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%
6%
13%
0%
15
flagGermany
71%
7%
17%
2%
219
flagthe United Arab Emirates
70%
5%
17%
5%
17
flagCanada
65%
13%
10%
10%
29
flagSweden
65%
10%
24%
0%
29
flagAustralia
64%
11%
17%
5%
17
flagPoland
63%
15%
16%
3%
16639
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
14%
18%
3%
380
flagthe Netherlands
63%
8%
15%
12%
57
flagthe United States
62%
11%
19%
4%
307
flagSpain
61%
19%
9%
9%
31
flagUnknown
60%
14%
21%
2%
1389
flagIsrael
60%
6%
20%
6%
15
flagDenmark
57%
21%
14%
7%
14
flagItaly
56%
18%
9%
15%
32
flagNorway
55%
11%
25%
7%
27
flagFrance
53%
15%
15%
12%
39
flagIndia
53%
3%
30%
10%
30
flagAustria
53%
13%
13%
20%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
48%
19%
29%
0%
31

Gender

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

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