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How do I set up a Skirmish battle?

To set up a Skirmish battle, select New GameSkirmish from the Main Menu.

In the top-right corner of the Skirmish menu, use the drop-down menu to select the map on which the battle will take place. The panel below shows the selected map’s size and maximum player count, alongside a basic layout of the map, with white dots indicating the starting locations of each player. For more information on starting locations, see Starting Location below.

The number in brackets next to each map name indicates the maximum player count for that map. For example, (2) indicates that only 2 armies can fight on that map, hence it is a 1 vs 1 map. (4) indicates a 2 vs 2 map, and so on. You can filter the maps by maximum player count using the second drop-down box, by selecting 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3 or 4 vs 4.

Once you have selected your map, select which side you wish to fight on by tapping a player slot under either Allies or Axis and selecting Move to this slot. Set up the other player slots by tapping on them and selecting either an Easy, Normal, Hard or Expert AI player to fill them. You can also choose to Close a slot to remove the current occupant, though there must be at least one army present on each side to start a match.

Finally, you can adjust the following settings in the bottom-right corner:

When you are happy with your settings, select the green arrow button in the bottom-right corner to begin the battle.