In non-group combat the defender rolls a defend roll against the attacker's attack. So far pretty basic and clear. Now our group was wondering what happens if multiple, say 3, attackers all go for one target:
- Does the defender get his full defence roll against each and every attack?
- Is there some limit/penalty/... to defend against multiple assailants?
The penalty when defending against multiple enemies is pretty common in other systems I know, so I was a bit astonished not to find something in the basic rules. I also checked in the extended combat rules in Lords of Men, but couldn't find anything on the topic.(That could just be me though).
The reason that this is a problem: our group created our first bunch of grogs and their combat stats are not in a similar range - thus they can't fight in a group (trained or untrained). Also they are fairly weak, so to overcome any strong foe they would need to gang up on it - making the question how said foe could defend central.
Note for answers: the solution needs to be for simple A-attacks-B combat, and not the more complex A-tries-to-attack-C-while-B-is-defending-C scheme, for which rules exist.