No, this isn't some new-fangled special rule, but rather a concept. It's something that I've heard talked about a number of times using different ways to refer to it, but it was always a slightly nebulous thing and poorly defined. So let me try and pin down what I mean by it.
Here are some definitions of presence (thanks Google) to get us going:
- "The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing."
- "A group of people, especially soldiers or police, stationed in a particular place."
- "The impressive manner or appearance of a person."
So a group of solider stationed in a particular place in an impressive manner, which sounds close to what I'm getting at. These soldiers aren't cowering around in total cover; instead they are actively making their existence felt. In Infinity we can take Presence (with a big P) to mean:
The influence of an army on the battlefield and the pressure it places on opposing forces.
Now, what can we do to get more Presence and why would we want to?