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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.
5th Jan '14 1:27:48 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''PowerRangersSamurai'' features this in the ''Clash of the Red Rangers'' movie, when the Samurai Rangers ride into battle against General Gut's Mooger army. This is among footage originally from the source ''SuperSentai'' series, ''SamuraiSentaiShinkenger.''
** On the subject of Super Sentai, ''SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' featured lots of mounted combat (To the extent that their horses had toys made) although only a small amount made it into ''PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.

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* ''PowerRangersSamurai'' ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' features this in the ''Clash of the Red Rangers'' movie, when the Samurai Rangers ride into battle against General Gut's Mooger army. This is among footage originally from the its source ''SuperSentai'' series, ''SamuraiSentaiShinkenger.''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger.''
** On the subject of Super Sentai, ''SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' featured lots of mounted combat (To the extent that their horses had toys made) although only a small amount made it into ''PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
1st Nov '13 4:28:08 PM Valiona
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* In WorldOfWarcraft, for the most part, players have to dismount to fight.
** In the Argent Tournament, players can joust against fellow tournament participants on horseback, as well as against the Scourge's undead minions in other daily quests.
** Some bosses, such as Ley-Guardian Eregos, require players to use mounts, and use their mounts' abilities against the boss. Other bosses ride on mounts while attacking players; Iron Qon rides three different Quilen for the first three stages of the battle, then fights you on foot in the fourth and final stage (and with ''all three of the Quilen assisting him'' on Heroic).
** In the Earthrager Ptah encounter, players can mount on a camel, enabling them to fight and cast spells while moving, although some of his abilities can dismount the player. There's an achievement for staying mounted for the entire battle against him.
31st Aug '13 1:20:37 PM linksmower
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31st Aug '13 1:19:17 PM linksmower
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[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* ''PowerRangersSamurai'' features this in the ''Clash of the Red Rangers'' movie, when the Samurai Rangers ride into battle against General Gut's Mooger army. This is among footage originally from the source ''SuperSentai'' series, ''SamuraiSentaiShinkenger.''
** On the subject of Super Sentai, ''SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' featured lots of mounted combat (To the extent that their horses had toys made) although only a small amount made it into ''PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
17th Jun '13 1:52:54 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' has mounted combat as part of the Riders Of Rohan Expansion. It is very similar to MountAndBlade, and averts HorseInvulnerability by giving horses a separate, much smaller health bar.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' has mounted combat as part of the Riders Of Rohan Expansion. It is very similar to MountAndBlade, ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'', and averts HorseInvulnerability by giving horses a separate, much smaller health bar.
15th Jun '13 2:06:40 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* Semi-realistic depiction in the Two Towers movie of ''LordOfTheRings''. 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.

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* Semi-realistic depiction in the Two Towers movie of ''LordOfTheRings''.''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.



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* J.R.R. Tolkien (''TheLordOfTheRings'') and Robert Jordan (''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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* J.R.R. Tolkien (''TheLordOfTheRings'') (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') and Robert Jordan (''TheWheelOfTime''), (''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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* LordOfTheRingsOnline has mounted combat as part of the Riders Of Rohan Expansion. It is very similar to MountAndBlade, and averts HorseInvulnerability by giving horses a separate, much smaller health bar.

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* LordOfTheRingsOnline ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' has mounted combat as part of the Riders Of Rohan Expansion. It is very similar to MountAndBlade, and averts HorseInvulnerability by giving horses a separate, much smaller health bar.
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