jtrowell:If there is a rule somewhere else in the book in explicit contradiction with this, then please quote it
Warhammer 8th Edition page 46:
"The player whose turn it is nominates a close combat involving one or more of his units and fights a round of close combat using the rules described. Then he proceeds to the next close combat."
With your reading of a round of close combat, explain the combat phase to me.
As a side note, I have gone back and read half of your posts jtrowell over the last couple months. Great work!