So I've been reading the 2E rule book just released for proofing, and I'm still unhappy with dueling.
What concerns me the most is the artificial constraints placed upon duelists. The rule remains that one can not perform the same action twice in a row, that is Slash and then Slash and while I understand the intention is to prevent the repetition of "I attack" the is no reasonable reason to constrain players such other than made up mechanics.
I suggest before the final that writers consider simply finding a means to penalize duelists who perform the same maneuver twice, options might include giving the GM a danger dice, or a free raise to their next action, or perhaps even requiring another raise on the part of the player. I don't like saying NO to something simply because the rules say you can't do something that if this were a true simulation you could do. I am not a simulationist, I just don't want to break the willing suspense of disbelief because of artificial rules constructs.