Any living thing will fight if cornered, so for non-combatants the following is suggested for when that happens:
- Fighters receive multiple attacks as if the non-combatant had less than one HD regardless of how many it does have,
- Attacks by the non-combatant are at a combat level of 0 at most (less if particularly weak).
- If the non-combatant manages to strike a combatant figure, the latter may save Vs death and if successful the damage is non-lethal.
- Non-combatants will only actually make an attack attempt during a round on a roll of 1-3 on a d6; otherwise they just panic and/or make ineffectual thrashings of some kind.