Pretty much this. In all the larger scale battles, we’re just a footnote. Havenport, Cunaris, and The King receive the most credit because they’re the ones who were smart enough to put us in those positions in the first place.
A newspaper isn’t going to say “Lieutenant-Colonel (player name here) personally led the Dragoon Regiment during the Battle of Second Kharangia, where they served on reserve duty and provided much-needed reinforcement for Duke Cunaris’s brigade on the army’s right flank and rescued numerous regiments from near-destruction.” Unless it is an article that specifically focuses on the Dragoons.
As a general overview of the battle, it’s more likely to say: “Duke Havenport placed the Dragoons on reserve duty to reinforce Duke Cunaris’s bridgade on the Army’s right flank.” Then go on to describe where Duke Havenport stationed the next regiment, and what their role was during the battle, because there were so many participants that you can’t adequately cover everyone.