Many units, (especially imperial units) can be armed with a mix of direct fire and template weapons. The typical approach is to have a unit specialize with only template or direct fire weapons so that you aren’t paying points for wasted shots during the game. In general, this is a good idea. However, there are ways to still get the full potential from units armed with both template and mixed weapons. One of the most common examples of such a unit is a Space Marine Land Speeder armed with a Multi-Melta and Heavy Flamer. Picture 1 below shows the set up for this scenario.
|Picture 1: Two targets, one shooter|
|Picture 2: Normally, my Land Speeder must cover the vehicle with the flamer template.|
|Picture 3: Enter the trusty Tactical Squad.|
|Picture 4: Two birds with one stone.|