'Quite Brilliant', is not something I would say on something bordering on the one hand, bad sportmanship, and the other cheating.
Rather too 'gamey' in my opinion. I would be extremely unhappy if my opponent started employing tactics such as this, and I for one would not employ such underhand and devious tactics.
Its rather like saying, 'Look, lets round up one hundred civilians, run them at the machine gun post until it runs out of ammo, and then attack!'.
If an opponent used such ungentlemanly and lets be truthful, 'unrealistic' conduct, I would quickly abort the game in disgust.
Our lives may be more boring than those who lived in apocalyptic times,
but being bored is greatly preferable to being prematurely dead because of some ideological fantasy. - Michael Burleigh