Who typically used a pavise, the largest medieval shield?

archers and crossbowmen
heavy cavalry
swordsmen
pikemen
A pavise was too heavy to be used in direct combat. It was pri­mar­i­ly used as a shelter by archers and cross­bow­men, par­tic­u­lar­ly during sieges. It was often deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. The name "pavise" comes from the city of Pavia in Italy.

Answers distribution

archers and crossbowmen
heavy cavalry
swordsmen
pikemen
answers
flagNorway
60%
6%
20%
13%
15
flagItaly
56%
0%
18%
25%
16
flagIndia
50%
8%
25%
16%
12
flagGermany
45%
3%
32%
18%
53
flagPoland
44%
11%
23%
20%
4776
flagthe United States
43%
6%
17%
31%
94
flagthe Netherlands
41%
0%
33%
25%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
40%
4%
26%
28%
90
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
0%
45%
27%
11

Gender

men46%
women38%
archers and crossbowmen
46%
38%
heavy cavalry
9%
13%
swordsmen
20%
28%
pikemen
24%
19%

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