Ok thanks - that clears things up. Could you also hire mercenaries in one minor move, then move one mercenary in the next minor move and the rest in a major move? Why do you need to wait for the next activation as I thought you can take minor and major moves in any order?
You don't have to wait - you're right. I was thinking of doing the minor moves last, but that's not required.
So yes, you could create it with a minor move and then move it immediately with a major move.