Second French Army with four corps
Carry out the objective and role ordered by the army commander
Issue orders to each of the brigades in his corps.
To do so they must remain within 8” of him
Command Points (CP)
At the start of his turn he receives 1CP for each Formed brigade under his command.
He also receives 1CP if he if Poor, 2CP if Average and 3CP if Gifted
He gets no CP for Unformed, Shaken or Routed brigades
He can move a maximum of 16”, and must use 1CP to do so
Each CP allows him to issue one order to a brigade
These include move, change formation, skirmish, volley fire or hand to hand combat
He can use 2CP to issue orders to a brigade
Half move and change formation
Half move to limber and move, or move and unlimber
He must wait for orders from the army commander to change from Move to Engage, or Engage to Attack. This greatly restricts how he can fight his battle. For example a brigade on engage cannot move forward to hand to hand combat.
He will be allowed to change his corps role from Move to Engage, Engage to Combat and vice versa.
He will not be allowed to order his corps to Retreat or to Move or Engage from Hold
This will allow him to increase, or decrease, the tempo of his battle.
But the army commander will still control the increase from a defensive Hold to an aggressive Engage. He will also have to issue orders for a corps to Retreat.