A 4 star provides his benefits to every unit in a container (corps/army) in the same province.
A 3 star provides his benefit to every unit in the army in commands. If a 3 star is in a corps, he acts as a 2 star. If there is more than one 3-star in an army and one is not in a corps (ie. both could be army commanders), one is randomly chosen to be the army leader, the other acts as a 1 star.
A 2 star provides his benefit to every unit in his corps. If there are 2 in a corps, one is chosen to act as the corps commander, the other acts as a 1-star. A 2-star in an army (ie. not in a corps) acts as a 1-star (ie. he can't command an army).
A 1 star provides his benefit to one random division in the container he is in.
No containers are REQUIRED to have a leader.
As far as total units in armies/corps. Armies can hold 8 units and a total of 18 divisions. A corps counts as a unit. Thus, an army could contain 8 divisions or 7 divisions + 1 corps (which can contain 6 divisions itself) for a total of 13 divisions, etc. Thus, corps allow an army to carry it max. divisions. Note, French corps and armies can hold slightly more.
To move units together (ie. generals, divisions, etc.) you click on the unit then move mouse over unit you want to place it in. An arrow should appear. Hit the button and it is in. Note, if joining divisions to corps within an army, you join it to the army first. You then go into the army (hit with mouse button) find the division (which is in the army, but not yet the corps), select it and join it to the corps.
< Message edited by evwalt -- 8/8/2011 5:08:15 PM >
Russia in "Going Again II"
France in "Quest for Glory"
Prussia in "Invitational"