A huge piece that is missing from mounted combat, is the agent does not lean to the side of the horse they are swinging from,
This would allow for a much greater range of vertical tilt for the attacks, making engaging the infantry with 1 handed weapons much more viable.
- Which is i assume why the horses are scaled down and are maybe 60%-70% the size of the real-life counterparts.
- AKA Being tall on horse = impossible for AI and players to engage infantry because the sword swing would go over their heads due to poor mounted attack animations.
- Also probably due to lance / spear problem. Since all of the agents hold the spears/lances basically in the middle when stabbing and even couching, the fully extended range of the tip bareley goes past the horses nose!
- If the horse models were true to size, many of the couch lances in game would not even stick past the horses nose while couching!!!
Example of leaning while slashing from AC1: