Originally Posted by Marneus Calgar
A.1. Yes, his drones just protect the commander though.
Sorry to contradict you, Calgar, but the commander loses his IC status if he comes with drones. The drones and commander become a unit and can be shot at as normal.
However, he *retains* his ability to join and leave squads, taking his drones with him. So he can still join a squad, but when he does he;s a unit and can be shot at, him and his drones.
This is why I don't like giving ICs drones. I prefer instead to just detach a pair of drones from a nearby transport or piranha and have them move in front of the commander, acting as a bullet shield without making him lose his IC status.