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13th Aug '17 5:07:13 PM nombretomado
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* Shigure in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' faces off against a master of MountedCombat. She ends up trumping his horse with a motorcycle.

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* Shigure in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' faces off against a master of MountedCombat. She ends up trumping his horse with a motorcycle.
17th Apr '17 12:13:23 PM Abodos
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has gradually incorporated this over the years. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' only let you shoot arrows while riding Epona, but ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' incorporated sword combat and several boss battles that required you to be riding your horse. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also makes it possible for your horse to take damage and die.
7th Dec '16 8:11:26 AM valozzy
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6th Dec '16 1:54:30 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Nov '16 3:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Semi-realistic depiction in the Two Towers movie of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. On one hand, the charge out of Helms Deep at the end, with the cavalry held close together in tight formation and essentially being used to force the infantry back, before eventually getting bogged down and into trouble when the orcs numbers and discipline begin to show, is fairly accurate. On the other hand, Gandalfs relief charge would probably have ended up a) making a sad retreat after dancing around a pikeline for a few hours or b) completely butchered.
** Gandalfs charge had decidedly abnormal help in this regard however; Gandalf used the Uruk-Hais aversion to light against them. On the other hand, cavalry are also not good for charging over rough terrain; charging down a massive rocky hill like that would have risked several horses stumbling and breaking up the whole charge; horses are best suited to the plains, which, to be fair, constituted the majority of Rohan. Gandalf may simply not have had much of a choice of where to charge from.
*** It's not necessarily their aversion to light that made them do that. It was in part because they were looking straight at the sun. Try concentrating on fighting while you have a sudden bright light in your eyes.

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* Semi-realistic depiction in the Two Towers movie of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. On one hand, the charge out of Helms Deep at the end, with the cavalry held close together in tight formation and essentially being used to force the infantry back, before eventually getting bogged down and into trouble when the orcs numbers and discipline begin to show, is fairly accurate. On the other hand, Gandalfs relief charge would probably have ended up a) making a sad retreat after dancing around a pikeline for a few hours or b) completely butchered. \n** Gandalfs charge had decidedly abnormal help in this regard however; Gandalf used the Uruk-Hais aversion to light against them. On the other hand, cavalry are also not good for charging over rough terrain; charging down a massive rocky hill like that would have risked several horses stumbling and breaking up the whole charge; horses are best suited to the plains, which, to be fair, constituted the majority of Rohan. Gandalf may simply not have had much of a choice of where to charge from. \n*** It's not necessarily their aversion to light that made them do that. It was in part because they were looking straight at the sun. Try concentrating on fighting while you have a sudden bright light in your eyes.



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5th Nov '16 3:19:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* J.R.R. Tolkien (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') and Robert Jordan (''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''), who both have military experience and did their research, are known for using cavalry and other military techniques in a realistic manner. For comparison with the film example above, in the book of The Two Towers, Gandalf came not with Éomer's cavalry (who had joined King Théoden's forces earlier) but rather with a bunch of [[WhenTreesAttack Huorns,]] against which the Orcs had no real defense. Also, Théoden did not wait for the enemy to enter his halls to use his cavalry, but made sorties several times through the battle, charging out and then retreating back to the Deep.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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J.R.R. Tolkien (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') and Robert Jordan (''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''), who both have has military experience and did their his research, are so is known for using cavalry and other military techniques in a realistic manner. For comparison with the film example above, in the book of The Two Towers, Gandalf came not with Éomer's cavalry (who had joined King Théoden's forces earlier) but rather with a bunch of [[WhenTreesAttack Huorns,]] against which the Orcs had no real defense. Also, Théoden did not wait for the enemy to enter his halls to use his cavalry, but made sorties several times through the battle, charging out and then retreating back to the Deep.



* Mounted combat is a staple of TheWheelOfTime. Cavalry, both heavy and light, as well as mounted scouts are frequently important to various campaigns. For some nationalities, it's their [[PlanetOfHats hat]].

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* Mounted combat is a staple of TheWheelOfTime.''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Cavalry, both heavy and light, as well as mounted scouts are frequently important to various campaigns. For some nationalities, it's their [[PlanetOfHats hat]].



** ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' featured lots of mounted combat (To the extent that their horses had toys made) although only a small amount made it into ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.

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** * ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' featured lots of mounted combat (To the extent that their horses had toys made) although only a small amount made it into ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
1st Mar '15 3:31:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Generally not used in DungeonsAndDragons as mounts are usually significantly weaker than the characters, and can be killed, even accidentally, with Fireballs and other such attacks. However, the Mounted Combat chain of feats is very powerful, and paladins can summon a CoolHorse. (A druid or ranger's animal companion could be a horse, too, being more powerful than a regular horse, especially if ridden by a druid.)

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* Generally not used in DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' as mounts are usually significantly weaker than the characters, and can be killed, even accidentally, with Fireballs and other such attacks. However, the Mounted Combat chain of feats is very powerful, and paladins can summon a CoolHorse. (A druid or ranger's animal companion could be a horse, too, being more powerful than a regular horse, especially if ridden by a druid.)
13th Feb '15 3:18:16 AM jormis29
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* ''TotalWar'' uses cavalry in different functions each game, as the setting and era changes each time and the games evolved themselves. A general rule of thumb from Shogun to Medieval II is that light cavalry flank and chase off archers, heavy cavalry see off lighter cavalry and can do the same roles better, with the exception of chasing archers, and horse archers stay away from foes and fire upon them out of range. Empire, of course, changes things again, being set in the age of gunpowder.
* ''FireEmblem'' has Cavaliers, Paladins, Great Knights, Nomads, Nomad Troopes, Rangers, Valkyries, and Mage Knights.
* Mounted combat is an option in Koei's ''DynastyWarriors'' and ''SamuraiWarriors'' games. Some characters receive a great boost in fighting ability if they are mounted.

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* ''TotalWar'' ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' uses cavalry in different functions each game, as the setting and era changes each time and the games evolved themselves. A general rule of thumb from Shogun to Medieval II is that light cavalry flank and chase off archers, heavy cavalry see off lighter cavalry and can do the same roles better, with the exception of chasing archers, and horse archers stay away from foes and fire upon them out of range. Empire, of course, changes things again, being set in the age of gunpowder.
* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has Cavaliers, Paladins, Great Knights, Nomads, Nomad Troopes, Rangers, Valkyries, and Mage Knights.
* Mounted combat is an option in Koei's ''DynastyWarriors'' ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''SamuraiWarriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' games. Some characters receive a great boost in fighting ability if they are mounted.
5th Jan '15 10:15:11 AM Rotpar
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* ''NetHack'' allows you to ride pretty much any large animal you can tame. Unicorns, dragons, [[{{Munchkin}} sky's the limit]].

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* ''NetHack'' ''VideoGame/NetHack'' allows you to ride pretty much any large animal you can tame. Unicorns, dragons, [[{{Munchkin}} sky's the limit]].



* In WorldOfWarcraft, for the most part, players have to dismount to fight.

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* In WorldOfWarcraft, ''WorldOfWarcraft'', for the most part, players have to dismount to fight.


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** ''Warlords of Draenor'' allows players to fight atop a special talbuk or wolf mount in Nagrand, if they choose the corral for their garrison outpost. The other option is a CoolTank bay.
13th Dec '14 6:09:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBelgariad'' and sequels/prequels, with emphasis on Algarian Light Cavalry and Mimbrate Arend Heavy Cavalry.

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* ''TheBelgariad'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and sequels/prequels, with emphasis on Algarian Light Cavalry and Mimbrate Arend Heavy Cavalry.
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