I really really like a lot of things about this game, but I find the presence of such relatively involved combat rules to be somewhat baffling. Some much of rest of the book is fabulous, and drives straight at that 'small local problems' vibe, and then you have several pages of attack order and 'what happens if you get hurt too much' wedged between "What has it gots in its pockets?" and FEASTS for heaven's sake. Feels very weird to give it even so much attention as you did.
When I run this game, I will probably discard that entire section.