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Old 07-13-2016, 02:49 AM   #27
Flyndaran
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Default Re: Swords and plate

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Originally Posted by Railstar View Post
Polearms were popular all-purpose weapons, rather than mostly against cavalry they did nearly everything. The Swiss halberdiers used them as their weapon of choice before adopting the pike. More or less anyone not an archer would use a polearm in the Wars of the Roses. Landsknecht made use of halberdiers against other pike squares.

Axes were overall pretty good, not ideal for armour piercing, but certainly far from horrible metal weapons.
Compared to swords for versatility, picks and maces against armor, axes were horrible
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