Embers of Empires
There have been several flavors of Fate over the years. Bulldogs! uses one that is a version or two old. Fate Core is the current version. The difference is minor, but where possible, I’m going to use Fate Core rules instead of the older Fate. Problems will be handled in a case-by-case basis, at least until we can make a house rule.
In Bulldogs, there are potentially seven different things you can use with a skill. Not every skill has every possible action. The actions are Create Advantage, Overcome, Attack, Defend. Anything you could want to do in the game can be neatly narrated into one of those actions.
The important thing to remember is figure out what you want the character to do, first. Then figure out the mechanical bits to make it happen.