I feel tremendously stupid. But I don't know how to recruit a spy. I go to recruit page but the only options are inf and cavalry. Am I meant to build something first to enable me to recruit a spy? Thank you
Yes as simmen said it your not stupid, it is an easy mistake to make when you first start Battle Dawn, i myself made the very same mistake when i re-joined Battle Dawn in the New Clients but it was easily feasible to find after i read the Help section for Structures.
One thing in which Simmen forgot to say was that in order to recruit a spy you would need to have a specific structure built the structure in which you need to build is Spy Centre which is structure level 2 on the second last row after UAC control, once this structure is built you will need to have a starting fee for the spy which costs 100 energy and 1 worker then you would have to wait an 24 ticks in order to have that spy available for you to use.