Cheers, that was how I interpreted it, but I thought it might be wrong given he could stand there slugging it out with monsters that deal 1 damage all day.
The only problem that it presents is if the monster toughness is too high for McGlen to beat with the mix of weapons that he can use to fight. You would end in a never-ending loop of neither being able to win. It is a rare case but can happen. If it does, just houserule it so you can continue playing.