This principle was applied in many cases, the resistance of Peru under the command of General Andrew A. Caceres, who was the invading army in check. Thus, as in Concepcion, commanding a small army, armed with rocks, waves, bats and a few guns, surprised the Chilean army, composed of 76 men, who were well armed, the skill of Caceres to camouflage , earned him the nickname "The Wizard of the Andes", with its ability to find the right time and taking advantage of the arrogance of the Chilean army, who did not have the ability to repel the raid, and were quickly defeated. Some historians have, that being surrounded, Chileans threw their weapons and surrendered, but the hatred that the army of peasants they were the product of his abuses, did not prevent despite their cries and appeals, they were paid in kind, and the cry of "no prisoners today." They were executed the children of the most renowned families of Chilean society, including the president's nephew, serving in that company. Simplicity: It plans to prepare clear, uncomplicated and concise orders to ensure understanding of the purpose intended. This principle was applied very efficiently for most of the war, by Admiral Miguel Grau, who fought virtually alone after being buried Independence, the Chilean fleet consisted of two huge battleships twins "White" and "Cochrane ", also by" O. HIGGINS "," Chacabuco "and" blues, "the gunboat" Magallanes ", the" Covadonga "transport" Lamar "and steam" Matias Cousi. His squadron was perhaps the best in Latin America.