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A situation came up during a game the other night where my friend's space marines came charging out of their drop pod on various sides. Now, in the rules/codex, it doesn't specifically say that a squad has to retain unit coherency as it's leaving the pod, simply that they must be within X inches of the pod itself, and no closer than 1 inch to an enemy model.
Is the Unit coherency rule set in stone, which would disallow a space marine player to distribute figures wherever he chooses around the drop pod (so that some of the figures are not within 2" of their friends, but ARE withing 2" of the droppod), or is it in a situation-by-situation sort of status, where it will depend on what's going on?
Also, do you consolidate a unit which has suffered casualties during shooting at any point, or is that only if the unit is out of coherency? When would this happen?
A unit must always try to maintain coherency at all times (see the BGB on coherency). A player cannot place models or remove casualties in such a way that it breaks coherency.
(Yes, there are a few times when coherency can be broken, but these tend to be exceptional circumstances)
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
the owning player of a unit that takes casualties MAY remove the casualties from any model so long as they are within los and range of the weapon.
so unit coherency CAN be broken in this fashion it just means that the guy MUST move back into coherency in his next movement phase.
the ONLY times coherency is a issue is in the movement phase and the assault phase, for shooting it doesn't matter.
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