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The masses have spoken! Now, seeing this, BlackPoole knows that he's in a pickle, but that he also has an opportunity. He could try to buy the initiative (he knows Eisenhund's Perception is terrible) attack through, but that probably wouldn't work, shields have awesome DTNs.
He could just try parrying, but that's a death sentence.
But what he can do, and with no cost to himself, is try to evade! It has no cost, since he's not wearing heavy armor, and it works better than trying to parry with that big goofy pike.
-Partial Evasion, at TN 7, will allow him to simply avoid the attack and continue as normal.
-Duck and Weave, at TN 9 (!!!) will allow him to dodge out of the way as well... But there are some scary bonus points to be had! If he succeeds at a Duck and Weave and defeats his enemy's attack dice, Eisenhund cannot use his shield during the next exchange. In addition, Eisenhund would suffer 1 shock damage (half of his pool, rounded down) because he counts as fumbling the attack.
So, there are the three options:
-Buy initiative and attack, which is balls-out insane
-Partial Evade for an easy escape, 11 dice at 7
-Daring Duck and Weave, with 11 dice at 9 against Eisenhund's 3 dice at 6!
I'm leaning towards the latter. Sounds ballsy, but pikemen don't always stay alive by being ballsy.