What was halberd especially effective against?

mounted cavalry
mob
swordsmen
archers
Halberd was quite verstile in battle, but it was es­pe­cial­ly ef­fec­tive against cavalry. The hook opposite the axe head was used to pull horsemen to the ground. Its ver­sa­til­i­ty made the halberd a court body­guard weapon for cen­turies.

Answers distribution

mounted cavalry
mob
swordsmen
archers
answers
flagNew Zealand
100%
0%
0%
0%
10
flagFinland
72%
9%
18%
0%
11
flagUkraine
70%
10%
20%
0%
10
flagGermany
65%
9%
20%
3%
149
flagItaly
63%
13%
9%
13%
22
flagIsrael
63%
0%
27%
9%
11
flagthe United States
61%
13%
18%
4%
239
flagthe United Kingdom
60%
15%
19%
4%
244
flagCanada
60%
20%
6%
13%
15
flagPoland
59%
17%
18%
4%
9490
flagSweden
57%
21%
21%
0%
14
flagSpain
56%
17%
13%
13%
23
flagIndia
55%
3%
27%
10%
29
flagUU
54%
0%
36%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
51%
6%
22%
19%
31
flagFrance
50%
17%
17%
10%
28
flagNorway
42%
14%
33%
9%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
33%
0%
21

Gender

men62%
women50%
mounted cavalry
62%
50%
mob
15%
21%
swordsmen
17%
20%
archers
3%
6%

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