Mmmhh no, the key phrase is:
The leader with the highest seniority rating commands the defending army and when there are ties, the leader with the highest combined tactical and strategic rating
Here is the rule as it exists in the current EIANW rulebook:
13.8.6 Choosing Or Determining A Commander
If there is only one leader present on a side during combat, that leader automatically commands. Otherwise, the commander is determined as follows:
Commanders For Allied Armies
The leader commanding the whole army must be a leader of the phasing Major Power.
Commanders Among Other Leaders
If there are several leaders from the one major power, the leader with the highest seniority rating is chosen. “A” is a senior rating to “B” is a senior rating to “C” is a senior rating to “D” If there is more than one leader of the same highest seniority rating then program will choose which leader to use.
Reinforcing Leaders Taking Command
If a reinforcing leader arrives during a combat, it takes command only if he has a higher seniority rating or if there is currently no leader.
I'm not really sure where you got your quote from, but I think this is the current manual I'm quoting. It's very confusing, because there's no mention of defending forces. This came from 13.8. Where did the quote you quoted come from?
< Message edited by Jimmer -- 1/12/2009 1:52:54 AM >
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