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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).
Last edited by thantos; June 5th, 2007 at 07:05. Reason: I'm going to repost this in the rules questions section
The term 'Guard Infantry' is actually defined on page 55 (just above restricted troops) you will find Hardened Veterans are actually included in the defenition, so yes they can use drop troops. However its worth noting that some other foot infantry are not defined as guard infantry (ie. Conscripts).
As for your second question, if part of the squad cannot drop, then none of it can. They either all deepstrike, or they are all deployed at the start of the battle (the exception being escelating of course).
However I cannot think of any way that this situation could actually occur, it would be helpful if you were more specific.
Also, it sounds like you have your wires crossed on the deep strike rule. If a squad has deep strike, it is not required to start the game in reserve, it may merley choose to do so. You can still deploy them as normal infantry, that's the beauty of the doctrine - it's free and has no downside.
Yes Harden Vets may be used as drop troops. Pg.55 the paragraph just above the start of the Restricted Troops section it defines what "Guard Infantry" is. I won’t quote it because it may be too much of a strain on copy rights but it's about the fifth unit mentioned in the short paragraph.
As for your second question I’m not sure I’m just barley starting to look into using drop troops my self.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
Thank you, I missed that