HEMA Quiz: What Melee Weapon Would You Use On A Medieval/Renaissance Battlefield?

HEMA stands for “Historical European Martial Arts” and is defined as any historically preserved warfare, dueling, or self-defense system originating from Europe. Such fighting styles survive in the form of military manuals, fencing treatises, and dueling manuals. This quiz only includes primary battlefield weapons with surviving treatises. War begins at far distance, so "primary weapons" are long weapons unless large shields are involved. We have another quiz for swords.

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How much leverage do you want? (More leverage means greater ability to push aside your opponent's weapon, manipulate their weapon with yours, etc.)
Paulus Hector Mair. Public Domain
How much leverage do you want? (More leverage means greater ability to push aside your opponent's weapon, manipulate their weapon with yours, etc.)
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Do you expect to be fighting cavalry a lot while you are on foot?
Paulus Hector Mair, public domain.
Do you expect to be fighting cavalry a lot while you are on foot?
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What is your weapon's specialty? Most of these weapons are quite versatile, but what specialty would you pick if you could only pick one?
Wallhausen, public domain.
What is your weapon's specialty? Most of these weapons are quite versatile, but what specialty would you pick if you could only pick one?
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