This came up in a game yesterday.
My opponent used Questionable Contacts to move 1 damage from one of his units to one of mine. Can I use a unit with Protect to redirect the damage?
We decided you could not, because you are not damaging the unit, you are just moving damage from one unit to another.
Reaction: After you refresh, damage this objective to move 1 damage from a target friendly unit to a target enemy unit.
Emperor's Royal Guard
Protect Character. (If a Character card you control would be damaged, you may place the damage on this unit instead.)
Does anybody disagree?
I'm not sure, but for the moment I would disagree for the same reasons mentioned by the other posts in this thread….the rules dont tell us if moving damage and being damaged are the same. But based on my experiences with Warhammer: Invasion, I would expect that the officials will point out that Protect wont work in this case, because these are two different ways of bringing a damage-token to a unit. Here is what i found in the WH:I forums:
I sent a question to Nate about moving damage from one unit to another, and if it's treated in the same way as assign or deal damage. The answer is:
Moving damage is not considered dealing or assigning damage (it is
considered moving), and damage moved from one unit to another does