188.8.131.52 Attach Order Tokens
When battle orders are decided upon, both players must attach the appropriate order tokens (face down) to each unit within the general's command, each commander and each individual outside of a command.
What about units within a commander's command?
Ordered commanders must, in their next activation after accepting the new order, perform a compulsory New Order action to issue that new order to the units in his command in the same way as a general does to his own command.
Commanders may only ever issue the order they have accepted from the general, and only ever to the units within their command, and only if they are within the commander's command range. If a commander's unit is not within his command range, they cannot be issued the new order and must continue the battle under their current order.
Commanders may issue the new order to any unit they are the leader of in the same activation as they have accepted a new order (i.e., the commander does not need to activate to do so), and without the need for an ORDER TEST.
So, if a commander is issued an ATTACK battle order, is he compelled to immediately issue a series of direct orders to his units? Would this mean that commanders should always be activated before their units? If the commander must relay the same order to all of his units, this would be important to consider when building a host (i.e., ATTACK command, MOVE command, etc.)