Since we decided to adopt using the 500 point rules from WAB 1.5, we can change the bonus for the 1st month. This is because the 500 point rules expands on the options for generals in small forces. This works out well as characters capable of being generals varied wildly from army to army in terms of cost.
Month 1: If a player does not have a character capable of being general, a player may choose to upgrade one model to be the force leader (i.e. general) following the rules for 500 point WAB 1.5.