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Old 08-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #23
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Default Re: Wait Maneuver clarification

Originally Posted by Peter V. Dell'Orto View Post

All things being equal, you're right.

But one guy is taking a Wait, the other is not. That makes it not equal anymore.
And that's the thing. Wait is basically a short-weapon-user's best hope against a long-weapon-user. It's specifically a move to try to neutralize the Reach advantage. It's hardly a magic bullet . . . if the guy with the Wait does step and Attack as the long-weapon-user moves into range, so what? The long-weapon-user is allowed to parry and retreat as his defense, maintaining the distance, and then conclude his attack.
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