Anyway, in response to the Cabbage - read asian avatars post, or my post from the first page. There is a clear reason for including the rule - mixed initiative combat. I used an IC in my example, but it could just as easily be a squad member with a higher initiative.
Basically, the rule states that you are locked into fighting whomever you were in base contact with before blows were struck. As my post from page 1 shows, if you are in B2B with an enemy, but that enemy was eliminated (and you are no longer in base contact with any others) you CANNOT allocate your attacks as per the 2" rule if they are going to a different unit than you were originally in B2B with.
This can and will come up whenever you have mixed initiative combat (SM terminator squad, Eldar squad with an exarch, or any two squads with differing I attacking someone else).
It was explained clearly several times, there shouldn't be any contention at this point.
Hey dude been away for a day or so. I read all of the thread several times hence my ears bleeding.
My point was that the rules discussed up until my post said no such thing. The errata posted later says exactly that but the BRB does not. I tried to explain above the rules for engaged. Basically B2B or
To use your example of a character. Before the errata a terminator with a PF in base to base can attack any models, still alive, with which he was engaged. B2B was not mentioned at all and was therefore irrelevant. At the points myself and then you posted this, and in fact for all time, the first bullet point says absolutely no such thing
bullet point in the errata covers your points exactly and makes the discussion this became pointless. But the first bullet point is still a waste of ink which adds nothing but confirmation to earlier rules.
It was explained clearly by some posters, clearly and