Wednesday, June 15, 2011
You Be the Judge: BA Jumpers and Combat Squadding
Q: Can you take a Drop Pod with a 10-man squad and then put a combat squad in it, deploying the other combat squad on the table, or leave it in reserve but not in the Drop Pod? (p32)
A: No, because squads that are placed in reserve may not break down into combat squads. (found here)
I disagreed with him over his interpretation. It looks to me that the FAQ is simply attempting to bar a unit from combat squadding and deploying one squad in reserve and one squad on the table. According to the codex, I think that a squad deepstriking may combat squad when it deploys. So, after the reserve roll is made, the unit combat squads and can be placed in different locations as is stated on the combat squad rule in the codex.
Ultimately, I kept my assault squad together and deepstriked them with Dante and a priest and they wrecked face. However, I want to know that answer. Can a deepstriking assault squad or vanguard vet squad combat squad when it is deployed on the table? I say yes. My opponent said no. Tell me what you think.