I have a new question, based on the same original topic.
Basically, the previous discussion about assigning template hits to the squad, rather than the individual models has been an eye opener for me.
I'll be honest, in all my games played in our group, myself and others have always just assumed you removed the models underneath the template, without even looking into the matter.
It took an 'outsider' (he plays once and a while) to force me to look up the rule (whine at Heresy) and be proven wrong! Doh!
Anyway, I borrowed my friends rulebook and have looked at the section on Template Weapons.
So, my question is this:
I'm going to proxy some Flamers in my next game, just to try them out for a change. So here's the scenario thats confusing me. Imagine that I deepstrike 3 Flamers perfectly beside 20 Termagaunts, and then proceed to aim all three templates over the various Termagaunts.
The Rule for multiple templates says, 'If a unit is firing more than one template, resolve each shot one at a time, determining and recording how many hits are scored by each template'.
So, does this mean that, in trying to get the most hits I can, by covering the most models I can with the template, I could actually hit the same individual models with some of the templates, and still have it count towards the total number of hits applied to the squad.
So, poor little Tommy Termagaunt could be covered 3 different times, each time by a different template, but actually cause three wounds to his friends? If that makes sense.