I have been playing WAB2 for a while now and something has constantly been coming up that has not been explained in the rulebook, or potentially it's exemption is because it is to be rules as written. I have tried to find anything about this on the forum and have come up empty. So I put it to you.
When a unit gets charged in the flank or rear it must take a panic test.
The issue at the moment is when a unit is locked in close combat to it's front, does it still have to take a panic test for being charged in the flank or rear?
Recently we have been playing this as 'no'. The main reason is that the unit that has been charged while it is getting to grips with the enemy to it's front is going to be fleeing (most likely) after the round of combat has been done.
The removal of ranks (in our case), multiple wounds caused in combat and whatnot from the charging Romans/Britons have broken every unit, barring my Fanatics (37) with a Warlord, BSB and Shaman in the unit.
While trying to find something about engaged and unengaged on the forum someone said that only unengaged units must take a panic test, but I can not, for the life of me, find the blasted sentence in the WAB2 book or the Errata that supports this.