An update on warfare as more aspects go live for experimentation. The
old ability 'vanguard' has been replaced - it was redundant anyway - with
'command posts'. This is far more important than merely using a legion
as a shield against attack but instead is the primary method for
individuals to command individual legions both on and off the battlefield.
Two methods will be employed for commanding your trained legions:
real-time lieutenants sitting at their commandposts inside a legion,
out in the field, and dispatches: written orders for a legion (or
group of legions) that come into play depending on certain circumstances/
criteria. Dispatches and (more obviously) commmandpost leadership can
be both offensive and defensive in nature; the former will typically
be a blend of best-guess responses to this or that situation and will
(unlike in the old system) ensure a legion/city/guild is not entirely
impotent if subjected to invasion during periods when its military
commanders are absent. Well written dispatches are more than a match
for mediocre hands-on leadership, although naturally military genius will
be most effective in real-time: reactive and on the battlefield, rather
than in attempting to predict and arrange adequate responses to the
countless possible situations that might arise.
Check out HELP 21 and you will see the top helpfiles are now updated while
the remander have OLD written before their description to signify they remain
and HELP VANGUARD are the three most recently added information documents.
Written by my hand on the 28th of Midsummer, in the year 1209.