Initially I thought it was out of order, but that's apparently only in the novel.
TSC according to totally unreliable wikipedia (MUH BEST SOURCE) dies in 206, which is even earlier than the Red Cliffe campaign. If that's true, his death was overdue.
I think it's suppose to be some sort of ironic set up due to how it's basically the reverse of how TSC died in the novel.
TSC is now the camp master instead of ZL.
ZL is now the one trying a sneak attack.
ZL is now the one who has a named character with him.
The irony is ZL still wins. I told you guys TSC was only A-class general.
In one chapter we get more philosophical text than half of LOGH.
That's a lot of symbolism in one chapter.