p39 - Independent Characters - "an Independent Character can begin the game already with a unit, either by being deployed in unit coherency with it or, if the unit is in reserve, by informing your opponent which unit he has joined"
"...he counts as part of the unit for all rules purposes..."
p38 - Infiltrate "Units that contain at least one model with this special rule......"
Seems pretty clear cut to me that he has joined the unit while in reserve. Case closed!
Yep thats how it works ICs pass special rules that affect units, eg D3 units gain infiltrate for Arihman (he gives it to himself and another units and what ever unit he joins infiltrates with him).
I would quote my earlier post also showing page numbers etc but I can't seem to do it
From the quotes with the actual rules and page numbers it seems a clear cut case that you can infiltrate an IC with a unit. If there is something that contradicts this it would be helpful to see the actual rules/page numbers. Just to add further clarification Infiltration is performed as part of your deployment P121 â€œWhen both players have deployed their main force, then they deploy their infiltratorsâ€
It seems those that donâ€™t read all the rules quoted above this way are referring more to the game mechanics. The question therefore becomes â€œwhen does an IC join a unitâ€. There are two parts in the rule book to say when this physically happens. One is the rule in regards to ICs in transports and actually reads P121 â€œHowever, if a unit is a Dedicated Transport, only the unit it was selected with (plus any Independent Characters that have joined the unit) can deploy within it.â€ This together with Tomkatts quote above seems to confirm my reasoning that the controlling player has informed the opponent which unit the IC has joined and then deploys the unit with the IC.
Again this is all direct from the rulebook, with quotes and page numbers to back it. Is there anything written in the rulebook that contradicts this?