I've read and re-read the rules for shifting marines, but I'm still completely baffled as to how shifting is supposed to work in Death Angel.
This evening I had the following setup:
Dark Corner - Brother Claudio - Ventilation Duct - Genestealer Door - Brother Zael - Corridor Brother Goriel Brother Noctis Brother Omnio
I used Brother Claudio's "Heroic Charge" attack, and since my die appears to be loaded, I rolled yet another 0 and Brother Claudio died.
The rules for shifting state:
Shifting is resolved by taking every Terrain card, Space Marine card, and Genestaeler card in the smaller segment of the formation and moving them up or down to fill in the slain Space Marine's previous position.
The smallest segment is defined as the half of the formation that contains the least Space Marine cards. If both segments of the formation are even, the bottom segment is shifted up.
So once Brother Claudio dies, I'm left with this:
Dark Corner - ??????????????? - Ventilation Duct - Genestealer Door - Brother Zael - Corridor Brother Goriel Brother Noctis Brother Omnio
Question 1: When are the formation halves determined, before or after the marine dies? And what happens when you have an odd number of marines, what exactly is a segment? And in this case, does it really even matter?
Question 2: Should (1) the Dark Corner, Ventilation Duct and Genestealer from Claudio's row shift down to Brother Zael, placing the Dark Corner and Door both on Zael's left, and the Ventilation Duct, Corridor and Genestealer on the right?
Door / Dark Corner - Brother Zael - Ventilation Duct / Corridor - Genestealer Brother Goriel Brother Noctis Brother Omnio
Or (2) should Zael shift up to where Claudio was, Goriel shifts up to where Zael was, and Noctis and Omnio stay where they are, leaving the formation as follows:
Dark Corner - Brother Zael - Ventilation Duct - Genestealer Door - Brother Goriel - Corridor Brother Noctis Brother Omnio
Can anyone more clearly sum up the rules for shifting?