For the first time since anything combat related has been announced... I like the direction. This feels like something I'd expect to see in an Lord British game. A nod towards realism, with a new game mechanic. A couple notes on that comment: 1) It needs polish in the animation department. Something with the animations to feel like a wind up. It's not a huge deal, but will make it far more interesting to play. 2) It is one more thing to try and juggle with cards. If this is a direction away from them, YAY! Keep this, iterate, and make it happen. If this is intended to be Free attack PLUS cards... I don't think it will work. It's too much stuff. All in all, great start of an idea. Keep it going.