Section cards are used to order units and/or leaders in a specific section of the battlefield to move and/or battle. These cards indicate in which section of the battlefield you may order units or leaders and how many units or leaders you may order. All Section Command cards have a leader helmet symbol on the card, to remind players that one or more attached leaders in the section may be ordered to detach and move separately (for the cost of one order each) when the card is played.
Troop cards allow you to order a specific unit type (Example: light, medium) to move and/or battle. Unless the card states otherwise, you may freely choose Foot or Mounted units... So “Order Light” means you can issue your allotment of orders to any combination of light Foot units or light Mounted units. Ordered units may be in any section of the battlefield. The number of units you may order is equal to your side’s Command, i.e. the maximum number of cards you may hold in your hand on that turn. (See “Command” under section 07. ORDER UNITS AND LEADERS.)
Note: If you have units of a troop class anywhere on the battlefield, you may not use a troop card to order the 1 unit of your choice option.
Leadership cards allow you to order a leader, any unit to which the leader is attached, plus a given number of units or leaders in adjacent linked hexes to move and/or battle. Units in “adjacent linked hexes” may be in different sections of the battlefield, as long as each ordered unit is adjacent to at least one other ordered unit, and at least one of the ordered units is adjacent to the designated leader. In this way, a Leadership order enables you to order a “chain” or “wing” of units to move and/or battle in a coordinated fashion. A leader may not detach on a Leadership Command card.
Tactic cards allow ordered units to move and/or battle in ways not allowed in the basic rules. Actions ordered on Tactic cards take precedence over basic rules. Command cards that state ‘order units equal to command’ means the maximum number of units you may order is equal to your side’s Command 07. ORDER UNITS AND LEADERS.)
NOTE: on Tactic Command cards, Ranged Combat is sometimes referred to as Fire.