When giving your orders, armies will be denoted with an “A,” and fleets will be denoted with an “F.”
For reference, here is the opening board:
-Say you're Germany. If you want your army in Berlin to hold, you would write:
A Berlin Holds, or A Ber Holds
-If you want to move your army in Berlin to, say, Prussia, You would write:
A Berlin – Prussia, or A Ber – Pru
-Supporting is a bit more tricky, but the game is for ages 12 and up so you should be able to handle it ;)
First, specify the unit that is going to support. In this case, let's say your army in Berlin is going to attack Silesia with the support of your army in Munich. You would start with:
A Munich S, or A Mun S
Then specify the unit's movement that you are going to support, so in this case that would be A Ber – Sil. So the full order would be
A Munich S A Berlin – Silesia, or A Mun S A Ber – Sil
So basically what your order is saying is “my army in Munich supports the army attacking Silesia from Berlin.”
-Say you have a fleet in the English Channel that you want to use as a convoy.
F English Channel Convoy, or F Eng Convoy
Then you or your allies will be able to move an army from Belgium, Picardy or Brest to London or Wales.