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
flagFinland
75%
8%
16%
0%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
73%
6%
13%
6%
15
flagCanada
69%
13%
8%
8%
23
flagGermany
66%
9%
20%
3%
165
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
15%
19%
3%
320
flagthe United States
61%
12%
19%
5%
284
flagPoland
60%
16%
17%
4%
10831
flagItaly
60%
10%
10%
17%
28
flagSpain
59%
18%
11%
11%
27
flagSweden
58%
17%
23%
0%
17
flagIsrael
58%
0%
25%
8%
12
flagUnknown
55%
13%
24%
6%
65
flagthe Netherlands
54%
9%
20%
15%
44
flagIndia
53%
3%
30%
10%
30
flagAustria
53%
15%
7%
23%
13
flagFrance
51%
14%
17%
14%
35
flagAustralia
50%
16%
25%
8%
12
flagLithuania
45%
18%
18%
18%
11
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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