I'm going through Advanced Conflict (specifically combat), and there's something I'm not quite grokking. Maybe this is because of previous editions.
RAW, it seems they've gotten rid of the rule that Everyone Declares Actions before resolution, as the rules state Declaring and Resolving actions in initiative order.
Here's my question:
IF A declares they're attacking B, then A rolls the attack pool vs. B's "dodge." It seems like B can then choose to decide on-the-fly to either defend (dodge) or counterattack, in which case B makes their attack, losing their turn?
Or would B, on their turn, be allowed to make an attack against A. And would A have the choice of defending or couinterattacking?
The latter seems to be what the rules are implying.
But let's say B is a BBEG (I know, a relative term in Vampire...), who is being attacked by C, D and E.
Does this mean that B can choose the counterattack option against A, C, D and E?
This would give B four attacks per turn, and if they have a larger dice pool than the others, they'd likely win each.
This seems to negate any advantage of "ganging up" on a foe.
Maybe there's something buried in a paragraph somewhere that talks about "ganging up" rules, but I've not found it yet.