Trent Cannon (a name that has “Protagonist” written all over it!) has been discussing combat in medieval fantasy over at Fantasy Faction.
In Part One back in January, he addressed the particulars of learning to fight as well as some common-sense observations about spears and armor.
Just today he has posted Part Two, dealing with the realities of injuries, unconsciousness, and skill-versus-strength in a sword fight.
It’s all quite enlightening.