Do all players have somebody to fight ?

As soon as all but 2 players rest or after three strategic rounds have been played after the first player became resting the strategic rounds stop and the battles are fought.

Players who have stacks locked in combat together will fight each other.

Players who do not have any stack locked in combat will be paired off.

Designer notes.
To keep players busy, it will be made sure that every player will fight a battle even if none of his stacks is locked in combat.