Just hidden blade them where they can't see. If not, I think you just have to watch for an opening then attack attack attack.(Original post by firegalley246)
Maybe I'm doing something wrong on AC1, but it seems that there's a lot of enemies (the proper templar ones, and the heavies) that I can't counter - the only way seems to be grabbing and pushing them onto the floor (then stabbing), or dodging and then hitting back to get a combo going. The counter seems to only work on the basic guards.
Loughborough at number one