Can anyone offer some clarification/share experiences re: mounted combat? In particular:
1. Does the horse provide the movement element for mounted characters and by extension, can the horse react and dodge 'for' the character via a move test?
2. If the horse attacks an enemy while it is mounted, does it do this separate to the PC riding it and thus does not affect that PCs fast/slow action use for that round or require an animal handling test?
3. Or is it the case that if a PC is riding a horse (case in point relates to a war horse which is less than shabby in combat) then for the horse to be involved in combat at all requires an animal handling skill test, which reflects all of the PCs actions for that round?
Apologies for the garbled explanation, but hopefully you get what I'm driving at