In CMx2, each unit has many attributes which characterize the qualities of the men comprising the unit. Four attributes are fixed during play: leadership, experience, motivation, and fitness. Additionally, each unit has two attributes which can vary during a battles: suppression state, and morale state.
A unit's motivation characterizes its willingness to fight.
There are four motivation levels defined by the game: low, regular, high, fanatic. Units with higher motivation receive less suppression when receiving fire. Units with high Motivation also rally (remove suppression) faster.