1) i went to a tournament and played a VC, my normal VC enemy i play has always checked this augment distance from the unit not the caster, Example( a necromancer casts the signature VC lore spell then measures the 6 inches off the zombie bunker).
2) the only reason i question this is, he charged me with two terror causing units and said i had to pass a terror test twice, which i assumed was wrong but didnt care to argue seeing as how i passed both and the units never charged again so i let it slide.
3) he then told me my men-at-arms must pass a fear test for every enemy fear causing unit in combat, again i though you only needed to test once per phase.
4) and four has no connection to the rest, simply put if i have a unit champion with extra hand weapons and a shield (dwarf thunder champion example) i get to choose what i use for close combat correct? that being said if he is targeted before attacking i assume i have to choose then for a +6 or 5+/6+ and i cant change when i swing correct?