the combat reticule is far too small. its like trying to fire a gun at a needle thats pointing at you. it needs to be bigger and if its gonna be combat like mount and blade then the weapon swing arc should make contact at any point during the swing
My combat reticule is a dead body. Oh wait, that's a dead body
I heard second hand that they hired a guy to redo (or revamp?) combat.
Also, from some location on the forum I heard that they were intending to implement bows and arrows and month or so after launch.
Hopefully the bows and arrows will bring more widespread combat upgrades!