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
flagFinland
91%
0%
8%
0%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
87%
12%
0%
0%
16
flagAfghanistan
83%
0%
16%
0%
12
flagSwitzerland
73%
0%
13%
13%
15
flagAustria
64%
14%
7%
14%
14
flagDenmark
60%
10%
0%
30%
10
flagIndia
56%
6%
25%
12%
16
flagthe Netherlands
55%
5%
29%
8%
34
flagCzech Republic
53%
7%
30%
7%
13
flagItaly
50%
10%
15%
25%
20
flagAustralia
50%
0%
35%
14%
14
flagSpain
50%
8%
16%
25%
12
flagPoland
47%
11%
20%
20%
10254
flagthe United Kingdom
46%
4%
22%
26%
186
flagGermany
45%
5%
27%
21%
114
flagthe United States
44%
10%
16%
28%
149
flagNorway
40%
9%
22%
27%
22
flagUnknown
38%
13%
21%
26%
1048
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
15%
30%
30%
20
flagFrance
25%
6%
25%
43%
16

Gender

men42%
women40%
archers and crossbowmen
42%
40%
heavy cavalry
11%
13%
swordsmen
19%
26%
pikemen
26%
18%

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