience The kinks in the opposing side's armor are logical fallacies, which one can find and take advantage of
One's body paragraphs are like the sword. Most of the "dirty work" is done by them. However, the thesis (or knight) must have full control over both the examples and the body paragraphs. Everything must relate back to the thesis. In addition, as with a knight to his country, the thesis must be completely loyal/in cooperation with the claim.