If I have the rule straight, Army stacks cannot, and do not, initiate combat unless they are the only stack in the Region. I'm probably misremembering, but it's something akin to that. IOW, it's best to thrust with your Corps. Most players follow Mosby's structure as described.
And you don't want to get your *** Generals all shot up, usually. IIRC, ***s cannot be killed, but I think they can be wounded and out of action for a while, which may or may not cost you a HQ (which ain't cheap) and certainly plays hob with your command structure and carefully laid plans.
[color="#AFEEEE"]"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"[/color]
[color="#FFA07A"]"C'mon, boys, we got the damn Yankees on the run!"[/color]
-General Joseph Wheeler, US Army, serving at Santiago in 1898
(A) When in doubt, agree with Ace.
(B) Pull my reins up sharply when needed, for I am a spirited thoroughbred and forget to turn at the post sometimes.