Ok, this is a bit of a funky situation... Granted, I know shooting attacks always hit the unit and / or randomized if there is a situation that calls for it.
Anyways, my point being is it possible to force rerolls of ward saves units like Phoenix Guard, Chosen, Bretonnian Knights, and what have you from close combat shooting hits like Impact Hits, Breath Weapons, Terrorgheist / Banshee Screams, Stomps, and the like?
I was playing a block of chosen with the 3+ ward with a character of mine in base contact and impact hits came rolling along with it. I just assumed that there wasn't a way to get him to re-roll some of the saves,and treated the models in base contact essentially as characters (can't target them out) since there was 12 chosen left. I just randomly thought of this and wanted some others opinions on this question.
Also, another question regarding the same item, in order for the said characters unit to get the benefits of re-rolling successful ward saves I'd have to specifically mention it and direct the attacks that are capable of hitting the models in base contact?
And no I'm not one of those players that tries to squeeze every advantage out of the rules to be in my favor, I just thought it was a curious situation since there really is nothing about targeting specific models in a unit except for characters and champions, hence why I just treated them as characters and that I could not do it until the model count was low enough to "randomize" it.