Ville i noticed you mentioned the game "Die By The Sword" (DBTS) in another thread, so you must be somewhat familure with the game. I stumbled across The Forge while looking for information on DBTS. There isn't many games out there that are anything liek DBTS, The Forge is one of the few, there are also some very basic (forward/back/attack/block) fencing simulation games that are somewhat similar, but nothing worth mentioning. The Forge is the closest i've ever seen another game come to DBTS's control technique.
so, am i right about The Forge being heavily influenced by DBTS? i hope you still have hopes for future versions of the game and aspire to make a sequal even more realistic in this sense (ie: being closer in control technique to DBTS).