Flank Combat Variant
Based on a Proposal by Dusty Koellhoffer
There is an inherent historical "flaw" in DBA combat where an element is fighting a weak element to its front that is supported by a powerful element in flank overlap position. The prime example is a Psiloi frontally attacking a Blade element which is then flank overlapped by a Knight element. Under the DBA rules, the Knight on the flank would aid the Psiloi's combat. Thus the Blade is at +4 and QKed versus the Psiloi at +2. But it has Knights charging it in the flank! This should be a virtual automatic roll-up.
If the Kn were in front, it would be Blade at +2 and QKed if defeated vs the Knight at +3. Having Psiloi hold their attention to the front while they are being hit in the flank by Knights is a more powerful attack. The Psiloi cannot be killed (whereas the Knights have that 1:36 chance).
To restore the historical feel, use the following flank combat variant:
Last Updated: April 26, 2004
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