I'm just wondering if the lance has any particular benefit. Seems to me that it does less damage than most for a minor initiative bonus, and some weapons are just flat better than it (A long sword for instance.)
Just seems a bit off for my perception of how often lances would have been used by cavalry.
Am I missing something? Does the horse take the burden, perhaps?
[strike]IIRC in Lords of men there is something like x2 damage when using a lance in mounted combat and charging with your horse.[/strike]
Normally a charge require expanding a fatigue level for a bonus of the minimum of [combat ability or +3* ] but in the case of a horse charge (thus with lance automatically?) it's the horse, not the rider.
I find this limitation rather weak... If I were to decide, I would simply allow a +combat ability when charging with lance. That would ensure their supremacy on the battlefield when it comes to charging. (Remember that the character could also tire himself for a total of 3x combat ability. That is a truesome danger in the hands of anyone with expert ability in the single weapon art (6+). For a great master (10+) it's almost enough to kill even most supernatural foes.)
It's a pity I don't use more lords of men, but the focus of the story is too scarcely grogs or companions so I'm not sure if i'm correct in my assumption about this.