Hey, I'm thinking of starting an Imperial Outriders warband and wanted to know how balanced they are. Now, I must say, that my group doesn't use the optional mounted combat rules (blazing saddles) but does use mounts. So, using two weapons on horse back is allowed, no Whoa Boy! Table, horses can't be individually targeted, or anything of the sort. I'm pretty sure I can convince my group to allow the special Riding skills to be used. In addition, another member of my group is playing Brettonians (again, without the optional additional mounted rules) and I can only assume his warband would be subject to any mounted rules changes that would occur (i.e. the addition of Riding Skills would likely give his Brettonians the "Ride Horse" skill even though the warband list does not originally). He will most likely argue that Brettonian Heroes should start with the "Ride Horse" skill for free. With all of this said, would playing the Imperial Outriders be unbalancing, overpowered or underpowered? Also, would giving the Brettonian heroes the "Ride Horse" skill unbalance them in regards to the Outriders? I appreciate any comments or suggestions.
P.S. I'm getting a little annoyed because after I said that I wanted to try out the Gunnery School of Nuln this player decided that he was playing Brettonians. I thought that was pretty cheesy. That was many games ago and my Nuln warband is rocking regardless. I'd just really like to try something different. Anyway, babbling over.