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Do Imperial Guard infantry squads have to stick together, within 2 inches of each other? Or can I setup and operate each squad as I please?
Codex: Imperial Guard p44.
"Each platoon counts as a single troop choice on the Force Organisation chart when deploying, and it is rolled for collectively when rolling for reserves. Otherwise they function as independent units."
Can I read the last word 'units' as 'SQUADS'?
On p38-39 Command Platoon, each sub-unit may deploy or arrive in a different location and act independently. But... are ordinary Infantry Platoon squads treated the same?
Yes each squad within the platoon acts as n independent unit and do not have to be within 2 inces of each other.
And yes. Ordinary infantry platoons are treated the same. But remember the are rolled for collectively when rolling for reserves. However, they do not have to be set up in the same place.
You should really do a search before you post. this question has been asked a zillion times before.
Just because several units are taken as a single force organisation chart choice does not mean that they are dependant on each other. Because they are in the same chart slot, they must be deployed a the same time and they come in from reserves at the same time, but they are otherwise able to operate totally independantly from each other.
A "unit" is one model (or vehicle) or a group of models (or vehicles) that is able to act independantly from others. This includes un-attached independant characters, individuals (like Wraithlords, Lictors, etc), and squads/mobz/broods. The word "unit" is used interchangably with those terms in the rulebook and codices.
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BTW, this is clearly explained in the IG codex.
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Appreciated. Hey, I promise, I DID read the FAQ thread, and did a search before posting. Obviously I didn't search effectively, 'cos I didn't find the answer I was after. And yes, I thoroughly read the IG codex - I was still confused.
So... I really appreciate getting two clear unambiguous replies.