I believe that the game originally had a symbol, displayed next to the damage amount; which was two crossed swords when a blow was parried. Is this still the case, or was it replaced with the shield icon? The reason I ask, I have a warband member with an Ithilmar sword, pit fighters gauntlet and the parrying skill. In total, this should give over 50% chance of a parry, but I'm definitely not seeing the parry symbol anywhere near that frequently! Could there be a bug in the parry code, or, (more likely) is it not as simple as this?