Just trying to make sure I understand the rules correctly, not sure about the parry part(if you add the strength bonus), but see example below.
Biff and Buff are fighting(see stats below).
Biff and Buff the fighters
Strength:4 Agility:4 Wits:3 Empathy:3
small shield + longsword
Leather armor 2 point and studded leather cap 1 point armor.
On attacks they roll
3(melee)+4(Strength)+2(longsword) so 9 dices total.
On parry they roll
3(melee)+4(Strength)+1(shield bonus) so 8 dices total.
If they take wounds they roll 2(leather armor) + 1(leather cap) for a total of 3 dices to try and soak the damage.
Is the example correct?