This little-known technique is often employed by the top players, and is sometimes employed accidentally --unconsciously-- by lesser mortals. I will give examples as they appear in my own travels.
The definition of a Warlight mindfuck is as follows:
If you enter a position where all you assumed was true, was a falsehood, then you have been mindfucked. If everything you had assumed is now in question, and you are likely to lose as a result of your misplaced faith, then you have been successfully mindfucked. This happens more commonly in games where you have little intel on your opponent's position, but can also happen in other circumstances (i.e bordering a bonus that you have to assume your opponent has finished, and attacking it full force only to discover it was only partially finished, thus losing the game)
The first example is from a recent coin game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9164168
After getting picks 1, 2, 3 I was forced to assume my opponent went for something along the lines of SEA ftb + East Africa or perhaps Australia. So, I stack into Africa and stack into Georgia early to defend against a strike from SEA, and... he shows up in neither. Easily one of the most confusing moments I've had in a long time.
Unfortunately for my opponent, his mindfuck technique was not combined with other useful Warlight tactics, and the position swung my way.
Edited 7/25/2015 22:52:00