We have increased the time limit for loading the battle. It should allow those players who just missed the inital load in time not to be flagged as AFK due to being disconnected.
From now on you must have a +1/-1 tier range on the units selected in your current loadout in order to start the battle. For example, you may enter the battle with two Tier V archers and one Tier IV or Tier VI spear unit, but you wouldn't be able to do this with Tier VII or Tier III spearmen. This will help to avoid the situations when a player enters the battle with initially underwhelming units.
Patch 3.1.13 also sees some unit stats and commander ability changes. For example, we have adjusted some of the abilities of Leonidas, Cynane and Ambiorix, and changed the mobility of some archers (in different factions).
Feel free to take a look at the full patch notes in the dedicated section of the portal HERE.