If you are a militant anti-government fighter - then attack Police Stations, Army bases, Police or Army patrols etc, 'armed enemies' that at least have a CHANCE to kill you as well (not politicians or other unarmed civil servants)....there is no honor in a one-sided victory (like dropping smart bombs - or remote controlling drones from the safety of 20,000 feet up in the sky or at a desk on the other side of the world) , but if I can attack armed enemies IN PERSON who outnumber me and outgun me - and STILL defeat them, then I have just earned the eternal respect of my peers - and my name lives on in history for ever.
Geronimo was a TRUE warrior, and he was NEVER defeated by the USA Army, for many years in fact - 25% of the ENTIRE American Army at that time (approximately 5,000 soldiers) was hunting for Geronimo and his few dozen warriors to capture or defeat him....yet they never did....the Apache defensive war led by Geronimo against foreign invaders of Apache territory ONLY ended because Geronimo decided to stop fighting - because his last 22 Apache men with him were homesick to see their wives and children again after over 20 years of Guerilla warfare against the American AND Mexican Army (both armies had slaughtered Apache men, women & children and provoked the Apaches into justified defensive war in the first place).
In another example one of my brother-in-laws was on a Wabani (ambush) against some enemies, and a friend with him got scared - and a coward can cause the death of the brave through his acts of fear-driven stupidity...so my brother-in-law put a knife to his throat and told him: "Do NOT make me nervous - or I will kill you myself"....I see nothing wrong with that, suppose the idiot broke ranks and made a dash for perceived personal safety - and thereby exposed the positions of the rest of us? Then we all got killed due to his stupidity?
This is why many tribal peoples ASK for volunteers to go to the front of any combat action...'brave hearts to the front' is the usual translation....occasionally you get an idiot like this fellow who just want to 'be seen to be brave' - but are really chicken hearts...and it is very dangerous to have people like that at your side when you face combat situations....and this is why NO 'conscript' Army does well on the battlefield - unless by sheer numbers as cannon fodder depletes the enemies ammunition supply - thereby allowing for 'victory by attrition' (as Russia achieved in World War 2 - and China achieved in the Korean War)....but generally, one brave soldier can face 100 fearful enemy soldiers without losing any confidence of his eventual victory....and you can apply this saying here: "It is not the size of the dog in the fight - but the size of the fight in the dog!"
You may enjoy watching this movie about the life of Geronimo: