So I'm really interested n using the advanced rules in the combat chapter but some of the rules could use some clarification.
If you have spear fighter 2 how does it effect the rules regarding advanced reach, normally the spear has 3 yards but can attack at 2 or 4 with a -1D. So would it just change the spear to reach 4 yards, take away the penalty to attack at 4 yards, or allow it to attack at 5 yards with a -1D???
Also does the penalty for fighting with two weapons of different reaches only apply if you do a two weapon attack, if not you are punished for simply having a shield.
Do free attacks count degrees of success given they are a passive result?
And finally (at least for now) do free attacks or counterattacks stop your foe, or just resolve first? Can you counter attack if the enemies weapon has a longer reach?
Sorry for the spam (and likely more to come) but I would like some other opinions on how to handle these rules before I add them to the game