Can you please go into greater depth on wounding Horrors. We had the following situation: A unit of 5 Pink Horrors had already been wounded & was at 4 Blues & 6 Yellows. They were charged by Dread behemoth, which did 14 wounds. Are all of the Horrors killed? In a different scenario, if there were 3 Yellows left alive, & lost combat, would the unit be wavered (3 models left of the original 5) or destroyed?
horrors should read 'change warriors' from the rift demons 'change demons'. My bad on the original question.
The sequence for calculating hits in melee and shooting is 1. determine attacks. 2. roll for hits. 3. roll to block. 4. remove casualties. It would appear that when you remove pink warriors and replace them with blue warriors in step 4, you would have to go back to step 3 if the blue warriors are to take any leftover hits not taken by the pink warriors, because the blue warriors were not there when the pink ones were shot. So are replacement warriors eligible to take hits, cycling through steps 3 and 4, or will they have to be attacked by another unit?
Actually, according to Administrator in the Grim Dark rules; "The split happens immediately and wounds carry over, so the 5 Blue Warriors would die, 5 new Yellow Warriors would appear and then 2 of them would die." So, call it "out of sequence", or call it a "special rule", it does work a bit differently than usual, and the extra wounds do carry over. The answer to the next question, when do the warriors check morale, does work like normal. Per Administrator; "Since the splitting happens immediately you only test for 50% kills once the unit actually has less than 50% of its starting models at any one point, so in a sense the unit counts as being 5 times its actual size.
In your example the unit starts with 5 pink warriors and has to take 5 wounds to split into 10 blue warriors, then take another 10 wounds to split into only yellow warriors, and finally another 7 wounds to go down to less than 50% size. This is a total of 22 wounds, which makes them extremely resilient.
We tried to find different ways to work around this, but they all turned out to be too complicated, so in the end we opted for having the blue and yellow warriors have awful defense so that at least it's not too hard to deal all those wounds to them.
P.S. Rondaka again. Just to be picky here, it says the 10 yellow warriors would need to take 7 wounds to drop below 50%. 7 from 10 leaves 3 which is 60%. You would actually have to lose 8 to drop to 40%. (2 of the original 5)