: > Nononononono. The feint can BECOME a full attack if it is not
: > parried, but it is not an attack in itself because a feint implies
: > that you are going to change lines after it. OK, so if you start a
: > feint, and your opponant attacks you, you have the right to continue
: > your feinted attack, but if you don't, you lose the right of way (if
: > you do, it wasn't a feint)
: > OK... am I wrong?
: As far as I have been told, you are correct, which means simply that you have
: to feint to an *open* line so as to draw the parry. If your opponent does not
: buy the feint, then you have a recourse. Other than that...you're screwed.
: I guess my big question with this thread is: How can a compound attack that is
: attacked into retain right-of-way? Say A attacks B. B clearly starts after A.
: A changes line and scores; B scores. By my way of thinking, the call is
: "Attack from A. Counterattack from B."
: From what Andrew Mullhaupt has been saying, his call is: "On preparation from
: A, B attacks. Counterattack from A."
: Is it the case that in order to beat a compound attack, all you need do is
: launch a counter-attack after the change of line?
I guess you mean _before_ the change of line, but in either case the answer is NO.
Therefore, when there is not a period of fencing time between the touches:
1. Only the fencer who is attacked is counted as touched if
(a) he makes a stop hit on his opponetns simple attack;
(d) during a composed attack, he makes a stop hit without being in time.
So you must land on at least one period of fencing time before your opponent.
Fencer A attacks with three disengagements - ie a 1-2-3.
To score with a stop-hit, the Fencer B must land either on movement 1 or 2
always before the start of the third action.
It does not matter when B start only when s/he lands. A has the right of way during the
Second intention is a differnent matter. If you are trying to draw out an attack, you
are obviously not trying to hit anything and so are not the attack.
You can of course do something which looks like an attack but isn't this is called
"conning the president" or " execellent fencing" depending on which side of the call
you are on.
: > >David.
: > SMnsioio