Can you retreat from a coexistence battle? If so, how do the Imperial units retreat? Do they stay in the same region and place a rout token, thereby meaning that there will be another coexistence battle on the next change of initiative. Alternative do they retreat as a defender would to an adjacent area and then place a rout token?
Rulebook seems fairly silent on the issue, strict reading would imply they stay in the area but I was under the impression that coexistence battles were pretty much always supposed to finish (8 iterations in most circumstances means one side does tend to die fully), therefore we played our game that they retreat in the same way a defender would.
Also, to clarify, rout tokens don't affect units other than prevent ordering the units and causing them to be destroyed if they rout/retreat again? In other, similar games a fight against a routed token might cause the units to draw less cards or fight less effectively. There is no precedent in the rulebook for this but it seems like it should have more effect