Rule of the Day 06/14/2011
Basic Versus Advanced - pg 11
Where rules apply to a specific model, they always override any contradicting basic rules. For example, the basic rules state that a model must take Panic test under certain situations. If, however, that model has a rule that makes it immune to Panic, then it does not test for Panic - the advanced rule takes precedence.
The end of the basic rules can be found in a little "blurb box" in the bottom right hand corner of page 63 labeled THE FOUNDATION IS COMPLETE!
Basic Rules Pages 1 - 63
Advanced Rules Pages 64+
There was recently some discussion which prompted this on The Warhammer Forum about reforming a unit from victory, which was still in combat on 1 side, and turning a unit to face an impending flank charge - thus giving the current enemy a flank. The question was "I had thought it wouldn't work because you can't move a model out of contact with the enemy, so if the command models are in contact they have to stay there and can't form the new front."
The command groups rules which force command models to always be in the front are on pg 92.
Combat Reform rules are on pg 55.
Combat reform would happen and the command would move to the front under the Advanced > Basic principle.