Power Spike

Lieutenant Torovac was notified that orbital scans had detected a huge power surge, in a mechanicus warehouse district in the outskirts of Hive C3H-482. A small force, so as to not attract attention, will be inserted to take control of the psycho-reactive mechanisms for study. If it looks like they will fall into enemy hands they are to be destroyed. Lieutenant Torovac, thinking that this would be an easy mission tasked Sgt Ordane’s Tactical squad, Sgt Kyphon’s Infiltrators, Sgt Rushal’s Eliminators, and Sgt Kyrolius’ Suppressors for overwatch.

They were set down two sectors away and began to move South through the rubble to the AO. Squad Kyphon taking point arrived first, looks like the Xenos Drukhari had beat them to the objectives. Squad Rushal managed to get up onto the second level gangways for the central structure undetected to keep watch on the mechanism at the West end of the complex, designated Objective 2 (O2). Squad Kyphon took up position in some ruins directly North of O2. Squad Kyrolius, switching their jet packs to stealth mode, jumped to the top of the central structure taking overwatch on Objective 1 (O1) on the East end of the complex. Squad Ordane and LT Torovac took up a position behind some cargo continers directly North of O1. Kyrolius reported a xenos transport tucked in the ruins at O1, while Rushal reported some xenos jet bikes tucked behind cargo containers near O2. Umbro Redemptio hunkered down and waited to see what the xenos would do.

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Combat Squads in 9th Edition Crusade

So, does using the Combat Squad ability count as 2 squads when building a Battle Forged Detachment? Nope. Combat Squad spits during Deployment. But with Combat Squad, you don’t need to have separate Crusade Cards, they are just one big happy unit. Albeit on different sides of the board. LOL (See BRB page 327 the Crusade Appendix)

Both Combat Squad units have to be destroyed to force an Out of Action test. And tallying XP for each combat squad is done on the same Crusade Card, meaning that if either Combat Squad killed something it gets marked on the same sheet… Which I guess, is like split firing and killing two different units.

But Combat Squads count as 2 separate drops, so I would think that they would have two cards…. but it explicitly says there is only one Crusade Card and that both units have to be killed to count as the Squad being killed.

On the down side, your opponent would get to count killing each Combat Squad unit as a unit for tallying their Dealers of Death count.