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06 May 2010 5:41 a.m. PST
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raducci Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 12:28 a.m. PST

I was looking this up: theres an awful lot of them.
I go for the Fauchard because I like the name & the curve of the blade.
our nomination?

CeruLucifus15 Aug 2009 12:56 a.m. PST

I'll be the first of many to suggest the Bohemian Ear Spoon.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2009 1:04 a.m. PST

I would have to vote for the bill. I have Granddad's hedging bill on the wall with the mods Dad made to make it a weapon for home guard use before he was called up.

x42

The Black Tower Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 1:54 a.m. PST

pole axe, good against foot and horse and not too unwieldy.

pigbear Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 2:15 a.m. PST

pike, had a good run over a couple of millenia.

JamesonFirefox Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 4:43 a.m. PST

Halberd. Nothing like charging someone with a column of armoured Swiss halberdiers….

(glaives and bills are nice too).

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2009 5:10 a.m. PST

Poleaxe followed by Glaive then Bill.

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 5:47 a.m. PST

Halberd, then Glaive.
-Kle.

TwoGunBob Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 5:59 a.m. PST

Lucern hammer because I like the name better than others?

timlillig Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 6:19 a.m. PST

Force pike picture

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2009 6:20 a.m. PST

Guisarme

picture

Tarleton15 Aug 2009 6:29 a.m. PST

Poleaxe. Smash, bang, wallop!

justBill15 Aug 2009 7:23 a.m. PST

For those who havent seen this here's a good list of choices….someone had to bring it up eventually

link

religon Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 8:30 a.m. PST

bardiche

Just a nice word to say and looks simple and wicked.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2009 12:16 p.m. PST

I'll be the first of many to suggest the Bohemian Ear Spoon.

Damn. You beat me to it. That's what I get for working Saturday.

Will this be the E Gary Gygax Memorial Poll?

goragrad15 Aug 2009 1:09 p.m. PST

Naginata – it's not just for women.

Khazarmac Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 1:53 p.m. PST

Ahh boys, I'd go for a Lochaber axe; hook 'em down and chop 'em up.

Griefbringer15 Aug 2009 2:25 p.m. PST

For personal use, I would have to go for the always versatile halberd – has a pointy end, nice hook and a sturdy blade.

And when suitably made, it can look rather stylish, so you can use it also as a room decoration or while on ceremonial guard duty.

Ditto Tango 2 1 Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 2:40 p.m. PST

I just glazed over when reading the various pole arms listed in the AD&D PHB when it furst came out in 78 or 79, not having a clue what any of them were except maybe a halbred, which is probably what I'd call any pole arm. I figured GG was just showing off… grin

Is there a site out there that any of you knowledgeable folks could recommend that goes over what each of these pole arms actually are?
--
Tim

religon Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 4:18 p.m. PST

some…

link

religon Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 4:19 p.m. PST

more…

link


(Google Image search…)

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2009 5:19 p.m. PST

"Naginata it's not just for women."

Well done!

Spectacle Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 5:56 p.m. PST

The halberd is the swiss army knife of polearms. You've got a nice big axe blade to chop people up, a sharp point to stab people and horses, and discourage them from trying to get closer, a hook for pulling riders off their horses and tripping people, and a sturdy wooden butt you can use to bash anyone who does come too close. It's no wonder the swiss liked them!

Cpt Arexu Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 9:05 p.m. PST

When I fought with them I preferred a partisan, a slashing spear (long blade on a stick), or a bill with a big strong hook.

cloudcaptain15 Aug 2009 9:13 p.m. PST

Volgue…got one from Windlass in the basement. Its the only place with a high enough ceiling that I can stand it up :)

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member16 Aug 2009 5:56 a.m. PST

On further thought, I also quite like the Lucerne Hammer.
-Kle.

asa1066 Inactive Member17 Aug 2009 6:48 a.m. PST

No love for the holy water sprinkler? Six foot long pole with a spiked mace head on top. There is a good discussion on some pole weapons here:

link

David S.

Red358421 Aug 2009 6:21 a.m. PST

The original D&D polearm catalogue…

Bardiche
Bec de Corbin
Bill-Guisarme includes Scorpion
Fauchard
Fauchard-Fork
Fork, Military
Glaive includes Corteaux de Breche
Glaive-Guisarme
Guisarme includes Bill/Bill Hook
Guisarme-Voulge includes Lochaber Axe
Halberd
Hammer, Lucern
Partisan includes bohemian Ear-Spoon*
Pike,
Awl
Ranseur
Spear
Spetum includes Corseque, Korseke
Trident
Voulge

[gleaned from somwhere on the internet so there may be others!]

I always had a soft spot for the Spetum despite never actually knowing what it was grin

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