i bought chivalry for $12 bucks a week ago. it's mindless fun. a lot. of mindless fun. my favorite technique is pulling out the warhammer, waiting for some asshole to put up his shield thinking he's safe, then charging at him, executing a top down hammer blow and jumping at the same time. it' so satisfying seeing his head make a crunchy shatter as his body flops down still holding onto the shield =D
the hit detection is fantastic - anybody in your swing arc gets hit, and there's no walking through people like in mmos. honestly, THIS should be how mmo combat should be handled in the future.