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Daniel Pickering10 Sep 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

Hello all,
I am wondering whether cavalry figures can use a two handed weapon while mounted. I seem to remember reading somewhere that they cannot. There are at least two cavalry figures that I know about with two handed weapons sculpted on…Thrydan Wolfsbane Dunlending Chief (with twohanded axe) and Nazgul Dwimmerlaik (with twohanded sword). What is the rule

John the OFM10 Sep 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

Think about it.
Aren't those weapons for when you dismount and fight on foot?

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

No. No use of 2h while mounted is the rule. Those models might have *special* rules though that allow them too. I dunno.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Sep 2020 2:59 p.m. PST


CeruLucifus13 Sep 2020 4:31 a.m. PST

Don't know the game rules but see this trailer for Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress": YouTube link

In the first scene, Toshiro Mifune rides after some poor sap, standing in the saddle with his weapon two-handed. In the next shot he completes the stroke one-handed, but his other arm splays out for balance and does not hold the reins at any time.

For me this pretty much settled the nonsense about "can't use a two-handed weapon on horseback because you need a hand to steer", at least for heroic characters. You steer with your knees so you can use both hands.

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