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Strike = Blunt attack or hyper­nym for cuts, thrusts and bashes? 3 years 8 months ago #4044

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I’m con­fused what “strike” in the maneu­ver descrip­tion means.
Is “strike” used as a hyper­nym for all kinds of attacks like cuts, thrusts and bashes?
Or does “strike” mean try­ing to deal blunt dam­age?

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Strike = Blunt attack or hyper­nym for cuts, thrusts and bashes? 3 years 8 months ago #4045

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Is “strike” used as a hyper­nym for all kinds of attacks like cuts, thrusts and bashes?

In short, yes, oth­er­wise a lot of the maneu­vers wouldn’t see a lot of action.

You can nearly always exchange all iter­a­tions of ‘strike’ for ‘attack’ in the book. Exclu­sions will be detailed in the title or in the descrip­tions for each maneu­ver. For exam­ple, ‘bash’ explic­itly says its meant to be used for blunt attacks whereas cut states its “the stan­dard mode of attack con­ducted with edged weapons”. Feint & Swing and Feint & Thrust aren’t called Feint & Strike/​attack because its exclu­sively used to be used with a swing or thrust attack. Of course, always bear­ing in mind there’s a dif­fer­ence between mode of attack (swing, thrust, etc) and type of attack (cleav­ing, pierc­ing & blunt).

That’s how we inter­pret it at least ;)
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