I've currently got the following working:
- Underlings can get assigned to follow any guide, and only during Birdsong
- Employing characters can control their hirlings in combat, even if they aren't there.
- Underlings are left behind if the character runs away
- Random assignment works correctly if the character is hidden or absent from the clearing: the character chooses which hireling gets the random assignment when he/she "wins" the random assignment roll.
Next step: Hired Leaders. As far along as I am, there's no way this wont happen before version 0.16. Then maybe I can get to some of those bugs.... ;-)