I just had my first game of the core set, and though I generally got a pretty good understanding of the rules, I still need a little help clarifying a few matters:
1. If the entire unit around the commander is wiped out, what rules apply to the single commander-model? I.e. Rickard Castark is by himself after the two other cavalry models are gone - does he retain the 'pursue 2'-ability? Does he still attack with the same amount of dice as if he was the last cavalry model of a regular unit? And why can't I find this info anywhere in the rules?
2. Is morale not affected by a commander being captured? I mean, in any other way than how the rank of the eliminated unit affects morale?
3. If a unit makes a flanking attack and afterwards is attacked in the 'rear' - do I just consider it a regular attack since the flanking did not produce an engagement token? Thus a unit making a flanking attack cannot be flanked itself?
1. The Richard Karstak unit is still a Winterfell Rider House Stark Cavalry unit, and retains the Commander's Keywords and Traits, as well as those of the unit's Class (Cavalry in this case, with Keyword: Pursue 2) and Rank (Blue in this case) - if playing with the Reduced Strength Optional Rule, Richard Karstark with no cavalry figures with him will roll one less combat die.
2. The Morale Track is affected by the elimination of a Blue Rank unit, in the Richard Karstark case, and will shift two spaces towards the "Rout" point of the player whose Blue Rank unit was eliminated
3. The first attack will not be a flanking attack, however you would place one of your House's engagement tokens between the enemy unit that previously conducted a flanking attack, and your attacking unit. If you move and melee attack with a second unit in that same turn, or melee attack with a unit in susequent turn, against the enemy unit previously engaged, those later attacks will be flanking attacks, barring any other changes in the battle such units retreating or beling eliminated.