I got Rome 2 today and am playing the prologue. So far I am quite satisfied by the game, but something seems to be bothering me or simply doesn't work. In older Total War games you could simply build units which you could manoeuvre around without a general (a "general" would be appointed to one of the units). Now you need to first build a general and then build an army. I can understand that, men need men to follow. But something doesn't seem to work properly.
Let's say I have a general with 3 units of hastati, the general, and 2 units of equites. I need to do a rescue mission to one of my cities so I select 2 units of hastati and one unit of equites and want to move them to the other city. I simply can't. Even though I only selected the units needed, the whole army is moved (with its general). The same happens when I try to join part of the army with a fleet.
I cannot create a new general, so that's not it. You simply can't split a unit from its general of whom it originated?