Just a quick post to get you thinking about where to put your flamers in an IG combined squad. In 5th edition, you just had to make sure they were in the front. The rumors about 6th edition point to wound allocation starting from the closest models. If we assume that we still may not place the flame template over friendly models in the same unit, which seems quite reasonable, we will still want our flamers up front. But we need a few ablative wounds forward of them to keep them alive long enough to use their flamers.The picture above shows us a combined squad with three flamers. (They seem a bit less than 30 so there must have already been some casualties.)
I have tried to protect the flamers by moving them back a bit in the ranks, but as you see, this restricts their field of fire. Also, as we can spread the unit out wider to try and get more models in front of the flamers, but that makes us more vulnerable to assaults from the side.One thing also I have done, and it may be hard to see, is that the Vox Operator and both remaining Sergeants are at the back of the unit. Since the Sgt’s aren’t IC’s, I only need to get them within 2” for them to be in the combat, and there is no reason for them to risk their lives (and leadership) at the front of the unit.
I know I will be continuing to try and work out the best position for them. What do you think?