I thought I might create a consolidated thread for this sort of thing.
QUESTION: I am attacking an opponent, but I and my three allies really only need to get past him to achieve our goal (continue the chase of someone else). I decide that I want to give him a whack with the butt end of my musket and knock him over. I want to wound him so that he is less of a problem for my friends but leaving him prone would be best. Which of the following is true?
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”
- H.L. Mencken