Look in the AAR section of this forum. http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1505629 Div HQs no longer exsist with the later versions.
When McDowell gets unlocked, make the two 2 stars you have into corps commanders, and give them divisions. Keep them there while they build up.(make sure you have replacements in the pool, rule of thumb is 10%.) Build a supply depot there too.
Read the link you posted. Read the entire wiki. It is up to date. To form a division, you need an active general. Hold the mouse over him. If it says he can't do......, then he can't form a division.. You also must, after you form a division, merge units with it. (No making a general a div commander without at least one brigade/regiment/battery. he'll revert to his former self, and you lose the cost.) You must also have in your pool the cash, conscripts, and war supply when you do it. Also, even though the Union gets 48 divisions, you don't get them all at once.
You should go to the offical forum and search for the quick reference guide by Hobbes.
Read this: http://www.ageod.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6823. And this: http://www.ageod.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6580&highlight=national+morale about that NM loss.
You don't need leaders to attack anything. On the one hand that's good. You can pile say 20 units together and send them off. Don't have to worry about leader activation. Just click the red attack button and charge. And if the other guy does it too, you have a big street fight. But then again, single unit cav raids, ripping up rail lines, taking a city or two......
But if your leaderless mob runs into those same 20 enemy units organized into divisions, corps, and an army, well..........
As the Union, don't try to win the war before 1862. General Scott had the right idea. You have 114 turns. Build the army. Organize it. Fight small battles to get some experience for both leaders and led. Don't get too reckless. (I tried to sneak into Nashville. Lost the entire division. Ouch.)
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