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When I start playing and I begin moving I see how you can check and see how many moves you need to go a certain distance, but is there any way to approach (in this case a rat) and attack without having to just stand there and let it attack you because you are out of moves? That may seem like a profoundly dumb question but I'm not used to playing turn based (always more RTS and FPS). I am absolutly loving the genre and the game itself but obviously I have a lot of little things to learn here.

Thanks for any help given.
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tinyE: When I start playing and I begin moving I see how you can check and see how many moves you need to go a certain distance, but is there any way to approach (in this case a rat) and attack without having to just stand there and let it attack you because you are out of moves? That may seem like a profoundly dumb question but I'm not used to playing turn based (always more RTS and FPS). I am absolutly loving the genre and the game itself but obviously I have a lot of little things to learn here.

Thanks for any help given.
If you use up all of your action points getting there, your turn will end. Then it will be the rat's turn.
Ah yes, but thats the best part about turn based RPGs...strategy.
For the rat question....count their movement points. Go closer to the enemy and stop just for the
right distance that the rat can reach you but has no action points left for an attack...and in the next round
you can attack.
For multiple enemies...lure them away and fight them one on one. If thats not possible run.
Get some level/better equipment and than try again.
And RULE NO. 1......SAVE....SAVE OFTEN....SAFE WITH DIFFERENT FILES!!!!
Thank you for helping out on this one everyone that posted. I don't mind these learning curves, in fact it's one of the things that lured me away from my normal games into this genre, it's just taking some getting use to and I REALLY appreciate the advice. I play a lot of space sim TBS like STARS! but that is obviously a little different so that isn't helping much. Thanks again.
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tinyE: Thank you for helping out on this one everyone that posted. I don't mind these learning curves, in fact it's one of the things that lured me away from my normal games into this genre, it's just taking some getting use to and I REALLY appreciate the advice. I play a lot of space sim TBS like STARS! but that is obviously a little different so that isn't helping much. Thanks again.
One effective tactic fighting slower enemies, like rats, is to turn the tables.
Hit and then move away, the rat will move to you but wont have enough action points to attack, next turn you again hit and move.

This requires you to have enough action points (high agility), but can be crazy effective, especially early on in Fallout 2.
Activate combat mode as early as possible if it isn't a random encounter or quest-related fight. Then you can see how many hexes the hostile creatures move.
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tinyE: When I start playing and I begin moving I see how you can check and see how many moves you need to go a certain distance, but is there any way to approach (in this case a rat) and attack without having to just stand there and let it attack you because you are out of moves? That may seem like a profoundly dumb question but I'm not used to playing turn based (always more RTS and FPS). I am absolutly loving the genre and the game itself but obviously I have a lot of little things to learn here.

Thanks for any help given.
You can also use the sneak skill to get closer to enemies before initiating combat.