It's the same problem as in thread "rob stark vs the hound":
Question from monk:
Rob stark 'king of the north' ability is that he can remove an engagement token before being ordered. The hounds ability is 'fearsome' meaning you are unable to disengage from his unit. What would you do if they (rob and hound) became engaged?
I think that as Rob is able to remove the token before being ordered that this does not count as disengagement and so is allowed to do so. any thoughts?
Answer from Llew:
From the language, removing an engagement token is not the same thing as disengaging, so Robb should be able to remove the token. Then, since there is no token, he would move freely.
If this is correct than not only Robb but every unit can disengage from a fearsome unit by using a command card which allows the removement of an engagement token. I am not sure that the answer "from the language" is correct, because the rule text about fearsome explains "disengage" as "voluntarily move or attack a unit it is not engaged with". Is removing an engagement token part of "voluntarily move or attack etc."? Then its not allowed for units engaged with an fearsome unit. If it is not than "voluntarily move etc." is only another expression for normal disengaging combined with Parting Blow.
In my opinion this question is very important for the strength of the keyword "fearsome" in every scenario (with fearsome units) and especially for the scenario 13 (with a very heavy Robb ). In the first case intimidated units can only get "free" by eliminating or defeating the fearsome unit; in the second case they can simple use their ability (Robb) or wait for a right command card.