Rule 16.4 says:
"Units do not need to begin the Operations Phase in the same hex as the vehicle into which they are loading. Loading/mounting the vehicle activates the vehicle for that impulse."
- In the situation above, can the vehicle move during the same impulse after units have mounted it?
- Can the opposite be done as well, that is, activating a vehicle and moving it into a squad's hex, therefore activating the squad, which can mount the vehicle on the same turn?
1) Yes: "Loading/mounting the vehicle activates the vehicle for that impulse."
2) Yes, as long as the vehicle has half of its MF left to pay for the mount. But the Squad is only going to be able to mount; the vehicle won't be able to move after that. So I'm not sure if it's a tactically sound play. You'd be better off doing something worthwhile like firing with the Squad that impulse and mounting and moving on the next turn.