Special Unit Blocks
The Special Unit block moves with the unit. It does not count as a block that can be removed to satisfy losses. This block is not transferable to any other unit. If the special unit is eliminated, this block is removed from the map along with the last block of the unit.
The Carthaginian Sacred Band
On the battlefield, the Sacred band is the heavy infantry unit directly below the hex containing the Hasdrubal leader. Place a Special Unit block in the hex with the Sacred Band unit to distinguish it from other Carthaginian units.
Sacred Band special abilities:
• The Sacred Band will score one hit for each leader symbol rolled in close combat. A leader does not have to be attached or in an adjacent hex to confer this benefit.
• The Sacred Band may ignore one flag.
• The Sacred Band retains these special abilities until the last block of the unit has been removed from the battlefield.