Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?

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The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first in­tro­duced by Phillip II of Mace­do­nia in Mace­do­nian phalanx for­ma­tion­s. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight for­ma­tion of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them pro­ject­ing in front of the front rank of men.

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flagCanada
7%
7%
7%
76%
13
flagSpain
16%
8%
8%
68%
25
flagItaly
28%
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7%
64%
14
flagDenmark
27%
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9%
63%
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flagBelgium
30%
7%
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61%
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flagNorway
23%
7%
7%
61%
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flagPoland
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flagFrance
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59%
22
flagthe Netherlands
20%
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flagAustria
21%
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flagUnknown
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6%
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagSweden
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50%
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flagthe United States
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5%
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flagGermany
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99
flagIndia
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11
flagAustralia
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flagGreece
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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Gender

men58%
women39%
Spartans
24%
31%
Romans
11%
18%
Turks
5%
8%
Macedonians
58%
40%

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