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
flagBelgium
80%
10%
10%
0%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
78%
7%
7%
7%
14
flagFinland
75%
8%
16%
0%
12
flagCanada
68%
13%
9%
9%
22
flagGermany
66%
9%
20%
3%
164
flagIsrael
63%
0%
27%
9%
11
flagthe United States
61%
12%
19%
5%
281
flagPoland
60%
16%
17%
4%
10583
flagthe United Kingdom
60%
15%
20%
3%
310
flagItaly
60%
10%
10%
17%
28
flagSpain
59%
18%
11%
11%
27
flagUnknown
56%
10%
25%
7%
55
flagSweden
56%
18%
25%
0%
16
flagAustralia
54%
9%
27%
9%
11
flagIndia
53%
3%
30%
10%
30
flagthe Netherlands
52%
9%
21%
16%
42
flagFrance
51%
14%
17%
14%
35
flagAustria
50%
16%
8%
25%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
44%
20%
32%
0%
25
flagNorway
42%
14%
33%
9%
21

Gender

men62%
women51%
mounted cavalry
62%
51%
mob
15%
21%
swordsmen
18%
20%
archers
3%
6%

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