I've noticed that when I select a general that was not in command of a pre-existing corps at the scenario start, and activate the 'Corps Command' button, he immediately loses 2 from his activation value, and his attack and defense numbers either lose two each as well, or they drop to zero.
This persists even after you save, quit the game, and re-load the game. However, after processing the turn, the general regains his stats. I also notice that the general forming the corps very rarely activates after giving him the corps (not sure if this is real or just confirmation bias though).
Does the game process that turn with the reduced numbers or is it just a glitch in how the game displays things before processing the turn? It it supposed to work like that?
It doesn't bother me per-se, but until I sat down and messed with saves for a bit tonight, I was being really gun-shy about forming up proper corps because i thought it was ruining the general.