Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nottingham, England
Good grief, way to try and overcomplicate a simple system.
From what I understand, any unit you roll saves. That many die, take from the front first regardless of equipment. Simple.
If you have something spangly at the front, which isn't going to happen often, like an IC or Exarch with an invulnerable, that's the only time you'd need to go one by one.
Though to be honest: space marine character with 3+ followed by 5+ for whatever reason, in a tactical squad. 10 wounds caused: 2 saves made. Roll addition spangly 5+ 8 times: 2 saves made. Hey presto, there's enough failed wounds for your 3 wound captain to die, and then the remaining kill 3 marines.
Doesn't seem too hard. Let's see how it's worded it the book, as that quoted post isn't direct from the book with that wording...