A military unit, or military force, is a group of armed men, capable of engaging enemy forces in combat. A military action is an action that requires a military unit to perform.
There are just two kinds of military units: land units, and naval units.
General Attributes of Military Units
Here are some features that all military units share:
- They have a leader, if only a default leader.
- They can move.
- They have morale.
- They are present on the main map in a unique province, and may be given movement orders there.
- They require supply, and will take losses from attrition if neglected.
- They cost money to recruit or build.
- They require money or income to maintain.
Land units, or land forces, are groups of trained soldiers. There are three kinds of land units: infantry, cavalry, and artillery. A grouping of land units under a single leader is an army.
Land units usually abide in land provinces. They can move into sea zones only as passengers on a fleet, never on their own.
Land units may engage in the following types of military action:
- combat with enemy land units
- looting enemy cities
- capturing enemy-controlled cities
- covering enemy provinces
- sieges of fortified cities
- assaults on fortified cities
Naval units, or naval forces, are ships and their trained crews. There are three kinds of naval units: warships, galleys, and transports. A grouping of naval units under a single leader is a fleet.
Naval units may engage in the following types of military action: