Good fighters find a way to get it done. It looks like hitting them more than they hit you is more important than what the point values of the targets are.
How important is the first exchange? Turns out, it tells you quite a bit.
The most common point allocations for Full Afterblow tournaments are 1&2 and 2&3 points. Thanks to HEMA CM we can observe what difference that makes.
Differences in tournament format can have a surprising effect on the overall match results, even for the exact same fighting. Does that sound confusing? Read on!
Longpoint showed us that once again we want to be going deep and targeting the head, if we care about the afterblow at all that is.
This year I had the privilege of helping out the Longpoint team with software support, and on the way go to offer my two cents about some of the things.
A thought experiment: what if we assigned points by how often targets were mentioned?
Counting down, rather than up. Would you be surprised to hear that I actually think that’s better?
Is there such a thing as home field advantage in HEMA tournaments? Do international or local fencers tend to win more matches?
While FNY was based on single hit matches, this was not the interesting part of the rules at all!