Before drawing a card from the Campaign Deck Wilkinson can strike camp and if the expedition is in friendly territory he may recruit tribal levies from local villages. Wilkinson must pay one hongo to hire each unit. The levies will then join the expedition and fight in the next battle. At the start of each subsequent battle Wilkinson must pay each hired unit 1 hongo to participate in the battle. If Wilkinson does not pay, the levies will head back to their village and are removed from the expedition. At the end of a battle any units of levy that have dropped below half strength will also head back to their village and are removed from the expedition.
Levies are unenthusiastic tribal infantry with a -1 penalty to Discipline.
At the start of the campaign Wilkinson can take one baggage unit for free for each eight points of field force. Additional baggage units cost two points each. Expedition objects should normally be carried in the baggage. If a non baggage unit is required to carry an object that is obtained whilst fighting a battle, this must only be temporary. Objects must be transferred to baggage after the battle. Figures carrying objects may not fight or shoot. Any objects that are found but not collected whilst playing a scenario can only be taken if the expedition controls the table after the battle.
Before drawing a card from the Campaign Deck, Wilkinson can strike camp to recruit porters from friendly local villages. Each unit costs two hongo to hire for the remainder of the campaign.
Alternatively, Wilkinson can create new baggage units by drawing four figures from any expedition unit. He may not do this at any time except whilst fighting a battle. New baggage units count as unenthusiastic porters with the following penalties to Discipline:
Dense vegetation will usually be played as an event card at the beginning of a battle. Some scenarios may require rules to be applied without playing a card. Add d6 extra areas of suitable vegetation terrain to the table. Terrain is placed by each player in turn. All placed terrain counts as difficult.