Hoggart would not flee once his morale was reduced to “Fleeing”.
Instead, he just sat there and would ‘wait’ (like the same as if you hit ‘spacebar’). He sat there long enough that I could finish off the other enemy and walk up with a knife drawn to Puncture him to death… which I did.
Attached is a screenshot and my log file for your reference.
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." ~Marcus Aurelius
Game: "Characters with a height advantage against their opponents are harder to hit"
Me: "That's not true, and my short axeman is living proof!"