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Hi, i was just wanting a clarification on this.
If my squad is in combat with another, and then the enemy charges another squad into the combat in the next assault phase, can i strike at either squad? Or just the one i was already engaged in.
Page 41, multiple combats. "Models that were engaged with just one unit at the beginning of combat must attack that unit". I read that as meaning that for the first assault turn, they must attack the unit they were already engaged with. Next turn's assault phase, they can attack either.
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This is a very commonly made mistake to think that you cannot attack units that just assaulted you on the current turn if you were already engaged by another unit at the start of the turn. The 'combat' they are referring to is step 3 (Resolve combats) of the Assault Phase. (p 33). GW did finally make the wording a bit clearer with their latest FAQ as well...
"Page 41 – Multiple Combats, Attacking. In all three bullet points, the word ‘combat’ will be changed to ‘round of combat’."
So an already engaged unit may direct attacks to a unit that just assaulted it on that turn.
Also in that FAQ:
If a model is engaged with multiple enemy units, but in base contact with only one, it must allocate its attacks to that enemy. (paraphrased)
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