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if something is "distributed as shooting" does it (for all intents and purposes) count as shooting? furthermore, would the bearer of the wristbands get the 3+ save?
I have to disagree with miawmiaw, just because you distribute it like shooting doesn't mean it is shooting. If a giant swings his club, and you don't have a at least 5 rank and file guys to take the hits, one could land on a character, in which case he doesn't get the save, distributed like shooting is just a way of placing hits on a unit, meaning those hits can't hit character unless there is less than 5 rank and file models.