I didn't played this game for years, so I'm not 100% sure.
Movement: Can you move a swordsman and a settler in different directions? Yes, yes.
If so, do you open both the exploration markers in both areas?
Confusion: Do you need to paint the battle units since they are all grey? How are you supposed to keep track on who owns what? This is way too confusing. No. There are flag units that You put next to your armies to show who's the owner of the army.