I always wondered this question.
Let's say i have a "PA" attack that gives me 18-1 against my enemy. Now let's say the defender gets 3 more shifts in their favor then me. Do I drop the ratio past 8-1? It seems not right that i would have to drop lower then 8-1 when i'm starting out the attack at 18-1 and being penalized because the assault table doesn't go that high.
What's the take on this?
Yes you start on the max column then start your column shifts from there. So if the attacker gets 2 shifts to the R and the def gets 3 to the L total shifts are 1L, so you would go left 1 column whether your odds started at 8-1 or 20-1.