a person who is adept in planning tactics.

1790–1800; tactic + -ian

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tactics (ˈtæktɪks)
pl n
1.  (functioning as singular) military the art and science of the detailed direction and control of movement or manoeuvre of forces in battle to achieve an aim or task
2.  the manoeuvres used or plans followed to achieve a particular short-term aim
[C17: from New Latin tactica, from Greek ta taktika the matters of arrangement, neuter plural of taktikos concerning arrangement or order, from taktos arranged (for battle), from tassein to arrange]

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But he is hardworking, and a skilled parliamentary tactician.
However, when the master tactician is beholden to no one, no one is beholden to
He is an erratic tactician with authoritarian tendencies.
Summers, for all his blemishes, has never pretended to be a politician or a
  political tactician.
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