counter attack & tank shock
In the last game i played I tank shocked my opponent's marine squad successfully killing the leader trying to death-or-glory. So the unit gave way -- my opponent moved his models in a large curve around the path of my vehicle. Some were in front, and some he pushed off to the side, giving them all nearly 2" between each other. The end result was the squad had become a foot long curve with near max 2" between each model.
Since tank shock says "they must be moved out of the way by the SHORTEST distance" doesn't this rule out being able to move some people in front of the skimmer, some to the side, some still behind it, spaced out so much? The whole goal of my tank shock was to achieve some clumping-up.
So I have my opponent's marine squad (Bloodclaws with counter attack) sandwiched between a unit of Harlequins and a unit of Howling Banshees (yes fun). I want to hit them with both harlequins and banshees in the same assault, so I moved banshees forward not even 2" before my opponent charges the Marines at them in counter-attack, taking them out of charge range of my harlequins. Is this correct?
Furthermore if this is correct, pretend that my harlequins are still in charge range, and charge the backsides of the counter-attacking marines. Are they still subject to counterattack (i.e. losing the attack for charging)? Intuitively I would think No because a unit can't countercharge in two directions.
thanks in advance guys