as I know my players the will come the moment where one of them will try to outsmart one of their enemies by disarming them or crippling their leg. I am totally fine with such maneuvers and encourage my players to describe in what way their characters attack or dodge during combat scenes.
I think that especially a game set in the 17th century can only profit from such descriptions during combat.
This whole affair would be nothing noteworthy if we would play traditional D&D, but because we play M&M we need to deal with Armor Proof. If the henchman of the evil occultist only wears a breastplate, but my player wants to cut the henchman’s arm to force them to drop their weapon, then this hit location should not be protected by any armor. If I am to use this approach do you think it devaluates Armor Proof or is it a legitimate approach to combat for you?
I am a bit in a pickle and would really like some advice here!