Formations - Every Force is arranged into its own Formation. Each Unit is ordered top to bottom in a line. This line will determine the match-up for each Unit to be put up against in a Conflict. When two Forces enter a Conflict, the first Unit in your Force will fight the first Unit in the opposing Force and so on.
Supply Lines - Every Force has a lifeline called their Supply Line. This is a way to gather equipment, food, orders and everything else a Force needs to move and operate, to maintain morale and health. These are represented by a near invisible line, like a bell divers air hose, that stretches out from Stragosa (or their supply point) following the path the Force has taken and tying the Force to the city itself. Should this ever be subject to a Raid Order or cut off in some way, such as a Mountain Pass closing, then the Force will be considered Out of Supply for this Chapter. These Supply Lines are Below Notice.
Surveillance Reports - A Force will automatically send out scouts around them to ensure they are not being followed or to look for enemies in the field. These scouts will investigate each of the nearest surrounding Provinces around your Force and report back on any Forces and the number of Units in each one. These will be delivered in Surveillance Reports. Anything Below Notice will not be reported in this normal method. Please see the Scout Order if you wish to have more detailed reports.
Points of Interest - There are wonders, and terrors, to be found in this forgotten land, whether it be something as simple as resources or as mysterious as a lost artifact there are things to be discovered for those that explore the map. A Scout Order is needed to locate these curiosities on the map, and a Force is needed to move into the appropriate Province and perform a Prepare Land Order. Be warned, commanders, there are terrors that hide in the ancient holes of this land.
Refitting Units - At times you may want to 'upgrade' or refit your Units, to do so the Force must currently not be Out of Supply and you must send them a Reorganize Forces Order along with the required equipment cost listed under the Unit in the Unit Types Section.
Mercenary Units - Mercenaries may be purchased at their listed Mercenary Cost during any Chapter and arrive on the field during the next Receive Levies portion (at the beginning of the next game.) Mercenaries will remain in service and under contract for three Chapters, at which point it will be up to their employer to renew the contract, paying their cost again, or let them go. Mercenaries come with all their own equipment and do not start play with the Green Trait. In addition to this, while they still require a Supply Line they will cover the expenses for their own Food and do not require regular Food rations. Mercenaries may not be purchased during the Winter Season. Mercenaries gain the Combat Doctrine and Cultural Advantage of their host Army.