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My question is can the owner of a model choose who his attacks hit, i know the owner of the models generally chooses the casualties provided they are engaged in combat. But are you allowed to choose which model your model is attacking provided they are engaged in base to base.
E.g say 5 kroot and a shaper are charged by a chaplain, if the chaplain is in base to base with both a kroot and the shaper, and is engaged with all the kroot. can he choose to direct all his attacks at the shaper, or the rest of the unit. Or does the combat get resolved then the owner of the models chooses who takes the hits.
I had trouble wording the question but any help will be greatly appreciated, as combat is definitely one of the more confusing aspects of 40K.
Squad leaders (like the shaper) can never be picked out as a general rule. Independent Characters in units (like the chaplain) can be picked out, however.
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Now if the chaplain where in B2B with two different kroot units, then the SM player says (before any rolling for attacks) where ALL his attacks are going. They go at one or the other kroot units and any wounds that go over the squad size (or kill zone) do not carry over to the other unit.
Hope that helps.
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Just to reiterate...
Unless via a special rule, non-IC models in units can never be singled out in close combat, including squad sergeants, special weapons troopers, etc.
Independent Characters are always separate from units in close combat, so therefore can always be singled out.
cool so if a model was in base to base with and IC and a member of the squad he is accompanying he can choose to direct his attacks at one or the other, and the excess wounds wont carry over.