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Re: (TFT) Death Test 1, take 4: SURVIVED!
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- Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 06:18:03 -0700 (PDT)
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Speaking of knights, one of my favorite things about Advanced Melee are the mounted combat rules. I've played a lot of different miniatures game systems, and the Advanced Melee mounted combat rules (well...the ones for melee combat, not missile combat) do a remarkable job of feeling right. Which is doubly remarkable since they seem almost to have been an after thought.
--- On Thu, 10/6/11, gem6868 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: gem6868 <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: (TFT) Death Test 1, take 4: SURVIVED!
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:28 AM
> This is exactly my point, in game
> terms and in real life.
> Their defining limitation is that they are two-handed,
> leaving the bearer without a means to parry
> effectively. All you need to defeat them, in small or
> large groups, is a large solid shield to take that first
> blow, and then you're short sword guts the guy. The
> Romans showed for a long time that the ultimate combination
> of weapons is the large shield and short sword.
> If you throw heavily armored knights into the equation
> (with stirrups) then the polearm is the primary means to
> fight him. Or a longbow, or a big patch of boggy
> ground, or an armored wagon with crossbows
> (Hussites). Or better firearms. Once the knight
> is out, the polearm disappears. Who wants to carry
> that stupid thing around, anyway? My favorite piece of
> weapons hilarity is that guards at doors are always armed
> with polearms, even in Star Wars. But they look cool,
> and that's what matters, I guess. Fighting with a
> polearm in a room would be like watching the Stooges.
> As Hulka says, just house rule it. =====
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