Y'know me I'm a cav main and maces quite literally bully heavy horses rn, especially the Khuzait one.Not really had a chance to play with the new numbers surrounding horse armour and hp but then that wouldn’t change my stance that it doesn’t actually seem to matter what type of 1h weapon you hit the horse with it still seems to do absolutely nothing but 20hp Max.
And it makes complete sense, like unarmored horses are literal paper rn.
I actually did my research and lamellar and mail armor straight up counters swords but maces counter armor as it just ****s up the armor and injures the guy/horse inside.
In the old crusade records it actually is stated that armor used to be able to stop couch lances but that was not all the time, and if the guy survived he would be in a bad shape(NERF COUCH LANCE)
Though it also seems like lamellar armor straight up counters arrows as they just bounce off or break upon impact on lamellar but mail is weak against arrows as the arrow point just goes through the chains. But as I said maces counter both of them as it just ignores armor and that is the case in Bannerlord, I basically don't stay in fight with a khuzait infantry that has a mace because it deals so much damage to the heavy horses(I've seen them deal 70 damage to heavy horses).
You know you also need a bit of range to ready your attack so it just doesn't bounce off the horse.