You know that moment when you ask the GM if your character can do some thing which even to you sounds decidedly iffy?
Player: May I hold my spear in my bow hand while I shoot the goblins?
GM: No, you are on a horse!
Player: In that case can I hold it in the other hand and draw the string and hold the spear?
I think this came up recently in the RMU beta forums about could you swap a two handed weapon into one hand while you cast a spell. I think the idea was that a sword and shield user could probably hold their sword in the shield hand to cast a spell but the two handed weapon user possibly couldn’t.
Take a look at these photos from a horse combat competition in Iran recently. As with all horseback archery they are doing all of this at a canter, actually most of these arabian horses were doing a flat out gallop!
Here we have a spear being held in one hand while the rider is shooting a bow and the reverse of that of using the spear with the bow in the off hand.
This may not look that impressive but can you see the arrows sticking out of the ground? The archer is expected to reach down and pull an arrow out of the ground, traditionally it would have been a corpse but health and safety these days…, nock and shoot. They then swap to the spear to do some targets.
It is hard not to be impressed isn’t it?