Apologies in advance if this has already been discussed - I've tried looking but can't find an answer.

Is it possible to move an army to a location other than a city. I would like to be able to move armies away from my home base but not necessarily to attack a city (at least not straight away ) First time I tried to move I got wiped out immediately even though I wasn't attacking (not complaining, all part of the learning experience).

I know I could move to somebody else's home base but I don't want to go upsetting them either.

Any solution? ... Please.