Military Structure

Soldiers & Officers


Thankless and mostly faceless, the individuals who together compose a fighting force are referred to as soldiers.


Commanders and coordinators in equal measure, officers lead soldiers into battle and form the military support network.

Units & Formations


Individual groups of soldiers on the battlefield are called units, each acting and receiving orders independently.


While units are groups of soldiers, groups of units are known as formations, working together and led by an officer for increased effectiveness.


Sequence of Battle

Each round of a conflict has three phases:

  1. Strategy Phase : Each side rolls a D6 and adds their army's strategy rating to the result. The side with the higher score chooses whether to act first or second.
  2. Action Phase : Both sides alternate carrying out actions with their units.
  3. End Phase : Both sides attempt to rally broken formations and those with Shock, then check the scenario victory conditions to see if either side has won.



Certain rules govern the movement of units and formations on the field of battle.


The features of a battlefield's terrain can be helpful to the attentive or harmful to the unaware.



Many units can participate in long range shooting, using anything from man-portable heavy weapons to artillery barrages.


When the enemy is expected, formations can enter overwatch to shoot at hostile units as soon as they come into view.


Flanking enemy formations allow units to benefit from crossfire, reducing the effectiveness of an opponent's cover.


When all else fails, sometimes all that's left is to assault the enemy position, often with a mass of infantry at the forefront.

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