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Although there are a lot of rules about mounted combat, I may have missed it both in the rules and on this forum, about whether folks would allow a parry roll for an attack on a person's steed, i.e. one combatant attacks the other's horse, would a parry be appropriate? It seems a little unlikely to me for a horse to try to deftly dodge a spear thrust when in melee but what do I know.

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First off remember that all attack and parry skills are capped at the riders Ride skill.

A trained horse wouldn't try to dodge, that would be up to the rider so a Ride skill test would be appropriate. An untrained horse would react and try to Dodge using its own skill, but a Ride skill may then be required so that the rider can remain mounted.

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1 hour ago, Robius said:

Although there are a lot of rules about mounted combat, I may have missed it both in the rules and on this forum, about whether folks would allow a parry roll for an attack on a person's steed, i.e. one combatant attacks the other's horse, would a parry be appropriate? It seems a little unlikely to me for a horse to try to deftly dodge a spear thrust when in melee but what do I know.

  • The answer is the same as this Q&A one (link), except you are sitting on the other target.
  • Although horses have a Dodge, I would likely only allow a warhorse a dodge.
  • Horse training just keeps a horse steady in normal circumstances for its type. Injure the horse and it will like bolt (flight) for riding and cavalry, and fight for war horses...
  • Blinkers existed in the bronze age, so it's appropriate to use them in RQG - then it will never dodge. They aren't appropriate for all horses, but this is already going into to much detail...

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/325082

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/324322

 

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