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Hey I was (re)reading the section on the drop troop doctrine and it says that IG infantry unit or sentinal can be made a drop troop. At first reading it implies that any non-mechanised foot unit can be made a drop troop (and using army builder it lets me, not that that means anything). However, since it says "Infantry unit", one could argue that only the basic troop choice could drop (pg 56 IG codex). I.e this means you cannot make hardened veterans drop troops. Also, if you have an infantry squad with only some of the troops drop capable, does the entire squad have to be in reserve, or only the drop troops? For the second question, I'd lean towards saying only the drop troops are required to be in reserve since, although they deploy and roll for reserves as one unit, they all deploy independantly (pg 44).
I also had similar questions, but after talking to numerous Guard Players, and contacting the GW Rules hotline, I got the answers.
1) ALL Infantry are given drop troops when you take the doctrine, including hardened veterans.
2) All people are given drop troops, but you are given the choice to deep strike each sub-unit.
3) If you have some squads out of a platoon deep striking and others chosen not to deep strike, you can deploy the non-deep strikers normally, and then deep strike the ones you wanted to deep strike. This is due to that each sub-unit can deploy independently.
4) When you make a reserve roll to bring in deep strikers, you make a roll for each slot in the Force Org chart. (If you have 2 squads in the same infantry platoon deep striking, you make the reserve roll for the whole platoon, not each sub unit.) If you roll for the unit to arrive that turn, then you follow the normal deep strike rules, treating each sub-unit as a seperate squad, similar to what you would do in deployment.
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Yeah, I was told that the paragraph on page 55 of the IG codex describes exactly what is an infantry unit and what is not. Hardened vets are. Good to hear something semi-offical about the rest though