Normally I feel like trading unknown pieces early on in the game is a poor strategy.
But I've been doing some thinking and I want to know your opinions.
Here is a situation,
it's the first move of the game and you've scouted a captain on the left side of your right flank (LS of your RF). Most likely it's protected by something either behind the barrier or underneath it.
So, in order to continue the attack on this side, you could
A) Attack RS of the RF with a captain
B ) Attack captain with a major
C) Trade captains with a liet behind, then lotto the flank with the liet
D) Attack RS of the RF with a sergeant with plans to scout the piece behind the captain if it attacks the sergeant.
Assuming I am trying to continue the attack and I'm not going to choose a more passive approach of blocking off the lane, (and assuming your opponent knows nothing of you and you nothing of your opponent) which do you think is the best choice?
If you have a different choice other than the ones I suggested I would be glad to hear it.