This refers to Assassin's Creed 1.
I'm partway through the second mission, and I've been fighting multiple enemies by blocking, waiting for one of the enemies to start to move, and then counter-killing. Rinse and repeat. This is slow, but pretty foolproof.
Is there a faster technique when dealing with several enemies? Also, are different tactics going to be required further down the road? I think The combat will get pretty boring if this is all I have to do for the rest of the missions.