Combat could take days in PbP. I honestly dislike that.
for a pending combat scene or event,
I will try and get with everyone on a messenger and get the scene sped through. if that is not possible we will do as follows.
we will do 1 roll for initiative. Bad guys will always have a group initiative. If you are working as a pack you are welcome to do a group initiative also. (initiative roster will be posted after said rolls.
Looser of the initiative will post actions in numeric sequence. lowest initiative to greatest initiative action sequencing. The highest initiative will just roll while posting action. after about three rounds of action, if things are going players direction I will wrap up the combat. If things are not going the players way, I will continue the combat until it is resolved.