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
84%
15%
0%
0%
13
flagAfghanistan
80%
0%
20%
0%
10
flagCzech Republic
63%
9%
27%
0%
11
flagIndia
57%
7%
21%
14%
14
flagthe Netherlands
53%
7%
28%
10%
28
flagItaly
50%
10%
15%
25%
20
flagSpain
50%
8%
16%
25%
12
flagPoland
46%
11%
20%
21%
9210
flagthe United States
46%
9%
17%
26%
138
flagAustralia
46%
0%
38%
15%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
45%
4%
22%
26%
161
flagGermany
45%
5%
26%
21%
104
flagNorway
45%
10%
25%
20%
20
flagUnknown
37%
13%
21%
26%
995
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
11%
27%
33%
18
flagFrance
23%
7%
23%
46%
13

Gender

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

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