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Does every model in a unit with breath of Chaos get to breath?
If you are talking about, for example, a squad of Flamers (who all have Breath) unleashing their breath in the same shooting phase, then yes. Just make sure they are all have the same target although any collateral damage caused to other nearby units works as well.
The same holds true if you have an IC with Breath attached to a squad. Be sure that the targets the same unit as the rest of the squad in the shooting phase and the same unit is assaulted as well.
In the case of the Flamers, a popular tactic (which might have something to do with Flamers being on back-order for several weeks now) is to DS 3 of them in and unload 3 Breaths of Chaos on a hapless enemy unit in range. Then you can pretty much write those Flamers off because anybody worth playing against will mow them down during their shooting phase.
*Slap* Back on topic...
Yes all units can breat and yes the tactic listed above works well and yes as with my defiler example they will die ut the amount of firepower poured into them will save your other units.
Keep in mind though that you cannot have the template touch any of the members of your squad. That's why a group of 3 works so much better than a group of 4 (as I found out the hard way).
Fantasy: Daemons (Angels), 40k: Black Templars
I once used a 5 man squad, only one died. But better, those 2 other blasts made sure HIS squad was dead.
One tactic I find worth playing is, deep strike a large squad plague bearers(20 daemons) with an icon close to him. that will draw all his fire power, and you'll probably still have some left.
Then in the s4econd turn, materialise a squad of flamers, as close to the enemy as possible,
and burn them all. take several flamer squads to ensure there survival, and put them all in the front, next to the plague bearers.
The enemy will not know what hits him
I don't think 3 is so much superior to 4. The jump movement should hopefully let you position them to not block each other. That said, two groups of 4 is definitely better than one of 8. 8 breaths at once is over kill on one unit instead of just right on two units.
Ruthlessness is the mercy of the wise.
You have met a 30 strong ork unit? 8 flamers might just ensure your survial when the remainder charge you. (I hate footslogging ork hoards though thats not gonna stop me getting one.)