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Barding

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Source Core Rulebook

Barding is a type of armor
that covers the head, neck, chest, body, and possibly legs of a horse or other
mount. Barding made of medium or heavy armor provides better protection than
light barding, but at the expense of speed. Barding can be made of any of the
armor types found on Table: Armor and Shields.

Armor for a horse (a Large
non-humanoid creature) costs four times as much as human armor (a Medium humanoid
creature) and also weighs twice as much (see Table: Armor for Unusual Creatures).
If the barding is for a pony or other Medium mount, the cost is only double,
and the weight is the same as for Medium armor worn by a humanoid. Medium or
heavy barding slows a mount that wears it, as shown on the table below.

Flying mounts can’t fly
in medium or heavy barding.

Removing and fitting barding
takes five times as long as the figures given on Table: Donning Armor. A barded
animal cannot be used to carry any load other than a rider and normal saddlebags.





  Barding
Movement Modifier

(40 ft) (50 ft.) (60 ft.)
Medium 30 ft.
35 ft. 40 ft.
Heavy
30 ft.*
35 ft.*
40 ft.*

The Quintessential
paladin

Author Alejandro Melchor

Series Quintessential Series

Publisher Mongoose
Publishing


Publish date 2002

Pages 128

ISBN 1-903980-79-8

OGL Section 15 qpal

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Although some special mounts
may have natural protection, warhorses and the more common mounts do not, and
if the paladin is going
to charge into battle on it, it is better that he does not rely entirely on
the Mounted Combat feat to deliver it from attacks.

The SRD lists the formulae
to calculate the information for barding, and the following table lists it in
expanded manner for ease of reference.
















Barding Table

Armour
Cost Armour
Bonus
Max Dexterity
Bonus
Armour
Check Bonus
40 ft.
50 ft. 60 ft.
Weight*
Light
Armour
Padded 20 gp +1 +8 0 40 ft.
50 ft.
60 ft. 20 lb.
Leather
40 gp +2 +6 0 40 ft.
50 ft.
60 ft. 30 lb.
studded leather 100 gp +3 +5 -1 40 ft.
50 ft.
60 ft.
40 lb.
Chain
mantle
400 gp
+4 +4 -2 40 ft. 50 ft.
60 ft.
50 lb.
Medium
Armour
Hide 60 gp
+3 +4 -3 30 ft.
35 ft.
40 ft. 50 lb.
Scale
barding
200 gp
+4 +3 -4 30 ft.
35 ft.
40 ft. 60 lb.
Chain
barding
600 gp
+5 +2 -5 30 ft.
35 ft.
40 ft. 80 lb.
Heavy
Armour
Splint
barding
800 gp
+6 +0 -7 30 ft. 35 ft.
40 ft.
90 lb.
Banded
barding
1,000 gp
+6 +1 -6 30 ft.
35 ft. 40 ft.
70 lb.
Half-plate 2,400
gp
+7 +0 -6 30 ft. 35 ft.
40 ft.**
100 lb.

* Information
for Large size creatures, such as horses. Halve for Medium-size creatures such
as ponies and riding dogs.

**A mount wearing heavy armour moves at only three times its normal walk speed
when running, rather than four times.

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