[MUD-Dev] Mud Games

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Thu Sep 11 17:24:56 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <341c17c9.72728107 at relay.mnsinc.com>, on 09/08/97 
   at 08:28 AM, caliban at darklock.com (Caliban Tiresias Darklock) said:

>This assumes a formal joust. In actual combat, killing or hobbling
>the mount is the grim and efficient method of unhorsing your
>opponent. It is still, however, met with some distaste by most.

The historical ledgers of peasantry being paid to go out and hamstring
or gut the opponents horses during a battle would seem to contradict
this, as would the heavy chest armours for chargers.

Against an agile opponent armed with a knife, a heavy armed and
armoured knight on horseback has little chance.

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