Questions for the Audience: Obedience in Melee   3 comments

In fencing there are certain actions you can take that demand a response from your opponent while simultaneously limiting that response to a knowable, small set of options.

Example: I find your sword, you have to withdraw or change lines.  Changing lines gives me a tempo to attack in during which, as long as I adjust my sword to close the new line, I can keep you in obedience.

So, in melee, what are the actions one unit can take to place another unit in obedience, and what are the available responses for the obedeisant unit, and then how does the controlling unit take advantage of those responses?

Posted February 21, 2012 by wistric in Musings

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