When a little kid who doesn't want to go to bed keeps asking for another story or another drink of water, these requests are an example of stalling tactics.
The branch of the military that comes together and devises operations and a plan of attack to achieve a strategic goal is an example of tactics.
Origin of tactics
- New Latin tactica from Greek taktika matters pertaining to arrangement or from Greek taktikē (tekhnē) (art) of deploying forces in war both from taktikos of order from taktos arranged from tassein tag- to arrange
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition