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
flagNew Zealand
100%
0%
0%
0%
10
flagFinland
75%
8%
16%
0%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
75%
8%
8%
8%
12
flagCanada
68%
13%
9%
9%
22
flagGermany
66%
9%
20%
3%
164
flagIsrael
63%
0%
27%
9%
11
flagthe United States
61%
12%
18%
5%
272
flagSpain
61%
15%
11%
11%
26
flagPoland
60%
16%
17%
4%
10348
flagthe United Kingdom
60%
16%
19%
3%
295
flagUnknown
60%
5%
26%
7%
38
flagItaly
60%
12%
8%
20%
25
flagSweden
56%
18%
25%
0%
16
flagIndia
55%
3%
27%
10%
29
flagAustralia
54%
9%
27%
9%
11
flagFrance
52%
14%
14%
14%
34
flagAustria
50%
16%
8%
25%
12
flagthe Netherlands
48%
10%
23%
17%
39
flagNorway
42%
14%
33%
9%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
20%
33%
0%
24

Gender

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

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