After placement, it's important to know who moves first in a battle. Each combatant, both hero and enemy, need to roll for Battle Initiative, as this determines the order. This is how it's done:
Each combatant rolls 2d6 and adds their Battlemind rank. (With any modifiers as appropriate.)
The highest roller moves first, then the next highest, etc.
If two or more combatants tie, reroll between them until there is no longer a tie.
By default, Initiative is only determined for round one of battle, and the same order kept for the rest of the conflict. Optionally, Initiative can be predetermined every round.