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Greetings esteemed members of the Librarium Community,
I had a question regarding torrent of fire. If I am playing an army, known for its high volume of shots, lets say eldar, and I am attacking a space marine player's command squad with an attached librarian.
And I unleash a blade storm into them resulting in a torrent of fire. May I nominate the IC to be the mandatory save? Or does his IC status protect him from being 'targeted' in this way?
* "I'm Significant!" -screamed the dust speck
* "Call me old fashioned, but an evil ascension to power just isn't the same without someone chanting faux Latin in the background."
So long as the IC is part of the unit (like your command squad), as opposed to separate but hanging around close to the unit, then yeah, Torrent of Fire (BGB page 26, paragraph 4, for anybody who doesn't know about it) applies. Since he's considered to be part of the unit, he qualifies to take the forced hit.
Keep in mind though, that he can still choose what shot to save against - if he's facing a whole pile of Shuriken... errr... thingy (the basic Eldar gun, don't know the name) shots plus a Brightlance hit, he can take the hit from a Shuriken and let a plain Marine get toasted by the Brightlance instead of his IC.
Just in case anyone hasn't come across this: the same idea as Torrent of Fire exists in the Assault phase too: it is fondly known as "Torrent of Blows" and can be found on P.41 BGB "Armour Saves", halfway through first paragraph.
Handy for Eldar players with Harlequins or Banshees...!