What good is a mount if he drops in battle? Barding solves this problem. It provides knights and other warriors the means to protect their mounts while fighting. However, barding is far more expensive than ordinary armour.[2a]

Barding comes in the standard armour materials: leather, studded, mail, scale, and plate. There are two major types of protection. Half barding protects the mount from attacks originating from the front, while full barding protects the mount in its entirety.[2a]

One particular kind of barding is Ithilmar Barding, utilized by High Elves.[1a]


  • 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (6th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 15
  • 2: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Old World Armoury
    • 2a: pg. 82
    • 2b: pg. 83

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