Mounted combat (Skills Help)
The tactical advantages of being on a mount in the midst of combat are
immeasurable. A mount provides leverage as well as speed to a trained
cavalryman. Mounted combat is the skill of maneuvering a mount to avoid
and lessen the blow of a weapon, while at the same time increasing the
effectiveness of yours. It also lets a skillful rider use their mount to
trample their opponents. Riders who find themselves fighting on foot
also utilize this skill to unseat mounted opponents. This is primarily
a rider skill.
Due to the distance from your opponent while on horseback, only
certain weapons can be used effectively from it. These weapons include:
longsword, flail, mace, lance, spear, whip, warhammer, staff, broom, mop,
pike, club, scimitar, sabre and flamberge.
You can also effectively use bows while mounted; when you do so, your
mounted combat skill will factor into the damage you do with your bow.