Self-Assessment

(Requested by and with input from Bastyaen Karrekijn de Leeu, and inspired by Dante di Pietro’s Self-Assessment class)

First, your goal.  Complete this sentence:

On the melee field, I want to be ___________________________

Starting with safety and mechanics, do you:

Call dead loudly and clearly when you die?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Understand the rules of engagement?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Know how to safely DFB an opponent?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

In one-on-one, can you:

Occupy any given scholar (begginner) indefinitely?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Occupy any given free scholar (intermediate) indefinitely?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Occupy any given provost (experienced) indefinitely?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Kill any given scholar within ten seconds without doubling?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Kill any given free scholar within ten seconds without doubling?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Kill any given provost within ten seconds without doubling?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

In a line, can you:

Defend yourself against attacks from the fencer in front of you?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Defend yourself against attacks from the fencers to either side of the fencer in front of you?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Successfully attack the fencer in front of you without exposing yourself to counterattack?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Successfully attack the fencers to either side of the fencer in front of you without exposing yourself to counterattack?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Track the movement of both lines, within a distance of three fencers to either side of you?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Track the movement of both lines, within a distance of five fencers to either side of you?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Track the movement of enemy fighters coming back from rez point?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Track the movement of the flanks of each line?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Track movement in your backfield?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Control your impatience?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

In the field can you/do you:

Correctly understand all orders given?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Hold ground against an attack without retreating?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Force a defender to retreat?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Understand the flow of a battle around you?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Exploit opponents’ mistakes?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Know the goal and plan of your unit and side?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Know the layout of the battlefield and the disposition of forces on that field?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Identify, prioritize, and track threats?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Be an effective participant when legged?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Be an effective participant when dis-armed?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Return to my unit from rez/return from rez with a unit?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Effectively take control of your unit if the commander dies?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

In command, can you:

Feel confident commanding two other fighters?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Feel confident commanding five other fighters?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Feel confident commanding ten other fighters?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Give all necessary orders clearly and loudly?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Know when to give which orders?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Describe four ways of attacking/engaging the enemy?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Counter those four means of engagement?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Analyze the strengths of an unknown enemy?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Spend an entire field battle without engaging an enemy opponent?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

Be the last to die from your unit?
(1) not at all/never  (2) sometimes/somewhat   (3) often/mostly  (4) usually/very   (5) always/completely

How often do you:

Practice melee at your local practice?

Discuss the results of your melee practice?

Study available resources (articles on the Academie website, discussions on the Academie forum, this blog, etc.)?

Participate in melee training sessions at events?

So, honestly, in any open field or other non-limited front battle, what’s your kill ratio?

Relative to all other Atlantians, rank your value from 1 (no value) to 5 (I am the Gold F’ing Standard):

In a line

Separated from a line

Defending a flank

Attacking a flank

In command

Your greatest asset on the melee field is:

Your greatest weakness on the melee field is:

Lastly, your goal, again.  Has it changed?  Complete this sentence:

On the melee field, you want to be ___________________________

I expect to accomplish this goal it will be necessary to __________________

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