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RE: (TFT) (Battle Report) Mounted Combat
> Mounted Man-at-Arms
> Small Shield (0/1)
> One Knight wheels around the right flank of the formation to
> lance the mounted Man-at-Arms protecting that position.
> The Knight finds an opening on the mounted Man-at-arms
> right side. The mounted Man-at-arms attempts to deflect
> the attack with his buckler (defend action) but the Knight's
> lance, with the force of his galloping warhorse beneath him,
> splinters the buckler and kills the man-at-arms cowering
> behind it (beats adjDex 12...+2 from side attack...on 4 dice).
Love this part particularly
> splinters the buckler
Adds spectacular visuals to the narrative. But a couple of points of
procedure, if I may. A shield affords 1 less protection when it has absorbed
20 times its "hits stopped." While I can see a lance charge easily doing 20
points of damage on average, I would have thought that since the shield would
only absorb 1 point of that from this single attack, it would not shatter
until later. Unless of course it absorbed all 20, but then wouldn't the
mounted man at arms still be alive?
Also defending a side hex is new to me.
"SHIELDS defend against physical or missile-spell attacks from the 3 front
hexes (or if slung on the back from the back hex.)"
-Advanced Melee, page 10
David Michael Grouchy II
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