Alright so the main plot of my book follows this team of five soldiers in a kind of medieval fantasy war. The war is between one country that is basically europe in the middle ages and another country that is loosely based of the middle east with some (for the time) fancy technology and maybe magic (haven't decided on that one yet). What I am trying to do is create a somewhat cliche fantasy army with the classic swords and stuff but still leave some room for plot. I don't just want my characters rushing from one big battle to another. I would like them to go off on their own a bit more but I feel like that doesn't fit the medieval swords and big army thing enough. I have tried including some more modern elements like a developed rank system and the team being stationed at diferent places and stuff, which I have found works quite well and makes it much easier. However I am still having trouble mooshing these two very diferent concepts together. Maybe it is dificult to help me here and I will just have to figure it out on my own but if anyone has a sugestion or anything that could maybe help it would be greatly apreciated. Have a nice day!