My party is currently in Koval Mansion. I got ambushed by one lone thief who failed so I attacked him. I couldn't even set a backstab against the one thief. Am I terrible or what? It just isn't intuitive to me. I made sure to write who went so I could keep track of where I am in the round. It went something like this...
It sounds like what you described would work on C64 (as long as the thief only has leather armour or no armour equipped, ETA: and no shield equipped).
But if the PC version requires two
setup attacks, try this strategy with the enemy thief in Kovel mansion:
1. Delay until after the enemy moves (not a problem if he moves first).
2. Attack enemy with "setup character A" (not your thief)
3. Attack enemy with "setup character B" (not your thief)
4. Attack enemy with your thief, opposite "setup character B
Hey Kipper, something jumped out me that you mentioned in a previous post: You said it's important to note that no one else attacked the enemy between the set up attack and the backstab. This might be the problem. You'll notice in the youtube video I posted that he always had his thief attack right after the set up attack. I'm going to check it out tonight. Does the set up attack need to be the actual first attack of the round? Does it need to hit the target?
Also I would love if someone who has the gog version can verify or not if backstab is working correctly.