AdmiralAckbar posted on Jun 24, 2011 9:38:24 AM - Report post
The only good way is via the oliphaunt cheat and send the army with no general, just elephants against some enemy army (no towns) and auto-resolve it. After the battle, the result should be a heroic victory and there will be an offer to promote the general of the standing army. There might be a limit as to how many generals you can have depending on the number of towns.
Yatios posted on Jun 24, 2011 11:46:50 AM - Report post
You can also always bribe generals of other factions to your factio, or you could accept almost every adoption message you get.