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I am having difficulty understanding both the benefit and also how to work out combat after a character has joined a unit. I understand the benefit when shooting is involved but there doesn't seem to be much benefit for characters to join units for the purposes of close combat.
My main lack of understanding comes when it is time to attack. Since the character and the troops have different weapons skills, strength, and toughness, how is combat worked out? Does the character roll to hit, resolve, and then the rest of the troop roll to hit and resolve separately?
When being attacked it seems like the attacker gets to say which of his troops are attacking the character and which are attacking the other troops, or do they have to pick either the character OR the troop, as in if 5 of the opponent's troops have the ability to attack, can two attack enemy troops and three attack the character? Or would they all have to attack one or the other?
In the case of being attacked and the attacking playing being able to choose to attack the character, the benefit of joining a unit doesn't seem to be great.
And semi-unrelated question, if a unit is fighting two opposing units in hand to hand combat, only one combat result is determined, correct? Or would the single unit have to work that out twice, once for each unit they are fighting?
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