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
78%
7%
14%
0%
14
flagGermany
68%
8%
18%
2%
196
flagthe United Arab Emirates
68%
6%
18%
6%
16
flagCanada
66%
16%
8%
8%
24
flagAustralia
64%
11%
17%
5%
17
flagPoland
63%
15%
17%
3%
15629
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
14%
18%
3%
370
flagthe United States
62%
11%
18%
4%
301
flagUnknown
60%
14%
22%
2%
1308
flagthe Netherlands
60%
8%
18%
14%
50
flagSpain
60%
20%
10%
10%
30
flagItaly
60%
13%
10%
16%
30
flagSweden
60%
15%
25%
0%
20
flagIsrael
57%
7%
21%
7%
14
flagFrance
53%
15%
15%
12%
39
flagIndia
53%
3%
30%
10%
30
flagNorway
53%
11%
26%
7%
26
flagAustria
53%
13%
13%
20%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
46%
20%
30%
0%
30
flagLithuania
38%
15%
30%
15%
13

Gender

men63%
women51%
mounted cavalry
63%
51%
mob
14%
20%
swordsmen
18%
20%
archers
2%
6%

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