•An area exists in one of four states, as follows: .
» Friendly: An area is friendly to a player if it contains at least one of his units or structures and none of his opponent’s units or structures.
» Enemy: An area is enemy to a player if it contains at least one of an opponent’s units or structures and none of his own units or structures.
» Uncontrolled: An uncontrolled area is any area that does not contain any units or structures from any faction; it may contain an objective token.
» Contested: A contested area is any area that contains units or structures belonging to two factions. An area becomes contested whenever units are moved or placed onto an enemy area