Combat in Olympia occurs when one stack attacks another stack.
A unit will be defended by any other characters it is stacked with.
Thus, a unit which is part of a stack cannot be attacked alone. No
matter which unit is specified in the
attack order, the entire
stack containing the unit will respond.
Only the leader of a stack may initiate combat. If another unit in a
stack wants to issue
attack, it must first drop out of the stack.
Combat involves nobles, who possess strong heroic fighting abilities, and fighters who may accompany them. Fighters include soldiers, pikemen, swordsmen, knights, elite guard, crossbowmen, archers, and elite archers.