Two on one combat

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hector
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Two on one combat

Post by hector » 26 May 2016, 00:39

Since all we know about the skirmish rules is from the teasers, I was wondering if there was any advice for what would happen if two combatants chose to engage one combatant in melee. I would be tempted to say that it would work something similar to how TRoS handles many-v-one battles, but some sort of official ruling (or at least, advice from people who have analysed the rules more thoroughly than I have) prior to the one shot I plan to run would be nice ;).
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thirtythr33
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Re: Two on one combat

Post by thirtythr33 » 26 May 2016, 03:12

I think this is all covered p109 of the beta?

I haven't really thought through the implications, but my intuition says that generally the lone combatants wants to commit as many dice as he can to the positioning roll such that he won't be a huge underdog to the single weakest opponent (assuming noone opposes the roll). This is because the positioning roll reduces the enemies combined combat pools on a 2 to 1 basis if they each want to oppose it, which is a better rate that he will get anywhere else even if he ends up losing.
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Re: Two on one combat

Post by higgins » 27 May 2016, 02:05