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
flagSwitzerland
82%
13%
4%
0%
23
flagBelgium
80%
6%
13%
0%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
73%
5%
15%
5%
19
flagGermany
71%
7%
17%
2%
241
flagSweden
71%
8%
20%
0%
35
flagCanada
66%
13%
10%
10%
30
flagthe Netherlands
65%
8%
14%
11%
61
flagPoland
64%
14%
16%
3%
17317
flagAustralia
64%
11%
17%
5%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
13%
19%
3%
410
flagSpain
63%
18%
9%
9%
33
flagthe United States
62%
11%
19%
5%
316
flagUnknown
60%
14%
21%
2%
1423
flagIsrael
60%
6%
20%
6%
15
flagNorway
58%
10%
24%
6%
29
flagFrance
56%
14%
14%
12%
41
flagItaly
56%
18%
9%
15%
32
flagAustria
52%
17%
11%
17%
17
flagIndia
51%
6%
30%
9%
33
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
20%
26%
0%
34

Gender

men63%
women51%
mounted cavalry
63%
51%
mob
15%
21%
swordsmen
18%
20%
archers
2%
6%

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