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You Rangers love being the puppet masters, don't you?
— Horace Altman to Halt O'Carrick and Will Treaty

Horace Altman is a character in the Ranger's Apprentice series. He was an orphan like Will and Alyss. Horace is a natural swordsman, being able to keep time to and memorize complex sword moves, as well as adding in an extra stroke. He is good friends with Will Treaty and Halt O'Carrick. Horace is married to Princess Cassandra of Araluan and is the father of Madelyn Altman.

Battle vs. Gregor Clegane (TV Series) (by Deathblade 100)[]

The Trident, Riverlands, Westeros

Sir Horace Altman, the Oakleaf Knight and premier knight of Araluen, rode through the destroyed village. His bay battlehorse, Kicker, trod down on the blood soaked cobbles. As he advanced, Horace noticed a dead man-at-arms lying on the ground next to his last victim; a man in a crimson tunic with a golden lion embroidered on his shield. As Horace looks down at the other man, taking note of the golden boars' head on the shield; symbolising a soldier in the employ of Baron Arald of Redmont Fief, a drumming sound filled the air.

As the knight looked up, he noticed a the largest man he had ever seen wearing thick, heavy steel plate. He was mounted on a stallion and carried a huge two-handed sword on his saddle. As he charged towards him, Horace stood his ground, before drawing his longsword and advancing at a slow gallop. Ser Gregor Clegane responded by drawing his greatsword and swinging it at the Araluen.

Horace unslung his buckler and parried the strike from The Mountain's sword, the impact sending the Oakleaf Knight sprawling. As The Mountain dismounted his horse, Horace studied the 8 foot man; noting the heavy plate armour he was wearing and the length of greatsword in his hand. Gregor swung his sword at Horace, who again parried the strike. Keeping his footing, Horace thrust forward with his longsword, catching Ser Gregor in his leg.

Gregor reached forward and swung his sword out of rage forcing Horace to jump back. As the Mountain catches his breath, Horace retaliates with a barrage of sword stokes forcing the giant knight to his knees. As Horace is about to deliver the killing blow, a strike from Clegane's greatsword knocks the longsword from the Araluen's hand. Horace swung his shield at the giant man, who promptly tears it out of the Araluen's grip. A back handed strike from Gregor sent the younger knight staggering, before The Mountain picked Horace off of the ground, with one hand, and smashed his head against a broken wall, killing the premier knight of Araluen.

Gregor picks up his greatsword and yelled "For the Lannisters!" in victory.

Expert's Opinion[]

Despite Horace's considerable skill at arms, he couldn't match the type of fighting that Gregor Clegane could bring nor could he have estimated the type of brute strength that The Mountain could muster. This is the reason why he won.

To see the original battle, votes and weapons, click here.

Battle vs. Caspian (by MovieStuff65)[]

TBW.

Expert's Opinion[]

TBD.

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Battle vs. King Arthur (by Deathblade 100)[]

Horace Altman:BlueBlueBlueBlueBlueBlue

King Arthur: GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen

The battle starts with Horace and five Araluen knights sitting around their camp. Horace and two of his men are on horseback, the other three on foot. They hear a series of horses snort and see King Arthur and five Knights of the Round Table advancing; Arthur and two knights on foot, three on foot. The two commanders watch each other for a few seconds before one of Arthur's knights fires a steel crossbow, killing one of Horace's infantrymen.Blue Horace orders one of his infantry to retaliate. The Araluen fires his composite crossbow and hits one of Arthur's men in the neck.Green Horace orders one of his cavalry to attack.

The horseman charges down towards Arthur's line and thrusts a lance through one of Arthur's cavalry.Green Arthur grabs a pike and pulls the Araluen off his horse, before plunging the pike into the horseman's chest.Blue Horace fires a crossbow bolt, which struck one of Arthur's men through the heart.Green One of Arthur's knights fires a crossbow bolt at an Araluen's chest, which is deflected by the knights buckler.

Two of Horace's knights charge towards Arthur and his remaining knights. One, Arthur stabs with Excalibur through the chest. The second is struck by a war hammer.BlueBlue Horace swings his buckler into one of the Arthur's knights, stunning him. A crossbow bolt strikes the stunned knight in the temple.Green

Arthur raises his pike and stabs the last Araluen knight in the neck. Horace swings his longsword into Arthur's last knight killing him.Green Horace dismounts, as Arthur draws Excalibur. The two duel for two minutes before Arthur deflects Horace's sword with his shield and slams his blade into Horace's neck.Blue "You should have stayed at home boy" Arthur mutters sadly.

Expert's Opinion[]

Arthur won due to superior long ranged weaponry and a larger shield.

To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here.

Reason[]

The battle has been declared invalid because Arthur was given a crossbow, a weapon he never used.

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