@do_the_manta_ray: A skilled horsemen has an extraordinary advantage over a lone combatant; particularly one without a spear or crossbow. Cavalry are generally considered to be worth about 10 or so infantry on the field, though the actual advantage given the terrain could certainly be much greater. The impetus of one's strikes on horseback makes the likelihood of survival for the person on foot minimal at best. 3 skilled horsemen are much more dangerous than 7 nondescript knife wielders who may not have any training whatsoever.
@defaultprophet: :I'm not talking about DW, just Romance of the Three Kingdoms which is one of the best books ever written (and perhaps the most influential aside from the Bible). Your commitment to being overly literal highlights a penchant for pedantry that indicates a lack of adaptive reasoning and awareness which would severely limit one's tactical capability due to lack of creativity. This is not a particularly uncommon trait to have for Americans but it is certainly easy to exploit. This is particularly amusing considering the largely theoretical content of the discussion.
Was the thesaurus you just ate tasty? =P