Hello all,

Ran across a someone strange seeming situation yesterday watching a game between friends. In this game / picture below the red dots (Tyranid Warriors) had just charged the green dots (Guardsmen). Their charge move left them positioned roughly pictured. (note the front models were in base to base contact and the entire picture was a little more cramped.)

The Tyranid player went to do his pile in move. The pile in move rule is specifically: "You may move each model in the unit up to 3" - this move can be in any direction so log as the model ends the move closer to the nearest enemy model.

In the pictured case, the nearest enemy model to the Warrior in the rear is the guardsman in the middle of the wedge. Since the pile in rule states that he must move closer to the nearest enemy model, we came to the conclusion he couldn't actually pile in, since while he could have moved toward the edges of the wedge formation to get him closer to "the unit" as a whole, he would have been moving farther away from the closest enemy model (The guardman in the center)

This seemed to be how the rules were written, but felt weird to all of us, is this the interpretation of everyone else around?

Similarly, if the warriors were to "wipe out" the guardman unit, the consolidate rule says they must move closer to the nearest enemy model, so even if the unit is wiped out they have to move up to 3" closer to the new closest enemy model?