Free Company's (Empire, Core set #35) text states: "discard one card at random from an opponent's hand if this unit survives combat"
What constitutes "survives combat"?
I assumed he had to take damage (1, or 2 damage max, since 3 would kill him, as he has 3 hit points) and that means he survived the battle.
My brother attacked my quest zone with him, I had no one to defend, and he said, "Well, hey, he just attacked, so that's combat - and he's still alive, so doesn't that count?"
Are either of us right, or is there some other explanation?