One of the first things you will need to do is purchase some weapons and armour. Looking at your first turn report, you will see that you have started the game at a town. The items and services that the shops sell are listed underneath the maps, along with the price in gold. To purchase an item or a shop service, you must use the BUY order.
If an individual character tries to buy an item and does not have enough gold, the rest of the party will lend him enough so the purchase can still go ahead. However, if all the party tries to buy an item (code 99) or one character type, (options 95, 96, 97 and 98), then only the characters that can afford the item will purchase it. Between these two options and by placing your gold with the correct characters, you can quickly equip a party.
If in a city, and you try to buy an item from a shop in a different suburb, your party will move there automatically. To buy an item when you don't know a shop that sells it, use a shop number of zero. Your characters will search for a shop selling it, moving to other suburbs as necessary.
B (character/95-99) (shop/0) (item)
For example: B 1 34 102 will tell character 1 to purchase from shop 34 item 102.
B 99 34 152 will tell all your characters to buy item 152.