# Does the penalty for engaging multiple opponents apply to all of them, or just the extra ones?

The Engaging Multiple Opponents penalty is −3 per opponent after the first, but it's unclear if this cumulative penalty applies to all opponents, or if it applies only to later opponents.

For example, would engaging three opponents at once be at no modifier for the first engagement rolled, −3 for the second, and −6 for the third, or would they all be engaged at −6 regardless of the order you resolve them in?

Either interpretation could make fictional sense to me, but I'd like to be making such judgments from a solid grounding in understanding the rule's intended meaning first.

Karganvale 12W      16W Guard#1