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
90%
0%
10%
0%
10
flagNorway
56%
6%
18%
18%
16
flagItaly
52%
0%
17%
29%
17
flagIndia
50%
8%
25%
16%
12
flagSpain
50%
10%
10%
30%
10
flagthe United States
47%
6%
15%
29%
105
flagGermany
45%
3%
32%
18%
59
flagPoland
44%
11%
23%
20%
5002
flagthe Netherlands
42%
0%
35%
21%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
4%
25%
31%
96
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
0%
38%
23%
13
flagFrance
30%
0%
30%
40%
10
flagUU
20%
20%
20%
40%
10

Gender

men45%
women38%
archers and crossbowmen
45%
38%
heavy cavalry
8%
13%
swordsmen
20%
28%
pikemen
24%
19%

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