Thearos wrote:Is there no place for "outright attack" (attaquer franchement), with one of the six cuts ?
admin wrote:p.s. I should add that whilst parry-riposte is generally easier and safer, for less experienced people, if you only ever do that then you will get walked over by a really good fencer. Against an experienced fencer you can not only play the role of defender, because you'll get taken apart eventually - you need to be able to keep the opponent guessing and nervous by mixing 1) parry-riposte with 2) stop-thrusts and 3) attacks (some with feints, some not - if you feint all the time then it's not a feint).
Thearos wrote:"He will therefore seek, above all, to make his opponent attack him outright [à se faire attaquer franchement], in order to parry and ripost, or counter-riposte to the body or the face; after which, as with the epiee, he will immediately spring back."
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