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
flagUkraine
70%
10%
20%
0%
10
flagGermany
64%
9%
21%
3%
145
flagItaly
63%
13%
9%
13%
22
flagIsrael
63%
0%
27%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
14%
19%
4%
231
flagthe United States
60%
13%
19%
4%
225
flagCanada
60%
20%
6%
13%
15
flagPoland
59%
17%
18%
4%
9082
flagthe Netherlands
57%
7%
25%
10%
28
flagIndia
57%
3%
28%
7%
28
flagSpain
54%
18%
13%
13%
22
flagFrance
53%
19%
15%
7%
26
flagSweden
50%
25%
25%
0%
12
flagNorway
42%
14%
33%
9%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
33%
0%
21

Gender

men62%
women50%
mounted cavalry
62%
50%
mob
16%
21%
swordsmen
17%
20%
archers
3%
6%

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