This dream took place inside a building in a somewhat narrow area with some shelves, some small old-style (swords, spears, shields, cavalry, et cetera) military-like force being led by a man were trying to escape, and some people were watching as I used a larger old-style military force of cavalry and spearmen (maybe with spears and shields, and maybe they were more hoplite-like but I can not remember) to stop the small military force from escaping.
This was like a battle from a Total War video game except it was taking place in the dream world and I was part of it so it seemed real but still felt somewhat video game-like because some people were watching me, but I was mostly just in command instead of fighting but I was on the battlefield with my soldiers.
I expected this to be a very short fight so I did not think that it was worth me fighting unless things went wrong, I got overconfident because I had a larger force, and it just appeared to be an easy quick win.
I was thrown into this situation suddenly without time to plan really, I wanted to split my soldiers into balanced groups but I did not feel that I had time, and before I could do anything the other army and their leader started to move quickly forcing me to act.
I did something that even I knew was risky but I was overconfident, which is not like me, and I sent all of my spearmen to attack the other army head on.
The leader of the other army was smart, he acted before I could, and he used the narrow space and the shelves to his advantage; and he had several different types of units instead of just spearmen like I sent at his army.
I made a stupid move that cost the lives of most of my spearmen by sending them all in like that, and then I ordered my spearmen to surround the other army but by then their numbers had dropped so I stretched them too thin.
They were having some success but my first command had ruined things, being stretched this thin allowed the leader and his army to eventually push through in some areas, and I made another stupid move by sending all of my cavalry to rush them except for one group that I left behind with me.
My cavalry were too close to get a good charge, the environment still favored the other army, and what was left of my own spearmen probably got in their way and my cavalry force probably was damaged by my own spearmen by accident.
It was some of the worst military blunders that I have ever made because I was making quick overconfident risky decisions, my larger force was now losing and was almost wiped out, but the other army was almost wiped out too.
The leader of the other army was still alive and him and the last of his army were finishing off or had finished off the rest of my army except for me and the cavalry group that I left behind, and the leader and his few soldiers were about to charge to escape through the opening to the hallway that me and the last of my cavalry were guarding.
I felt so stupid, I had failed my soldiers and most of them had died because of me, and so I ordered the last of my cavalry to charge and finish off the leader and his soldiers and I joined them.
They literally ran down the leader with their horses sending him flying, he probably died, and most of his soldiers were dead as I arrived after the first charge.
My soldiers were finishing off the last few survivors as we started checking the battlefield (which was just a room with shelves, they had entered from the other side, and we were guarding the other side which had a hallway with a path to the left and one to the right) for survivors and as I tried to locate the leaders body.
We won the battle but at a huge unnecessary cost, it was embarrassing, I should have listened to my instincts and my usual common sense and cautiousness.
I thought of how this battle could have gone much better with minimum losses, but I woke up.
Some of this dream is confusing because it seemed that it started at a hotel or apartment-like building that I was moving into, I was to get some roommates and / or suitemates, and so I was waiting on them to arrive.
We did not know how many or who would arrive, at least one showed up, and some kind of vampire (vampirism)-like virus was spreading around the world it seemed like some kind of pandemic; and so we were trying to survive.
I think that people were nicknaming the virus or whatever it was that because of some of the symptoms et cetera.
The news probably recommended staying indoors et cetera, and so that is what we were doing and we had some guns.
At some point in the dream we wanted to go outside because we probably needed to go get supplies et cetera, instead of being in a hotel or apartment we were in a small house in the city of D during the day along the road to The BB Grocery Store on Southside probably before you get to the BP School Board Credit Union Bank, and when we walked outside with our guns a male neighbor with light-color skin and his bodyguard was outside.
We were new to the house and the neighbor did not know us and we did not know him, they went to point guns at us, and so we pointed guns at them and we had a standoff.
We managed to talk the situation down, we found out that we were neighbors and that none of us were infected, and we briefly talked before either me and maybe my roommate left.
We went to The D High School, I remember walking through the building seeing some people who were infected, and some were at various stages of the infection.
At first people would get sick, slowly they would start to look sickly and different, they would start to get more mentally unstable as their bodies would slightly transform to look slightly different and paler and scarier (somewhat vampire like), as it gets worse they would mumble and talk to themselves and act a bit zombie like and not like themselves (almost like they are possessed), and then during the final stage they will go crazy and just attack people probably biting them et cetera like they have rabies / like zombies / like crazed vampires / like wild mentally unstable people.
I saw a female student with dark-color skin, well she was paler in the face now, who was mumbling to herself and walking zombie-like down the hall and she was about to reach the final stage very soon it seemed.
As I got further up the hallway she probably reached the final stage and I heard her going crazy and attacking people, I kept moving as chaos broke out, and maybe another person started going wild.
Eventually I went to another building where maybe I went to work, my supervisor Ms. JM was there and she was still my supervisor, and she let me borrow maybe some nail clippers that I used and then I cleaned and I gave back to her.
I remember talking to JM after thanking her, we probably talked about various things, including the vampire (vampirism)-like virus, and then I continued working or whatever.
But I woke up.